We knew Rihanna’s maternity style would be groundbreaking, but we weren’t expecting this. The singer, makeup mogul, National Hero of Barbados, and soon-to-be mother just took maternity fashion to an Ashton Kutcher in 2004 level. But it’s Rihanna, so she made it work in a way no one else could.
The billionaire multi-hyphenate wore an outfit straight out of the early 2000s on Wednesday, February 9 for dinner out in Los Angeles. Rihanna wore a boho style brown tie-front crop top with ruffle details, low-rise jeans, and a long patchwork fur coat that incorporates denim and animal prints. Rihanna paired the look with layered necklaces and strappy snakeskin heels, which she tucked the hem of her jeans into for a casual jogger-style look. As if the outfit could not get any more early aughts, Rihanna topped off the ‘fit with a trucker hat. (Now I’m picturing her hosting a season of MTV’s Punk’d and loving the image.) Rihanna’s Awake trucker hat is in a camo print (one of Rihanna’s faves).
While we don’t have the pictures here, you can check out Rihanna’s full Y2K maternity look over at The Daily Mail.
In late January, Rihanna announced her pregnancy via a street-style photoshoot alongside her bf A$AP Rocky. The expecting couple was shot by photographer Miles Diggs during a weekend stroll in Harlem, where A$AP Rocky is from. For the announcement, RiRi naturally had to wear something iconic, dramatic, and unexpected…so she went for a knee-length hot pink vintage Chanel coat from the label’s Fall/Winter 1996 show by the late creative director Karl Lagerfeld. She accessorized with glittering waist belts and jeweled body chains to make her baby bump the true centerpiece.
Rihanna’s style always features an unexpected twist, and her pregnancy announcement outfit was no expectation. She paired an elegant Chanel coat with a pair of ripped light-wash jeans. Like, the kind I would wear for an exciting day of scrubbing my bathroom. You can take a look at Rihanna’s pregnancy announcement photos on Diggs’s Instagram or head to People for the full shoot.