Rihanna’s street style: are you feeling her ’70s-style Dolce & Gabbana caftan?


Here are some street-style photos of Rihanna out and about in NYC on Sunday. She was apparently running some errands or doing some shopping. This is how Rihanna “runs errands.” She wears a bright Dolce & Gabbana caftan, Stella McCartney platform shoes and no Dior sunglasses! Incidentally, that sunglasses-story last Friday has made me review my previous opinions on cheap sunglasses. Maybe I will try an expensive pair of sunglasses one day, just to see what they’re like.

As for Rihanna’s D&G caftan… it’s summery, it’s beachy, it’s glam and like most of what Rihanna wears, it probably only looks good on Rihanna and no one else. Don’t get me wrong, I long for the day when “caftans-as-outerwear” makes a triumphant return. People always roll their eyes at ‘70s style, but I love the ‘70s look of caftans and prints. What I hate here is Rihanna’s shoe choice. Those Stella McCartney shoes are just THE WORST.

Speaking of shoes, Rihanna’s collaboration with Puma is still going strong. Puma released their third collection with Rihanna a few days ago and the sneakers sold out in just 35 minutes online. I’m telling you, Rihanna has the Midas touch when it comes to style/accessories and more designers should pursue her for collaborations. I’ve already convinced myself to start pricing caftans, because surely I’ll look the same as Rihanna when I wear a caftan, right?



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  1. Locke Lamora says:

    The caftan is ugly, but the shoes are amazing. So beautiful.
    And I love her Puma creepers.

    • mia girl says:

      Locke Lamora – I really enjoy reading your comments on different topics, but I have never had a stronger feeling of NO to a comment on fashion. You are trolling, right?
      “but the shoes are amazing. So beautiful”

    • LadyMTL says:

      My younger cousin has a pair of those shoes (the black / white / beige versions) and they are pretty amazing! They look better in person, and I say that as someone who theoretically would hate them. I’m not saying I would ever wear them but yeah, they weren’t awful, lol.

      As far as the caftan goes, I like the style of it but it just reminds me too much of nightgowns that my aunt wore when I was a kid.

      • mia girl says:

        I know I am being very vocal in my distaste for these shoes LOL.
        I have seen them in person on a couple of women and maaaybe as a piece of craftsmanship in which there is a juxtaposition of materials working together (faux leather, cork and rubber) they can been seen as interesting.

        But IMO they simply do not flatter the wearer (as it is with so much of what McCartney puts out). As fashion, the design is kind of insipid and they are just plain ugly on the feet.

        But other than that, I think Rihanna looks fresh and amazing in this look.

      • Snowflake says:

        Those shoes are ugly! The top reminds me of nurses’s shoes, comfy but ugly. And the soles! Wow! Yuck, i wouldn’t buy or wear!

      • Dani says:

        Ugh so many people I know are going crazy over these shoes and actually purchasing them and I just don’t get it. I LOVE fashion – like I live and breathe it – but these in no way represent fashion. They’re just platform grandma shoes. They’re so bulky and heavy and even if you wear a size 5 you look like you give Lebron James a run for his money. They’re also over $1k. The ones Rihanna is wearing are almost $2k.

    • amilu says:

      Oh, man. I think those shoes are fu-uuuuhh-gly. (And I like the caftan.)

  2. V4Real says:

    I probably wouldn’t wear it but it looks comfortable as hell. She looks really pretty here.

  3. CariBean says:

    Yikes! Those shoes are a NO. But Rhianna rocks them like only she could.

    • Jwoolman says:

      Rihanna could poke a hole in the bottom of a trash bag and look great in it.

      • Lauren II says:

        RiRi is incredibly beautiful. And i love her new album. Everything else is irrelevant.

  4. Lucy says:

    I’ve grown to (sort of) love her more than I ever thought I would. I know she may not be THE most talented popstar, but she has something that truly makes her stand out. I know she doesn’t see herself as a role model at all, but her confidence and the way she has overcome so much inspires me.

  5. mia girl says:

    I hate those Stella McCartney shoes SO MUCH. Hated them when Goop first showed up wearing them, hated them when B list starlets started wearing them and absolutely hate them on Rihanna.

    NO ONE can pull them off because they are such an ugly pair of shoes – but a group of “fashion conscious” women have decided to collectively believe that a pair of souped-up orthopedic shoes are stylish. SMH

    • Locke Lamora says:

      I adore these shoes, especially in black, but then again, I love ugly shoes anyway.

  6. Zuzus girl says:

    The return of the mumu that my mom wore relentlessly? No. The shoes are hideous. Her face still beautiful.

  7. Naya says:

    Errands my ass. She obviously spent significant time on that look. I remember seeing some pics of her heading into dinner here and then later watching the video. She drove up in her SUV, waited on the paps, walked out, posed, went into the restaurant and sat by herself within view of the cameras. The footage cuts and then resumes with her walking out of the restaurant by herself, posing and getting back into the SUV. She is the pap stroll queen Leann wishes she could be. It wouldnt bother me if people didnt keep up this “she is so authentic and uncalcularated” narrative.

    • Moxie Remon says:

      You’re so bothered by this it’s actually funny.

    • Julie says:

      She’s kind of smart for that though. She knows how to pose for pictures without looking at the camera, so it looks effortless. People are obsessed with image and Rihanna looks good.

    • Laura says:

      I like you’re comment! It’s all true. Her makeup and hair are perfection and not casually done and this outfit is obviously put together by a stylist. She knew she’d be seen. It doesn’t take away from the fact that she works it better than most could so why the upset from people for pointing out the obvious? It is what it is, contrived…

      • Jo says:

        I follow her stylist, ninistyle, on IG and this is one of her looks. I usually like a lot of Nini’s looks because she puts together great pieces without showing a ton of skin or overdoing it with spandex, but this look falls flat. Too much going on. She could of done without the hair jewelry.

    • Belle says:

      True she is the pap stroll queen, but i forgive her cause i love her style, & she knows she has to get out to keep her fashion girl status relevant to keep that midas touch

  8. thefashionpaige says:

    I believe she was actually going to dinner with Naomi Campbell. And I think she looks awesome.

  9. kibbles says:

    Everything looks great on her except for the shoes which do not go with the caftan at all and just looks plain ugly. I love the caftan, purse, jewelry and hair accessories. I would definitely wear this outfit.

    • Sullivan says:

      I concur. Everything but the shoes.

    • lucy says:

      Ditto to kibbles and sullivan.

      From the ankles up Rihanna got it right (for the first time ever, I believe), but from ankles down: HELL NO.

  10. neocleo says:

    The shoes? Hideous. The caftan? FABULOUS

  11. doofus says:

    not one single Mrs. Roper joke yet? wow, I guess we’re all slipping.

    • ChimChimsMom says:

      HA! Mrs. Roper ROCKED those caftans, and her accessories game was on point. Mr. Roper was a foolish fool.

  12. QQ says:

    God I dont Know how she does it but Does She Ever!! she looks comfy and adorable?

    • Almondjoy says:

      Idk how she does it either and I dare anybody to name a time when she was unable to slay!

      How does one look amazing no matter what they wear??

  13. Megan says:

    I think my grandmother in Boca has the same caftan.

  14. Kk says:

    Love the caftan ,ok with the shoes (those are an only-on-rihanna item). I do not like the hair clips.

  15. Dragonlady Sakura says:

    The entire outfit, shoes and all looks ridiculous, but her face is always gorgeous to me.

    • Lucy says:

      I think that’s one of her strongest points, styling. No matter what she’s wearing, her hair and makeup are always flawless. I always see her face before her outfits.

  16. OTHER RENEE says:

    All that’s missing to complete the Grandma look is hair rollers (or “curlers” as I called them in the 70s).

  17. Harryg says:

    I love it! And the hair is cute.

  18. me says:

    I actually don’t mind this outfit at all. At least she isn’t spanx’d to death walking around in the tightest dress on earth.

  19. Joannie says:

    Love her and the whole ensemble. I have those shoes in burgundy patent leather and they are so comfy. Not for everyone but I like them. Very fashion forward!

  20. Snowflake says:

    She has horrible taste. But she’s hot, so she is “fashionable”

    • stinky says:


    • Kimberly says:

      +1000 WELL SAID Snowflake. So true.

      Imo, she wears a lot of crap and pulls it off sometimes but this look/outfit is just terrible.
      She looks awful.

      But as you said, she’s hot…….. PLUS she’s FAMOUS and also has a pretty face so you know she gets a free pass.

  21. teacakes says:

    well, she’s Rihanna, she’s not like the rest of us mortals or even some of the spurious basic ‘style icons’ Vogue tries to sell us. Her style isn’t my kind of style but it is STYLE.

    And her lipsticks are amazing, I loved the ones she did with MAC. Bullet lipstick >>>>>> liquid lipstick for mattes, anyday.

  22. HoustonGrl says:

    Wow, she is such a beauty. I love the whole look because it’s very cheerful…the pattern though, on its own is a bit kitchen-y.

  23. stinky says:

    the purse is a disaster and the shoes are too structured to pair w/ a flowy silk caftan – come on now. why are y’all saying this looks good??
    she should be out on the beach, barefoot in the breeze for a supreme sunset foto-shoot….
    of clicking along in some sexy mules that show off the pedicure.
    the purse is making me nauseous
    (I don’t care who designed it or how much it costs)

  24. Magnoliarose says:

    Love the caftan. I have a pair of slip on platform sneakers that I love. I would love this look with different shoes though separately I like the shoes. She looks summer ready and fresh. Her face looks gorgeous.

  25. Bella2 says:

    D&G for the last few seasons has been atrocious, this caftan is no expection. Blah.

  26. JRenee says:

    I like the caftan, it’s a non on the shoes for me…

  27. Elizabeth says:

    The shoes are hiddy and the purse doesn’t go. The caftan’s great, though.

  28. Mrs. Darcy says:

    I love this, aside from the shoes, but it’s more suited to a beachy environment. But I am partial to caftans, even though I would never look like Rihanna in one! Like the Frieda Kahlo hair flowers too, weirdly.

  29. na na says:

    Hate the shoes… absolutely adore the dress!