Rihanna wore Alaïa on the Oscar carpet: is she finally wearing maternity clothes?

Rihanna first arrived to the Oscars in sandals and a lowkey outfit – she skipped the carpet, we thought, because she was preparing for her performance. But no, she ended up slipping out on the beige carpet in this Alaïa dress, and then she changed for her performance. I’m glad Rihanna seems to be purchasing or borrowing some maternity clothes during her second pregnancy. I mean, I’m sure Alaïa made this especially for her, but still – they took into account her growing bump. And yes, I really did think that the Oscars made Rihanna perform on a bale of hay at first.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge wore Dolce & Gabbana – this is a simple and classic look, perfect for “the girlfriend of a nominee,” which is what she is. She’s been with Martin McDonagh for years and he was up for several Oscars for Banshees of Inisherin. Banshees got shut out, as did Elvis. It was glorious!! I also enjoyed that Phoebe gave us a little Fleabag look-back.

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  1. LooneyTunes says:

    I’m not seeing “maternity” in her outfits, but good for her. They’re body con and different and I love them.

    • Barbie1 says:

      She looked so good. Her voice sounded great too.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Rihanna did look magnificent in her body con dress!! Oh how beautiful she made pregnant look!! Though I don’t think that Rihanna would look bad in anything that she wore. I hope the fabric was forgiving.

      That was one thing I hated about being pregnant. I was tiny my first pregnancy and my mother speculated that I was pregnant at 3 weeks, she was a nurse. I couldn’t wear regular clothes before I hit my 6 weeks mark and I hated it.

  2. Amy Bee says:

    No she’s not. If she was she would be wearing Seraphine or some other maternity line instead of Alaia.

  3. Watson says:

    I’m not understanding why she has to wear maternity specific clothes.

  4. ChillinginDC says:

    Eh. I didn’t like the outfit.

  5. BusyLizzy1011 says:

    Pregnant lady here! 6 months preggo and I just started wearing maternity clothes but I’ve resisted for so long. I usually wear lose clothes so I have been able to get away with it until now but the bump is here and it feels a bit tight around the belly in regular clothes. That being said, there is no obligation to wear maternity clothes – everyone should wear whatever they are comfortable in !

    I think Rihanna looks gorgeous and glowing. Not a fan of the dress (it looks cheap and the colour is meh) though but you do you Riri.

  6. Well Wisher says:

    Beautiful as always, loved Rihanna’s take on the messy bun…

    Phoebe looks lovely.

  7. Gelya says:

    I don’t like the red carpet dress. It is not a good color. I loved her maternity outfit she wore on stage. I think it was maternity wear because her pants were stretchy. They looked stretchy. She looked so beautiful.
    Phoebe’s dress is simple but elegant. It’s a good look for her.

  8. Sue says:

    Phoebe is such a throwback to the film stars of the 1930s. I think she’s stunning.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Phoebe does look stunning. She has that old Hollywood style and she uses her face/hair and styling to showcase her beauty. Phoebe is quite stunning and her entire ensemble was perfection!!

  9. BB says:

    I love Rihanna’s look. It’s good to see her happily pregnant, still on top of her game.

  10. Nuzzy says:

    Love Phoebe’s look – she is gorgeous. Wish people would stop doing the “look at my collarbones” pose, though.

  11. Cat says:

    I’m sad about Elvis getting shut out. I mean, I know the movie was all over the place and kind of a mess, but I thought Austin Butler did a fantastic job. However it’s probably best for him not to win so young. Plus, it was wonderful to see Brendan get his win.

  12. Grant says:

    I’m not a fan of Rihanna’s look. Her hair looks sloppy and the dress is forgettable. I think Phoebe looks like a million bucks.