If you’re a human living on this planet then you’re probably up to date with the latest controversy exploding all over the internet: Rihanna’s nude sheer dress at the CFDA Awards, a gown that left little to the imagination, exposing her drop dead gorgeous body, covered in tiny sparkles and glitter from head to toe, as her head was wrapped up in a glittery scarf reminding us of the 1920’s icon, Josephine Baker.
Anyone with a pulse has an opinion about the dress, with statements ranging from Stunning, Beautiful, Flawless, Gorgeous, all the way to Cheap, Attention seeker, Horrendous, Ugly, Disrespectful et all.
Whatever you say about the dress, and the occasion, one thing is true – she owned it. She killed it. And she’s the only one who could have pulled off such a risque look and extravagant waaaay-too-sexy Adam Selman dress, and look absolutely beautiful in it. Naked, yes, but still incredibly gorgeous. Guided only by her fashion sense and maybe her payback statement to Instagram (as my friend Vanessa said), she came and showed the world why she’s a style icon, confessing in her slightly awkward and emotional speech (with funny bits), as she received the CFDA Fashion Icon Award, that fashion has always been her defense mechanism “Even as a child I remember thinking – ‘She can beat me but she cannot beat my outfit!’.” Riri has ”fashion balls” all right, as John Water said, and if you’re the faint-hearted kind you’re not gonna love her, nor see what the fuss is about showing up in outrageous outfits, constantly breaking boundaries, and having a style the never remains unseen, whether loved or hated.
So she showed her breasts. Big fucking deal. And her bum.It’s not like we’ve just landed off from Mars and seen the first pair of tits and ass. Sure, some will play the occasion card: ‘you cannot wear that to an event, it’s disrespectful’. Well obviously you can, if you’re Rihanna, and seriously now, what better occasion to do shiny-sheer than at CFDA?
With designers, stylists and money poring in, most women would be overwhelmed, and their personal style covered up, nonexistent, or too frail to shine through. What she’s doing though is just having a blast with clothes. While expressing herself.
The girl is having fun. It’s just fashion. Sheer & completely see-through, true, but do we really mind it, or is it just our constant need to be politically correct ALL THE BLOODY TIME? It’s turning us into tiny little hypocrites, scared to speak up minds, afraid to say something wrong. Say it. Do it. If you mean it. Back it up, but don’t hate on something beautiful just because it’s out of the box, and it broke a few boundaries. Or… if you really think she looked meh or bleah in that dress… my bad.