If anyone has perfected the art of body-conscious maternity wear, it’s certainly Rihanna. The star attended the 2023 Oscars tonight—where she is up for Best Original Song with the Wakanda Forever ballad “Lift Me Up”—in a look fit for the “S&M” visual. The singer wore a semi-sheer Alaïa outfit replete with a low-slung leather skirt and train, paired with a strapped bustier. The look, worn not too long after the singer’s heights-defying Super Bowl Halftime Show, once again proves that pregnancy and popstar edge can go hand in hand.
Of course, this is not the first time Rihanna pushed the conventions of maternity wear at public events and red carpets. Before the birth of her first child last year, she lived in a slew of outfits that would make anyone jealous, pregnant or otherwise. Now, we get to watch the superstar glow through her second pregnancy, which she publicly revealed during her Halftime Show, wearing a Loewe bodysuit and Alaïa puffer coat. One consistent throughline with each pregnancy look: a belief that baby bumps should be showcased rather than obscured or hidden.
See Every Look from the 2023 Oscars Red Carpet Last Night