Rihanna is revolutionizing baby bump couture—a quick glimpse at her latest outings will tell you that loud and clear.

After announcing her pregnancy to the world in late January, the Barbadian singer and beauty mogul has fearlessly stepped out in striking, vibrant, can’t-stop-staring ensembles that flaunt her growing baby bump in all its glory. Oftentimes, RiRi’s bump is completely bare, covered only by hanging jewels or skin-baring tops.
The impact of this cannot be overstated—her bare bump, like all baby bumps, is an incredible thing in itself—it represents new life, and the preparation that comes with that. For Rihanna to show it off in all its glory is a liberating thing, and no doubt empowers other expecting women to do the same.
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In late February, Rihanna made a surprise appearance at Milan Fashion Week where she attended the Gucci fashion show.

Sitting front row with her partner and baby daddy, A$AP Rocky, RiRi looked heavenly in a lace and PVC crop top with her bump on full show. She paired it with low-rise flared trousers and a chainmail headdress, just to really solidify the fact she’s an actual queen.

Later on, she switched to a black fitted mini cut-out dress with a bright purple faux-fur coat. She can really do no wrong.

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But it seemed her maternity fashion world tour didn’t stop there. Instead, Rihanna took her enviably stylish baby bump to Paris Fashion Week, as one does.

Kicking off the start of PFW, Rihanna turned up to the Off-White show in a peach mini dress and shearling coat from Diesel. The coat was a highly sought after item from the labels Fall/Winter 2022 collection, which made it’s runway debut mere days ago at Milan Fashion Week. Oh the power she holds.

Hours after her stint at Off-White, Rihanna turned up to Dior and made the fashion statement wearing a black sheer dress, patent knee-high boots and matching black trench. Please excuse us while we pick our jaws up from the floor.

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In March, Riri continued her fashion streak by attending a Fenty Beauty event in LA wearing a silver crop top and glimmering silver skirt.

Across her exposed bump was a sparkling silver chain, which she matched with a silver earring stack.

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On February 11, the 33-year-old made an appearance at a Fenty Beauty event wearing a bright neon green top from The Attico Spring 2022 RTW collection. It featured a sequinned, skin-baring tasseled front, enhanced with jewellery from Chopard and Messika. She attended alongside her partner and baby daddy, A$AP Rocky.
While there, she elaborated on her approach to maternity fashion, and as it turns out, she sticking to a very simple rule.
“I’m enjoying not having to worry about covering up my tummy. If I feel a little chubby, it’s like, whatever! It’s a baby!” She told PEOPLE.
She added that it was “fun” to dress up with a baby bump: “I like it. I’m enjoying it.”
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The mom-to-be also explained how getting dressed up could transform her entire mood.

“Right now, being pregnant, some days you just feel like, ‘Ugh, I just want to lay here on this couch all day.’ But when you put on a little face and a little lipstick, you transform.”

“You put some clothes on, and it’s like, when you look good, you feel good,” Rihanna continued. “I’ve heard that for a very long time, but it’s true. It really can get you up off that couch and make you feel like a bad bitch.”

Honestly, it’s not physically possible to love her more right now.
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The OG Bad Gal announced her pregnancy to the world last month in a bright pink vintage Chanel jacket from 1996, which was unbuttoned from the top of her stomach.

In the series of images, she walked the streets of New York City with A$AP, the pair looked loved up as ever.


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In the weeks since, Rihanna has been pictured in several other fits which have celebrated the empowerment that comes from being a mother.

There was the trucker hat, fur coat and a tie-front crop top that screamed Y2K glory while she visited an Italian restaurant in early February.


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And shortly before that, she stepped out in an all-black ensemble featuring a cross body top which exposed her stomach. She paired it with dark sunglasses and dripped in gold jewels. Stunning scenes.


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Speaking to Entertainment Tonight about the pregnancy, Rihanna said it was “an exciting journey so far.”

“I’m just taking it as it comes every week. There’s always something new and I’m just taking it and I’m enjoying it.”


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This article originally appeared on ELLE Australia.

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