Not only has Rihanna been gifted with unparalled beauty but she also has sensational style to match. With the versatility to go from punk princess to clean-cut class, Rihanna is the perfect example of wearing what you want, when you want and how you want. Since basically everything Rihanna wears becomes an instant fashion masterpiece it was a challenge to narrow it down to her 7 best looks, but we managed to do it in honor of her 27th birthday. Cheers to many, many, more, RiRi!
1. Classic in Chanel
Rihanna looks so fab in Chanel it takes us a minute to realize that she's actually only wearing an oversize button-up cardigan. Looks like an evening gown to us! Regardless, she wore this timeless neutral ensemble to the Chanel Couture Fall 2013 show proving that you can look classy with an underboob tattoo. If you're Rihanna, that is.
2. Sexy sheen
With blonde hair and gun tattoo on display, Rihanna kills it in Giorgio Armani at London Fashion Week. The dreamy dark green pairs beautifully with her gold accessories while perfectly showcasing her, ahem, assets.
3. Red lip classic
There's not much we love more than a red dress paired with a red pout on the red carpet. Rihanna stunned in this custom-made Azzedine Alaia gown paired with Neil Lane sparkles. Soft waves and simple eye makeup complete this memorable look from the 2013 Grammy Awards.
4. White hot
RiRi went braless for this backless Stella McCartney creation at the Met Gala in 2014. The sexy two-piece gown displays her perfectly toned abs (ugh, #LifeGoals). With simple hair and makeup, Rihanna's natural beauty shines through.
5. Perfectly pink
Although Rihanna's pink poufy gown earned mixed reviews, there is no debating the fact that she still looked absolutely breathtaking. Call it a loofah, compare it to Glinda the Good Witch's dress, whatever. We love RiRi for pairing this statement dress with an understated topknot and natural makeup.
6. A vision in white
We love a good power suit, especially when it's in a bright white that makes that bold red hair stand out that much more. She ups the femininity of that Max Azria suit at the Billboard Music Awards in 2011 by leaving it unbuttoned and flashing just a touch of skin.
7. Glam athleisure
Can we talk about how RiRi paired her super-luxe, full-length fur coat with... sweats and sneakers? Oh and there's the fact that she actually looks good doing it! We'll give her this—she was on her way to a taping of Good Morning America last winter, so a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do to stay warm.
8. Barely there
Saving the best for last, Rihanna showed why she deserved the prestigious CFDA Fashion Icon Award when she accepted it in 2014 in this slinky Adam Selman gown. Made from 230,000 Swarovski crystals, she confidently strutted the carpet practically nude and WE LOVE IT. Only Rihanna can make nudity an instant red carpet classic.
We can't wait to see the crazy-good style choices Rihanna will be making in the years to come. Happy birthday, RiRi!