With the launch of Fenty Beauty, her legendary Fenty x Puma NYFW show, and continuous work on chart-topping singles such as Wild Thoughts, there’s no denying that 2017 has certainly been a groundbreaking year for Rihanna. But even with all of her accomplishments and flawless style, there will always be a few haters lurking around.
This year in particular, the Bad Gal has become a frequent target for body shamers on the Internet. It all began this past May when paparazzi images of Rihanna surfaced. Ever since, the Bajan singer's appearance has become a topic of conversation, with many people unnecessarily claiming that Rihanna has gained weight. Of course, like the queen that she is, Rihanna has been quick to shut down the critics on social media through humorous responses. While RiRi owes no explanations when it comes to her figure, the pop star did recently open up about her weight.
At a recent launch event for her Fenty x Puma AW17 collection, Rihanna revealed that her body type is constantly changing (like any other human being), and that plays a major role in what she will be wearing for the day. "Well, I actually have had the pleasure of a fluctuating body type, where one day I can literally fit into something that is bodycon, and then the next day — the next week — I need something oversized," she told The Cut. "I need a little crop here and a high-waist there to hide that part, you know?"
The singer also shared that her outfit choices are often based on what kind of mood she's in. "I really pay attention every day when I go into the closet about what’s working for my body that morning," she continued. "I feel like that’s how everyone should go after fashion, because it’s an individual thing. And then, if you take it further, it’s like: What week are you having? You having a skinny week? You having a fat week? Are we doing arms this week? We doing legs this week? We doing oversized?"
Another tip the singer revealed: don't be afraid to try different fits for your shape in order to find what works for you. "I love to play with silhouettes as well, but I think it’s important to make sure that you wear the thing that works for your body the best, and that’s flattering," she noted.
Overall, the songstress made it very clear that she dresses for herself and not to impress anyone else — regardless of her weight at the moment. At a time when the pressure to look "perfect" has never been greater, this is a very important message to be heard by young girls and women everywhere.
You go, RiRi!
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