Rihanna’s maternity style has been all belly-baring crop tops and low-rise baggy jeans – until now. While out with partner (possibly fiancé, judging by the substantial diamond ring on her finger) A$AP Rocky in LA, the star was positively glowing in a diaphanous Simone Rocha babydoll dress, colorful Union Air Jordan 4 SP “Guava Ice” sneakers, and a pair of Loewe Paula’s Ibiza sunglasses.
The floaty dress is a departure from the skin-flashing looks she’s been wearing since announcing her pregnancy – her vintage pink Chanel coat, Dior lingerie and shimmering Coperni separates being notable highlights. Though not officially a maternity dress, the Simone midi is the perfect piece in which to embrace her bump.
Many stylish mums-to-be have turned to Rocha’s spirited dresses to see them through pregnancy. As the designer’s fanbase will know, Rocha’s ready-to-wear lends itself well to a changing body, owing to her forgiving silhouettes and sweet, fanciful trims. Should Rihanna choose to continue her breezy dress streak, there is much for her to enjoy in Rocha’s autumn/winter 2022 collection. The black puff-sleeve coat accessorized with a pearly choker would suit for dinner at her favorite Italian restaurant, Giorgio Baldi, while the boudoir-ready dresses with trailing ribbons would work for a special occasion.
Rihanna has a keen eye for London talent: earlier this week she wore a sculpting mini from KNWLS’s autumn/winter 2021 collection, the brand masterminded by Fashion East alum Charlotte Knowles and her boyfriend, Alexandre Arsenault.
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk