Rihanna’s Making Sultry Maternity Outfits A Thing

She loves showing off her bump.

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When Rihanna announced her second pregnancy at the Super Bowl halftime show, less than a year after the birth of her first child RZA Athelston Mayers, people were surprised to say the least. But one thing fans haven’t been surprised about? Rihanna’s approach to maternity wear. The jaw-dropping looks that came from her first pregnancy were proof enough that her second time around will be equally as fashion forward. Whether the singer’s bump is on full display in a ‘90s-inspired crop top and low-waisted baggy jeans or she’s in a voluminous Valentino creation, the star is constantly rewriting the rules around pregnancy style.

After all, there’s an automatic assumption that if you’re expecting a child, you can’t wear what you love anymore and have to resort to oversized tops and leggings — in short, the joy of dressing up is gone. However, Rihanna and her maternity outfits challenge this notion as all her looks share one theme in common: her bump is never hidden beneath layers of clothing. The singer has found clever ways to incorporate her love for sultry pieces into her everyday ensembles, while creating endless outfit inspiration for her fans, whether they’re pregnant or not. Take a look at several of these best-dressed moments, ahead.

A Jersey Dress


For a lunch outing in Los Angeles, Rihanna wore a vintage Jean Paul Gaultier basketball jersey dress and a sporty varsity jacket. She ditched her usual going-out heels for a comfy pair of Puma sneakers and carried a Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama Speedy bag.

An Animal Print Moment


Leave it to Rihanna to make an oversized sweatshirt look this stylish. For a night out to her favorite restaurant, Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica, she put a luxury spin on lounge clothes with this inside-out effect drawstring hoodie from VETEMENTS and a leather snake print trench from Supreme. She wore Tom Ford heels.

Sparkly Leggings

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Rihanna will never say no to a sheer moment — one of this season’s biggest trends. On her way to grab dinner at Giorgio Baldi, she wore a sheer, crystal-embellished leggings as well as a furry coat, both from Gucci’s Fall 2023 collection. She styled the pieces with a vintage Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas tee and Amina Muaddi sandals. Finally, her Joseph Saidian and Sons diamond necklace added extra sparkle to her nighttime look.

A Crop Top


The singer proved you don’t have to sacrifice comfort to be on-trend in this Savage X Fenty crop tank and baggy pants look. She covered up with a black trench coat from Peter Do and shielded her eyes from the sun (and the paparazzi cameras) with Dior wraparound sunglasses.

A Furry Look


For a date night at Cipriani Downtown in NYC, Rihanna brought the drama with a Loewe Fall 2023 coat and a custom furry halter-neck crop top. Her vintage Chanel Fall 2000 ski wraparound sunglasses and matching earrings/ring from Jacob & Co. tied everything together.

A Sheer LBD

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In one of her most daring sheer looks to date, the singer wore a vintage Spring 2001 halter-neck fishnet dress from Jean Paul Gaultier with a triangle bikini set from Oséree underneath. She wore Tom Ford Python Ankle Lock Sandals.

A Sporty Fit

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Rihanna chose a dress fresh off the Mowalola Fall 2023 runway while heading out of her hotel. She accessorized with a ruby red watch from Jacob & Co. and coordinating earrings from Corne D’Abondance.

A Vision In Valentino

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This past May, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky arrived fashionably late to the Met Gala, but all was forgiven as soon as she stepped onto the white carpet. The singer’s custom Valentino silk dress and cape featured a five meter train and 500 handmade petals. She wore a diamond Bvlgari necklace and pearl earrings.

After-Party Attire

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What did the singer do after the Met Gala? She went to a diner in the Lower East Side in NYC of course. For the outing, she wore a custom look from Chrome hearts, David Webb mismatched pearl earrings, and Jacob & Co. diamond mesh gloves.

Head-To-Toe Denim

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While promoting her film, The Smurfs Movie, in which she voices Smurfette, Rihanna wore an all-denim look from Y/Project’s Fall 2023 collection. She accessorized with a sapphire and diamond necklace and earrings from Bayco Jewels.

A ‘90s Couple Moment

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The couple teamed up for a ‘90s-inspired look. She wore a Loewe striped polo shirt, low slung baggy jeans from AGOLDE, and a chunky pair of Timberland boots. The Gucci aviator sunglasses complemented her gold jewelry perfectly, which included the Y/Project’s F*ck U single earring, a custom-made charm bracelet from Annoushka, a custom “Rih” ring, and a monogram box bag from Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2022 Menswear collection.

A Sporty Yet Sultry Outfit


In April 2022, during her first pregnancy, the singer stepped out to dinner at Nobu Malibu in a set of navy blue knit co-ords from Alaïa. She matched the sultry, bump-revealing set with a navy Los Angeles Fire Department branded hat and completed the look with a camo print Dior Saddle bag, a pair of Adidas’ Samba sneakers, and a duo of beaded necklaces around her neck.

A Full Leather Look


Rihanna went for a full head-to-toe leather ensemble for dinner at Giorgio Baldi in Los Angeles. She wore a full custom-made Alexander Wang outfit, which included an oversized jacket, crystal-embellished bikini top, and a micro miniskirt. For shoes, she wore Amina Muaddi’s thigh-high boots. She completed the attire with various diamond accessories from Eera and Coperni x Gentle Monster’s sunglasses.

A Sparkly Two-Piece Set

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Rihanna celebrated the launch of Fenty Beauty at Ulta stores in glistening silver co-ords. She wore a custom Coperni look, which was inspired by the French brand’s Spring 2022 runway collection. A diamond belly chain by Messika Jewelry wrapped around her belly.

A Cutout Jumpsuit

The singer wore an electric blue Stella McCartney cutout jumpsuit and posed for an #OOTD shot while in Paris during her first pregnancy. She paired the eye-catching piece with blue sunglasses from Gucci. To balance out the brightness of her one-piece and shades, she wore an olive green coat — also from Stella McCartney.

A Sheer Dress

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For Dior’s Fall/Winter 2022 runway show, Rihanna stepped out in a custom sheer LBD from the fashion house. She added her own flair by styling the delicate piece with a lingerie set from Savage X Fenty. She wrapped a leather jacket around herself and wore Amina Muaddi’s black boots and layers of jewelry from Dior, Chrome Hearts, Neil Lane, Jacquie Aiche, and Maria Tash.

A Bold Red Carpet Ensemble

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For Gucci’s Fall/Winter 2022 runway show, Rihanna graced the red carpet with her beau A$AP Rocky. The singer effortlessly pulled off a crop top and gave her stamp of approval on it being maternity wear-appropriate. She styled the attire with three other Gucci pieces: a lilac faux fur coat, dragon-embroidered pants, and a silver headpiece. Briony Raymond’s Estate Cross Necklace and other pendants completed her front-row look.

A Going-Out Dress

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Riri dazzled in a vintage monogram black Gucci LBD for the brand’s runway show after-party in 2022. She carried a matching sparkling beaded bag and donned the same purple furry coat from before. She accessorized with layers of Orlov jewelry and a Lang Antiques Diamond Cross Pendant.

A Luxe Animal Print Coat


The singer has a variety of chic coats in her closet. For a day out in New York City, she chose a leopard print VETEMENTS fleece jacket to keep her warm. She finished the look with her trusty R13 black baseball cap and a pair of furry leather mules from Saint Laurent.

A ‘70s Street Style Moment


Rihanna tapped into the ‘70s style with a headscarf and sunglasses for a dinner at Nobu. Her top and jacket appeared to pay tribute to the Los Angeles Rams winning the 2022 Super Bowl. (The team’s colors are royal blue and gold.) She brought a polished touch to her outfit with white pointed heels.

A Radiant Ombré Set

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Rihanna wore a stringy ombré top from The Attico with sequin pants at a 2022 Fenty Beauty and Skin event. She glammed up the attire further with colorful diamond jewelry and a sparkly body chain.

A Crop Cardigan Top


The singer, who dined at Giorgio Baldi, wore a vintage Roberto Cavalli animal print coat with baggy blue jeans. Her cropped cardigan top was from Fendi while her printed cap was from Awake NY.

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