04 August 2013 by

Rihanna's Carnival Style Gets Upgraded To A Sheer Leotard And Converse Trainers

Cast your minds back to August 2011 when this happened:

Rihanna Carnival Style

Rihanna prancing around in little more than strategically placed pieces of fabric and glittery body paint - surely this was a saucy music video? But nope. The raunchy singer was in fact OFF DUTY and on holiday in her home town of Barbados. She proudly flaunted her fab figure carnival-stylee for the Kadooment Day Parade and guess what? She's been at it again. Yes, Ri-Ri jetted from LA to Barbados this weekend to enjoy the carnival spirit - but what did she wear this time? Luckily Instagram has treated us to her pre-party prep...

Rihanna Carnival Style

Like a minxy mermaid, Rihanna opted for a sheer backless leotard covered in scale-like shimmering silver embellishments. On the accessorises front, she ditched the lashings of Chanel jewels and instead opted to wear little more than a pair of Converse. Well, you've gotta be comfy.

It's a sliiightly less risque look in comparison to the star's previous ensemble, which included fishnet tights and a feathery headpiece, which makes us wonder whether it's part of her new pared-back look. Rihanna ditched her weave earlier this week and returned to her former curly-haired glory with a short 'n' curly 'do. We think it's adorable - and her style appears to be going the same way too. Just look at her trying to be all coy!

Rihanna Carnival Style

But you're not fooling us, dear. The Bajan beauty added lashings of face paint, blue sunnies and a veil before hitting the town with her bestie Melissa Forde as part of the Foreday Morning Jam party. The Carnival celebrates the country's harvest of the sugar crops, which apparently involves wearing next to nothing and doing a lot of twerking (have you seen the pictures?). As for Melissa, the pre-dancing pics show her in an equally scantily clad state, wearing a blue tassled crop top, high-waisted white pants, a baseball cap and err, a garter. Because that’s just the way the Bajans roll.

Bad Gal Ri-Ri took to her Twitter the morning after, presumably with a very sore head, to tell her followers, "Woke up in paint and a veil from partying in de street all morning!!! #Barbados #FOREDAYmorning CROP OVA almost here! #heauxm." Oh, Rihanna, there's nothing better than going back to your roots.

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Rihanna wearing Balmain in Los Angeles - 19 June 2014 

Rihanna in New York, August 2014 

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Rihanna in helmut Lang, New York - 18 August 2014  

Rihanna in Alexander Haider Ackermann and Balenciaga, New York - 20 August 2014 

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Rihanna at the Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets playoff game on April 25, 2014 in New York.

Rihanna at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards LA Live on April 13, 2014.

Rihanna at Oklahoma City Thunder vs the Los Angeles Clippers on April 9, 2014 in LA.

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Rihanna in Alexander Wang out and about in London - 11 September 2013

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Rihanna at Opening Ceremony at New York Fashion Week - September 2013

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Rihanna at Alexander Wang after party at New York Fashion Week - September 2013

Rihanna in Balmain at 2013 MTV Video Music Awards after party - 25 August 2013

Rihanna at 'Lyon' restaurant, West Village, New York - 12 August 2013

Rihanna out and about in London - 20 July 2013

Rihanna in London - 18 July 2013

Rihanna in Rag & Bone out and about in Manchester - 16 July 2013

Rihanna in visor by Fleet Ilya out and about in London - 15 July 2013

Rihanna in Gareth Pugh out and about in London - 14 July 2013

Rihanna in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci menswear and Versace shoes in Monaco - 13 July 2013

Rihanna in KTZ in Denmark - 6 July 2013

Rihanna in Tom Ford AW13 boots arriving in Poland - 6 July 2013

Rihanna at Chanel show, Haute Couture Fall Winter 2013, Paris Fashion Week - 2 July 2013

Rihanna out and about, London, Britain - 20 June 2013

Rihanna in Stella McCartney top and clutch at Rorrey Fenty after show party at Boujis nightclub, London - 16 June 2013

Rihanna in Christopher Kane out and about, London - 16 June 2013

Rihanna in Big Star USA dungarees at the All Star Bowling Alley, Manchester - 12 June 2013

Rihanna in Miu Miu out and about, Manchester - 11 June 2013

Rihanna out and about by the Eiffel Tour in Paris - 7 June 2013

Rihanna Filming In New York - 16 May 2013

Rihanna out and about, New York - 9 May 2013

Rihanna in Rihanna by River Island in New York - 12 May 2013

Rihanna out and about in New York - 5 May 3013

Rihanna in Mary Katrantzou and Tom Ford sandals - 30 April 2013

Rihanna in Miu Miu coat and Current Elliot jeans - 28 April 2013

Rihanna in Acne jacket, Rodarte coat, Celine shoes and Miu Miu sunglasses in New York- 26 April 2013

Rihanna in custom Givenchy By Riccardo Tisci and Paige Denim jeans in Miami - 21 April 2013

Rihanna in Rag and Bone and Chanel jewellery at the Staples Center in Los Angeles - 21 April 2013

Rihanna in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci t shirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim jacket, Saint Laurent Paris by Heidi Slimane shoes - 24 April 2013

Rihanna in T by Alexander Wang and shoes by Tom Ford - 21 April 2013

Rihanna in dress by Whitney Eve and Prada sunglasses - 11 April 2013

Rihanna at Los Angeles Lakes Basketball game - April 2013

Rihanna arriving in London - February 2013

Rihanna in custom Azzedine Alaia at the Grammy Awards - February 2013

Rihanna at River Island show at London Fashion Week - February 2013

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Rihanna in London - February 2012

Rihanna at Grammys - February 2012

Rihanna launches her new album 'Unapologetic' in New York City, November 2012

Rihanna at the MTV Video Music Awards, September 2012

Rihanna at Grammys - February 2011

Rihanna in Acne at Westfield, November 2012

Rihanna during her 777 tour, November 2012

Rihanna performs during the 2012 Victoria's Secret Show, November 2012

Rihanna at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Battleship', May 2012

Rihanna in Tom Ford at the Costume Institute Gala, May 2012

Rihanna at the TIME 100 Gala in New York City, April 2012

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