Rihanna in a Stella McCartney tuxedo jacket at the BFAs: tired or gorgeous?


Rihanna showed a lot of skin at the British Fashion Awards last night, but something was missing. She looks really tired, possibly because she’s working on a new record. Rihanna’s stunning no matter what. I’m simply happy that we don’t have to blur her entire dress or leave her out of coverage (due to her raging exhibitionist streak).

Rihanna wore an oversized tuxedo jacket, no pants or shirt, a diamond choker, and black stilettos. She’s showing plenty of cleavage and a whole lot of leg. Rih’s sexy as always, but there’s a big problem. This is a Stella McCartney jacket, so it’s shapeless and unflattering. You know who could have rocked a similar jacket on Rihanna? Tom Ford. Rihanna used to work his designs like no other. She even called him her “baby daddy.” Tom was at the event, but I’ll get to him in a moment. Maybe there’s been a falling out, I don’t know. It’s a shame to see Rihanna wearing a Stella design.


People cringe whenever I talk about Rita Ora as “Rihanna lite,” so I stopped. But look at who was hanging all over Tom Ford last night. Yep, this is Rita wearing a super trashy Tom Ford ensemble. It actually wouldn’t be that bad without the boob-rhinestone flowers. Rita also has a talent for making clothes look cheap, whereas Rihanna could pull this outfit off.

Rita Ora

Rita Ora

Kendall Jenner wore a cute black-and-white jumpsuit with an illusion effect that made her legs seem even longer than usual. She’s beautiful, but she wears white a lot. I’d like to see something different from her, and maybe some wavy, loose hair instead of the stick-straight look for every event.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

Suki Waterhouse wore a tiered Burberry gown with the sheer effect that Burberry’s so fond of lately. This dress is so busy with a popped-up color, and all those lampshade layers. It’s so bad that it almost works. Suki poses like an actual mannequin.

Suki Waterhouse

Lily Allen brought the mullet-y cape action in this Vivienne Westwood dress. I can’t pinpoint the color — it looks both lavender and periwinkle in different lights. The cowl neck is different and cool, but the cape is overdone and wrinkly. Lily accessorized with peach-colored hair and little pink devil horns. Something nice: The pops of color on her lips and shoes look cool.

Lily Allen

Ellie Goulding wore a dull white strapless dress, and she looked so bored. Was she asleep? This color dress washes her out.

Ellie Goulding

Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. someonestolemyname says:

    Is Stella joking with that look. It’s not my cup of tea. It makes Rhianna’s figure look awful.

    Suki Waterhouse looks wonderful. Love her dress.

    • Kiddo says:

      True and Rhianna has an incredible body. So McCartney pulled off an amazing feat, in the wrong direction.

    • paola says:

      I’m sure Rihanna looked at Rita Ora and thought ‘bitch please i wore that two weeks ago. Stop copying me’

    • LadyMTL says:

      I normally really like Rihanna’s fashion but with this mess, the only thing I covet is that necklace (and maybe the shoes). The rest is awful.

  2. Beth says:

    Not tired, not gorgeous, just plain awful.

    What is up with the fashion at these awards??! Almost everybody looks horrific. Shakespeare is gonna flounce out of his grave to pen a new tragedy for these outfits.

  3. Tom Ford is super hot. That’s all I got.

  4. lucy2 says:

    Rihanna looks like she forgot to get dressed and had to borrow a bodyguard’s jacket. Awful. Actually none of the looks here are very good, IMO.

  5. paola says:

    Sorry. Not a good look. If something looks bad even on Rihanna it means you as a designer have to get a different job.
    Rihanna is stunning but stockings with open toe sandals are just incredibly off putting. Plus that jacket is too big and ill fitting. Just imagine the same look with a tailored jacket and NO pantyhose. She would look smashing. Still high but smashing.

    I don’t even want to start on Rita Ora. It would be a waste of time..

    Lily Allen aka Britain’s biggest hypocrite looks awful. I don’t know if it’s the horns, the hair, the dress, the dress or the DRESS. wtf is she wearing?
    My god and they pay people to dress them? I want their job.

  6. Kaye says:

    Rihanna: I’m so tired. I think I’ll go to bed early . . . crap. Is that event tonight? I’ll just throw on this velvet bathrobe. It’ll be fine.

  7. Grrl says:

    So much hate for Stella on this site… Sad.
    Rita is chap, hence why everything she wears looks that way too.
    WTF is Lily Allen doing there? For someone who claims to be left wing and ‘for the people’, she sure does love trying to fit in with the it crowd. Go home Lily, you weren’t even a thing in 2007.
    Kendal is beautiful, but oh so dull. The definition of ‘just a pretty face’.

    • someonestolemyname says:

      I don’t usually ever comment on Stella, but I have to say , that this current design on Rihanna is just plain AWFUL.
      It looks like 1980′s or 90′S and she’s borrowing someone’s, tuxedo jacket to leave the club or hotel room in the morning.

  8. Marie-France says:

    This doesn´t look good on Rihanna. I usually think that she can pull off anything. She is beautiful, but most of all she has a badass attitude that makes her irresistible. Lily Allen has lost a lot of weight, is she getting a divorce?

  9. SamiHami says:

    Rihanna and Rita Ora both look like hookers…and I don’t mean the so-called “high class” type. They both look so amazingly trashy. As for the rest, meh. None of them look all that great. What every happened to models that are actually beautiful?

  10. Nene says:

    Rihanna can rock any look but that oversized and shapeless tuxedo isn’t working at all.
    And if Riri can’t pull off any design, know that it must be really terrible.
    I’ve never understood or liked Stella McCartney’s designs.

    Rita Ora is always so try-hard it’s painful to watch.

    Suki always stand like a mannequin and she is unremarkable.

    Lily Allen looks good. I like her shoes.

  11. Val says:

    I dunno, I think Rita Ora looks pretty good there. And that ensemble is much better than what TF gave Rihanna to wear at that other award show (can’t remember what it was), with the pointy pasties, ugh.
    Stella McCartney sucks. That’s all I got. Other than that Rihanna is a goddess no matter what she wears.
    LOVE Kendall’s jumpsuit. I want it. Now. That girl is gorgeous.

  12. serena says:

    All these dress are really dull and boring, nothing really stand out or make me say ‘This is beautiful!’ .. nope, snoozefest.

    Lily Allen should go back to brunette/black, she looks awful with that haircolour!

  13. scout says:

    Fugly dress (?!) on Rihanna. GORGEOUS Kendall!!

  14. Gina says:

    The outfit is bad, but Rihanna is gorgeous. Love her hair and jewelry. Rita Ora is so not happening, stop comparing her to Rih Rih. Kendall Jenner actually looked pretty. It’s a shame she can’t distance herself from that family of hers….they ruin any appeal she may have by association.

    • someonestolemyname says:

      She’s where she is because of her family.
      She is Beautiful though. I think she will go far in her modeling.

  15. bns says:

    My RiRi putting everyone else to shame <3

  16. kri says:

    Everyone but (god help me) Kendall looks pretty bad here. Usually Riri knocks it out of the park, but that thing is awful. And don’t get me started on Suki. She looks like a jellyfish on its way to church or something.

  17. Jh says:

    Suki’s dress is awesome.

  18. word says:

    Is it just me or has 2014 been the “worst dressed” year since 1988 ? WTH is everyone wearing? It’s sad when a Jenner is the best dressed at an event. Get it together Hollywood.

  19. Georganna says:

    Tired. Put those hamhocks away!

  20. Bread and Circuses says:

    Rihanna could make a gunny sack look good, and in that blob-jacket, she almost had to.

    Kendall Jenner is the only lady here who DOESN’T look tired and bored. Was it a really dull party?

  21. mollie says:

    I think that maybe it is supposed to look as though Rhianna climbed out of bed and threw her boyfriend’s smoking jacket on?
    It didn’t work.
    Just too sloppy and poorly tailored. I LOVE a well tailored tuxedo jacket on a woman, but this isn’t it.

  22. Brionne says:

    NO to all these fashion choices.

  23. I Choose Me says:

    I actually really, really like Suki’s outfit and Riri can wear whatever the hell she wants.

  24. FCH says:

    Is Suki Waterhouse’s bodice sheer or am I hallucinating nipples?

  25. Heidi says:

    The Burberry dress is stunning and perfect on Suki.

  26. Irip says:

    Girl this ain’t no sheer “effect” on Suki’s Burberry – those are nipples assaulting our virgin eyeballs in a middle of a day!
    *clutches pearls*