Rihanna has always been serving major looks long before – from the classic Y2K outfits of the early years, all the way through to the Swarovski ‘naked dress’ and the full-yellow Met Gala gown that have already become legendary. Clearly, she isn’t called a fashion icon for no reason.
Now that the singer-turned-businesswoman is stepping into motherhood, her style has also elevated to new heights, starting with the vintage pink Channel puffer coat she wore unbuttoned with low-rise jeans to announce her pregnancy last January.
Since then, she has delivered some of her boldest looks at Paris Fashion Week, on L.A date nights with baby daddy A$AP Rocky, and at her Fenty Beauty launch parties. For our bad gal Riri, dressing around for a baby bump has never looked more fun!
“When I saw women dress during their pregnancy [in the past], I’d think that that was the only way. So I challenged myself to push it further and really just have fun with [maternity style]. Because there’s nothing more fun than a challenge for me. Like that’s where I get creative. That’s where I’m forced to come up with new ideas and new ways to make it work.”Rihanna talks about her “rebellious” pregnancy style during the Fenty Beauty launch in Los Angeles.
To celebrate Rihanna proudly showing off her growing baby belly, we’ve compiled her iconic maternity style moments so far, featuring pieces by Attico, Gucci, Dior, and more.
All Black Everything
Following her pregnancy announcement, Rihanna posted another photos of herself in an all-black ensemble from head to toe. She kept a similar style, wearing a belly-exposing cutout lace-up top with a puffer coat, stirrup leggings, and stiletto pumps. She also kept the body chains at play, with gold cross and pendant necklaces.
Rihanna is taking no days off uploading a carousel of her pregnancy style looks on Instagram. This time, she gave us Y2K flashbacks with a patchwork animal print and fur coat over a teeny tie-front crop top and baggy blue-wash jeans. She topped off the look with a tie-dye Dior saddle bag, a camo baseball cap, and strappy nude sandals.
Rihanna continues to ace pregnancy style, and her Fenty Beauty Universe event look was one of her best to date. The fashion mogul appeared in a shredded sequin Attico halter top and pants, paired with amethyst-and-diamond earrings, diamond rings, a floral bracelet, and Manolo Blahnik sandals.
So Super Fly
Rihanna made it clear which team she was rooting for in the Super Bowl last February 13, sporting an L.A Rams-inspired look with a navy blue-and-yellow Balenciaga bomber jacket, sheer button-up top, baggy jeans, and white healed pumps. Taking a “more is more” approach, she accessorized with a bright-blue headscarf, a pair of white-framed Prada shades, and Briony Raymond zodiac medallions.
Rihanna hit up Gucci’s fall 2022 runway show at Milan Fashion Week while wearing several items by the Italian fashion house: a black latex crop top underneath a fuzzy lavender fur coat, paired with black dragon motif pants and a disco-like metallic headpiece. She completed the look with a bedazzled tanzanite and aquamarine estate cross necklace and Amina Muaddi pumps.
For the Gucci after-party, Rihanna traded her crop top and low-rise pants for a vintage, sheer, sparkly monogrammed Gucci dress. A pair of customized lace-up sandals, a long diamond cross necklace, a Gucci beaded purse, and the lavender coat from earlier in the night were the finishing touches.
Rihanna debuted what is possibly her most daring pregnancy look today as she attended the Dior’s fall 2022 runway show at Paris Fashion Week. For the occasion, she wore a sultry black lingerie with a sheer, lace-trimmed cover-up, paired with a leather coat from the French fashion house’s collection. She finished the outfit off with cross and fleur-de-lis pendants and patent-leather heeled boots.
Rihanna made us stop scrolling when she shared snaps of her “thicc” self in aqua-blue cut-out jumpsuit with a full-length khaki coat from Stella McCartney’s summer 2022 collection. She accessorized the look with matching blue pointed-toe heels and shades, as well as layered gold necklaces worn under the suit’s asymmetrical neckline.
Shine Bright Like a Diamond
As this has quickly become her signature pregnancy style, Rihanna rocked an epic bump-bearing silver ensemble for her Fenty Beauty launch event in Los Angeles. The “Diamond” singer sparkled in a crisscrossed Coperni halter top and embellished, low-cut maxi skirt. She went all out with matching silver jewelry, including a diamond body chain around her baby belly.
Rihanna put her bump on full display while heading out to dinner in a crystal bra top, black leather racer jacket, and microskirt by Alexander Wang. She paired the recent look with black sunglasses, thigh-high leather boots, and silver accessories from Nikos Koulis and EÉRA.
Every look Rihanna has worn in the past month has been an unapologetic celebrations of pregnancy, fertility, and life. She has opted for vivid colors and glittering pieces that take pregnancy glow to a new level.
And that’s the Riri magic. Aside from her music (cough, new album, cough), part of her allure is her fearlessness and her unwillingness to be too predictable. Rihanna as a preggy mama is still Rihanna; a woman who dresses to express and never drops her trademark body confidence.
Thus, Rihanna rih-defined pregnancy style forever.
Alyssa Ross Jorta is a rare and unknown celestial being that believes in the beauty of everything. She sees beauty and happiness in the most trivial things, whether from the sweet aroma of coffee or from a warm embrace of her blanket– and as much as possible, she wants to capture those moments to remember them timelessly.