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Rihanna is seen outside Carbone on July 06, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

Rihanna is purposefully unpredictable. From the polarising mullet-turned-pixie cut (I’m still, however, not convinced to make the chop) to her elegant date-night style, the beauty mogul is leading the trends. After all, she has been named as the poster girl for post-pandemic style. For her latest nighttime look in New York City, the artist put a risqué twist on the little back dress.

The 33-year-old attended the popular restaurant Carbone overnight wearing an oversized Vaquera lace slip dress, usually intended as lingerie. Rihanna took a leaf from Madonna’s book and cinched in the waist, added a lace bra, layered jewellery (including Briony Raymond’s Jumbo Pisces Medallion) and string pearls and finished the ensemble with simple black pumps.

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Rihanna is seen outside Carbone on July 06, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
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Madonna concert during a performance at MTV Video Awards. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

The underwear-as-outerwear is certainly nothing new as displayed by the “Material Girl” pop star but it has recently seen a resurgence thanks to the likes of Bella Hadid, Irina Shayk and Dua Lipa.

Hadid introduced us to the celebrated London-based, Albanian designer Nensi Dojaka (it even prompted Sophie Turner and Emily Ratajkowski to opt for the brand’s pieces). Shayk convinced us to wear low-rise jeans (gasp) with a sheer strapless corset and Dua Lipa brought back noughties with an exposed Fenty G-string.

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Rihanna is seen outside Carbone on July 06, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

Rihanna has frequented the headlines in recent weeks for not only her chic style cues. Instead she’s sent the media into a frenzy after the confirmation of her relationship with A$AP Rocky. The couple made a rare appearance together at New York City’s Barcade last month. It came after Rocky (real name Rakim Mayers) told GQ the “Good Girl Gone Bad” singer was “the one”.

“I think when you know, you know,” Rocky told the publication. “She’s the one.”

thoughts?