When we think of a fashion icon, we think of someone who has consistently been a revolutionary in fashion. They always push the envelope, overstep barriers and ooze confidence in whatever garment or outfit they throw on. They tend to be the rule breakers who take no heed to unwritten rules on what to wear or how to wear to wear it. Instead, these people create the rules to fit them and their outfits follow suit.
Great fashion icons such as Kate Moss, Audrey Hepburn & Marilyn Monroe come to mind when we think about these style influential’s. More recently we see contemporary singers, actresses and models slowly joining the ranks of the fashion icon elite; the Hadid’s, the Kardashians, the Ga-Ga’s and even those fictional fashionistas such as the great Carrie Bradshaw from the series that oozed style, Sex & The City.
Today however, there is no one as daring and as fearless when it comes to fashion as pop superstar Rihanna. A true fashion icon in our eyes, we break down some of her styles and show you how you can re-create the classic Ri-Ri style from our own collection at GlamCorner.
Dress Like a Fashion Icon: Rihanna
Rihanna wore a Dior mini denim dress at the Dior runway show in Tokyo. With a classic Ri-Ri twist, she paired the feminine dress with mid-calf boots for an edgy look. Try re-creating this style with a fit and flare dress like this one from Alex Perry and pair with lace-up ankle boots from Nasty Gal to add your own daring twist.
Dare to bare and take your fashion icon to a sexy new level with a plunging neckline and cheeky leg slit! This Crepe dress by Solace London is a contemporary spin on the classic little black dress. With its plunging V-neckline and high waisted split in the skirt, this dress is a show stopper and requires those with a Rihanna-esque confidence to pull off! Pair with a classic black heel and a gold jewel encrusted clutch from Franchi to add some metallic pop to your ensemble.
Rihanna was a picture of elegance dressed in this ivory lace dress by Jean Paul Gaultier at the 2010 NRJ Music Awards. You can try this demure look on yourself with this classically beautiful floral white lace gown from Grace & Hart. The backless design adds an extra cheekiness for that modern edge.
Capture the glamour of this gorgeous flowing red dress as worn by Rihanna at the 2013 Grammy Awards with this stunning gown by Alex Perry. Featuring a floor-sweeping style and crossover strap detail, this dress is a perfect contender for mimicking Ri-Ri’s bold red carpet look. Balance out the boldness of the red with a matching lip colour and style your hair into loose waves to balance the softness of the dress’ silhouette.