Rihanna never sleeps on fashion. The multifaceted mogul always knows how to pull out all the stops when serving a look. Most recently, she sent shockwaves across the world by announcing her pregnancy on Instagram dressed in an unorthodox maternity outfit.
The fit in question: A 1996 pink Chanel longline puffer, a pair of faded jeans, and a bejewelled cross necklace that left Riri’s baby bump exposed in the snowy streets of Harlem, New York. Google search analytics revealed that there was a 523 percent increase in searches with the term “maternity range” within 24 hours from the post.
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While the world picks their jaws off the floor, she continues to embrace her bump by making fashion work with it, rather than around it. Rihanna was spotted in a leopard and denim ensemble in Los Angeles, a metallic fringe set by The Attico at the Fenty Beauty Universe Event and a sheer blue button-up at the Superbowl last week.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Rihanna said: “I’m trying to enjoy it as much as I could. And fashion is one of my favourite things, so, you know, we’re defying what it even means to be pregnant and maternal.”
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Now, we know what everyone is thinking: “There is no way we can pull off what Rihanna is wearing in Singapore.” Perhaps so, but when it comes to defying the standard maternity style, she isn’t the only one.
Actress Sophie Turner was spotted out and about with husband, Joe Jonas, wearing a green, form-fitting, knitted maxi dress that confirms the pregnancy rumours surrounding the couple over the last month. It is definitely muted compared to Rihanna’s but Sophie looks just as radiant in this look.
Supermodel and soon-to-be mum for the second time Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has been rocking editorial-esque outfits and skin-tight dresses on Instagram. Many of her followers and friends sing praises in the comments section for her simple yet sophisticated style.
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There is no right or wrong way when it comes to dressing up when expecting, just different perspectives. To help you along the long pregnancy journey, we’ve picked out some comfortable yet chic maternity dresses that aren’t actually maternity dress for every trimester and beyond. Check em’ out below.