The Rihanna Look Book: Her Best Fashion Moments (2024)

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By Asia Milia Ware

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When it comes to personal style, Rihanna is in her own lane. We can’t mention style aficionados without mentioning her fashion moments throughout the years. She may not have given us an album in over eight years, but one thing she’ll always give is a look, even on her most chill days. Her style is much like a chameleon: She can be chic running errands in New York City; in avant-garde gowns on the Met Gala carpet, making best-dressed lists year after year; redefining what maternity style while exposing her baby bump in edgy looks; or in flirty dresses for date nights with her partner, A$AP Rocky.

The artist (now beauty mogul), who leads Fenty Beauty, Fenty Skin, Savage X Fenty, and most recently Fenty Hair, has a personal style that has influenced many but can never be duplicated. Every time she steps out, you can feel the dialogue between her and her wardrobe, whether it reflects her mood that day or the moment she’s celebrating.

Here, we go down memory lane, taking a look at some of Rihanna’s best fashion looks throughout the past decade. From her pearl- and jewel-adorned pope-inspired look at the 2018 Met Gala, to her sheer Swarovski-crystal-covered Adam Selman dress at the 2014 CFDA Awards, to her famous 2016 street-style photo wearing YSL’s heart-shaped fur, to her baby-bump-revealing crop-top era — Rihanna is always on our best-dressed list.

Below, Rihanna’s best fashion moments and beauty looks:

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The singer enjoyed dinner at her favorite restaurant, Giorgio Baldi, draped in pearls accessorizing her graphic tee and wide-leg jeans with a satin Ad... The singer enjoyed dinner at her favorite restaurant, Giorgio Baldi, draped in pearls accessorizing her graphic tee and wide-leg jeans with a satin Adam Lippes coat and bejeweled Gucci GG slingback pumps. Photo: The Hollywood Curtain/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

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A few weeks later, she celebrated her Fenty x Puma Creeper Phatty Earth Tone launch in London wearing an oversize Peter Do suit. Photo: Neil Mockford/... A few weeks later, she celebrated her Fenty x Puma Creeper Phatty Earth Tone launch in London wearing an oversize Peter Do suit. Photo: Neil Mockford/WireImage

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To celebrate her Fenty Beauty Soft'lit Naturally Luminous Longwear Foundation, she glowed in a buttery yellow Alexander McQueen corset dress. Photo: M... To celebrate her Fenty Beauty Soft'lit Naturally Luminous Longwear Foundation, she glowed in a buttery yellow Alexander McQueen corset dress. Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

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Once a Dior girl, always a Dior girl! For the house’s haute couture spring 2024 show, she wore full Dior. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for ... Once a Dior girl, always a Dior girl! For the house’s haute couture spring 2024 show, she wore full Dior. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Christian Dior

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This is how Rihanna does all black. To celebrate A$AP Rocky’s 35th birthday at Carbone in NYC (casual), the mom of two wore a Cecilie Bahnsen tulle to... This is how Rihanna does all black. To celebrate A$AP Rocky’s 35th birthday at Carbone in NYC (casual), the mom of two wore a Cecilie Bahnsen tulle top and tights and Gucci sunglasses. Photo: Jackson Lee/GC Images

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A few days after the 2023 Met Gala, Rih frolicked around New York City to celebrate Alexandre Arnault’s birthday wearing a custom Loewe fur look and G... A few days after the 2023 Met Gala, Rih frolicked around New York City to celebrate Alexandre Arnault’s birthday wearing a custom Loewe fur look and Gianvito Rossi lace-up heels. Photo: Gotham/GC Images

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Earlier that week, following the Met, she went to dinner at 5 a.m. with A$AP Rocky wearing Chrome Hearts. Photo: MEGA/GC Images

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Rihanna does Target runs just like us, and this is what she wears: half-unbuttoned jeans, a white tee, a fur coat (of course), and Timberland boots an... Rihanna does Target runs just like us, and this is what she wears: half-unbuttoned jeans, a white tee, a fur coat (of course), and Timberland boots and a New York Yankees cap. Photo: Robert Kamau/GC Images

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And just 24 hours before, she headed to date night wearing a full Alaïa set and a Gucci bag. Photo: Robert Kamau/GC Images

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In 2023, Rihanna graced the Oscars red carpet with her presence ahead of her performance wearing a sheer and leather Alaïa gown and Moussaieff High Je... In 2023, Rihanna graced the Oscars red carpet with her presence ahead of her performance wearing a sheer and leather Alaïa gown and Moussaieff High Jewellery jewels. Photo: Lexie Moreland/WWD via Getty Images

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Exactly a month before that, she revealed her baby bump with her second son, Riot Rose, at her Super Bowl performance wearing a much-talked-about red ... Exactly a month before that, she revealed her baby bump with her second son, Riot Rose, at her Super Bowl performance wearing a much-talked-about red Loewe jumpsuit with a leather bustier molded to her body. Photo: Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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A few days before, the singer sat down for Apple Music’s Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show Press Conference wearing a fresh-off-the-runway Alaïa shearling... A few days before, the singer sat down for Apple Music’s Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show Press Conference wearing a fresh-off-the-runway Alaïa shearling draped over her. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Roc Nation

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Don’t call it a comeback! For her first red-carpet appearance post-baby, Rihanna wore a sequin Rick Owens dress for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s 2... Don’t call it a comeback! For her first red-carpet appearance post-baby, Rihanna wore a sequin Rick Owens dress for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s 2022 premiere. Photo: VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images

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Paris Fashion Week February 2022 was Rihanna's playground. For Dior womenswear fall 2022/2023 show, she wore a sheer lace lingerie-style Dior dress an... Paris Fashion Week February 2022 was Rihanna's playground. For Dior womenswear fall 2022/2023 show, she wore a sheer lace lingerie-style Dior dress and a leather overcoat. Photo: Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images

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Just a few days prior, she wore a salmon-pink leather minidress and matching shearling coat from Off-White to attend its show, the first since the pas... Just a few days prior, she wore a salmon-pink leather minidress and matching shearling coat from Off-White to attend its show, the first since the passing of her friend Virgil Abloh. Photo: Pierre Suu/Getty Images

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Milan Fashion Week saw her that year, too, for Gucci's show where she wore full Gucci, including a lace-and-latex crop top. Photo: Victor Boyko/Getty ... Milan Fashion Week saw her that year, too, for Gucci's show where she wore full Gucci, including a lace-and-latex crop top. Photo: Victor Boyko/Getty Images for Gucci

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Weeks prior, she had a Fenty Beauty party where she showed off her baby bump in a multicolor sequin set by The Attico. Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Image... Weeks prior, she had a Fenty Beauty party where she showed off her baby bump in a multicolor sequin set by The Attico. Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

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Crop tops are Rihanna’s best friend during her pregnancies. This silver Coperni crop and custom maxi skirt was the epitome of her pregnancy style. Pho... Crop tops are Rihanna’s best friend during her pregnancies. This silver Coperni crop and custom maxi skirt was the epitome of her pregnancy style. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Fenty Beauty by Rihanna

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Only Rihanna can wear no pants like this in the middle of winter. This Martine Rose jersey styled as a dress and Balenciaga puffer was a winter-date-n... Only Rihanna can wear no pants like this in the middle of winter. This Martine Rose jersey styled as a dress and Balenciaga puffer was a winter-date-night look that we’ll never forget. Photo: Robert Kamau/GC Images

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A few days later, she stepped out in a maximalist edgy look. One with lots of fur including her tweed Saint Laurent miniskirt and her Prada fur scarf ... A few days later, she stepped out in a maximalist edgy look. One with lots of fur including her tweed Saint Laurent miniskirt and her Prada fur scarf draped over her Martine Rose jacket. Photo: Robert Kamau/GC Images

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In one of her only 2020 sightings, she wore her former namesake clothing brand, Fenty, to celebrate the Bergdorf’s launch. The brand later closed in 2... In one of her only 2020 sightings, she wore her former namesake clothing brand, Fenty, to celebrate the Bergdorf’s launch. The brand later closed in 2021. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Bergdorf Goodma

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For the 2019 Diamond Ball, the beauty founder wore a Givenchy haute couture structured mermaid dress with her best accessory, a red lip. Photo: Taylor... For the 2019 Diamond Ball, the beauty founder wore a Givenchy haute couture structured mermaid dress with her best accessory, a red lip. Photo: Taylor Hill/WireImage

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Suddenly I’m a fan of mint! The 2019 British Fashion Awards red carpet welcomed Rih wearing a Fenty minidress and sheer coat. The back of the dress wa... Suddenly I’m a fan of mint! The 2019 British Fashion Awards red carpet welcomed Rih wearing a Fenty minidress and sheer coat. The back of the dress was dripped in diamonds, fitting for the “Diamonds” singer. Photo: Samir Hussein//WireImage

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For Virgil Abloh’s debut Louis Vuitton menswear collection in Paris, Rihanna wore a white oversize Louis Vuitton jumpsuit along with a clear LV duffel... For Virgil Abloh’s debut Louis Vuitton menswear collection in Paris, Rihanna wore a white oversize Louis Vuitton jumpsuit along with a clear LV duffel bag. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

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The Met Gala queen came to claim her crown in a Maison Margiela by John Galliano pearl-encrusted gown, dressed up as the pope for the 2018 “Heavenly B... The Met Gala queen came to claim her crown in a Maison Margiela by John Galliano pearl-encrusted gown, dressed up as the pope for the 2018 “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” theme. Photo: Kevin Tachman/Getty Images for Vogue

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If “I’m the gift” was a person. Rihanna wore a white Alexis Mabille gown with a lace bodysuit and dramatic bow for her fourth annual Diamond Ball. Pho... If “I’m the gift” was a person. Rihanna wore a white Alexis Mabille gown with a lace bodysuit and dramatic bow for her fourth annual Diamond Ball. Photo: Taylor Hill/WireImage

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A few weeks later, she celebrated Fenty Beauty’s first anniversary in Australia wearing a snakeskin Versace dress and matching bucket hat. Photo: Bren... A few weeks later, she celebrated Fenty Beauty’s first anniversary in Australia wearing a snakeskin Versace dress and matching bucket hat. Photo: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

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For her third annual Diamond Ball, she wore a Ralph & Russo couture classic yet dramatic gown with Chopard jewels. Photo: Desiree Navarro/WireImag... For her third annual Diamond Ball, she wore a Ralph & Russo couture classic yet dramatic gown with Chopard jewels. Photo: Desiree Navarro/WireImage

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Just a week before that, she officially launched Fenty Beauty. What do you wear when launching a brand that will change the beauty industry forever? F... Just a week before that, she officially launched Fenty Beauty. What do you wear when launching a brand that will change the beauty industry forever? For Rihanna, she dressed as bright as her Fenty highlighters in a yellow custom Oscar de la Renta set. Photo: Paul Morigi/WireImage

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Is that Rihanna on a Cannes carpet? It is. She’s done it once and once only wearing a white Dior haute couture gown and futuristic Andy Wolf Eyewear s... Is that Rihanna on a Cannes carpet? It is. She’s done it once and once only wearing a white Dior haute couture gown and futuristic Andy Wolf Eyewear shades. Photo: Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

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Give us drama! The singer showed up to the 2017 Comme des Garçons–themed Met Gala wearing a 3-D floral dress by the brand, a structural masterpiece, w... Give us drama! The singer showed up to the 2017 Comme des Garçons–themed Met Gala wearing a 3-D floral dress by the brand, a structural masterpiece, with red thigh-high strappy sandals. Photo: Karwai Tang/WireImage

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Waking up seeing the street-style photo of Rihanna wearing a heart-shaped YSL fur plastered across the internet was an unforgettable fashion moment. I... Waking up seeing the street-style photo of Rihanna wearing a heart-shaped YSL fur plastered across the internet was an unforgettable fashion moment. It’s a striking wardrobe piece that feels like something only Rihanna can pull off with her effortless edge. Photo: Robert Kamau/GC Images

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This might be one of Rihanna’s most talked-about Met Gala looks, though it’s one that she claims she felt like a “clown” in. The yellow fur Guo Pei dr... This might be one of Rihanna’s most talked-about Met Gala looks, though it’s one that she claims she felt like a “clown” in. The yellow fur Guo Pei dress was a dramatic embroidered gown with a train that stretched across the gala stairs. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images

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Who could ever forget this moment? It’s fitting that Rihanna received the CFDA’s Fashion Icon award this night. This sheer Adam Selman gown went viral... Who could ever forget this moment? It’s fitting that Rihanna received the CFDA’s Fashion Icon award this night. This sheer Adam Selman gown went viral, before that was a thing. Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic

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Her Met Gala head-turning looks date back to a decade ago. Her 2014 custom Stella McCartney set was an indicator that she was prepping to become the q... Her Met Gala head-turning looks date back to a decade ago. Her 2014 custom Stella McCartney set was an indicator that she was prepping to become the queen of this red carpet. Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

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