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Friday, January 28, 2011

The Style Evolution of Rihanna

Rated R singer Rihanna has transformed herself from bubbly pop singer to edgy songbird in a matter of a few years. We saw her explode onto the music scene with her famed single "Pon De Replay", and have watched her grow into a style icon and musical powerhouse. Check out the style evolution of Rihanna.
23.New Kid On The Block
Making her first appearance at the August 2006 MTV Awards, the young and sweet Rihanna looked like a winter white vision in her flirty dress. She had just the right amount of sex appeal, but was still very age appropriate for a young 17 year old.

22.Barbados Babe
At the February 2007 Grammys, Rihanna's dress was brave in terms of shape and color. She worked it wonderfully and her new bob hair cut looked great on the pop singer. It was her first step in her evolving hair transformations. Once she cut those long locks off people started to take notice, and she was instantly set apart from the rest.


21.The New Black 
At the May 2007 MET Gala, Rihanna made quite the appearance in this fairytale like white gown. She added a pair of black lace gloves, which brought some edge to her feminine dress. Her newly died black hair really stood out against her bronzed skin, and made for a stunning change.

20.Rockin' In White
Rihanna rocked the red carpet with a new set of curls, and a white form-fitting Herve Leger dress at the June 2007 BET Awards. The songbird accessorized with Christian Louboutin shoes, earrings and a ring from Bochic, and a Campise necklace.


19.Under Her Umbrella 
Though her body hugging strapless dress was fancy enough for a wedding, she pulled off the hot pink creation with her beauty and confidence. Somehow, she managed to look demure despite her major cleavage. She even took away an award for Video Of The Year at the September 2007 MTV Awards for her smash hit "Umbrella".


18.The Face Of Gucci
Rihanna was selected by Gucci as the face of their UNICEF campaign, and she showed her support for the February 2008 benefit wearing this beautiful Gucci dress. Everyone knew that 2007 was Rihanna’s year, but it looked like 2008 was going to be hers, too.

Rihanna showed off her island flare at the June 2008 BET Awards in this floor length Giambattista Valli yellow dress. Her cropped hair cut looked very chic, and she even tinted it a burgundy color. Her red carpet style continued to keep people guessing.

16.Short And Sassy
Rihanna showed off a sexy, sleek and very sassy sculpted hairstyle while attending and performing at the September 2008 MTV Awards. Her hair color was black, with blue and blonde highlights. Her black and gold strapless dress looked killer, and did a great job of showing off her sexy haircut.


15.Perfect In Posen
Rihanna was the queen of the night at the November 2008 AMA's. She made another stunning appearance in a Zac Posen creation. The ruffled tiered gown gave Rihanna a sexy yet sweet look, which made a nice contrast to her sculpted hair cut. She took a risk in this cream colored frock and matching waiter gloves, but that's why we've grown to love her. 


14.Heavy Metal 
Snagging two awards of her own at the November 2008 AMA's, Rihanna made a quick wardrobe change into something a little more cutting edge and sexy. From this point on we definitely saw her style evolve into something more provocative, and over time she continued to push the envelope.

13.Gorgeous In Gucci
At that infamous February 2009 Grammy party Rihanna was a complete vision. She left her heavy metal at home this time, and looked fabulous as always in this full length Gucci gown. Love the lighter make-up on her too.

12.Risk Taker
Rihanna took control in a black puff sleeve suit, white ruffle shirt and black bow tie by Dolce & Gabbana at the MET Gala in May 2009. This ensemble showed the world that Rihanna was not afraid to take a fashion risk, and had no plans of stopping anytime soon. She recieved mixed reviews, but you have to give her credit for thinking out of the box.

11.Draped In Pearls 
The "Umbrella" singer was draped in pearls for this July 2009 event in London. She wore this fashion forward all black jumpsuit with lace detailing on the sleeve. Her bright red lipstick and pearls added a classy flare to her daring look.


10.Blacked Out Shades
At the Chanel Spring 2010 Fashion Show in October 2009, the sassy songstress dressed up a simple tweed skirt and white bustier with layers upon layers of Chanel accessories.
9.On The Cutting Edge
At the November 2009 AMA Awards Rihanna appeared in an asymmetrical floral cut-out Marchesa dress. There is no doubt that she has become a daring fashion muse, and continues to set the tone for what's hot. Like her music, her style has been a natural progression that has taken the singer to new fashion heights. She may not always be praised for her risky fashion choices, but she is undoubtly recognized for them—the true meaning of a style icon.

8.Ruffled Radiance
At the Grammy Awards pre-party in January 2010, Rihanna showcased her ability to make outrageous fashion wearable. She wore a runway creation by avant-garde designers Viktor & Rolf. The frilly concoction was a daring statement, but she totally pulled it off.


7.Sassy Socks
At the 2010 Kids Choice Awards in March, Rihanna experimented with a new trend—socks and pumps. She paired her daring footwear by Brian Atwood with a pale pink dress by Dior. Designer diva all the way!


6.White Queen
At the 2010 Grammys, Rihanna was utterly elegant in a white, feather embellished gown by Elie Saab Couture. The high-necked dress featured a structured bodice and a dramatically draped skirt.


5.Red Rave
In July in Madrid, Rihanna did a complete 180 and debuted a shorter cut in a shocking shade of red. It was a new look for the singer and something fresh and edgy.


4.Concert Queen
Rihanna's new hair color added an extra oomph to her already outrageous stage wear. With Rihanna, there's no such thing as minimalism!


3.Girly Girl
In London in November 2010, Rihanna kept on with her feminine streak. She wore a sweet strapless top paired with a red skirt and suede pumps. Rihanna tied her still red hair with a delightful polka dot bow.

2.Style Queen
At the Europe Music Awards in November 2010, Ri-Ri showed off her music and style dominance with a frothy design by Marchesa and a pom pom embellished performance, complete with a crown. Bow to the queen!

1.Lady in Red
After months with flaming red locks, Rihanna decided to tone down the brightness to a deep burgundy at the AMAs 2010. She paired her newly darkened tresses with an elegant and daringly sheer dress by Elie Saab. Matching your hair to your dress? Tres chic if you're Rihanna!

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