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Rihanna Is Changing Public Perception on Maternity Style

Maternity attire never looked so good

CREDIT: Instagram/@badgalriri


As everyone knows, the queen is pregnant. No, not Queen Elizabeth (but wouldn’t that be interesting?). I’m talking about the universal monarch: Rihanna.

After years of the singer turned beauty mogul being slammed with pregnancy rumors, most people are delighted that a mini Rihanna will be running around soon. I, on the other hand, can’t stop obsessing over her jaw-dropping pregnancy looks!

In typical Rihanna fashion, the mom-to-be breaks the rules as she trades in the standard maternity outfit expectations for a more fashionable wardrobe — the standard being baggy, oversized clothing that covers just about everything. The style icon is determined to prove that women can carry a child and be fashionable at the same damn time.

The Announcement

CREDIT: Miles Diggs (Diggzy)

Ah, the pictures that broke the internet.

Rih sported a Chanel puffer jacket with a long, beady necklace and chain belt as she shook the world with her pregnancy announcement. Understandably, the world seemed to let out a collective “Oh. My. Gosh!” once these pictures dropped. What we didn’t know was that this was only the beginning of what would be a breathtaking pregnancy.

Pop Princess

CREDIT: Miles Diggs (Diggzy)

Can I hear a little commotion for the coat?

Rihanna delivered the best look of her career, and it’s all thanks to this spectacular blue-brown color palette. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good monochromatic moment as much as the next person (especially if the color’s black). Yet, there's something about this blue-brown pairing that keeps you from looking away. This spotted, floor-length coat flawlessly coupled with a brown crop top and tie-dyed purse just transported me back to the early 2000s. This ensemble is the visual embodiment of “Cruella-meets-pop-princess,” and I love every bit of it.

All Black Everything

CREDIT: Miles Diggs (Diggzy)

Celebrities, they’re just like us. In a strangely relatable moment, Rihanna took garage photos— a treasured pastime for most college students (sans the designer clothing). The singer highlighted both her bump and boobs with a risqué black top, once again proving that women don’t need to forfeit their personal style or “play it safe” upon pregnancy.

The black pumps were the perfect finishing touch for such a simple, clean look. I mean, the attached studded anklet? Come on!

Flashy Fringe

CREDIT: Miles Diggs (Diggzy)

Party tinsels, but make it chic! Wearing a custom Attico outfit, Rihanna reminded us all that her sentiment about no one being able to top her outfits will forever ring true. While the stomach-accentuating top is stunning, the real showstoppers are the pants and shoes. The progression from lighter to darker hues, not to mention the matching the pink heels, is nothing short of perfection.

Rihanna continues to march to the beat of her own drum despite the expectation of modesty that seems to follow pregnant women. I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say we can’t wait to see how Rihanna styles her bump for the remainder of this pregnancy.

Wishing Rih a happy and healthy pregnancy filled with more fabulous looks.


Kaicha Noel is an Online Writer at Rowdy Magazine. When she’s not daydreaming about her future, you can bet she’s somewhere spending way too much money on mediocre coffee, adding to her already lengthy list of Spotify playlists and writing poetry about every experience she’s ever had. You can find her on Instagram @kaichanoel or reach her via email at


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