Rihanna turns 27 today, which means she's now been delighting us with her music, her way with the English language
, and her truly inimitable fashion choices for 10 years.
Since 2005, she's evolved from a cute-but-unremarkable R&B singer into an actual fashion icon, whose risk-taking looks make awards shows worth watching (and who almost single-handedly made sweatpants with heels look like a good idea).
In tribute to the only woman who can pull off a gigantic pink loofah
and a near-naked dress
with equal aplomb, we present to you 12 pics that exemplify the evolution of Rihanna's style. We love you, Rih!