Rihanna has been recognized as a style icon to every fashion enthusiast. After all, the self-proclaimed “fashion killa” has been the recipient of the Fashion Icon award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).
As she comes out with a vast range of fresh looks that don’t commit to one aesthetic, Rihanna proves that predictability doesn’t run in her vocabulary. In fact, there’s only one thing that remains clear: she’s a true trendsetter.
Here’s a rundown of 5 iconic fashion trends that Riri sported first:
1. Colorful Furs
Taking fall fashion to a higher level, Rihanna loves to rock fur in bold, vivid colors. With such an audacious piece, it can punch up any look and turn heads as you walk into a room.
Not to say that Rihanna started head-to-toe denim because it certainly was huge in the 2000s (remember Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake at the AMAs?), but she has been revamping the classic trend in her own cool way. The ultimate favorite has got to be her denim cape over a blue netted fringe dress that she donned on a night out.
This lands as the most important trend on the list as it has never been considered acceptable for women to not wear bra in public. But the moment Rihanna wore a crystal-embellished Adam Selman dress at the 2014 CFA Awards, it was the beginning of the braless movement. After all, it’s about time that women can wear whatever they want. The message that Rihanna sent out with through this look is a massive, significant statement.
4. Sleepover Chic
Before pajama dressing became a street style trend last year, Rihanna already sported the look from way back. She doesn’t just defy rules, but she burns the entire rule book.
5. Heels With Socks
The socks-and-heels trend has been all the rage after Demna Gvasalia debuted Vetements’ sock boots, and Gucci dropped sandals with removable latex socks. But it seems like Rihanna has been rocking the trend since 2010, as she paired her pumps with fishnets and fur.
In-article photos: Mirror UK | Vogue | Daily Mail UK
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