Rihanna’s 17 Best Outfits of All Time

Nobody does it like Rih.

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Rihanna is no stranger to topping charts, sparking beauty revolutions, and frankly, just owning every room she enters. Whether she’s lighting up a stage or making city streets her personal runway (seriously, how does she find such perfect lighting everywhere?), RiRi has been nothing short of a fashion trailblazer. Oh, and she totally redefined the maternity fashion game with an unmatched fierceness that's purely Rihanna.

But hey, let's not put her in any box — we're talking about the superstar who announced her second pregnancy at the literal Super Bowl. Rihanna’s style isn't just about what she wears; it's about how she wears it and the confidence she exudes. Her fashion choices aren't limited by trends or conventions; she creates her own rules (and we're here for it).

Ahead, we’re rounding up some Rihanna’s recent standout style moments. From red carpets that left us speechless to street-style outfits that made us say, “how did she think of that?!” It’s time to get those mood boards ready — because Rihanna's looks are all hits, no skips.

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Team Spirit

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Like any fashion girl, Rihanna loves repping a team for both sport and style. It was all about that white, spray-painted bomber jacket and matching miniskirt from Mowalola's Fall/Winter 2023 collection. RiRi, never one to shy away from the avant-garde, plucked this look straight from the runway. But she didn't stop there, adding Loewe lambskin toy boots and a Dior Autumn/Winter 2003 bondage bag.

Monochrome Mama

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Mono-Chrome Hearts: For the Met Gala after-party, Rihanna rocked head-to-toe white in a custom Chrome Hearts ensemble complemented by coordinating sunglasses and sandals. If you're aiming for a monochrome look and want to avoid appearing flat, take a cue from Rihanna's book by playing with different textures.

New Prep

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Pregnant or not, we’re recreating this look. She starts with a classic striped Loewe sweater, which she artfully cropped, paired with relaxed fit Agolde jeans. But it's the accessories that truly shine. From statement earrings and a chunky charm bracelet to sleek shades, Timberland boots, and a Louis Vuitton bag, RiRi takes a simple ensemble and elevates it, proving that you can turn a simple outfit into a look.

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Classic LBD

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Rihanna has a knack for giving classic pieces a fresh twist.  Consider the LBD, a staple every woman has — or should have — in her closet. For the most part, Rihanna kept the look timeless, pairing the chic dress with black pumps and understated jewelry. Yet, in true Rih fashion, she added some edge courtesy of a slick leather bomber jacket.

Denim Boots (and a Hidden Message)

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Rihanna doesn’t shy away from a fashion risk, and neither should you. Case in point these denim thigh-high boots which could almost pass for pants that she paired with a matching micro-mini skirt. Eagle-eyed fans may also notice her shirt features rapper RZA — whom she and ASAP Rocky named their first son after. (Rih’s mind — she hinted at it months before the official announcement!).

All About the Belly

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The neckline of this Coperni top didn’t call for a necklace. Instead, Rihanna added a diamond belly chain for some extra glitz. The body jewelry also complemented the low-rise skirt, overall making the case for the daring accessory.

Sheer Genius

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Sheer styles have been hot for a minute now, and Rihanna is no stranger to the transparent trend. Diving deep into the "underwear as outerwear" movement, she rocked this sheer slip dress. To recreate and modify this look, consider switching the revealing lingerie for a brief that offers more coverage.

Tonal Dressing

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Rihanna kept the color palette neutral at the Off-White fashion show, and it was the mixture of textures that gave this look depth. The Off-White leather minidress, Diesel shearling coat, and Dior saddle bag took this look to the next level.

Shine Bright Like a Diamond

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Two things Rihanna doesn’t do is shy away from sparkle or color. Here, she effortlessly marries the two, showcasing her knack for bold style choices.

Can't-Miss Camo

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If there’s one thing we’ve learned today is that Rihanna loves a statement coat. Oh and that she’s superhuman? Like casually navigating sidewalk grates in stilettos. The singer also has a knack for mixing high and low pieces, allowing us mere mortals to recreate her looks. The base of this outfit is simple camo pants and a plain orange hoodie. However, the bright orange shearling coat and crystal Gucci x Balenciaga pumps elevates the entire look to high-fashion territory.

Tight and Bright

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Pregnant or not, one thing Rihanna is going to do is show off her rocking bod. Through her brand, Savage x Fenty, she champions body positivity and inclusivity. In a recent outing, the singer radiated confidence in a skin-tight, bright red Alaïa top and matching pants. Rihanna's approach to style is clear: She dresses for herself, not anyone else's expectations.

Ruched Dress

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At at party in N.Y.C., RiRi showcased a fresh take on the classic club dress. Once a staple of the mid-aughts and often paired with towering platform heels and a heavy handed smokey eye, Rihanna breathed new life into the look. She teamed the dress with a sporty jacket and latex thigh-high boots. We're all in for this stylish revival.

Pattern Play

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Don't shy away from mixing prints (Rih doesn't!). With a black and white palette, even the boldest print combinations feel more approachable and cohesive.

Minty Fresh

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Sometimes, coordinating your accessories brings that playful pop to an everyday outfit — even if it's just jeans and a top. Here, the matching minty touches elevate this laidback look.

Borrowed from the Boudoir

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Riri leans into the underwear-as-outerwear trend with this lacy lingerie inspired slip dress. The singer embraced this sexy style and accessorized with piles of pearls and a bold red lip.

Not-So-Mellow Yellow

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Pairing a plain yellow hoodie with a slip skirt? Wouldn't be in our playbook. But Rihanna? She played that card flawlessly. It's simple, unexpected, and now we're off to recreate it immediately.

Lady in Leopard

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At the launch of her visual autobiography in New York, Rihanna stood out as always. What truly sets her look apart is the styling choices. Her snakeskin boots add a dash of toughness, as does the sultry glam.

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