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Rihanna is as multi-hyphenate as they come: singer, actress, entrepreneur, billionaire, and now, mother-to-be.
Her romance with A$AP Rocky felt 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 ’fits were even sweeter, but once rumors hit the Internet of a potential baby, everything changed.
The world found out about Rihanna and Rocky’s spawn via a casual photoshoot in New York: RiRi with her baby daddy, just below a bridge, while wearing a big pink coat, belly on display, and jeans so long they dragged in the snow. The image is literally imprinted on 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 hitting fashion week in Milan and Paris with Rocky at her side to attending events to shopping at Target, literally every single look has been a serve.
It is an understatement to say that the Bad Gal has reinvented maternity style. Gone are the stretchy tights and big T-shirts, because Rihanna isn’t letting a baby bump stop her from rocking her Amina Muaddi heels, sexy lingerie, and designer ’fits. She’s changed our way of viewing the body — and embracing it — and brought a whole new level of body positivity that was long overdue in the world of maternity wear.
Her pregnancy has confirmed that no one can dress like Rihanna; this style will rightfully go down in history, which is why we’ve decided to seal it in stone and compile some of her best maternity looks over the past few months.
On-the-Go in Gucciaga (January 11, 2022)
Before it was confirmed, rumors of a pregnant Rihanna were flying around, and her outfits did a great job of hiding any glimpse of a potential baby bump. What better way to cover up than with what was perhaps the most anticipated collaboration of last year: Gucci x Balenciaga — the “hacking” that basically broke the Internet.
The Big Reveal (January 31, 2022)
Hang this image in the Louvre, because it deserves it. Rihanna’s pregnancy reveal did the opposite of what we’ve seen from celebs in the past, ditching the staged photoshoots for a simple, paparazzi-style pic that quite literally had the Internet in a chokehold for weeks.
Leopard Coat (February 9, 2022)
Rihanna’s pregnancy accessory is her baby bump, and the singer has taken any opportunity to show it off, loud and proud — and we couldn’t be more grateful. A small, Y2K-inspired top made an appearance alongside a patchwork coat with leopard print, layered necklaces, heels, and a trucker cap from Awake NY.
Fenty Beauty Event Look (February 11, 2022)
Maternity leave, who? Rihanna has been booked and busy, hosting events for Fenty Beauty while carrying a baby — and the entire fashion world — on her shoulders. She’s the only billionaire we can get behind.
The Return of Saint Laurent (February 15, 2022)
Fans of RiRi will remember that photo of the star in Saint Laurent’s iconic heart-shaped fur jacket. For date night, she decided to bring it out of her archive, pairing it with a Chicago Bulls jersey, sweatpants, and Amina Muaddi thong sandals, making it a very casual look in a $15,000 coat. Casual, indeed.
Gucci Show (February 25, 2022)
When Rihanna popped up at Gucci’s Fall/Winter 2022 show in Milan, the crowd went wild. Wearing a look put together with pieces from the label’s “Love Parade” collection — shown on Hollywood Boulevard only months prior — including a big purple faux-fur coat and a chainmail headpiece, she quite 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 yelled, “You’re late,” to which she responded, “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 single 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 is that she loves a statement coat and a mini-dress. If I had told you Rihanna would wear a skintight mini-dress with cats printed on it and still make it look cool, would you have believed me?
Pink, Pink, Pink! (March 25, 2022)
An unbuttoned shirt in baby pink paired with fluffy heels, plenty of anklets, and an iced-out Balenciaga Hourglass bag seem like the perfect ’fit to run errands in.
Baby Daddy Tee (April 1, 2022)
As if their relationship wasn’t already goals, the singer stepped out wearing a trucker hat from Rocky’s AWGE, paired with a cheeky Mickey Mouse tee reading, “Who Dat Is? Dat’s Just My Baby Daddy,” finished off with a huge blinged-out chain.
An Affinity for Saint Laurent (April 2, 2022)
We already know RiRi loves a bit of Saint Laurent, and when she stepped out in the label’s bright pink dress contrasted by pastel-colored feathers with a matching clutch, she proved that glam doesn’t have to stop just because you’re 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 putting the belly in focus, and we’re hoping they will continue even when the bump is gone.