Rihanna's Debut Pregnancy Look Features Controversial Jeans and a Vintage Chanel Coat Worth Over $10,000
Today the world collectively gasped. It looks like we may never be getting a new Rihanna album, but we will be getting a new heir to the Fenty throne. Rihanna is expecting her first baby with boyfriend A$AP Rocky. We've really come a long way since Barcade.
Rihanna has been unknowingly serving us pregnancy looks for some time now, with outfits rangingfrom a bright orange teddy coat worn with Celine cargo pants and embellished Gucci x Balenciaga pumps to our personal favorite,the oversized red Balenciaga puffer with no pants. Of course, her first official pregnancy 'fit is even better than we could have imagined.
Rihanna announced her pregnancy with a photoshoot by Diggzy — the photographer recently named "fashion's favorite paparazzi" by Vogue — underneath subway tracks in Harlem before an oncoming snow storm. She wore Vetements low-rise jeans and a pink Chanel padded puffer from Karl Lagerfeld's 1996 collection, buttoned only once to expose her baby bump underneath a long vintage Christian LaCroix cross necklace. Freezing weather and snow flurries be damned! I imagine when you're carrying the powerful life force that is a mini bad gal Riri (bad gal baby, if you will), you don't feel the cold.
It's the most Rihanna way to do this, which means it's the only right way to do this. Her baby is probably also wearing vintage 1996 Chanel in the womb, as they deserve to. And while the search term "pink padded jackets" shot up 200 percent in the hour after the photos broke the internet, according to data shared by LoveTheSales, it's with great sadness that I inform you that Rihanna's exact jacket costs over $10,000. I still plan on saving this image to my outfit mood board for reference (even though I do not have an important offspring to announce) while searching endlessly for affordable dupes at Nordstrom.
Rihanna's vintage Chanel stole the show, no doubt, but her debut pregnancy look also might have the power to de-divide the internet on low-rise jeans. There's no denying she looks incredible, and while the low-rise look is a little easier to swallow when adorned in a Chanel leather chain belt, it's still something I'll now reconsider adding to my wardrobe. I personally plan on pairing mine with an unbuttoned winter jacket ASAP to celebrate what is already the biggest celebrity news of 2022.
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Bernardo Diamond Quilted Hooded Jacket
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Free People Dolman Sleeve Quilted Jacket
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Kate Spade Diamond Quilted Coat
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Bernie Oversized Quilted Cotton Coat
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Avec Les Filles Hooded Duvet Puffer Coat
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Sandy Liang Woodland Quilted Half-Zip Coat
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Burberry Dranefeld Quilted Barn Jacket
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Rag & Bone Dre Low Rise Jeans
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Paige Sloane Low Rise Bootcut Jeans
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Guess Low Rise Pants
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Whetherly Pierce High Waist Straight Leg Ankle Jeans
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Balmain Low Rise Ankle Boyfriend Jeans
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