Rihanna’s fashion identity has come a long way since her first single, “Pon de Replay,” hit airwaves in 2005. Whether she’s wearing a daring evening gown or heavy tribal jewelry, this singer always captures the world’s attention. Here’s a breakdown of Rihanna’s biggest style statements of 2012 thus far.
Rihanna won Best Dressed reviews earlier this month when she wore a black alligator skin dress to the 2012 Met Gala. The floor-length, long-sleeve Tom Ford gown featured a stunning low-cut back and a fluidity that came from each piece of alligator being hand-sewn into the garment. Given Rihanna’s signature blend of edginess and glamour, this Tom Ford gown was a definite reflection of the singer’s style evolution.
Rihanna’s other major Red Carpet dress of 2012 hits a similar sexy-glam note. Her Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci gown, which she wore at the 2012 Brit Awards, featured all-over sequins and a metallic color palate that could have been found on any 1920s gown. What made this dress so Rihanna was its silhouette: with a plunging neckline, high leg slits and a daring back, this dress has an edginess you don’t see in many sequined gowns.
For an Indian twist on Rihanna’s glam gowns, try this sleek Crinkle Georgette Saree with Knitwork Border & Blouse. Both demure and daring, this black saree has a dramatic gold knit border that runs from its modest high-cut front all the way to its sexy bare back. We can definitely envision Rihanna wearing this saree on the Red Carpet with her iconic bold red lip.
Another signature Rihanna look lately has been tribal outfits and jewelry. In the video for her new single, “Where Have You Been?”, we love how the singer mixes bold tribal prints with color.
And did we mention that she brings the whole look up a notch with her Indian-inspired stacked bangles, collar necklaces and armbands?
Luxemi has all the sarees and accessories you need to weave Indian style into your Rihanna-inspired tribal look. This Black and White Hand Painted Saree by Satya Paul features an intricate striped design that updates zebra print for the runway, and a subtle Sahara flair that makes it perfect for pairing with bold jewelry like Rihanna’s stacked bangles. Luxemi’s pick? A few sets of these Diamonique Bracelets with Diamond Patterns, which will give you the layered accessory look we love for Spring 2012.
Want a softer tribal influence? This Silk Saree with Bronze Zari by Satya Paul will whisk you away to Africa. A safari-inspired pattern and delicate zari work give this warm, coppery saree a sophisticated tribal edge. We love the idea of accessorizing this saree with this Crystal Armband with Green Stone and this ethnic chic Crystal Collar with Black Drops Set to achieve a layered jewelry look like the one in Rihanna’s video.
Want more tribal inspiration? Check out the “Where Have You Been?” video, and browse our collection of tribal print sarees and accessories!