Rihanna wants to ‘Redefine What’s Considered Decent’ When It Comes to Pregnancy Style
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely seen photos of Rihanna looking as stylish as ever during her pregnancy. And while not everyone may feel comfortable wearing sheer shirts and midriff-baring tops in their third trimester, the singer and entrepreneur hasn’t held back from doing so. Rihanna opened up about her expectation-shattering maternity style and what scares her about having a baby in a new interview with Vogue.
Rihanna talks about her pregnancy style
“It’s too much fun to get dressed up,” she told the magazine. “I’m not going to let that part disappear because my body is changing.” Rihanna wants to help shatter outdated conceptions about what maternity style should look like. “I’m hoping that we were able to redefine what’s considered ‘decent’ for pregnant women,” she told Vogue.
Rihanna continued to discuss her reasoning behind her recent fashion choices. “My body is doing incredible things right now, and I’m not going to be ashamed of that,” she said in the interview. “This time should feel celebratory. Because why should you be hiding your pregnancy?”
Rihanna isn’t the only celebrity who’s been skipping conventional maternity style in favour of her personal tastes. Shay Mitchell’s Instagram profile is currently filled with images of fun outfits that don’t hide but accentuate her bump, and Ashley Graham wasn’t shy about showing off her bump throughout and after her recent pregnancy.
While Rihanna seems unafraid to take fashion risks, she did open up about what scares her the most about giving birth: postpartum depression. “Will I feel out of control emotionally? Those are the stories I hear from other women that scare me,” she admitted during the interview. Her fears are certainly warranted — about 14 to 23 percent of women experience depression during pregnancy and 5 to 25 percent experience postpartum depression.
For now, it’s clear that Rihanna plans to stay true to herself and have fun through dressing up. Of course, you don’t have to wear crop tops and denim to hold on to your individuality and celebrate your pregnancy. If Rihanna’s philosophy on being pregnant proves anything, it’s that it’s all about doing what’s right for you, no matter what anyone else thinks.
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