From cute'n'girly to street [Rex]
Could a girl with this many outfit changes – and a very cool reputation for often styling herself – ever not be included in your vote for the top ten best dressed ladies of 2013?
Rihanna has showcased more outfits than anyone this year (until Beyonce went and released 17 videos in one go) and she’s shared many of those on social media. Harnessing the power of modern technology RiRi is now omnipresent. Whether courtside at the basketball or living it up in Barbados, Miss Fenty’s chameleonic nature has been fully explored: one minute she’s a dishevelled frumpy-cool Prada girl, the next she’s in Tims, a boy’s overcoat and beanie hat. On the red carpet she’ll play up to old-fashioned glamour but soon enough she’ll be partying in thigh highs and just a t-shirt.
@BadGalRiRi Instagram [Instagram]
If you thought Rihanna’s selfies made for addictive viewing before, this year she has turned her photo album into her whole new level of must-see. From her worldwide Diamonds Tour to (not-so-private) moments with her family in Barbados, heck!, even hanging out at a zoo in South Africa, RiRi – together with her photography team Steven Gomillion and Dennis Leupold - has documented each and every sartorial move for her 10 million Instagram followers.
That includes an impressive ambassadorship for her River Island collections, plus a controversial photo-shoot in front of a mosque in Abu Dhabi and plenty of totes-casual poolside bikini shots. All we can say is, we’re glad the rats tail hair ‘do was a passing phase in September, because otherwise, @BadGalRiRi has been nothing but well behaved on the fashion front. So much so that she’s just scooped a campaign gig for Balmain’s spring/summer 2014 collection.
Scroll through the gallery below to see some of Rihanna’s best looks from the year >>