Rihanna is one of fashion’s most-watched celebs and always seems to hold on to her spot on the best-dressed charts.  She’s known for her fierce and bold sense of fashion and never fails to impress with one extreme look after another—the photo that popped up on her Instagram this morning straight from the Crop Over Festival in her hometown of Barbados is proof!
rihanna red carpet look

Apart from her daring fashion choices, she’s got a badass personality to match—one that allows her her to carry off pretty much anything (seriously…this girl could make a sack look sexy)! She never fails to impress with her unique style and glorious outfits, especially on the red carpet.

Here’s taking a look at some of her most noteworthy red carpet appearances of all time…

rihanna red carpet look at met gala 2007

MET Gala 2007— Poiret: King of Fashion

Now Rihanna’s no newbie to the red carpet, she’s been around for a while. So lets start by going back in time a little…. all the way to 2007. She looked like a vision in this white embellished Georges Chakra gown paired with diamond earrings, a bracelet and rings. And lets not forget that lovely red rose…. such a perfect accessory to complete this look!

rihanna red carpet look at met gala 2009

MET Gala 2009—The Model as Muse

In 2009 Rihanna stormed the red carpet in a Dolce and Gabanna pantsuit and bowtie paired with black leather gloves and killer black stilettos. Her short but voluminous hairstyle with golden streaks beautifully complimented the outfit. She definitely looked like both the model and the muse that night!

rihanna red carpet look at met gala 2011

MET Gala 2011—Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

In 2011 Rihanna stole the show in this breathtaking Stella McCartney gown. She accessorized with gorgeous emerald earrings and strappy black heels and finished off with a long side braid. We think its safe to say she took the theme quite seriously… and boy did she deliver!

rihanna red carpet look at london fashion week 2012

London Fashion Week 2012

This was already a fashionably fabulous event, but Rihanna’s arrival set this party on fire. Rihanna sizzled in this slinky green Stella McCartney wrap dress with a plunging neckline, low back and thigh-high slit. She accessorized this number with a layered gold choker, bracelets and gold stilettos. And that sleek blonde bob was just the perfect hairstyle to go with this look.

rihanna red carpet look at grammy awards 2013

Grammy Awards 2013

Rihanna completely stole the show at the 2013 Grammys in this vibrant, floor-skimming Azzedine Alaia outfit. This sheer-infused gown paired with that loose wavey hair and a bright bold lip made it a look to kill for!

rihanna red carpet look at bet awards 2015

BET Awards 2015

2015 saw Rihanna take haute couture to a new high in this super chic gold Giorgio Armani tuxedo at the BET Awards where she introduced her new music video. She paired this beaut’ with black stilettoes, and a sleek ponytail and then subtly amped up the bling with a diamond wreath, a gold watch and diamond rings.

rihanna red carpet look at met gala 2015

MET Gala 2015—Chinese Whispers

Rihanna looked like absolute royalty in this imperial yellow, fur trimmed cape by Guo Pei. This elaborate piece of Chinese couture, embroidered with endless scrolls of intricate floral designs made red carpet history that’s celebrated even today. And there couldn’t possibly be a better accompaniment to this outfit than that gorgeous headdress (definitely a lot of chinese whispers about this one)!

rihanna red carpet look at hollywood premiere

Hollywood Premiere of ‘Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets’ this year

This was one of Rihanna’s most recent appearances where she finally got to have her Barbie Doll moment. She completely stole our hearts in this powder pink off shoulder gown by Giambattista Valli Couture. This beautiful number with big puffy sleeves, a ruffled neckline and an extra long trail paired with matching lace sandals was a total winner for us.

Let’s face it—Rihanna is one of fashion’s favourite it-girls and a celebrated style icon.  We absolutely love her for her fearless and edgy fashion choices and the sheer confidence and sexiness she pulls it off with. Whether its bold and sexy, elegant and chic or straight out crazy, she’s done it all and nailed it every single time. After all…they don’t just call her a trendsetter for nothin’!

Image credits: Fortune Inspired, @badgirlriri Instagram, LOS40, Instyle, Celebuzz, Celebmafia, Fashionnstyle, Zimbio 

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