Rihanna redefines maternal fashion with these five pregnancy looks
The Barbados queen is renowned for her risqué attitude towards fashion. It is a trait that’s garnered the notoriety she has used over the years to dominate the industry as the ‘bad gal’ that is not to be [bleep] with.
Maternity fashion, before Rihanna announced her pregnancy, was traditionally conservative. The clothes offered by leading retailers veered away from highlighting the shape of a pregnant woman, and for Rihanna, this was unacceptable.
“When I found out I was pregnant, I thought to myself, There’s no way I’m going to go shopping in no maternity aisle. I’m sorry—it’s too much fun to get dressed up. I’m not going to let that part disappear because my body is changing,” she said.
To say Riri’s prenatal journey has been polarising is an understatement. The mom-to-be shifted discourse in high fashion, and challenged tradition and norms with a rule-breaking maternity style which included the all-revealing Dior cocktail frock she wore at the said fashion house’s Womenswear Fall/Winter 2022/2023 show in March; and, lest we forget, the gob-out lace-and-latex crop top she donned at the Gucci show in Milan, Italy.
These are the five pregnancy looks Rihanna pulled off that changed maternity fashion forever.
2022 Oscars after-party
Rihanna wore this Valentino high-necked, see-through organza top with a black bandeau underneath to Jay-Z’s Gold party in March 2022.
Rihanna in all-black luxury streetwear
Following her pregnancy announcement, Riri showed up in this trendsetting all-black look which includes:
- a WARDROBE.NYC x Carhartt cropped bomber jacket;
- a custom Jacquie Aiche 14K gold bra; and
- The Attico’s stirrup leggings.
Dinner at Giorgio Baldi
Riri shattered the internet back in February 2022 in this ensemble, made up of a mixed-material faux fur coat, baggy jeans tied up with the strap of her heels, a short top tied loosely above her belly, and an ode to her baby daddy ASAP Rocky with the Awake NY cap.
Riri in all-black leather
Riri sported this look back in March 2022. Here she is pictured in an Alexander Wang set made up of an oversized jacket, mini skirt, and bra.
Rihanna looking super fierce in Dior motorsport
This perfectly captured moment will be revisited for decades to come. In this picture, taken for her Vogue feature, Riri is dressed in a Dior jacket, sunglasses, and gloves, as well as Savage X Fenty briefs and Balenciaga boots.