These 50+ Rihanna Outfits Prove She's the Ultimate Style Icon

Rihanna is a fashion icon. She broadened the scope of inclusive in fashion with her Savage x Fenty brand and made history as LVMH's first Black woman designer in 2019, to name a few of her groundbreaking contributions to fashion. Her career is worthy of every accolade, but her style is more personal. It represents the 35-year-old Barbadian musician's ability to break convention with her wardrobe, and convey empowering and freeing messages through her clothing.

[Rihanna's] career in fashion is worthy of every accolade, but her style is more personal.

She upgraded the naked-dress trend in Adam Selman at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards, where she was recognized as fashion icon award winner. When she wore a strategically unbuttoned pink Chanel puffer coat to announce her first pregnancy with partner A$AP Rocky, she changed the way we think of maternity fashion, making it feel sexier and bolder than ever before. What's most exciting about Rihanna's style is that she's a rule breaker. She rarely subscribes to traditional modes of thinking when it comes to dressing, pairing heart-shaped fox fur coats with shorts or slip dresses with floor-length pants.

Rihanna's singular sense of style is fully on display at the Met Gala. One of the most exciting stars to walk the red carpet every year, the "Lift Me Up" singer shows that she is a true student of fashion by studying the theme and choosing her outfit with intention and thoughtful consideration. In 2015, she blew everyone away in a custom gold embroidered gown by Guo Pei for the Met Gala's "China: Through The Looking Glass" theme. When she chaired the ball in 2018, she nailed the "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" theme in a custom John Galliano dress replete with a hat to resemble the Pope.

While she works with renowned stylist Jahleel Weaver to dream up many of her outfits, there is no denying Rihanna's input as both a collaborator and artist. And her résumé reflects her prowess: in the past, she was named creative director of Puma in 2014; fronted campaigns for Armani, Balmain, and Dior; and developed collections with Manolo Blahnik, Chopard, and Amina Muaddi.

Ahead, scroll through time and count down Rihanna's best fashion moments to date.

Rihanna in New York City, 2023
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Rihanna in New York City, 2023

Wearing a Dries van Noten coat and a Bottega Veneta oversize clutch.

Rihanna at "Good Morning America," 2015
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Rihanna at "Good Morning America," 2015

Wearing Pascal Millet.

Rihanna at Club Up and Down in NYC, 2016
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Rihanna at Club Up and Down in NYC, 2016

Wearing a sheer green fringe and beaded look for the MTV VMAs afterparty.

Rihanna at the 2017 Grammys
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Rihanna at the 2017 Grammys

Wearing an orange Armani Privé crop top complete with a full, ruffled skirt in moody black.

Rihanna in NYC, 2016
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Rihanna in NYC, 2016

Wearing a Versace dress and Stella McCartney platforms.

Rihanna at the 2016 MTV VMAs
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Rihanna at the 2016 MTV VMAs

Wearing Alexandre Vaulthier.

Rihanna in NYC, 2016
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Rihanna in NYC, 2016

Wearing a Ralph Lauren robe and slides.

Rihanna at the 2016 FN Achievement Awards
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Rihanna at the 2016 FN Achievement Awards

Wearing Vetements x Juicy Couture.

Rihanna in NYC, 2016
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Rihanna in NYC, 2016

Wearing an Adam Selman dress and Stella McCartney platforms.

Rihanna at LAX, 2014
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Rihanna at LAX, 2014

Wearing a DKNY sweatshirt dress.

Rihanna in NYC, 2015
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Rihanna in NYC, 2015

Wearing Fleamadonna pajamas and a Fenty necklace.

Rihanna at The New York Edition, 2015
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Rihanna at The New York Edition, 2015

Wearing a white slip dress over black flares.

Rihanna in NYC, 2015
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Rihanna in NYC, 2015

Wearing a Raf Simons graffiti trench coat.

Rihanna at a Lakers Game, 2016
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Rihanna at a Lakers Game, 2016

Wearing a Dior anorak, Citizens of Humanity jeans, and Dior bag.

Rihanna in LA, 2023
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Rihanna in LA, 2023

Wearing a cropped Loewe polo, Agolde jeans, Gucci sunglasses, Louis Vuitton bag, Timberland boots, and jewelry from Y/Project, Le Vian, Popular Jewelry, and Annoushka.

Rihanna at the 2023 Oscars
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Rihanna at the 2023 Oscars

Wearing an Alaïa dress with Moussaieff Jewellers earrings and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

Rihanna Backstage at the 2023 Oscars
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Rihanna Backstage at the 2023 Oscars

Wearing a Bottega Veneta look with Area x Sergio Rossi strappy sandals and a Briony Raymond anklet.

Rihanna Performing at the Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show
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Rihanna Performing at the Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show

Wearing a Loewe utility jumpsuit with MM6 Maison Margiela x Salomon sneakers, earrings from Messika, and a timepiece from Jacob & Co.

Rihanna at the 2022 "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere
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Rihanna at the 2022 "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere

Wearing a Rick Owens dress, custom Giuseppe Zanotti mules, and Reza jewelry.

Rihanna at a Fenty Beauty Event in LA, 2022
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Rihanna at a Fenty Beauty Event in LA, 2022

Wearing an Attico set with Chopard earrings, a Verdura bracelet, and Manolo Blahnik sandals.

Rihanna at the Fall 2022 Gucci Show During Milan Fashion Week
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Rihanna at the Fall 2022 Gucci Show During Milan Fashion Week

Wearing a Gucci look with a Briony Raymond cross-pendant necklace and Amina Muaddi shoes.

Rihanna at a Fenty Event in Bergdorf Goodman, 2020
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Rihanna at a Fenty Event in Bergdorf Goodman, 2020

Wearing Fenty.

Rihanna at Kappo Masa in NYC, 2019
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Rihanna at Kappo Masa in NYC, 2019

Wearing a beige oversize blazer over a champagne slip skirt.

Rihanna Celebrating Fenty Beauty at Ulta in LA, 2022
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Rihanna Celebrating Fenty Beauty at Ulta in LA, 2022

Wearing a Coperni top and sequined maxi skirt with a diamond Messika bodychain and Repossi hoops.

Rihanna in Seoul, 2019
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Rihanna in Seoul, 2019

Wearing Jacquemus.

Rihanna at a Fenty Beauty Event at Sephora in Brooklyn, 2018
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Rihanna at a Fenty Beauty Event at Sephora in Brooklyn, 2018

Rihanna at a Fenty Beauty Anniversary Event in Australia, 2018
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Rihanna at a Fenty Beauty Anniversary Event in Australia, 2018

Wearing an Atelier Versace minidress with Christian Louboutin shoes and a Mark Cross bag.

Rihanna at the 2018 Diamond Ball in NYC
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Rihanna at the 2018 Diamond Ball in NYC

Rihanna at the 2018 "Oceans 8" UK Premiere
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Rihanna at the 2018 "Oceans 8" UK Premiere

Wearing a Poiret dress with Giuseppe Zanotti sandals, a Christian Louboutin clutch, Konstantino earrings, and rings from Eleuteri and Harry Kotlar.

Rihanna at the Spring 2017 Dior Show During Paris Fashion Week
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Rihanna at the Spring 2017 Dior Show During Paris Fashion Week

Wearing Dior.

Rihanna at the 2018 Met Gala
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Rihanna at the 2018 Met Gala

Wearing Margiela with Christian Louboutin heels.

Rihanna in NYC, 2017
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Rihanna in NYC, 2017

Wearing Tom Ford.

Rihanna in NYC, 2017
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Rihanna in NYC, 2017

Wearing an oversize Gucci waist bag.

Rihanna in NYC, 2017
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Rihanna in NYC, 2017

Wearing Fenty x Puma.

Rihanna in NYC, 2017
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Rihanna in NYC, 2017

Wearing Y/Project.

Rihanna in NYC, 2017
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Rihanna in NYC, 2017

Wearing a Prada look and Gucci sunglasses.

Rihanna in New York City, 2015
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Rihanna in New York City, 2015

Wearing an LBD with strappy stiletto heels that wrapped up the thigh.

Rihanna in NYC, 2015
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Rihanna in NYC, 2015

Wearing a Marni dress, Versace choker, Fenty necklace, and Chanel loafers.

Rihanna in London, 2013
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Rihanna in London, 2013

Wearing Adidas Originals x Opening Ceremony.

Rihanna at the Fall 2014 Chanel Show During Paris Fashion Week
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Rihanna at the Fall 2014 Chanel Show During Paris Fashion Week

Wearing Chanel.

Rihanna in NYC, 2013
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Rihanna in NYC, 2013

Wearing Balmain.

Rihanna at JAY-Z's Roc La Familia T-Dot Takeover, 2005
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Rihanna at JAY-Z's Roc La Familia T-Dot Takeover, 2005

Wearing a blue cropped hoodie and white track pants.

Rihanna at the Fall 2013 Chanel Haute Couture Show
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Rihanna at the Fall 2013 Chanel Haute Couture Show

Wearing Chanel.

Rihanna in London, 2012
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Rihanna in London, 2012

Wearing Stella McCartney.

Rihanna in London, 2012
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Rihanna in London, 2012

Wearing a Joyrich sweater dress.

Rihanna at Westfield Stratford City in London, 2012
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Rihanna at Westfield Stratford City in London, 2012

Wearing an Acne striped set under a Raf Simons coat.

Rihanna in London, 2012
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Rihanna in London, 2012

Wearing a prep-punk outfit with a plaid varsity jacket.

Rihanna at CinemaCon, 2023
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Rihanna at CinemaCon, 2023

Wearing Y/Project fall 2023 and jewelry from Jacob & Co and Bayco.