Rihanna’s Latest Look Included Lingerie & Pearls

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It’s 2021, but Rihanna’s latest ensemble looks straight out of 1920. 
On Monday, the single-designer-makeup mogul stepped out in New York City, wearing a black lace teddy dress by New York-based label Vaquera over a visible lingerie set. Adding to the flapper-like style of the dress were layers of pearl necklaces, including a Vivienne Westwood cross chocker. A velvet shoulder bag from Tom Ford’s 1997 Gucci — a coveted era in the brand’s history on online resale marketplaces — courtesy of archivist @lab2022, completed the retro-heavy look. 
The 1920s flapper aesthetic is not so different from the current party dress revival. In fact, many experts have predicted a return of the Roaring ‘20s in fashion post-vaccination. A century later, pearls and feathers are also still coveted elements in the night-out wardrobe. Since January, pearl necklaces have become a trend, thanks largely to Vice President Kamala Harris’ penchant for the classic staple. While Harris has kept pearls traditional, others like Harry Styles and Bella Hadid are embracing the grandma-chic accessory with fun twists
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This is not the first time the “We Found Love” singer has channeled the Jazz Age, either. In 2014, she attended the CFDA Fashion Awards donning a Swarovski-encrusted pink naked dress with matching headpiece and fluffy boa by Adam Selman. Back then, she also let her lingerie, in the form of a thong, peek out.
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For weeks now, the singer has kept the paparazzi busy in New York City, donning some memorable looks. On June 23, she stepped out wearing a pink slip dress from Dior’s 2002 collection, paired with a matching fluffy hat and Tom Ford gold heeled sandals. A few days later, she went business casual with a Junya Watanabe oversized gray blazer and white pumps, paired with a navy baseball cap. 
If you’re looking to channel Rihanna’s flapper look on your next post-vaccine night out, here are some slip dress options to choose from, including the exact dress she wore. 
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