News Awards & Events Rihanna's Red Carpet Style Doesn't Hold Back From haute couture gowns to barely-there maternity wear, Riri's outfits serve up some serious fashion inspo. By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on February 24, 2023 @ 01:47PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Jon Kopaloff/Getty She's one of the biggest stars in the world, and she plays by her own rules — especially when it comes to fashion. Rihanna is known for her fearless, edgy, and innovative style choices, and has been dressed by every major designer you'd care to name. From the street to the red carpet, we are fascinated by the Barbados-born singer's sartorial choices. Rihanna makes an entrance with equal parts high style and high camp. "There's such a confidence and fearlessness with her approach to dressing," says designer Matthew Adams Dolan. "Having her support has meant the world to me." Take a look back at Rihanna's best red carpet moments, ahead. 01 of 25 Alaïa, 2023 Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic / Getty Images Her first of four outfits of the night, Rihanna arrived at the Oscars in figure-hugging formalwear/maternitywear by Alaïa. The interplay of contrasting materials, namely, the leather bandeau and skirt (with its cut-out slits) against a sheer mesh turtleneck made it stand out. Rihanna Wore a Sheer Alaïa Bandeau Dress to the 2023 Oscars 02 of 25 Rick Owens, 2022 Axelle / Bauer-Griffin / FilmMagic At the Hollywood premiere of Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever, Rihanna stepped out in this dazzling denim dress covered in sparkling olive-toned sequins. 03 of 25 Coperni, 2022 Kevin Mazur / Getty Images A twisted halter-neck top might not be the first item you reach for when you're pregnant, but then again, Rihanna has redefined maternity wear. Plus, here she was celebrating the launch of Fenty Beauty at Ulta in L.A. (hence, the sparkle). Rihanna Isn't the Only One Loving the Pregnancy Crop Top 04 of 25 Attico, 2022 Rich Fury / Getty Images The mom-to-be demonstrated her fearless sense of style — and baby bump — in a custom Attico shredded green halter top and gradient-colored pants. Rihanna's Latest Look Is the Maternity Version of Naked Dressing 05 of 25 Balenciaga, 2021 Theo Wargo / Getty Images Rihanna was fashionably late to the Met Gala's "Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion," saving the best for last. She wore this oversized moody black dress which contrasted sharply with A$AP Rocky's amazing technicolor dreamcoat. A Complete Timeline of Rihanna and A$AP Rocky's Relationship 06 of 25 Givenchy, 2020 Robin L Marshall / Getty Images The cultural icon accepted the President’s Award at the 51st NAACP Image Awards for her global contributions to music, art, and business, in haute couture. 07 of 25 Fenty, 2019 Karwai Tang / WireImage Rihanna made a splash at the Fashion Awards in London wearing her own monochrome seafoam green dress, wrap, gloves, and shoes. By the end of the night, she would come away with her first fashion award for Fenty. 08 of 25 Jacquemus, 2019 Han Myung-Gu / WireImage The entrepreneur was in Seoul promoting Fenty Beauty in this oversized, white power suit — and perhaps Savage x Fenty, too. A hint of the brand's metallic lace teddy can be seen peeking out from underneath her blazer. 09 of 25 Givenchy, 2019 Taylor Hill / WireImage The singer attended and performed at the 5th Annual Diamond Ball wearing this black velvet gown that fit her like a glove. 10 of 25 Atelier Versace, 2018 Don Arnold / WireImage To celebrate Fenty Beauty's one-year anniversary in Sydney, Riri opted for a maximalist snakeskin print wardrobe — accessories included. 9 Outfits That Prove Bucket Hats Weirdly Look Good With Everything 11 of 25 Ralph & Russo Couture, 2017 Kevin Mazur/Getty Rihanna stole the show at her 3rd Annual Diamond Ball benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation. The singer wore a high-low tuxedo-inspired gown, complete with a flowing train and satin bustier; layers of Chopard jewelry, black sheer tights, and sparkling strappy heels. The Mullet Dress Is the Latest Confusing Fashion Trend to Make a Comeback 12 of 25 Giambattista Valli Haute Couture, 2017 Jon Kopaloff/Getty Rihanna stole the show while on the red carpet for the premiere of Valerian, wearing a pink tulle mini dress with voluminous sleeves and a gigantic tulle train. A pair of knee-high strappy sandals and pink sapphire hoop earrings by Chopard completed the fairytale look. 13 of 25 Marc Jacobs, 2016 Larry Busacca/Getty For the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year event, Rihanna chose a sheer, floral embroidered gown and pointy-toe sneaker heels. 14 of 25 Armani, 2016 Karwai Tang/WireImage Rihanna chose a lavender tiered mermaid gown for the 2016 Brit Awards. 15 of 25 Giambattista Valli, 2015 Steve Granitz/WireImage Minutes before the red carpet ended, the singer arrived to the Grammys in a show-stopping pink cupcake gown by Giambattista Valli. "She wears couture like a T-shirt," the designer tells us. 16 of 25 Giorgio Armani, 2015 Christopher Polk/Getty Images Rihanna wore a gold Giorgio Armani tuxedo suit to the 2015 BET Awards when introducing her new music video. 17 of 25 Fendi, 2015 Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images The singer wore a bronze leather Fendi dress to the opening of the brand's New York flagship store in 2015. 18 of 25 Zac Posen, 2015 Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage Rihanna wore a maroon Zac Posen dress to the designer's fall 2015 runway show in New York City. 19 of 25 Adam Selman, 2015 Brad Barket/Getty Images Rihanna wore a pink Adam Selman dress to the NBA All-Star Night in 2015. 20 of 25 Christian Dior, 2015 Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic Rihanna attended the 2015 Los Angeles premiere of Home in a Dior pink satin dress. 21 of 25 Dior, 2015 Jun Sato/Getty Images She attended the Dior Fall/Winter 2015 repeat show in head-to-toe Dior, which consisted of an embroidered denim dress that she complemented with oversize shades, a ladylike purse, Dior Fine Jewelry, and sleek calf-high boots. 22 of 25 Dior, 2015 Getty Images North America At the Tidal Launch Event, the singer styled a blue cotton jacquard Dior jacket with a matching skirt, square hoops, and white calf-high Dior boots. There's a Reason Everyone Still Loves Dior 23 of 25 Zac Posen, 2014 Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic The singer wore a rose-colored Zac Posen gown to the First Annual Diamond Ball for the Clara Lionel Foundation in 2014. 24 of 25 Stella McCartney, 2014 Mike Marsland/WireImage Rihanna wore a Stella McCartney tuxedo blazer as a dress to the 2014 British Fashion Awards. 14 Blazer Outfit Ideas That Will Have You Saying 'Ok, Wait — I'm Wearing That Tomorrow' 25 of 25 Stella McCartney, 2014 Larry Busacca/Getty Images At the 2014 Met Gala, the singer chose a couture Stella McCartney crop top and draped long skirt and train, which she paired with a diamond choker necklace.