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12th Apr 2022

Rihanna forced to defend maternity style after being labelled “indecent”

“I’m hoping that we are able to redefine what’s considered ‘decent’ for pregnant women.”

Rihanna announced her pregnancy back in January and if there’s one thing she’s been absolutely killing it at lately it’s maternity fashion.

However, the singer has been forced to defend her iconic outfit choices against trolls, who’ve criticised her for being “indecent”.

At Paris Fashion Week, the 34-year-old wore a sheer black dress showcasing her bump and was praised by fans for how incredible she looked – but the outfit also attracted quite a bit backlash from others, who deemed it “inappropriate”.

In a recent interview with Vogue, she spoke about this look in particular, saying: “That dress is actually the closest thing to maternity clothes that I’ve worn so far!”

She explained that once she found out she was pregnant, she told herself she wasn’t going to be confined to the maternity section of the store.

“I’m sorry – it’s too much fun to get dressed up,” she said. “I’m not going to let that part disappear because my body is changing.

“I’m hoping that we’re able to redefine what’s considered ‘decent’ for pregnant women.

“My body is doing incredible things right now, and I’m not going to be ashamed of that. This time should feel celebratory. Because why should you be hiding your pregnancy?”

She added that if there was something she wouldn’t wear before her pregnancy, she wasn’t going to start wearing it now.

Rihanna announced that she was expecting her first child with rapper A$AP Rocky back in January with a stunning photoshoot in Harlem, New York City.

During the shoot, she wore a bright pink jacket, unbuttoned to show off her stomach, and teamed it with brightly coloured jewels.

Because of the very obvious pink-toned shoot, some fans have come to the conclusion that she’s having a baby girl.