Rihanna’s maternity style is all about zero maternity clothes & lots of bump-exposure

Many pregnant women struggle to figure out what to wear when they’re in the in-between bump stages. Their bodies are constantly changing and they don’t know what to just go up a few sizes in regular clothes, or to buy a full-on maternity wardrobe. So it is with Rihanna, who decided that she’s not going to f–k with maternity clothes just yet. For Rihanna’s pregnancy reveal, she rocked a vintage Chanel coat and she left it mostly undone to reveal her bump. For last night’s visit to Giorgi Baldi (one of her favorite restaurants), Rihanna wore non-maternity jeans, a tiny crop top and an open animal-print coat. It’s pretty great. Rihanna’s going to show generations of pregnant women how to dress their bumps. Or in Rihanna’s case, don’t even try to put clothing on your bump. Expose the bump!

A lot of people are in their feelings about a pregnant woman’s maternity style being so… bump-exposing, I guess. She was also seen out this week in another bump-exposing look – you can see the photos here. One, I honestly think that this is Rihanna’s in-between style, and when her bump is bigger, maybe she’ll actually buy or make some maternity clothes. That being said, if she wants to expose her bump the whole time, so be it. She should! She’s a happy pregnant lady and who cares. I hope people don’t climb up her ass about it.

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. ME says:

    I think she can really wear whatever she wants. I do wonder though, as a pregnant woman is she not afraid of Covid? It can be even more dangerous if you’re pregnant (even if you’re vaxxed). She seems to be out and about a lot…and no mask. I really hope she stays safe.

    • Ravensdaughter says:

      I agree. Pregnant women are vulnerable to COVID, even if they are vaccinated. The variants continue! I hope she realizes the danger and curbs her activities.

  2. blackfemmebot says:

    Rihanna has never been conventional and that’s why we all love her. Why should she stop being who she is and dressing how she likes because she’s gonna be someone’s mom?

    • kim says:

      hellz ya🙂she is beautiful!! and anyone giVing lip about a baby bump hitting the air can stfu, ..maybe not in uber trendy or upper area neighborhoods there’s no bumps to he seen…but ya…. ladies show their bumps a around this country. Not everyone can buy a new wardrobe…especially in the summer!!

      super excited for them!!

    • Usedtobehappy21 says:

      Love RhiRhi but I think she looks ridiculous.
      Not because she’s pregnant or not because of her beautiful baby bump but because it just looks silly.

  3. Tulipworthy says:

    I would think she would want more support for her breast.

    • Concern Fae says:

      She’s never really wanted support for her breast before, why should she start now?

      • Erin says:

        I think just bc the girls get heavy! At least for me…

      • NotSoSocialB says:

        @Erin, yes… mine got so big I could literally wear my bra on my head…like a hat. So yes to support!

      • liz says:

        The girls get huge and heavy. And very uncomfortable without decent support. Pre-pregnancy I was a 32DDD. I think I got to a 34J or K while pregnant/nursing. I wouldn’t wear an underwire, but I needed to wear a bra, even while I was sleeping, otherwise my already unhappy back was going to go into outright rebellion.

  4. M says:

    The ankle strap over the pant leg bothers me more than the bump exposure.

  5. ReginaGeorge says:

    I got pregnant when I was in my 20’s and I remember thinking that I was gonna keep it cute and sexy for my entire pregnancy. Cute stretch jeans, fitted pretty tops, heels, the whole 9. Then I hit the middle of the 3rd trimester and I just wanted to be comfortable. I was hot all the time, I HATED shoes and only wanted to be in flip flops. My wardrobe evolved into wearing the fastest and easiest thing to throw on lol. But then again RiRi is chauffeured everywhere. She doesn’t have to walk too much or too far, and has a team to help her get dressed. I see her dressing like this for the entire pregnancy.

    • lunchcoma says:

      She also doesn’t appear in public every single day. She might keep a few comfortable things for around the house or for the occasional business meeting, but she’s not promoting anything right now I think, so she doesn’t have to be seen in public unless she wants to. I wouldn’t be surprised if she showcases daring looks for most of the pregnancy and then we just don’t see her for a couple months.

  6. Amy Bee says:

    I love it. And maternity clothes are a waste of money, she can still wear this outfit after the baby.

  7. JEM says:

    She’s motherf***ing Rihanna! She does what she wants and wears what she wants and I love her so much. This is going to be the cutest and coolest baby.

  8. Case says:

    I love that she’s retaining her normal style while pregnant. She has amazing fashion sense and looks great in things most people would not be able to pull off.

  9. Lemons says:

    I mean…we wanted maternitywear inspiration…Rihanna is clearly not giving it, and that’s okay! She can do what she wants.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      on the contrary! I think she IS giving us *NEW* maternitywear inspiration.

      it’s called “dress however the F you want to!” 🙂

    • Otaku fairy says:

      This. I’m pleasantly surprised by how chill and NOT 1MillionMoms-ish the reactions are to this. It would be awesome if that chill extended to all pregnant women, or hell, all women period.

  10. dido says:

    Rihanna truly does her own thing, and I love that so much! This could be a stretch, but I wonder if she openly celebrates her tummy because we know that America (and probably also the UK, Canada, etc) does not typically celebrate Black women’s pregnancies. Black women are more likely than white women to die from pregnancy and Black women’s bodies aren’t valued the same as white women’s. Look at all the conspiracy theories thrown at Meghan, Beyoncé, and Serena Williams casting doubt on whether they were even pregnant. Rihanna celebrating and being proud to show off her tummy seems like a defiant middle finger to shut them all up.

    • terra says:

      Add Jodie Turner-Smith being mocked and denigrated for wearing a belly-exposing top while doing the Queen and Slim promotional rounds during her pregnancy just a few years ago to the list.

  11. Mary Tosti says:

    I didn’t wear maternity clothes with either of my pregnancies. However, I didn’t dress this cute. I basically just wore larger sizes of comfy clothes and I’m still wearing them. lol

  12. Karennotkaren says:

    Rihanna paves the way, again! She is stunningly stylish and she and her bump are beautiful. I hope this opens up the narrative for maternity wear.

  13. AnneL says:

    That’s Rihanna doing things her way. I wouldn’t expect anything else. I was pregnant when maternity clothes were not all that cute, before people routinely wore tight/fitted clothes while pregnant, so I just wore regular clothes as long as possible (until the third trimester, in my case). My brother got married toward the end of my second pregnancy so I borrowed a nice maternity party/formal dress from a friend. I wasn’t going to waste money on one.

    I look forward to seeing what she does when the bump gets bigger. I’m sure she’ll rock it.

  14. Coco says:

    The bump exposure on top is relatively easy, it’s the pants that become a “style” issue! She has on regular button/zip jeans here, but that can only last so long. Oh, and swollen feet in any kind of shoe.

  15. Lucia says:

    If she’s uncomfortable, it doesn’t show at all. I’m sure she’s fine. She does wear a lot of oversized tees and other streetwear, so she’ll probably stick to those when the bump gets bigger. Or not, who knows. I did notice she’s been wearing lots of long necklaces and chains that fall on her belly, which is a cool/interesting look.

  16. BrainFog 💉💉😷 says:

    Love her and love this look. Gorgeous as always.

  17. Trish says:

    She’s making the woman’s pregnant body beautiful which it is. She is glowing and looks happy. I am really rooting for them to stay together.

  18. trudy says:

    Gross and shabby

  19. Eleonor says:

    First of all: this woman is RICH AF.
    This means: she can have all the dress she wants to wear made only for her, adjusted for her body. The average women don’t have that priviledge, so I am happy for her, but I don’t think her maternity style can be replicated.

  20. Watson says:

    It’s Rihanna and she can do whatever the hell she wants.

  21. Charfromdarock says:

    She really can wear anything and still look beautiful. And cool.

  22. JanetDR says:

    What works for the momma to be is fine with me!