We Need To Take A Moment To Appreciate Rihanna’s 2017 Crop Over Outfit
The Debrief: She’s just living her best life, and we’re just here to watch
The internet’s resident BadGal pulled out all the stops for Kadoonment Day. While the rest of us sat at work wondering what we’re doing with our lives, the 29-year-old singer covered herself in sequins and feathers to join Barbados’ Crop Over festival celebrations.
The yearly event, which, let’s be real, should be renamed ‘the day Rihanna breaks the internet’, saw her reel in over three million Instagram likes for just one picture. After months of body-shamers spamming her account and the internet-at-large, this BadGal pulled the ultimate body-confident move by posting a fearless bikini shot. Obviously, she looked incredible – not least because her glowing self-assurance shines through.
Framed by tiered plumes of feathers, Rihanna wore a resplendent traditional embellished costume. And, as this day is just as much about the elaborate outfits as the hard partying, this BadGal wore hybrid gladiator sandal-sneakers...because nobody likes a blister. She finished the look with a shock of turquoise hair, face crystals and lashings of lip gloss.
Though there are heaps of details to take in, the designer of RiRi’s outfit, Lauren Austin from Aura Experience told Vogue it only took one day to create. ‘the neon, the iridescent crystals, it’s totally different from what she’s done before,’ Austin said. It’s true, previous years – before Rihanna’s days – Crop Over was celebrated by Islanders in t-shirts, but now it’s taken a Carnival-like spin. ‘Over the years however, designers started getting creative. Today it’s very important to dress up in full costume to really and truly feel the Crop Over vibe. It’s exhilarating, free, and radiant.’ Adds Austin.
This is obviously not the first time Rihanna’s Crop Over antics have stolen the spotlight. But, this is her biggest, most extravagant costume yet!
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