Rihanna at the Dior 2016 Show, and Always Making a Case for Baby Pink
Rihanna recently won all fashion week style contests at the Christian Dior Spring 2016 show in Paris last week. This magnificent, show-stopping cape (and vinyl booties) had me thinking about Rihanna's penchant for baby pink, a color many women shy away from in fear of looking "too girly" or delicate. Why does this association have to stay in place, though? If Rihanna, one of the baddest gals around, can wear baby pink and look strong, maybe we can too. Here are my favorites of her style choices in the delicate and difficult color. First, let's take another look at that amazing Dior cape. Rihanna stunned for very clear reasons, rocking the new cape/poncho trend in this oversized number, with high black vinyl boots with clear heels peeking out from underneath. One whole year ago, Rihanna wore another baby pink Dior number to the Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2015 show. This was one of her girlier looks, complete with a high curled ponytail, and yet no one would see her and contest that she is a strong and powerful woman. Can Riri help us break down a fear of letting a color steer our personas? Rihanna visited Good Morning America in this bubblegum pink Pascal Millet Fall 2015 collection jumpsuit, blazer, and boa. This look took the head-to-toe monochrome look to another level, perhaps one only Rihanna can rock, and with faux fur that looked more rocking diva than pretty-princessy. At the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Rihanna performed at this pale baby pink lacey number. This look would have been a bit racy for most occasions, but the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is known for giving celebs an outlet to mix cute and sexy costume elements, so it's no surprise that Rihanna opted for a cheeky look in this baby hue. In June 2014, Rihanna was spotted out and about in this baby pink jersey and with a pink pixie cut, proving she can wear basically anything she wants, in pink nonetheless, and still look badass. All the outfit needed to further flip off a hater was a pair of Chanel slides, and she rocked those like they were the most casual footwear available. In November 2014, Rihanna attended the MAC Cosmetics and MAC AIDS Fund Premiere of "It's Not Over" Wearing this demure and sophisticated suit by Altuzarra. If there's anyone that can make baby pink gingham sexy, it's Rihanna, and all sheneeded was a plunging neckline and dark lip to remind us that a strong woman can take control over her look any way she wants.