One of the most defining trends from the ’00s was a dress over pants. That clashing style job, where one pairs a pretty sundress or a silk slip with trousers and jeans, has slowly been creeping its way back into current fashion times, whether one likes it or not. The tricky layering has popped up on runways and stylish celebrities: just last week, Bella Hadid did her take, and now Rihanna is serving up hers.
Sharing a new image on Instagram, the singer and Fenty designer debuted her interpretation of Dress Over Pants: she wore a classic white T-shirt and blue jeans with a black mesh bra-top and purple mesh slip dress.
Rihanna then accessorized with a purple feathered bag to keep her outfit’s color scheme going, while tons of blinged bracelets, necklaces, and crystal hair pins lent an evening-ready finish. Meanwhile, on her feet, she wore a clear pair of statement heels by Amina Muaddi—an emerging footwear label that she can’t stop waring lately.
So, does layering up in the warm summer months seem like an initial no-go? Perhaps Rihanna is onto something with her dress-over-pant getup: with a thin T-shirt and a gauzy, barely-there dress overtop, her version of the trend is as breezy as possible.