Rihanna didn’t invent the concept of maternity style, but sometimes it sure feels like she did.
From body jewelry and ripped jeans to bodysuits with cutouts, the recording artist, billionaire, and mom has been amping up her personal style ever since announcing her first pregnancy in early 2022. In 2023, she announced her second pregnancy while performing at the Super Bowl halftime show, and she’s continued to innovate pregnancy style ever since.
“I’m enjoying not having to worry about covering up my tummy. If I feel a little chubby, it’s like, whatever! It’s a baby,” Rihanna told People about her approach to maternity style in February 2022. “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. 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.”
And no one’s a badder bitch than Rihanna. For the better part of the last two years, the “Diamonds” singer has been turning heads with looks that are covetable whether you’re pregnant or not. Here are our favorite Rihanna maternity-style moments:
2021–2022: First Pregnancy
The Bigger the Coat, the Better