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Rihanna’s Style Evolution

The “Diamonds” singer stuns on and off the red carpet.

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In 2005, Rihanna debuted “Pon De Replay,” the song that launched her into stardom. The cropped halter top and ultra low-rise jeans are a sign of the times.

2005

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At the 2006 Teen Choice Awards, RiRi wore a royal purple dress and her hair in an updo — the dream 2000s high school dance look. 

2006

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This dusty pink, bandage bodycon dress is giving us major nostalgia. 

2007

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During her Good Girl Gone Bad era, the singer performed at the MTV Video Music Awards. She rocked the pixie haircut.

2008

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This laser-cut Marchesa dress the “Umbrella” singer wore to the American Music Awards that year showcased her love of bold style.

2009

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Rihanna wore a high-collared Elie Saab gown to the Grammys, where she took home best rap song and rap/sung collaboration for “Run This Town” with Jay-Z and Kanye West.

2010

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Denim shorts and tights? You can’t get more 2011 than that. Rihanna, of course, slayed that trend.

2011

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 The nine-time Grammy winner dropped her seventh studio album Unapologetic in 2012 — and wore a stylish all-black outfit to the record release fan event. 

2012

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RiRi shone bright like a diamond at the 2013 American Music Awards where she took home four awards in a stunning, black dropped top and mermaid skirt.

2013

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 We’ve come to expect Rihanna’s Met Gala looks to be bold and memorable, but this year she opted for a more subdued Stella McCartney two-piece gown. 

2014

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The singer’s street style is legendary and this look is no exception. She rocks any oversized coat. 

2015

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She put in the work, work, work, work, work for the Fenty by Puma collaboration and looked like a gothic queen doing so.

2016

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 If anyone can make a Canadian tuxedo look stylish, it’s our girl RiRi. 

2017

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She sat front row at the Louis Vuitton Menswear Paris Fashion Week show in this white jumpsuit. Major creds to stylist Jahleel Weaver.

2018

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She’s the only girl in the world for us. This dress-plus-pants combo is outstanding.

2019

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Rihanna wore a monochromatic outfit, so now we wear monochromatic outfits.

2020

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