The Most Stunning Photos of Rihanna's Baby Bump

Now that her new bundle of joy has arrived, a look back at how the new mom Rih-defined maternity style

01 of 20

Sharing the Happy News


Rihanna announced on Jan. 31 that she was expecting her first child with boyfriend A$AP Rocky with a series of photos of her bump, taken in Harlem, New York. She followed up the photos with a post on Instagram, baring her bump in the mirror.

02 of 20

Fashion Blast from the Past


The mom-to-be stepped out in a bump-baring, 2000s-inspired look, complete with low-rise jeans, snakeskin wrap heels and a trucker hat.

The "We Found Love" singer told PEOPLE of her maternity fashion, "Right now, being pregnant, some days you just feel like, 'Ugh, I just want to lay here on this couch all day.' But when you put on a little face and a little lipstick, you transform."

"You put some clothes on, and it's like, when you look good, you feel good," Rihanna continued. "I've heard that for a very long time, but it's true. It really can get you up off that couch and make you feel like a bad bitch."

03 of 20

Lady in Red

Rihanna caught shoppers by complete surprise as she made an unannounced appearance at her brand new, Savage X Fenty Store at Westfield Culver City in Los Angeles Rihanna Shocks Shoppers as she Makes Surprise Appearance at her new Savage X Fenty Store in Los Angeles, USA - 12 Feb 2022

Ahead of Valentine's Day 2022, the Fenty founder and her rapper boyfriend surprised shoppers at the Savage X Fenty store at the Westfield Culver City mall in L.A.

The superstar donned a bright red robe with matching heels for the occasion.

A source told PEOPLE that the fashion mogul "couldn't be happier."

"Having a baby is something she was never focused on, but being with Rocky opened her up to the idea. She couldn't be happier and is so excited to be a mom," the source said. "She's loving all the changes to her body during pregnancy and has always celebrated pregnant women in her runway shows for Fenty."

04 of 20

Shine Bright

Rihanna poses for a picture as she celebrates her beauty brands fenty beauty and fenty skin at Goya Studios on February 11, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
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Rihanna stunned in a bold, see-through sequin number for the Fenty Beauty Universe Event on Feb. 12

She told PEOPLE "it's fun" but also "a challenge" to play with fashion while pregnant. She added, "I like it. I'm enjoying it."

"I'm enjoying not having to worry about covering up my tummy," the "Diamonds" singer added. "If I feel a little chubby, it's like, whatever! It's a baby!"

05 of 20

All Smiles

A$AP Rocky and Rihanna celebrate Fenty Beauty & Fenty Skin at Goya Studios on February 11, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
A$AP Rocky and Rihanna. Rich Fury/Getty

The only thing more sparkling than Rihanna's outfit at the Fenty Beauty Universe Event were the matching smiles on the couple's faces.

Speaking with PEOPLE at the event, Rihanna explained that the pair — who wore coordinating outfits — did not plan to match. "I didn't know what he was wearing. I didn't even see him!" she said. "Like, he left the studio to come here."

06 of 20

Just Super

Rihanna and her baby belly are ready to eat as they are seen grabbing a bite at Nobu

The singer made it clear which team she was rooting for in the Super Bowl on Feb. 13, wearing an L.A. Rams-inspired look and showing off her bump in a sheer, blue top.

07 of 20

Love on the Brain

*EXCLUSIVE* Pregnant Rihanna sports a Chicago Bulls jersey while out for dinner

Rihanna brought back a fan-favorite when she left Nobu wearing her iconic Saint Laurent heart-shaped jacket, which first caught fans' attention in 2016. She paired the coat with a Chicago Bulls jersey to keep her bump warm, and a pair of brown joggers with patches down the leg.

08 of 20

N.Y.C. Chic


While out in N.Y.C., the star wore a baggy leopard-print jacket that was left partially unzipped so her bump could peek through. She also had on black sweatpants, a set of furry brown heels and a black hat over her hair that fell behind her shoulders in loose waves.

09 of 20

Bedazzled Denim

Pregnant Rihanna Covers Her Baby Bump as She and Boyfriend A$AP Rocky Enjoy N.Y.C. Dinner Date

Rihanna wore a New York Mets t-shirt, which covered her growing bump, with bedazzled faded jeans and an orange jacket to dinner at Carbone in N.Y.C. with Rocky and her younger brother Rorrey Fenty on Feb. 19.

10 of 20

Everything Is 'Gucci'

A$AP Rocky and Rihanna. Jacopo M. Raule/Getty

Sitting front row at the Gucci show, Rih and Rocky came to slay Milan Fashion Week. Rihanna wore a large purple fur coat, which she paired with a black leather and lace crop top that stopped right above her bump. Her look also featured a pair of black pants with a red dragon design on the leg.

11 of 20

Livin' Lavish


Out in Milan, the Fenty mogul rocked a sparkly, sheer black dress with an oval-shaped cutout just above her bump. Her edgy look also featured the lavish, purple fur coat seen earlier in the day at the Gucci show, as well as strap-up jeweled sandals and a cross necklace that perfectly rested on her belly button.

12 of 20

Just Peachy

Off-White : Front Row - Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear F/W 2022-2023
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At the Off-White Fall 2022 show in Paris, Rihanna wore a peach-colored leather mini dress with a matching shearling coat on Feb. 28. For shoes, she wore knee-high strappy heels and carried a small peach-colored purse.

13 of 20

Dior Darling

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The mogul's bump was the star of her sexy sheer naked dress while attending the Dior Autumn Winter 2022 show at Paris Fashion Week on March 1.

14 of 20

Baby Blues

Rihanna Stuns in Aqua Blue Ensemble

On her way to Caviar Kaspia in Paris, Rihanna wore a skintight aqua jumpsuit that featured a cutout across the left side of her stomach. She accessorized the bright blue look with a large trench coat and a pair of matching sunglasses and heels.

15 of 20

Comfy Chic

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The Fenty mogul dressed in a cozy-yet-chic look while in Paris in March 2022, donning a sherpa-lined suede coat over a white hoodie and a pair of jeans, and topping off the look with thigh-high leather boots while out for late-night shopping trip to Baby Dior with her boyfriend.

16 of 20

Glitzy Glam

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The mom-to-be took a cue from her own song, shining bright like a diamond while celebrating the debut of Fenty Beauty at Ulta in March 2022. The singer wore a long-sleeve peekaboo crop top that criss-crossed at the chest with a glittery floor-length column skirt for the occasion. She also added layers of silver jewelry, including a thin intricate chain draped across her pregnant belly.

17 of 20

Bad Gal

*EXCLUSIVE* - Rihanna shows off her burgeoning baby bump as she leaves Giorgio Baldi

The style queen hit Santa Monica for dinner with friends in a sparkling silver bralette under an oversized leather jacket, leather mini skirt and matching thigh-high leather boots.

The badass look later received praise from Kim Kardashian. Posting photos of Rihanna's leather outfit on her Instagram Story, Kardashian wrote, "OMGGGGGG 🔥🔥🔥 @badgalriri BEST PREGNANCY STYLE EVER!!!"

18 of 20

Ultra Elegance


On March 27, the singer stepped out for JAY-Z's star-studded party following the 2022 Academy Awards. The star wowed as she rocked a sheer turtleneck top paired with a glittering, black floor-length skirt. She finalized the look with a pair of sparkly black gloves and had her hair styled straight, down her back.

19 of 20

Billionaire Blues

Rihanna spotted after leaving from dinner at Nobu
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Soon after making her debut on Forbes' World's Billionaires List for 2022 — coming in as the highest-ranked female musician, with a net worth of $1.7 billion — Rihanna stepped out with Rocky for a night out in a navy crop top and maxi skirt. She accessorized the look with a Los Angeles Fire Department hat, Adidas sneakers, pearl necklaces and a blue Dior purse.

20 of 20

Think Pink


On April 12, Rihanna wore a pink ensemble while out and about in L.A., including a hot pink faux fox across her shoulder.

PEOPLE confirmed in May 2022 that the singer's baby had arrived, with a source saying, "Rihanna is doing well. They are very excited to be parents. Rihanna is already a wonderful mom."

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