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Rihanna is as multi-hyphenate as it gets: singer, actress, entrepreneur, billionaire and now, mother-to-be.
Her romance with A$AP Rocky seemed inevitable. They had been friends for years and are undoubtedly two of the most fashionable people in the industry, so it was a natural fit. Their relationship was sweet and the tantrums were even sweeter, but once rumors swirled around the internet about a potential baby, everything changed.
The world found out about Rihanna and Rocky’s egg-laying via a casual photoshoot in New York: RiRi with her baby daddy, just below a bridge, while wearing a chunky pink coat, belly bare and jeans so long that they dragged in the snow. The image is literally imprinted in the public consciousness and will go down in history as one of the most iconic pregnancy reveals of all time.
But ever since that photo, Rihanna’s pregnancy style has been the gift that keeps on giving. From attending fashion week in Milan and Paris with Rocky by her side, to attending events or shopping at Target, literally every look has served.
To say that the Bad Gal has reinvented the style of motherhood is an understatement. Gone are the stretchy tights and oversized tees, because Rihanna isn’t letting a baby bump stop her from rocking her Amina Muaddi heels, sexy lingerie and designer cuts. She changed the way we view the body – and embrace it – and brought a whole new level of body positivity that was long overdue in the world of maternity clothes.
Her pregnancy confirmed that no one can dress like Rihanna; this style will rightly go down in history, which is why we decided to set it in stone and compile some of her best maternity looks over the past few months.
On-the-Go at Gucciaga (January 11, 2022)
Before that was confirmed, rumors of a pregnant Rihanna were swirling around, and her outfits did a great job of hiding any glimpses of a possible baby bump. What better way to hedge than with what was perhaps the most anticipated collaboration of the last year: Gucci x Balenciaga – the “hack” that essentially broke the internet.
The Big Reveal (January 31, 2022)
Hang this picture in the Louvre, because it deserves it. Rihanna’s pregnancy reveal did the opposite of what we’ve seen of celebrities in the past, ditching staged photo shoots for a simple paparazzi-style photo that literally suffocated the internet for weeks.
Leopard coat (February 9, 2022)
Rihanna’s pregnancy accessory is her baby bump, and the singer took every opportunity to show it, loud and clear — and we couldn’t be more grateful. A Y2K inspired crop top made an appearance alongside a leopard print patchwork coat, layered necklaces, heels and a trucker hat from Awake NY.
Fenty Beauty Event Look (February 11, 2022)
Maternity leave, who? Rihanna has been reserved and busy, hosting events for Fenty Beauty while carrying a baby — and everyone in fashion — on her shoulders. She’s the only billionaire we can support.
The Return of Saint Laurent (February 15, 2022)
RiRi fans will remember this this photo of the star wearing Saint Laurent’s iconic heart-shaped fur jacket. For a date, she decided to pull it out of her archives, pairing it with a Chicago Bulls jersey, Amina Muaddi sweatpants and flip flops, making for a very laid-back look in a hooded coat. $15,000. Relaxed, indeed.
Gucci show (February 25, 2022)
When Rihanna appeared at the Gucci Fall/Winter 2022 show in Milan, the crowd went wild. Wearing a look comprised of pieces from the brand’s “Love Parade” collection – shown on Hollywood Boulevard just months prior – including a large purple faux fur coat and chainmail headpiece, she literally stole the show.
Dior show (March 1, 2022)
Ah, yes, the Dior show. As Rihanna pulled up to the venue, after all the guests had already arrived, a fan in the crowd shouted, “You’re late,” to which she replied, “No shit!” As the queen of creating viral moments, she literally wore lingerie, with a sheer dress on top and layers of Chrome Hearts necklaces.
Blue Hoodie (March 15, 2022)
Rihanna’s instant recipe for success: cool, oversized hoodie + party dress + jewelry = the perfect outfit. Works every time. Not only is it foolproof, but it’s perfect for a Target run.
Pink patchwork coat (March 23, 2022)
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the Bad Gal pregnancy era, it’s that she loves a statement coat and mini dress. If I told you that Rihanna would wear a tight mini dress with cats printed on it and she would look cool, would you have believed me?
Pink, pink, pink! (March 25, 2022)
An unbuttoned shirt in baby pink paired with fluffy heels, lots of anklets and an ice-cold Balenciaga Hourglass bag seems like the perfect fit for running errands.
Baby Daddy T-Shirt (April 1, 2022)
As if their relationship wasn’t already a goal, the singer stepped out in a Rocky’s AWGE trucker hat paired with a cheeky Mickey Mouse tee that read “Who Dat Is? It’s just my baby daddy,” ended with a huge chain bling-out.
An affinity for Saint Laurent (April 2, 2022)
We already know RiRi loves Saint Laurent a bit, and when she stepped out in the brand’s bright pink dress contrasted by pastel-colored feathers with a matching clutch, she proved that glamor doesn’t just have to stop. because you are pregnant – it can get even better.
The Navy (April 6, 2022)
Rihanna’s crop top and skirt looks have been a signature throughout her pregnancy, always emphasizing the belly, and we hope they continue even when the bump is gone.