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29+ Of Rihanna’s Most Iconic Fashion Statements

Robyn Rihanna Fenty, better known under her stage name Rihanna, is a Barbadian singer, actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman. Ever since her debut single Pon De Replay, she has sold over 250 million records worldwide and has multiple awards under her belt. In her career, Rihanna is the second-best-selling female music artist of all time.

Rihanna’s most iconic dresses are always the ones that she wore on her tours and in her music videos. Oh no, our Riri save these one-of-a-kind gowns exclusively for the red carpet.

But regardless, no matter the style, they all have one thing in common: massive sex appeal.

In her career, Rihanna has inspired many gorgeous styles. For example, her famous dress in the “Pour It Up” music video, taken from her 2016 album Anti. Designed by Karl Lagerfeld for Rihanna’s tour, it became an icon solely because of its revealing nature. In fact, this look is so popular that it even inspired a swimsuit line for women that summer.

#1 March 12, 2022, Fenty Beauty’s launch at Ulta Beauty.

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She made an appearance at one of the locations in Los Angeles to commemorate the opening. Rihanna shone in a crisscrossed crop top and sparkly column skirt by Coperni for her final daring pregnancy look before giving birth.

#2 March 1, 2022, Dior fashion show in Paris.

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The fashion entrepreneur then wore lingerie to a Dior presentation during Paris Fashion Week. She wore a black bra and thong underneath a Dior fishnet chemise dress. Rihanna paired the delicate look with a leather trench coat and patent leather knee-high boots.

#3 February 2022, Milan Fashion Week.

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Rihanna wore Gucci from head to toe at Gucci’s 2022 Fall/Winter fashion presentation. Her outfit featured a black latex crop top with lace sleeves and leather leggings with a red dragon motif and exposed zipper.

#4 February 11, 2022, Fenty Beauty & Fenty Skin event.

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Rihanna picked a dazzling, strappy halter top and ombre trouser combination for her first official event appearance since announcing her pregnancy on January 31, 2021. She wore the Attico outfit to a Fenty Beauty & Fenty Skin event.

#5 January 27, 2022.

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Rihanna walked out in a Martine Rose jacket and a vintage Prada fox-fur stole. She also donned a Yves Saint Laurent textured blue miniskirt with green fur trim.

#6 January 22, 2022.

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Rihanna appeared to be inspired by a soccer goalkeeper, as she wore a jersey and gloves. According to the Daily Mail, her shirt-turned-minidress was by Martine Rose and complimented her leather gloves by Miu Miu. This was teamed with an enormous Balenciaga puffer coat.

Her sporty ensemble was completed with a baseball cap, dangling diamond earrings, and Amina Muadd strappy shoes.

#7 January 26, 2022.

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Rihanna pulled together a color and pattern combination you could have seen in the early 2000s for a shopping excursion in NYC: orange and camouflage. Her eccentric ensemble includes a Bottega Veneta shearling-trimmed coat, an orange Celine sweatshirt, and camo leggings.

#8 September 13, 2021, Met Gala.

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Rihanna’s appearance won her a pass for being fashionably late as one of the final arrivals at the 2021 Met Gala. However, Rihanna appeared to deviate from the topic of “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” She wore a blanket and quilt-chic ensembles with her beau A$AP Rocky.
ASAP Rocky’s music video for his song “D.M.B.” on July 11, 2021.

#9 February 2020, The 51st Annual NAACP Image Awards.

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Rihanna looked stunning in a purple-ombre ruffled gown at the 51st Annual NAACP Image Awards. She donned a Givenchy high-low dress with strappy purple shoes.

#10 September 2019, 5th Annual Diamond Ball

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The singer donned a beautiful yet eccentric Givenchy velvet gown at the 5th Annual Diamond Ball. The long-sleeved, turtleneck ensemble was form-fitting until it flared out at the bottom with an exposed white cage skirt. She wore the same dress and heels to the charity function later that night.

#11 Met Gala 2018

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Rihanna wasn’t the only star who took literal inspiration from the Met Gala’s “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” theme in 2018, but she had one of the night’s most eye-catching outfits. Her take on the Pope’s religious attire includes a robe and papal miter headpiece.

#12 October 3, 2018, Fenty Beauty anniversary event in Sydney, Australia.

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More was more for Rihanna’s snakeskin costume worn on October 3, 2018, in Sydney, Australia, to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Fenty Beauty, the singer’s cosmetics and skincare company.

#13 Grammys 2017.

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The artist appeared at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in a gorgeous Armani Privé costume on February 12, 2017. The orange crystal halter bra top revealed her upper rib cage tattoo of the Egyptian goddess Isis.

#14 May 2017, The Met Gala 2017

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Rihanna nailed it again at the Met Gala. Rihanna donned an avant-garde Comme des Garçons piece for the 2017 “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” theme. The architectural and fanciful design, which comprised petal-like fabric pieces that piled on top of one other, was styled into a top knot and flushed eyeshadow and blush.

#15 July 2017, London.

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Rihanna wore a billowing red Giambattista Valli gown to the UK premiere of her film “Valerian and The City Of A Thousand Planets” on July 24, 2017.

#16 Valerian French premier

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The actress may have toned down the loudness for the France premiere of “Valerian,” but she amplified the ornamentation. She donned a pastel pink Prada two-piece with a crystal-beaded bodice and a feather-filled skirt. Rihanna’s extravagant ensemble was only enhanced by her pink sunglasses and fur-covered stiletto shoes.

#17 Many denim moments

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Rihanna like denim on denim, whether it’s a “Canadian tuxedo” or a co-ord pair. She wore it on the streets as well as in her music video for “FourFiveSeconds.”

#18 August 19, 2016, London.

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Despite the fact that it was August, the singer chose an enormous Raf Simons puffer jacket for a shopping trip at Harrods in London, England. Rihanna has donned a number of stunning puffer coats. She wore a black patent leather one with yellow lace-up boots inspired by sneakers.

#19 August 2016, VMAs.

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Rihanna traveled to Club Up And Down in New York City for her after-party after performing and receiving the VMAs’ 2016 vanguard award. She was escorted by an NYPD officer. She changed into a plunging neckline green transparent and fringe L’Impasse jumpsuit.

#20 September 5, 2016.

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In September 2016, she donned a scarlet, furry, heart-shaped coat, which became another famous fashion moment for the artist. She was photographed strolling in New York City with the brand’s $15,500 coat after exiting Saint Laurent’s Autumn/Winter 2016 presentation. She accessorized the opulent and eccentric outerwear with cut-off denim shorts, stiletto shoes, and a dad hat.

#21 2015, 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

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Rihanna was compared to a cupcake after she arrived at the Grammys in a bubblegum pink Giambattista Vali gown in February 2015. A textured two-tiered skirt poofed out from a basic bandeau-style top.

#22 The Met Gala 2015

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Rihanna proved herself worthy of a kingdom in 2015, appearing majestic in a yellow masterpiece at the Met Gala “China: Through The Looking Glass.” Guo Pei, a Chinese designer, created a 16-foot-long train that cascaded down the red carpet stairs. According to Pei, the gown and cape took over 50,000 hours to create.

#23 July 17, 2015, New York City.

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Rihanna strolled the streets in a silk pajama set in one of her “that girl” moments. The singer donned the floral-print pink outfit with a white lace bra, fuzzy shoes, and a glass of wine on her way to her recording studio.

#24 November 2013, AMA

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On November 24, 2013, Rihanna rocked another daring Jean Paul Gaultier outfit to the American Music Awards. The two-piece costume included a plunging, beaded bra top and a matching skirt with transparent lace that fanned out in a mermaid style.

#25 2014 Met Gala.

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Rihanna has become a fashion star and a fixture at Met Gala events since she attends each year. Stella McCartney’s white gown was structured but flowing, sophisticated yet exposing, showing the singer’s abs and back.

#26 June 2014, The CFDA Fashion Awards

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So far, Rihanna’s most daring look has been the “naked” Adam Selman gown she wore to the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards. The sheer material revealed the singer’s bare breasts and flesh-toned underwear, so the form-fitting Swarovski crystal-encrusted dress went viral.

#27 October 2014, The amfAR LA Inspiration Awards

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Rihanna continued to experiment with how much skin she showed at business gatherings. She donned a risqué white flowing gown by Tom Ford with cutouts and a leg split that displayed black transparent, thigh-high stockings to the 2014 amfAR LA Inspiration Awards honoring Tom Ford.

#28 February 2011, 53rd Annual Grammy Awards

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Rihanna wore a white ruffled and semi-sheer gown to her fourth Grammys red carpet presentation on February 13, 2011. Under the figure-hugging gown designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, the singer donned pasties and ski-colored underwear to fool the eye into thinking she was completely naked.

#29 The 49th Annual Grammy Award 2007

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Rihanna bares her skin in this stunning dress for the 49th Grammy Awards. The green, one-shoulder Roberto Cavalli gown showcased her back with an open, low-cut style, revealing just a glimpse of abs.

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