Rihanna, the Barbadian pop and rhythm-and-blues (R&B) singer, is known for being comfortable in her own skin, as evidenced by her appearance at the 94th Academy Awards, where she proudly flaunted her baby bump at Beyoncé and Jay-star-studded Z’s Oscars after-party in a belly-baring black floor-length Valentino gown that sparked maternity fashion.
Rihanna stole the event by catching eyeballs and making jaws drop with her sexy appearance that showcased her developing baby bump at the notorious Chateau Marmont hotel, which hospitality union workers have reportedly been boycotting due to complaints of staff harassment.
Despite not being nominated for an Oscar, photographs of Rihanna in attendance have been circulating on the Internet ever since. The photos show the diva in a black organza turtleneck gown with a bustier that finished in a long organza skirt with sequin embroidery all over.
Pierpaolo Piccioli, the Italian fashion designer and creative director of Valentino, created it especially for her. Rihanna wore a pair of bedazzling black opera gloves that were visible through the mesh fabric of her maternity wear beneath the sheer black gown with its bandeau-baring top and sequined skirt, which came with voluminous organza sleeves under which she wore a pair of bedazzling black opera gloves that were visible through the mesh fabric of her maternity wear.
Rihanna wore her long silky tresses open down her back in a unique zig-zag parting style reminiscent of the 1990s, and finished her look with a pair of white sneakers. Rihanna accessorized her ensemble with a pair of black-and-white statement earrings, styled by Jahleel Weaver, an American fashion designer and stylist who also serves as the deputy creative director of her fashion label ‘Fenty,’ and the fashion police couldn’t stay calm.
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“Right now I’m really into pushing the idea of sexy. When women get pregnant, society tends to make it feel like you hide, hide your sexy, and that you’re not sexy right now [but] you’ll get back there and I don’t believe in that shit. So I’m trying stuff that I might not have even had the confidence to try before I was pregnant. The strappiest, the thinnest, and the more cut-outs the better for me,” Rihanna remarked in a February interview with Refinery29 about her thoughts on maternity clothes.
Rihanna is expecting her first child with boyfriend A$AP Rocky and is currently in the third trimester of her pregnancy.