Rihanna is the Queen of DGAF Chic

Posted on July 09, 2014

Ladies, the next time you’re dashing out the door to run errands in your DGAF outfit, instead of defaulting to flip-flops, boxer shorts and a t-shirt, why not go the unexpected route? Better yet, why not go the Rihanna route?


Rihanna-GOTS-NYC-PSDJS-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Rihanna leaving a studio in New York City.

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People are gonna hate us for saying this, but as DGAF outfits go? This one’s kind of fun and fab. Granted, part of the reason we love it is because it has an ’80s downton-kinda feel. Like something Madonna would’ve worn when she was poor and struggling in NYC.

But we have to admit, this is not a look that most of the population can pull off. First off, it requires handlers, a waiting limo, and a lifestyle that allows you to walk around empty handed at all times. Because anyone who tries to go grocery shopping and pick up their dry cleaning in this getup is going to look like a homeless person, especially if boob sweat becomes a factor. Secondly, we’re thinking it also requires Rihanna, nine times out of ten. Like Jared Leto, she’s got a certain enviable and indefinable quality that allows her to make the most assy of getups look ready for the cover of Vogue.





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  • RussellH88

    I Can’t really sign off on this one. It’s way too Prom-Walk of Shame for me.

    • Kent Roby

      I read that as Porn Walk of Shame; either fits.

    • A mid-90s prom, at that.

    • Let it out

      Rihanna has no shame.

  • Audrey Lee

    You’ll get no argument from me Uncles, I LOVE this! If I could get away with this, I’d do it, but sadly I’m not filthy rich and famous.

  • Not that 13 Going on 30 could be improved upon in any way, but I now want to see Rihanna star in a remake of 13 Going on 30.

  • Paris Hurston

    This is v Courtney Love…

  • Dagney

    no. not pulling it off. cheap is cheap and it will always be cheap.

  • I have a very similar silk nightie. It does not look like that on me.

  • Danielle

    No VPL or static cling. She’s truly Not Of This Earth.

    • amanda siegelson

      there isn’t visible panty line, but there IS visible panty… so does she really get credit for this? beyond that, i love her hair but am bored by the “outfit”. i just don’t know why a nightgown and sneakers, with jean jacket over it, should elicit more than a sigh of boredom.

  • Mothra

    I have that nightie in sea foam. I also can see her panties. They are blue.

    • MaggieSays

      I thought they were black.

  • Cele Deemer

    She’d fit right in at Walmart.

  • Glam Dixie

    Seriously, she looks like she just rolled out of bed, grabbed a jacket and chucks and walked out the door. Not good.

    • Gatto Nero

      Except for the makeup, coiffed hair, and curated jewelry.

  • elemspbee

    ok. not to offend but it’s a bit of an over reach to put rihanna and jared leto in the same league of turning assery get ups into some sort of fashion.

    • Why?

    • marlie

      I think she’s just as good – or better – as Jared Leto at working crazy-ass/DGAF outfits, but this one isn’t one of her best examples (in my opinion). But in general, I think she’s cornered the market on it.

  • Mary Lauer

    The kicks make it for me. Otherwise it moves quickly from DGAF to Trying WAY Too Hard.

  • sugarkane105

    I think she really DOES give a fuck though. Like too many fucks went into this fuckery. Fuck.

    • Jessica Freeman

      Oh she certainly gives all the fucks or we would have never seen this.

    • Herr Meier

      nah, i don’t think she thought too long about this outfit.
      unlike Taylow Swift or JayLo for example, you can clearly see – those two tried hard

      • @Biting Panda

        This. The clothes on her bedroom floor have more innate style, than any rack of borrowed frocks compiled by a team.

      • sugarkane105

        See, to me, the choice of outfit is contrived – she picks things that deliberately don’t “go together” or that only make it look like she doesn’t care. That’s the opposite of DGAF. Is she stylish? Maybe. Does she give a fuck? Yes.

        • Herr Meier

          well, it’s superpower of Rihanna to make things that don’t “go together” work and make it chick and stylish. A very rare quality. And of course she gives a fuck, she’s not Britney or Megan Fox. those two are pure american trashy-rednecks

          and still don’t think she thought hard about this. She threw things together and made them work

          • sugarkane105

            OK, well then “chic” is in the eye of the beholder.

        • altermyego

          I want to thank you because up until your post I though DGAF was a designer label I never heard of.
          I’m a little slow on some of today’s lingo.

          • sugarkane105

            LOL glad I could help!

    • Thomas

      I think she does give a fuck about style, but I don’t think she gives a fuck about whether people like her style or what she does/her choices. I hope that makes sense.

  • PastryGoddess

    I am all about going to the grocery store or walking the dog in furs and diamonds, but where the hell do you go in this outfit?
    This is not everyday errand fab, this is walk of shame at 7am ugh

    • marlie

      But who does the walk of shame IN their nightgown? One is supposed to be wearing the party clothes from last night, coming from a home that is not their own, with smudged makeup and messed up hair. This is more “fire alarm at 3am” to me.

      • PastryGoddess

        point. That makes this look even worse. The proper deployment is high-low. Not low-low, or cheap-low, or tacky ass-low

        This is just got my food stamps people of walmart level fa-shun

      • Carleenml

        this is my “fire alarm at 3 am in my firemen fantasies” outfit.

  • rhône

    she’s flawless and you’re so right, it’s such an ephemeral and hard-to-pin-down quality about her that makes this work

  • RescueMe23

    I’m sorry no. Plus she’s #1 on the irrational hate list. This is walk-of-shame to the 10th degree.

    • Thomas

      #1? Above Goop, Taylor Swift, Blake Lively, Jessica Biel, KStew, Julia Roberts, the Kardashians, Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Chris Brown? Why?

      • sugarkane105

        I think a lot of those celebs fall into the “rational hate” category, like Chris Brown, Kanye, Goop and such. Sometimes, you just cannot explain why you dislike a celeb, so we call it “irrational.”

        • Thomas

          Makes sense. #1 just seemed kind of harsh.

          • RescueMe23

            Harsh to you my dear…not to me. 🙂 After all – someone has to be #1.

      • RescueMe23

        Yes – above them all. If you lined them all up in a row and asked me who I wanted to smack across the face first – she’d be it. Don’t know why. There’s something about her I don’t like. That’s why its called irrational.

        • Thomas

          I’d much rather smack the smug look off of Justin Bieber’s face.

      • marlie

        The Kartrashians, Kanye, Bieber, and Cyrus have their own category that goes beyond “hate.” Beyond “Loathe.” Just seeing their faces actually makes me angry. I want a black hole to open up and suck them up so we never see or hear from them again. Other than Chris Brown the criminal (where hate for him is completely rational and justified), the rest are all shades of mildly to exceedingly irritating.

        • Thomas

          I think most people hope they would be swallowed up by a black hole. I do have friends who are actually fans of the Kardashians and I have no idea why. It makes me question their upbringing.

          • marlie

            I’d question my friendship with them. 😛

      • Imasewsure

        Wow that is quite a list

        • Thomas

          Well actually, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Jessica Biel and Blake Lively don’t bother me all that much. I only find them slightly irritating. I just know that they’re on a lot of people’s irrational hate lists, so that’s why I included them.

          • Imasewsure

            Yes those don’t bother me much either… I just think you did a great job in capturing the lists of about 80% of the BKs… Add Anne Hathaway and we can bump it up to 90%!! Add Jada Pinkett Smith and I’m on that list too (it’s irrational after all… doesn’t have to make sense).:)

          • Thomas

            I like Anne Hathaway though and never understood the Hathahaters, except for her extremely rehearsed speech when she won the Oscar. But yeah, you could add the Smiths as well.

    • hammerhead_99

      #1 on mine too.

  • butterflysunita

    She’s wearing a nightgown, a jeans jacket and sneakers–and damn if she isn’t making it work.

  • Tracy_Flick

    Everything about it is perfection, from the violet-pink shade to the Chucks to the done-up hair and jewelry.

    • @Biting Panda

      Annnnnnd of this were just a dress, we’d be bored, feeling as if it’s missing her style.

  • Paula Pertile

    mmm, no. Its still just a nightgown. I can’t.

  • FibonacciSequins

    “BRB, craving some froyo”

  • Anna

    It’s all so perfectly Rihanna. I am IN LOVE with her hair done up like that.

  • Sarah

    She can wear whatever she wants, even if it is a negligee – but is it not odd to walk about with one fist on your cheek as if you were leaning on a table? I am wondering what that pose is about….

    • sugarkane105

      Sometimes I cross my arms in front of me in very awkward, trying-to-look-natural positions when I know it’s cold out and my nips are showing. I think it’s safe to say that was not Ri’s motivation though.

      • Sarah

        No, I don’t think she’s worried about her nips. Perhaps she is feeling particularly pensive and taking this nightie-clad jaunt to the limo as an opportunity to mull world issues.

        • marlie

          Yes, considering she went out in public in a completely see-through dress a few weeks ago, I doubt she’s worried about nips.

    • Glam Dixie

      The whole thing is just so bizarre, break it down, brand new, un wrinkled satin nightie, chucks and a jean jacket, full makeup, complicated up do, loads of jewelry and odd posing. None of it makes a lick of sense.

      • Lori

        This is what makes it not work for me as DGAF. This outfit is very composed. This is not stuff she just threw on. None of the parts make any real sense with any of the other parts,but that’s on purpose. That’s pretty much the opposite of DGAF. She gives not just a fuck, but many fucks.

    • kimmeister

      She’s obviously THINKING, duh. Has Rodin taught you nothing??? 😉

  • Alyssa

    I agree it’s a great DGAF outfit, but I still can’t approve of wearing your nightgown in public.

    ETA: Her hair is amazing here!

  • Wellworn

    I had to google DGAF. Because I’m old and out of touch. At least I know how to google. And FWIW, I love when a celeb doesn’t wear the typical celeb uniform. Since I moved from Los Angeles to People of Walmart USA, it’s refreshing not to care what I wear at times. Not that Rihanna is a Person of Walmart, of course.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    I love it- it’s very “work outfit” (not for us mere mortals, but for her). She’s not dressed up, she went to the studio, did her job, now she’s leaving.

  • Julie Chase

    It’s a nightie and sneakers.The chic is alluding me.

  • MilaXX

    Nightgown and a pair of chucks? Pretty sure I’ve put the trash out in that outfit, except I wasn’t wearing jewelry or makeup.

  • pamplemousse

    I love her so

  • KT

    Love it, looks great

  • NMMagpie

    She knows the secret of PRESENCE. Of course this works for her.

  • Amanda Welliver

    I might feel differently and like it if she put her arms through the sleeves, but then it’s all just too normal, isn’t it?

  • Janet B

    I’m on my way out the door right now, how did I not think of wearing my favorite nightgown?

  • Lauren T.

    That looks incredibly comfortable.

  • susan6

    No; this is not fashion. This is a nightgown.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Can’t sign off on this one. It simply looks silly to me.

  • Jennifer Bober

    Not working for me either. It’s actually mostly the sneakers that are killing it. It’s way too “taking the garbage out in my jammies” for me. A pretty sandal and I’d buy it.

  • AndieJay

    She walked last night’s empties to the curb and then decided what the heck, she’s already out — might as well hop in the limo.

  • MGK

    In my family we call these “action outfits” — when you look like you’re gonna get shit done and/or crazy. BOOOOM

  • Shawn EH

    Hey, it provides more coverage than most of her evening looks!

  • SugarSnap108

    This is probably a FRO (for Rihanna only). It’s definitely an NFS (not for sugarsnap108).

  • marlie

    She’s out in public in her nightie. I’m not sure I’m ok with that. I wasn’t ok with it when nightie-like dresses were ‘in’ back in the 90s (?).

    • Alyssa

      She recently wore a red one out as well…except it was less nightgown and more negligee. Either way, I don’t like nightgowns for public wear.

  • TinyDynamo

    I think she looks amazing. The outfit is definitely questionable, but somehow she is pulling it off. Brava!

  • It looks like the outfit I went to my first “grown up” party when I was 15 and thought it would be so avant-garde. I looked like a idiot. But of course Rihanna is working it. Damn it.

  • Lilithcat

    She looks as though she just got out of bed and had to run down to the end of the driveway to get the newspaper. So she threw on the first jacket and shoes she could find.

    In other words, she looks utterly ridiculous.

  • Brittney P

    Girl probably had some late night munchies and couldn’t be assed to put on “real clothes.” You go girl. I think she looks fab.

    My late night, IDGAF outfit usually includes tights, an over-sized sweatshirt (so I don’t have to put on a bra), and sandals.

  • Gatto Nero

    Except that this looks too calculated — with the makeup, coiffed hair, and careful selection of jewelry — to be truly DGAF.

    • boweryboy

      Nothing she does is truly DGAF, but she puts off that air.

      • Gatto Nero

        It’s more “worship my outrageousness” than DGAF.

        • boweryboy

          Definitely. I am reluctantly giving her props for somehow managing to pull it off every time. I mean, just imagine the hot mess this would be on Lady Gaga or Miley Cyrus.

          • Gatto Nero

            Ri has a certain serenity and gravity that the other two lack. Or at least she makes us believe she does.

          • GTrain

            or she’s just stoned.

          • marlie

            You’re right. Gaga is all “LOOK AT MY ART!”, and Miley is “I’m edgy and controversial, right? RIGHT?” There’s not the same degree of pretension or affectation on Rihanna’s part, even if it is clearly still meant to be provocative.

  • Herr Meier

    i agree. Rihanna has that innate chickness/fierceness. most outrageous outfits look cool on her. That’s real superpower

  • Cindy

    Cannot get with all the constant uncle love for her. Just trash with a big forehead.

  • boweryboy

    Why not? She’s gone out nearly naked. Why not just say fuck it I’ll wear my negligee around town so I don’t have to change for bed when I get home. She irks me but I can’t (begrudgingly) deny her fabulosity.

  • Laura Livingston

    I think this is the opposite of DGAF and chic. The hair and make up say she gives many, many fucks, none of which are about her nipples showing. Wearing a nightgown hasn’t been chic for years.

  • MissusBee

    I like it. Love the hair. Love the sneakers. If she was wearing a floaty summer dress instead of a nightie, she’d look like someone in you’d see walking down the street who just happens to be ultra-beautiful. But the silk nightie is the DGAF-ery of someone who has a waiting limo and doesn’t have to deal with unmannerly observations of construction workers as she passes by.

  • TexiBelle

    I once drove someone home (drive of shame?) wearing a silk slip, chinchilla-trim coat, and flip flops. And I rocked that shit.

  • Denise Rambo

    It looks like she’s going to a “Come As You Are” party – that she got invited to after she’d gotten ready for bed.

  • People wear boxer shorts outside? Where are my smelling salts…

  • crash1212

    She does make this work. The quintessential “IT” girl. She gots “it” to infinity.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I think she’s wearing too much makeup and jewelry for this to be dgaf (which I had to look up, so I learned something today!!!).

  • KES4K

    Don’t understand DGAF outfits with hair and makeup that clearly took at least an hour to execute (thus indicating that some Fs were, in fact, G’ed). Ah, to be young and filthy rich…

    • conniemd

      In addition to putting multiple necklaces, bracelets on arms, neck, fingers.

  • quiltrx

    Why does Rihanna continue to wear things that make me say “I don’t need to see all that”? Because I really, really don’t.
    And I seriously want to slap her for the “I’m thinking” pose. No, I refuse to drink the Ri-Ri Kool-Aid.

  • krelnick

    “Look at me; I don’t care what I wear! I SAID LOOK AT ME!” She gets away with the most unmitigated crap and I. Just. Don’t. Get. It.

  • Beto

    I’m the only one thinking that she can put a potato sack on her and make an awesome look and ensemble? Bitch is flawless.

  • hammerhead_99

    I just can’t……I don’t get the fascination with her. This just looks…..stupid.

  • cocohall

    You put a lovely rose in a jam jar or a beautiful vase; it is still a lovely rose. Ri is a beautiful girl. The colors look good on her. Her hair is fabulous. And despite being a negligee, this isn’t actually very revealing or vulgar. And the chucks and jean jacket mixed with the satin (?) of the negligee gives a fun hi-lo vibe. Of course, you can’t make this look work unless you are genetically blessed, as she is. Is it fashion? no. But it is style.

  • formerlyAnon

    She’s kind of like the modern day version of the apocryphal “Let them eat cake” Marie Antoinette. All fab, all the time, but not remotely gonna be confused with a member of the Great Unwashed – or even with speaking the same language.

  • NinjaCate

    My bae. Love her.

  • tinyredlocks

    CHUCKS! She’s wearing Chucks. My favorite footwear. Works for me!

  • Peeve

    Sorry. As gorgeous as she is, I don’t think she’s pulling this off. I don’t think anyone can pull this off. It just looks ridiculous to me.

    • It’s basically one step above disaster nudity, to borrow Margaret Cho’s phrase.

  • Man Dala

    She’s the incarnation of gives-no-fucks. Luv it, luv her.

  • Eh. If anything, this reeks of giving far too many fucks.

    • conniemd

      LOL – Nice double entendre, but I was going to say that I don’t think it’s a DGAF outfit because of all the jewelry she has on. Clearly she’s dressing up and you wouldn’t put on all those bracelets etc just to go to the dry cleaners.

  • Kikishua


    Edited because I suddenly got it.

  • altermyego

    I have shocked myself because I love this outfit. Although I’d hate it on pretty much anyone else.
    Maybe it’s because I love the first few pictures that have her deep in thought, perhaps rehashing the record she recorded, and then she breaks into a smile, like ‘damn, that recording sounded f-i-n-e fine!’

  • Kaonashi

    This outfit has a hint of the tacky and the “look at me! Look at me!”