When fans line up for days in advance of an appearance in order to secure a chance to meet you in person, you owe it to them to show up in style. Rihanna channeled '80s prom chic in a pink dress at her RiRi fragrance launch event at Macy's in downtown Brooklyn. Yes, some diehard members of her beloved Navy slept outside for days so that they could meet her!
Rihanna ditched her blue hair, blue lipstick, and baggy pink gingham menswear attire, all looks she rocked last week. Instead, she went with a lacy and off-the-shoulder pink mini, which fell in line with the powder pink hue that dominates the accompanying ads for her latest perfume. Her micro mini with puffed sleeves looked like it came from the decade of her birth!
RiRi piled her spiraled, auburn curls atop her head, which is a look she has been pumping for a while now. The combo of the defined curls and the off-the-shoulder, puffed sleeve shape of the dress added a very '80s vibe to this ensemble.
Of course she Rihanna-ed it and made it modern with layers of pearl and blingy necklaces and a cat eye flick. But her whisper-light lipstick matched her dress and it was ultimately a softer, gentler Rihanna. She checked her "BBHMM" persona at the door.
Rihanna is obviously more recognized for edgy as opposed to delicate fashion choices. But she balanced the pale, feminine hue of the frock with the micro mini hem.
Check out those puffy, '80s prom sleeves.
You also get a better look at the silvery sheen of the fabric here.
Gobs of bracelets were ladylike and costume-y and I mean that in the good way.
I love how the dress looks like something that Rihanna yanked out of her mother's closet and then deconstructed it. It's not often that Rihanna looks so powder puff and pink.
Relish it while it lasts.
Rihanna pretty much made '80s prom chic a thing in 2015.
Think Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink, of course. If you've never seen it, make a date with Netflix, stat!
See what I mean about that off-the-shoulder pouf look being so '80s prom!
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