Has Rihanna Toned Down Her Risqué Style Since Dating Drake?

Has Rihanna Toned Down Her Risque Style Since Dating Drake?


by Maaike Dijkstra |
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Rihanna's been showcasing a much more relaxed style since being linked with Drake [Getty]

Spotted hanging out in Amsterdam, London and Manchester, Drake and Rihanna’s recent love tour has done nothing to squash rumours that they're well and truly back on. In fact, sources last month confirmed that they're not only getting 'serious', but are so loved-up that they've gone exclusive. But forget the stolen kisses and sneaky hugs at awards ceremony, it's Ri-Ri's style that has us enthralled.

Because we can’t help but notice that her wardrobe has taken a noticeable turn of late, going from flash-flashing, risque and nothing short of provocative to, well, more relaxed and - GASP - covered up. Yes, she still knows how to vamp it up on the red carpet and we're sure she'll be cracking out the teeny shorts when she's next on stage, but when it comes to her off-duty style, there's a whole new hip-hop edge to her garb - and we wonder whether her new beau may have something to do with it.

The latest piece of evidence has arrived this weekend when the songstress took to yet another basketball game in LA alongside her BFF Melissa Forde. Rather than cracking out another pair of snakeskin Tom Ford knee-high boots or a sparkling crop top topped off with daring black lipstick, she instead opted for simple black and white paneled leggings teamed with a loose-fitted shirt and a black baseball cap wore backwards.

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Rihanna's minxy style pre-Drake [Getty]

And this isn't the first time. Rihanna's been snapped out and about wearing slouchy trousers with trainers, hoodies, and tracksuits galore - the streetwear vibe is a far cry from her more glammed-up appearances pre-Drake. In fact, her latest ensembles are very similar to the rapper's own personal stylewhich consists of oversized slogan varsity jackets and low-slung jeans, statement sneakers and yep, baseball hats worn backwards. And did we mention the fuss-free beauty look? Gone are the crazy hair-dos and brightly-coloured dye jobs and instead Ri is sticking to jet-black extensions and a red lip to match her urban wardrobe.

Of course, it's hardly surprising Rihanna has adapted her look since leaving the singles scene and falling for the super-cool Drake who's certainly hot on his designer labels. Or is this just the latest stage in Ri-Ri's constant transformation and she'll be back to risque looks in a matter of weeks? We'll be watching...

See more of Rihanna's fashion hits in the gallery below >>


Rihanna Style - Best Dresses & Outfits

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Rihanna wearing Balmain in Los Angeles - 19 June 2014

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Rihanna in New York, August 2014

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Rihanna in helmut Lang, New York - 18 August 2014

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

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Rihanna at a game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers on May 15, 2014

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Melissa Forde and Rihanna attend an NBA playoff game between Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers on May 9, 2014

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Rihanna attends the Christian Dior Cruise 2015 Show on May 7, 2014 in New York City

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Rihanna attends the 2014 'Met Ball' on May 5th

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Rihanna is seen at the after-party for The Costume Institute Benefit Gala on May 5, 2014 in New York

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Rihanna in the audience at the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards on May 1, 2014 in LA

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Rihanna attends Roc Nation Sports 1 Year Anniversary Luncheon at TAO Downtown on April 28, 2014 in New York

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

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

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

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Rihanna attends the Miu Miu show on March 5, 2014 in Paris, France wearing a Prada coat

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Rihanna attends the Chanel show on March 4, 2014 in Paris, France dressed in Chanel

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Rihanna attends the Stella McCartney show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 3, 2014 in Paris, France

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Rihanna attends the Roc Nation pre-Grammy brunch on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California

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Rihanna poses in the press room at the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California

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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

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

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

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Rihanna out and about in London - 20 July 2013

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Rihanna in London - 18 July 2013

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

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

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

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

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Rihanna in KTZ in Denmark - 6 July 2013

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

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

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Wearing Marni dress and Chanel loafers out and about in New York - 13 July 2015 [Rex]

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At the Dior Autumn/ Winter photocall in Tokyo - 16 June 2015 [Rex]

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At the Met Gala wearing Guo Pei - 4 May 2015 [Rex]

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At the Jimmy Kimmel Live show wearing Moschino - 1 April 2015 [Rex]

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At the Home premiere wearing Dior - 22 March 2015 [Rex]

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At the Good Morning America show wearing Pascal Millet - 13 March 2015 [Rex]

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At the Fendi fashion store opening in New York - 13 February 2015 [Rex]

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At the Grammy Awards wearing Giambattista Valli - 8 February 2015 [Rex]

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Out and about in New York - 23 December 2014 [Rex]

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At the Diamond Ball wearing Zac Posen - 11 December 2014 [Rex]

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At the British Fashion Awards wearing Stella McCartney - 1 December 2014 [Rex]

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At the It's Not Over premiere wearing Altuzarra - 18 November 2014 [Rex]

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At the amfAR Inspiration Gala wearing Tom Ford - 29 October 2014 [Rex]

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At the Edun show at New York Fashion Week - 7 September 2014 [Rex]

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Out and about in New York wearing Alexander Wang for H&M - 7 September 2014 [Rex]

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Out and about in New York wearing Adam Selman - 5 September 2014 [Rex]

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