Rihanna in Stella McCartney

Posted on March 30, 2012

She really has taken on Goldie Hawn as her patron saint, hasn’t she?

Rihanna promotes her movie “Battleship” in London in a Stella McCartney dress paired with Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony sunglasses.

Stella McCartney Evening Spring 2012 Collection

Because that is pure Laugh-In. We… kinda like it? We want to like it? The print’s great, and we like the idea of a tuxedo jacket doubling as a dress, but this could’ve used a little shape to it. It also could’ve used an inch or two on the hem, but we can’t say that without laughing when we’re talking about Rihanna. It’s like saying the Duchess of Cambridge should start wearing more belly tops. Never gonna happen.  

Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Barton Perreira Kevin Sunglasses


We do like the shades unequivocally, though. That’s a great shape.


[Photo Credit: WireImage, stellamccartney.comopeningceremony.us]

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  • That is the ugliest dress slash blazer slash jacket I have ever seen. And I am not on the ‘tuxedo doubling as a dress’ train, either. 

    Hmm…let me say one nice thing about this outfit. 

    *minutes pass while staring at the pictures*

    Rihanna has a great body.

    • giiiirrrr

      Either the stylist goes or a stylist must be hired.  Ack.

      • NC_Meg

        For some reason, I feel like she mostly dresses herself.

    • EveEve

      I must be one of, like, three people who are totally digging this look on her.  (And *only* on her.)   Flaunt it while ya still got it girl!  Seriously, love the print, love the tuxedo styling, and the hem length is appropriate for the mod-style and for the event. 

    • lilazander

       I agree, the “thing” is fugly in every direction, even on the model.

  • drdirection

    Too bad she forgot her dress. Or pants.

    • NormDeplume720

      It’s like a formal Walk-of-Shame outfit. 

      Also, when is that ombre hair fad going away? All these really wealthy women are walking around looking like they are 4 weeks past due to get their roots done. 

  • Um,…hon? Did you forget something? Like maybe, ALL the rest of your outfit? A jacket is not a dress, no matter how cool it is. And personally, I am done with the obvious roots thing.

    • Obvious roots when its not even your hair!  

      • WORD, Jessica.

      • formerlyAnon

        Right? That just takes it to a whole new level of wrong, here in the over-literal peasant-ridden outskirts of civilization.

  • She looks like a cat with a wig on.

  • Tina_M

    I try so hard to like her.  I really do. She’s so pretty.  But damn, between some of the stuff she wears and the crazy hair colors, some of it just screams prostitute. 

    • Beardslee

      I so agree.  She’s a pretty girl who has decided to look like a cartoon version of a woman.

  • A jacket should not be a dress.  Typical Stella McCartney fug.

  • DeborahLipp

    I love it! I agree about the hem, and I’d add that normal humans might want to do something about the cleavage as well, but you’re right that you have to judge by Rihanna standards.

    I love the crazy pattern combined with the tux shape. I love the combination of simplicity and wildness. I love the 60s reference. It’s full of win.

    • I agree. Put a low-cut silk tank under there + a little length and you could wear it anywhere. The pattern reminds me of the swirly paint we’d dip Easter eggs in.


    Sweetie, what happened to your pants?

    And your shirt, for that matter?

  • NC_Meg

    That is not a dress, Stella McCartney. Go back and try again.

  • TieDye64

    God, no. The print could (maybe) be fun on another outfit, but this getup just looks dated and tacky. The shape is awful.

  • U-G-L-Y. Particularly when you see it on the model *with matching shoes*. I just can’t.
    Also, still with the ugly hair. Is that a wig with roots? is it a weave with roots? Is it a hat that maybe will blow off soon?
    I do like the shades, the ones she’s wearing are slightly different than the photo you show, and I like Ri-Ri’s better.
    Oh, Ri-Ri, why oh why oh why?

  • JasmineAM

    Dear Rihanna,

    I love your style (most of the time). You are my biggest girl crush. I don’t too much like some of your personal choices, but hey, it’s not my life, right? Anyway girl, you’re hot as shit but GIRL, I just can’t with that terrible Party City clearance rack wig! 

                                                                                                                                           Still luv ya hun!
                                                                                                                                             – Jasmine <3

  • Sara__B

    Ooh, girl. You’re Rihanna, so you make almost anything work, but your hair is looking especially bad here — too flat and motionless. Your sleeves weren’t lined properly for rolling up, so you probably should have gone down a size for a better fit. And would it have killed you to wear something sexy underneath? That’s a great jacket dress (and I usually dislike Stella McCartney), but you’re an accident waiting to happen.

  • That outfit is hideous

  • That is a BLAZER.  I don’t like her hair either, but that’s just me; that garment, however, is demonstrably not a dress.  Remember when even very sexy people wore whole outfits?  That was nice, wasn’t it?

  • sagecreek

    Hate the hair. I know, it’s been said, but I’m gonna say it again. Hate the hair.

  • Anathema_Device

    No. This isn’t working. I kind of want to like it, too. I love tux jackets and prints, but this is far too short (even for Rhianna) and, as you pointed out, too shapeless. Also, she is becoming the patron saint of horrible hair.

  • Stella McCartney, the world’s luckiest hack.

  • Seth22431

     et him who expects one class of society to prosper
    into highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one
    side of his face can smile while the other is pinched.

  • granddelusion

    Is that a wig? With dark roots?

  • deliadee

    I love the swirly paint pattern.  But there’s only one button between us and the good china.

    • PastryGoddess

      Well I have already seen her Tiffany Lamp so I have no need to see the good china at this point.  That would be an embarrassment of….well lets just leave it at embarrassment and call it a day, no

  • That is not a dress. That really is an overlong suit jacket. Where is the rest of her outfit, pray tell?

  • joe_tey83

    And it’s more hooker wear from Rihanna

  • schadenfreudelicious

    the hair is so loathsome i am going to have to invent a new word for how bad it is….the “jacket dress” is laughable even by Stella McCartney standards, and does the model have on matching shoes??…good gawd…

  • I am enjoying it. This is one I would NOT enjoy in person because I’d be trying to avoid looking where I shouldn’t, and I’d worry about something slipping up or out, or what happens if she drops something and has to bend over. But in a photo at the correct angle it’s charming.  Goldie Hawn, yes.

  • sarct

    This thing is just a disaster.  The print is hideous, the shape nonexistent, and I’m sorry, but this is a JACKET. Not a dress.  The model looks ridiculous with no pants on and Rihanna looks even more ridiculous with no pants AND no shirt.  Her hair is awful, those sunglasses are ugly — ugh.

  • PastryGoddess

    Oh look it’s another ugly Stella McCartney dress.  Are we in the midst of some kind of performance piece a la Joaquin Phoenix?  Cause I’m not buying that Stella McCartney is a celebrated fashion designer

  • BrooklynBomber

    Oh, that’s just terrible. ’60s light show print meets ’80s oversized jacket meets Rihanna forgot her pants and top.

  • serenitynow02

    Well this is surely cementing my utter disdain for the design skills of Stella McCartney. And for celebrities who forget to put on most of their clothes. And for women who “artistically” collaborate with men who try to beat the crap out of them.

  • Her nails scare me.

  • Snailstsichr

    Yes, I love the shades! I guess I should stop now since I’ve run out of things to love/like/not feel embarrasses by.

  • Well. That looks . . . drafty.

  • Elias Pineda

    i think she is vulgar :S

  • FourPointOhMyGracious

    She looks ridiculous.

  • Judy_J

    Good thing she’s in London and not Lubbock.  A stiff breeze and she’d be showing the good china and everything else.

  • The fit sucks — I wouldn’t let my husband wear a tux jacket that had no more shape to it than that.

  • Goldie has never walked around with hideous brown roots.  Love the print on the jacket, er, dress but she crosses into vulgarity with such regularity that I’m not shocked.

  • Tacky. WTF with Stella McCartney?

  • marilyn

    The dress looks better without the dicky (?), but that is not saying much.  The colors are good for her.  However, it is too naked:  Too short, too open on the top.  Is it a stripper’s robe?  Rihanna is looking for edgy clothes, and this is exactly the kind of thing I would expect her to wear.  But, she is not on stage, so I would expect her to not be quite so slutty out in public.  

  • nannypoo

    If she were less trashy we wouldn’t have to see her boobs all the time, and that would be a good thing.

  • Ogden1990

    All I see are bruised legs.

  • formerlyAnon

    Only on her.

    Or someone in the movies, whose scenes are 89% about seducing someone (and no-one’s paying attention to the other 11%)

    This would be cute on the population in general if there weren’t so much over-sharing going on above the waist and there were an extra inch or two at the hem. Which, of course, might turn it into an actual dress, ruining the effect.

  • RedRaven617

    Tapering it in at the waist would have made all the difference. And then a little dressmaker tape to make sure there is no boob slippage. Not my favorite look, but appropriate for her.

  • charlotte

    Why didn’t she forget that awful wig instead of (almost) all her clothes?

  • PeaceBang

    It pains me to like something that Chloe Sevigny was responsible for in any way.

  • PeaceBang

    I need to understand the blonde wig with the dark roots built in.

    • formerlyAnon

      One can’t, unless one can understand how visible roots became a “look” rather than falling behind on maintenance.

  • Quick nit to pick: I think those are actually Super sunglasses, not the Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony shades pictured. 

    But yes, she needs some shorts or something with that “dress”.

  • Jess5628

    I don’t mind the tuxedo jacket dress, but I think her decision to forego anything under the jacket makes the whole thing look super awkward. She couldn’t possibly have sat down in this thing could she? And I’m not talking about the hem length. 

  • crash1212

    I s’pose you didn’t put this up to IN or OUT because you didn’t want to break the internet with the sheer number of OUTS this post surely would’ve garnered. Blech. Cute sun glasses though.

  • TheOtherChristina

    Times when this is an acceptable look:

    1. When you were found shipwrecked in the nude, with amnesia, by an enormous man with terrible taste who has has generously offered his tuxedo jacket to hide your nakedness while the police are being phoned.

    2. Never.

    • alyce1213


  • I hate this. And I hate her hair. I think she looks cheap. =/ 

  • We didn’t know how good we had it with the crotch curtains.  I never should have complained about the color.  More fool me.

  • lrhoff

    Gag.  She forgot to finish dressing apparently…or she’s failed trying to get back to her room unnoticed after having a one-night stand with the guy from the bar the night before.

  • erinbinek

    Ridiculous, full stop.

  • Spicytomato1

    Wow, that actually is a dress. I would not have guessed that. At this point I’m embarrassed for and even slightly saddened at Riri’s oversexualized style, I don’t know why because I’m not even a fan. To me it screams of lack of confidence or self-esteem. Maybe I’m a prude but I think a little modesty, restraint and taste would be nice for a change and even show some strength on her part.

    • AthenaJ

       Rihanna’s definitely not the first pop singer to go the oversexualized route, but I agree with you that she probably does have some self esteem issues… why else would she let a guy who beat the crap out of her back into her life? It’s a shame – I think she’s beautiful and actually has some talent, but it kinda seems like she doesn’t fully value herself.

  • Lilithcat

    Nice coat.  Where are the rest of her clothes?

  • Pants_are_a_must

    I foresee this blond phase of hers to be full of fuckery, fashion and otherwise.

    • MilaXX

       Considering it’s Rhi Rhi when would it not be?

      • Pants_are_a_must

        Fair point.

  • Lisa

    Oh, no.  Just no.

  • Susan Walker

    At least she isn’t wearing the matching shoes.

  • Kira McAulay

    This is a walk of shame after a paint splashing party where you lost your ACTUAL CLOTHES… clearly

  • NCDFan

    Not the role model I want for my daughter.

    • alyce1213

      or any young woman, for that matter

  • jen

    this looks like what you might wear to be cute when you’re making breakfast the morning after a wild night with someone new….throw on a jacket from the night before and have some eggs in bed…not what you wear to promote a movie

  • bluefish

    She’d be smart to go the Viola Davis route on the hair front.   I don’t hate the jacket dress — not much of a Stella fan ever — Best thing about this would be the sunglasses.   She must have put make-up on her chest, right?  That skin looks unreal. 

  • MilaXX

    I get the Goldie Hawn reference, but she’s said she going for a Michelle Pfeifer Scarface look with the hair. Considering it’s Rhi Rhi, I don’t mind the jacket, but I agree it would have looked better if it was fitted instead of so boxy.

  • PantherontheRunway

    With the black turtleneck, it looks grounded, I would believe that look. With Miss Rihana, wearing nothing under it, it looks like just threw something on to cover her shame, hell she could have wrapped up in a bath towel  or robe for the same effect she has going. :/

    Love the shades though.

  • Thathoodwink

    Those of you old enough will remember going to street fairs where you could make “artwork” by squirting paint from bottles onto a spinning piece of white cardboard.That’s what this dress reminds me of. And I hate to keep saying it, but the dark roots are driving me mad. It looks like a yarmulke of dark hair atop her head. Just stop.

  • Oh god no. NO. Awful. It’s like a Van Gogh themed trash bag. 

  • margaret meyers

    Love the dress.  Is that her own hair, or does she have a wig dyed to look like the roots are growing out?

  • alyce1213

    Why oh why oh why do you even want to like this?
    Everything, EVERYTHING from the top of her wig to her banged up legs is atrocious and embarrassing.

    The sunglasses are fine, but they don’t work with this getup.  Actually, nothing does.

  • RWtD

    God, that hair. She’s so tacky I can’t stand it. If she had non-horrible hair/wigs she would be able to pull off looks like this, though. Maybe.

  • EverybodysStarling

    I am starting to know her boobs better than mine. That`s irritating. 

  • angryparsnip

    A big no !

    Goldie did it better !  and with pants ! and a smile….

    cheers, parsnip

  • AthenaJ

    This look actually does have potential – make it a little (ok maybe a lot) longer, definitely more fitted, and either have the top more closed or put something underneath to cover the wide expanse of skin, and this could have been pretty awesome. As it is, it just looks like RiRi’s room was on fire and she dashed out wearing the first thing she could find. 

  • TSkot

    It’s kind of sad when a star gets to be so big that even friends can’t stop them from looking ridiculous.

  • LuisaNL

    i’m sorry but no. just no. all of it, no.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    HELL no.

    That’s a thing you grab if the phone is ringing when you’re in the shower (if, for some reason, you happen to own a blazer with a modern art print, and it’s handy when you’re groping for something).  You don’t answer the door in it, let alone wear it outside.

    I don’t mind the dark roots as much as some–fake blond is fake however you slice and dice it–but the whole look is just not good.  

  • OUT and she sounds like foxes copulating

  • MoHub

    No. More. Stella. McCartney.

  • DCSheehan

    Put on some clothes already. My god, showing that much skin isn’t sexy, it isn’t edgy, it’s just sad. Honey, you’re terribly overexposed in so many ways at the moment. Public backlash coming in 3..2…

    • MoHub

       Streetwalkers cover more.

  • I like the jacket…as a jacket.  But those shoes are an epic fail. They magnify the weird proportions of the look.

  • guest2visits

    It IS a beautiful jackst/tunic?  But sorry; it’s just not enough. She looks like she’s walking around half baked.

  • luciaphile

    It even makes the model look big. Also, if it looks like you forgot your pants or your skirt or whatever, it’s fug.

    • unbornfawn

      and shirt and underwear……

  • Yes, we know you’re hot, you exude sex blah blah blah. But, honey, there is way to look hot and sexy without looking like you are ready for a shag at the drop of your jacket. 

  • Not loving Rihanna’s latest fashion incarnation. Also, never have really liked most of McCartney’s designs either.

  • minnye

    This girl is irritatingly tacky.

  • Sally Brownson

    You know… the boobs and the legs? It’s too much. She looks like a hooker. If she had either worn something on her legs or some kind of shirt or bra or corset or something under the jacket, it would’ve been fabulous. Or she could’ve gotten the jacket in a bigger size so it would be closer to knee-length, but as is, she looks like a hooker.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    I’m just loving the idea of Goldie Hawn as patron saint-it’s delicious! 
    As for Rihanna, I’m just wondering what hair color she’ll choose after she tires of the Goldilocks look-the girl is definitely entertaining.

  • poggi

    I understand really wanting to wear a new jacket or shirt or shoes or whatever great new piece I found. But generally if I can’t find something in my closet to wear with it, I wait and wear something else. It never occurred to me to wear it anyway, by itself. Oh, and sunglasses too because you know you would just look silly without sunglasses.

  • berkeleygirl

    Vegas hooker

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    sunglasses are fabulous but elsewise she really looks too much like she had to leave her boyfriend’s house almost at the speed of light, able to put on only one item, etc & ect. it isnt a bad idea, in theory, to make a dress from a blazer shape. but you have to reshape that blazer a bit so it wont call up immediate associations w/ its predecessor.

  • Sophie Collier

    I agree that it would look miles better with some sort of shape to it.  Right now it’s rather uncomfortable to look at, wondering which she’ll expose first: boob or butt.

  • michelle shields

    Sock it to me!

  • Girl must be cold

  • butterflysunita

    I cut pop singers a lot of slack.  It’s fine for their look to be out there.  So yes, she’s only wearing a blazer and she forgot the rest of her outfit, but I’ll let it go because the jacket print is fabulous and she can carry the look off.  
    But that hair.  Girl, please.  End the blond phase.  I can’t look at it anymore.  

  • Sweetvegan

    That jacket dress needs either pants/leggings or a shirt. I love the marbeled fabric!

  • ri_dic

    She bores me.

  • GTrain

    She always tries too hard but this really takes the cake.

  • MoxiEpoxy

    I can get over the dress, and even the hair (sort of), but what’s with the bruises up and down her legs? 

  • PhillyDeb

    The thing that really cracks me up is that she looks like she is walking out of church in the photo.  And not just church, but a funeral, with the sunglasses and all.  I called in my husband to ask him what he thinks of the look–he said, “In the bedroom?”
    I too want to like it. 

  • ThaliaMenninger

    1) Ugly roots. 2) Ugly chestage. 3) Ugly rolled-up sleeves. 4) Ugly print. 5) Ugly shape.

  • I think she looks great! But “tuxedo doubling as a dress” just looks like “tuxedo” to me. It’s like all those jokes about girls “forgetting something” when they wore leggings as trousers–only more so.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    I’m sorry, but I’m just not digging this shade of blonde for her. Maybe something darker, with more depth to it, but this is the shade of desperate blonde often seen on 50-somethings fiercely trying to hang on to their youth.
    I guess if anyone can pull that dress off, it’s her. I do agree about the shape and length, though. Great shades.