Rihanna’s maternity style has been all belly-baring crop tops and low-rise baggy jeans – until now. While out with partner (possibly fiancé, judging by the substantial diamond ring on her finger) A$AP Rocky in LA, the star was positively glowing in a diaphanous Simone Rocha babydoll dress, colorful Union Air Jordan 4 SP “Guava Ice” sneakers, and a pair of Loewe Paula’s Ibiza sunglasses.
The floaty dress is a departure from the skin-flashing looks she’s been wearing since announcing her pregnancy – her vintage pink Chanel coat, Dior lingerie and shimmering Coperni separates being notable highlights. Though not officially a maternity dress, the Simone midi is the perfect piece in which to embrace her bump.
Many stylish mums-to-be have turned to Rocha’s spirited dresses to see them through pregnancy. As the designer’s fanbase will know, Rocha’s ready-to-wear lends itself well to a changing body, owing to her forgiving silhouettes and sweet, fanciful trims. Should Rihanna choose to continue her breezy dress streak, there is much for her to enjoy in Rocha’s autumn/winter 2022 collection. The black puff-sleeve coat accessorized with a pearly choker would suit for dinner at her favorite Italian restaurant, Giorgio Baldi, while the boudoir-ready dresses with trailing ribbons would work for a special occasion.
Rihanna has a keen eye for London talent: earlier this week she wore a sculpting mini from KNWLS’s autumn/winter 2021 collection, the brand masterminded by Fashion East alum Charlotte Knowles and her boyfriend, Alexandre Arsenault.
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk
Mom-To-Be Rihanna’s Latest Maternity Look Included a Rare Vintage Bag and Sparkling Amina Muaddi Heels
Rihanna has been making waves with her maternity wardrobe in recent weeks, with her bump jewelry being a major part of that. But she added a new accessory to her pregnancy wardrobe while out for dinner in Santa Monica on Tuesday night, in the form of a rare vintage bag.
The megastar showed off a limited edition Fendi Squirrel Spy bag in velvet, dating back to the Noughties, which she teamed with an Awake hoodie, Attico mini skirt and embellished Amina Muaddi heels (the mix of casual and partywear is a Rih trademark).
Known to be a vintage obsessive, Rihanna’s Y2K Fendi Spy bag is far from the only piece of fashion history in her wardrobe. The beauty mogul is also the proud owner of a Fendi Croissant, Louis Vuitton X Stephen Sprouse’s Pochette bag, as well as several vintage Chanel classics. With fashion heirlooms like these, baby RiRi is set to inherit quite the collection.
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk
Rihanna at the 2021 Met Gala. Photo: Getty
Rihanna nearly broke the internet last night, confirming the pregnancy rumors and revealing that she is, in fact, expecting her first child. While most celebrity couples choose to reveal the happy news via social media or spokespeople, the Barbadian singer and her partner A$AP Rocky did so showcasing covetable style at the same time.
The couple was snapped by paparazzi during a walk in the snow, and even without the pregnancy reveal, Rihanna’s ensemble would have had people talking. The mother-to-be was dressed in the highly popular shade of hot pink, in the form of a long puffer coat from Chanel’s fall 1996 collection by Karl Lagerfeld. Standing beside Rocky under Manhattan’s Williamsburg bridge, Rihanna left the vintage piece unbuttoned to reveal her baby bump, which was adorned with bejeweled chains. A Chanel chain belt was looped around her light blue baggy jeans, which effortlessly coordinated her look with that of her partner, who wore a Carhatt jean jacket over a hoodie sweater and paired with baggy leather pants. The Fenty Beauty founder’s glam was also complete with matching glossy pink lips, contoured and blushed cheeks, eyeshadow, and natural curls styled in a half-up half-down style.
This particular look is certainly the most iconic one in the singer’s series of maternity outfits which she has been sporting since before her pregnancy was confirmed. At the 2021 Met Gala, the couple arrived fashionably late in similar oversized ensembles: Rihanna, in a custom Balenciaga coat, and Rocky, in a multicolor patchwork wrap by ERL. Since then, the beauty mogul’s public wardrobe has featured a range of belly-hiding outerwear. What they lacked in Rihanna’s usual daring style, they made up for in bold colors. From a tangerine Bottega Veneta coat and a bright red Balenciaga parka, to a royal blue Martine Rose windbreaker, the 33-year-old wore them all. With the pregnancy no longer hidden, come summer, Rihanna may very well ditch the oversized silhouette to show a more fearless side of her maternity wardrobe.
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