Style Evolution: Rihanna Brought to you by Fashion OneRihanna has come a long way style-wise since first being thrust into the spotlight by her mentor Jay-Z, transforming into a diva with a wild edge and a high fashion IQ. As the years go by, her outfits have become increasingly daring, constantly upping the ante in sex appeal and sartorial risks. The most famous Barbadian of the moment is watched for her red carpet and street looks.
Girl next door
Despite the plunging cleavage, the outfit has a hint of the childlike about it with the multicolor print top and pink leggings. Rihanna slipped on for the 19th edition of the Kids Choice Awards in Los Angeles, on April 1, 2006.
Rihanna displays a sense of soft, refined sensuality with this bustier dress at the BET Awards of 2006, held in LA on June 27.
This Zac Posen dress, which fits Rihanna like a glove, has a siren-sexy cut and an attention-grabbing metallic element, was her choice for New York City's annual Fashion Rocks event, on September 7, 2006.
The elegance of the pencil skirt and matching bustier top with Louboutin studded pumps is offset by the hairstyle, rosary and scarlet lips. The perfect combo to attend Kanye West's 30th birthday at New York's Louis Vuitton shop, on June 7, 2007.
Rihanna mixed casual streetwear with RnB diva garb to promote her album 'Good Girl Gone Bad' in New York City on June 12, 2007
Proof that Rihanna's hemline has been going north, with this Zac Posen dress that does cover up the front side of her thighs. A fitting wardrobe selection for the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, on November 23, 2008.
This Gucci dress is the perfect match for the singer's complexion and the red carpet of the Grammy Awards in LA, on February 7, 2009.
Rihanna shows off her wild side in this 'Tank Girl'-inspired combo, but the fashion police disapprove of the poorly frayed denim cutoffs and the retro-rave hairstyle. (November 16, 2010)
Read between the lines
This Jean Paul Gaultier creation is a good reflection of the singer's style -- there's a sweet side with the ruffles and an overtly sexy side with the very sheer and revealing panels. Rihanna wore the outfit to the Grammy Awards held in LA on February 13, 2011
Rihanna is well known for her love affair with camouflage prints. In New York's urban jungle, she blends in with her fans, dumping Louboutin for classic Timberland boots to stay true to her street roots. (November 2012)