From low-rise jeans and pixie cuts in the early 2000s to crop tops and baby bumps, Fenty Beauty-founder and pop icon Rihanna has paved the way for many fashion trends throughout her career — and now she’s doing the same with her maternity style.
“I’m hoping to redefine what’s considered ‘decent’ for pregnant women. My body is doing incredible things right now, and I’m not going to be ashamed of that.”
Currently in her third trimester of pregnancy, RiRi has been giving the fans what they want — an updated look on maternity style. In a recent interview with Vogue, Rihanna shared that “when I found out I was pregnant, I thought to myself, ‘There’s no way I’m going shopping in no maternity aisle.’ I’m sorry — it’s too much fun to get dressed up. I’m not going to let that part disappear because my body is changing.”
While many people may think of long shirts, oversized cardigans and stretchy jeans when it comes to so-called maternity wear, that’s hardly the case for Rihanna. As she told Vogue: “I’m hoping to redefine what’s considered ‘decent’ for pregnant women. My body is doing incredible things right now, and I’m not going to be ashamed of that. This time should feel celebratory. Because why should you be hiding your pregnancy?”
The beauty mogul and her partner, rapper A$AP Rocky, shocked the world earlier this year when they stepped out together in the streets of Harlem surrounded by paparazzi for a new take on celeb pregnancy reveals. The pair walked hand in hand in a street-style photo op — Rihanna rocking an open pink vintage Chanel puffer jacket paired with ripped jeans and accessorized by her baby bump, and Rocky by her side in a denim Carhartt jacket and leather pants.
Since the reveal, we’ve seen Rihanna in some show-stopping looks, all of which accessorized best with her growing baby bump, from low-rise jeans, belly jewels and large puffy coats unbuttoned just enough to remind the world she’s got a baby on the way.
This maternity fashion doesn’t feel so “maternity” at all, in the best way possible. Rihanna is paving the way for new moms to be, showing us style is not a one-size-fits-all standard at any point in life — after all, fashion is an art form of its own, and we know Rihanna has many talents in the arts.
In a recent Instagram post announcing her Vogue cover, Rihanna captioned the image “our lil fashion killa on da cover of VOGUE!!” — an apparent reference to Rocky’s song titled “Fashion Killa.”
We can’t wait to see more of this new take on pregnancy fashion, thanks to Bad Girl RiRi.
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