Rihanna in Ulyana Sergeenko Couture at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards

Posted on April 14, 2014

Are we crazy to think she looks gorgeous here? After all, she’s pretty much wearing lingerie on the red carpet. You’d think we’d be more critical of that. But look:


Rihanna-MTV-Movie-Awards-2014-Ulyana-Sergeenko-Tom-Lorenzo-Site- (1)Rihanna attends the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California in an Ulyana Sergeenko couture ensemble paired with Manolo Blahnik sandals, earrings by Ana Khouri and Neil Lane, a Vieri necklace, and rings by Ana Khouri, Neil Lane, Pomellato, and Vieri.

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Rihanna-MTV-Movie-Awards-2014-Ulyana-Sergeenko-Tom-Lorenzo-Site- (3)Ulyana Sergeenko Spring 2014 Couture Collection

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Gorgeous, right? Maybe it all comes down to that face, which is perfectly applied and styled. Or maybe it’s because Rihanna’s one of those gals who can make public displays of underwear seem chic. Whatever. You can’t analyze it. She’s fierce and she’s working something very few others could work. Attagirl.



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  • Yeah, she just takes it to another level. And it’s flawlessly fitted lingerie, too, which helps.

  • Watterson

    Holy shit, she looks angelic. I need a picture with her standing next to Nicki so I can be eye-blasted by stunning beauty in black and white.

  • ojosazules


  • Anna

    I cannot criticize the lingerie, she looks exquisite. I’m a man-loving gal, but I think I’d let her seduce me.

    • @Biting Panda

      I am crushing so hard.

  • KinoEye

    Very boudoir, but she looks stunning. Indeed, one of the few ladies on the planet who could pull this off.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    I love it. This ain’t for everybody. But it’s the right mix of fresh and sexy and she’s working it.

  • Rhonda Shore

    Also, it’s the MTV awards, where it’s okay to be a bit outrageous. She’s painfully gorgeous so it all works…

    • @Biting Panda

      I agree, venue is a key piece to the success of this.

  • jilly_d

    She does look beautiful, but that don’t make it right. Sorry, Uncles. This will always be a NO to me.

    • Trent

      THANK YOU. Face: stunning. Everything else would work at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, not a red carpet.

      • Alloy Jane

        But is it really a red carpet? This is the MTV whatever awards. Rose McGowan wore a sheer dress to this event once while Marilyn Manson wore assless pants. Prince wore assless pants. There has been much bare ass for MTV-related things so this is relatively tasteful, seeing as she’s wearing a dressing gown over her leotard/bustier thing.

    • Karen Belgrad

      Agreed. I will never be onboard with red carpet looks that immediately make me think of tucking!

  • It’s a one woman Mary Jane Girls tribute.

    • Anna

      She’s got me shook up, shook down, shook out on her lovin’.

    • Sarah

      It is a perfect outfit for being sexy – All Night Long 😉

  • Sam Smith

    Meh, this to me seems like just another variation of exposed grandma panties. I don’t think there is anything beautiful or stylish about the gown at all, yes she is beautiful but to me this is pulling a Jolie, everything is resting on that face.

  • Shawn EH

    I vote for Esther Williams Realness!

  • NinjaCate

    You’re not crazy. She’s stunning. Between her and Nicki, the West Indian girls shut it down last night 🙂

    • Introspective

      Agreed! #massive #shamelesslycaribbean

      • lovelyivy

        *waves flag* #jamaica #sunsplash

  • boweryboy

    From the neck up: Gorgeous

    From the neck down: No. I can not sign off on this. All I see is a foundation garment and a chiffon robe. Place a vanity in front of her and she’s good to go.

    • marlie

      This is her, RIGHT BEFORE she actually puts on the dress she’s going to wear.

    • d4divine


    • demidaemon


    • Aurora Leigh

      Agree so hard. Her face looks great, but the outfit…no.

  • Jacob Bowen

    The clothes aren’t anything special, but a SOFT Rihanna is so nice every once and a while. She and Nicki both went for the unexpected, and it paid off.

  • nannypoo

    She also has the best tattoo ever – those stars on the back of her neck.

  • Danielle

    She looks like she arose from a long, interrupted beauty sleep with the help of little birds and baby deer. Attagirl.

    • Miranda

      LOL! Love your take!

  • Susan Velazquez

    I think Rihanna is trolling the red carpet. Last year she showed up with her hair wrapped and now in a fancy bathrobe. Next year, she’ll show up being carried in on her bed.

  • Straight up Marilyn Monroe. Fabulous.

    • ballerinawithagun

      That was my first thought also! The satin “suit” is not tacky; it has a distinct retro vibe, which is what separates it from VS runway crap.

      • Yeah I mean it’s still a dressing gown look but it blasts “I’m ready for my closeup.”

  • Sophie

    Resting on pretty? It moves beautifully, but it is still lingerie.

  • MsC

    Her face and hair are fabulous. Pity she wasted them on another attempt at Bathrobe Chic.

  • I thought I’d hate it too, but you know what? This is every bit as much costume and theater as all the kids at Coachella and none of them could be accused of looking gorgeous. You win this round, Rihanna.

  • littlemac8

    What came out of my mouth, involuntarily, was “no, no, no, no, no!”

  • ChaCha_70

    That last shot. Damn, that look she gives the camera is pure seduction! Girl gives great face!

  • MilaXX

    Only Rhi RHi. I like it too.

    • Jaeda Laurez

      I even gave the egregious use of baby hair a pass. She’s the only one.

  • Courtenay P

    this is flawless. only rihanna, love her.

  • KT

    Her face looks incredible, and though I’m not totally on board with this, I agree that she’s making this look much better than it should look. Also, wtf is happening with that hair line?? It’s on the run!

  • Glam Dixie

    She does look great…for someones who is at home and getting ready for romance.

  • Nikko Viquiera

    uhm NO. I cannot. I love you TLO and I love Rihanna.BUT. NO.

  • @Biting Panda

    Fucking Fierce. I’d be laughing and scoffing at anyone else, but this is authentically Ri, and it’s been done to perfection.

  • Betsy

    I can’t believe I’m saying it too but she looks amazing–and this coming from someone who doesn’t ordinarily care about Rhianna. She looks phenomenal.

  • Darcy H

    Ok but seriously, her face and boobs are just so freaking on POINT that I almost (almost) didn’t notice that she’s wearing something from the honeymoon collection.

  • The Versatile Chef

    She’s gorgeous, but that is one big, lazy hem on that robe.

  • clatie

    I just can’t with this. She usually looks like she got dressed as someone was chasing her out of the house with a gun pointed at her. So, I suppose this is an improvement since it is an entire ensemble and it’s fastened and everything. But, no, it’s a nightie.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Only Rihanna – I think she looks gorgeous.

  • marlie

    Riri’s face and hair look FAB. This is perfect from the neck up. But I can’t get behind lingerie. Sorry.

  • Tânia

    god no. this is awful

  • Elias Pineda

    raven on “allstars” finale

  • Nika E

    I just cannot get on this Rhianna bandwagon. Yeah she looks pretty but im not about to nut myself or anything.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    She is so bleeding lovely.

  • enchanted216

    Pretty girl who looks ridiculous and undervalues herself by dressing like a slut.

    • Sarah

      I don’t think it’s slutty. It is a very classy peignoir, and certainly says “bedroom” to me more than red carpet, but I wouldn’t slut shame her for it.

    • BluesD

      She looks glamorous, not slutty. The lingerie is cut like 1950s swimwear and actually not all that revealing.

    • enchanted216

      She’s not in a bedroom. It’s ridiculous. When regular people accept these things as “classy” and “glamorous,” it adds to the problem. I’m not a prude. I’m all about embracing one’s sex appeal. I think there is a difference. In my opinion, she undervalues herself, as do many of these young women.

  • KayEmWhy

    Sorry, no I can’t get behind this one.

  • what not

    God, she’s so purty. Her life sounds a hot mess sometimes, but she usually looks amazing regardless.

  • deech_sea

    She looks beautiful She is dressed inappropriately, but I still wish she had opted for puff-ball slipper-stilettos. Gaga would have.

  • Julie Chase

    God no. The face is good, the outfit is BONKERS.

  • Judih1

    That face, posture and attitude let’s her get away with stuff that would look trashy/inappropriate on anyone else

  • butterflysunita

    Yes, she looks gorgeous. Only Rihanna could make this work. The MTV movie awards was the right venue too.

  • demidaemon

    I don’t love it. It looks like one of Blance’s nightgowns on Golden Girls thrown over the simplest bathing suit you could find. She’s pretty, no doubt about it, but this is pretty lame for Rihanna.

    • prettyinmink

      My FIRST thought when I saw the pictures was of Blanche Devereaux. So glad I scrolled down before posting.

      • demidaemon

        So glad I’m not alone on this impression!

  • trisker

    Peignoir. She’s wearing a peignoir.

    • Alloy Jane

      Bless you. I couldn’t for the life of me remember the proper term for her dressing gown.

  • CC06

    Unfortunately, I have to disagree with the uncles. This simply looks like she’s showing up in a bathrobe.

  • MyFavoriteColorIsGlitter

    Girlcrushing so hard right now.

  • DominoEstella

    granny panty vagina. No Thanks.

  • Saturnine

    Her voice isn’t for me, and I more often than not roll my eyes at her style choices, but I cannot stop looking at her. She has THE most exquisite face, full stop.

  • snarkykitten

    She look likes she just woke up and realized she had a red carpet. Bullshit.

  • The undergarment feels kinda 1960s Playboy bunny to me, like she should have the ears and tail and be carrying a drinks tray. The “robe” looked more polished walking the runway with its original fastenings at the waist. I’m hating the beige sandal. But, holy hell her face is flawless.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Yes, that is some fabulous fierce face she is giving, but basically she is wearing a piegnoir on a runway. I’m sure she’s amount a handful of people who could pull that off. For some reason, I’m impressed by the depth of that hem.

  • Gatto Nero

    It makes no logical sense, but the overall effect is goddess-like.

  • B_C_J

    She is extremely beautiful, but she should have left this outfit behind in her dressing room.

  • Dagney

    well, no.

  • quiltrx

    She forgot her marabou mules. This look is only right on a gangster’s moll lounging about his mansion. Not outdoors, not ever.

  • elemspbee

    That face. wow.

  • nickie

    face and hair are absolutely flawless. and i have to agree, she’s rihanna so she can pull it off.

  • Joey Melliza

    someone give that woman her pants back

  • MannahattaMamma

    No. It’s precisely BECAUSE she’s so beautiful that there’s no reason for her to wear her goddamn jammies on the RC, even if those jammies cost more than my annual rent. It’s the equivalent of a wearing a nylon tracksuit on an airplane. Class it up a little, lady. You’re sexy, young, and walking a red carpet. EVERYONE WILL LOOK AT YOU ANYWAY.

  • IamstillAnonymous

    To me, the only thing it looks like she is “working” is a corner.

    • boweryboy

      Yet even street walkers wear more than this.

  • RutGot

    No, I’m sorry, that’s not OK. She’s wearing lingerie on the red carpet, that’s never right, no matter who you are. I agree, her head looks gorgeous but I will never get behind wearing your underwear as a formal red carpet look.

  • WHACKED! Not fashion…just demanding attention at every turn!

  • icm

    A walking and talking real life peignoir pinup.

  • katiessh

    I think her face looks amazing, but I can’t get on board as underwear as outerwear

  • Slanted & Enchanted

    She is still the only human being I’ve ever seen who can legitimately rock the naked shoe.

  • Beautiful? Yes. Completely inappropriate? Yes. She reminds me of the game Sims, where you can make a pseudo-person with the Inappropriate trait and they will do things like show up for a wedding in their bathing suit. She is like a less vocally-talented Mariah.

  • Clash D

    Stunning – but super awkward for a RC look? I’m loving and cringing at the same time.

  • FridaStaire

    Lingerie with a peignoir on top! (Is that how you spell it?) But gorgeous!

  • holla

    whether it is lingerie or not, or even if she does wear some really lingerie, she will pull it off much better than those girls in slip-as-dresses on the red carpet. why? she or her people knows the venue decorum.

  • Lilithcat

    It’s the face. But I cannot get behind the “Beulah, peel me a grape” outfit. It belongs on a chaise longue, not the red carpet.

  • shelley514

    Gorgeous! And since it’s the MTV Movie Awards, this is a completely appropriate look.

  • kmk05

    Yes, her face is perfection, but what she’s wearing doesn’t qualify as anything other that clothes that shouldn’t be worn outside the house.

  • Kitten_Mittens

    The big hem on the bottom of the robe/gown bugs…

  • amanda lynn

    I think that she needs the marabou high heeled slippers to go with it.

  • colorjunky

    My barbie had an outfit like that!

  • LeelaST

    She’s wearing lingerie on the RC, end of story.

  • I watched Heathers again last weekend – I thought it stood the test of time, husband disagreed – and I remembered how much I coveted the robe Heather #1 is wearing when Veronica and JD kill her. All this would need is a few more buttons and a little extra coverage and it would both be my dream robe and be more appropriate for going outdoors in.

  • kategs

    She looks gorgeous, the outfit is silly.

  • stubbornthoughts

    This “outfit” is laughable. I cannot get past it to say she looks stylish. Her face is gorgeous, the rest is quite ridiculous.

  • Imasewsure

    Wish she had added some kick ass footwear but yes she’s working it. Oh RiRi!!

  • prettyinmink

    If this were in an animal print I would swear this is something PR alum Mychael Knight designed.

  • Kelly

    Yes, her face and hair are gorgeous. But a silk bathrobe and teddy are a silk bathrobe and teddy no matter where they are worn. To me, it looks absurd in public, Rihanna or no Rihanna.

  • Perfection.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Given that she wore this to the MTV awards, it works-a ridiculous outifit for a ridiculous show

  • suzq

    I loved the shoes on the model. They would have looked lovely on Rihanna too. Rihanna can wear whatever she likes right now.

  • Krysta

    Miss Lady’s face looks like she LOVES what she’s wearing. Which always makes me happy.