Xdressy–Top 10 Dressed Celebs on Cannes Film Festival 2016

Blake Lively in a pregnant sequin blue dress at 2016 Cannes Film FestivalBlake Lively in a pregnant sequin blue dress at 2016 Cannes Film Festival Shop the dress at $179.00

Bella Hadid in a sexy red dress at 2016 Cannes Film FestivalBella Hadid in a sexy red dress at 2016 Cannes Film Festival Shop the dress at $159.00

Helen Mirren in a black lace gown at 2016 Cannes Film FestivalHelen Mirren in a black lace gown at 2016 Cannes Film Festival

Alessandra Ambrosio in a plunging slit white gown at 2016 Cannes Film FestivalAlessandra Ambrosio in a plunging slit white gown at 2016 Cannes Film Festival

Kendall Jenner in a black see through fully strap dress at 2016 Cannes Film FestivalKendall Jenner in a black see through fully strap dress at 2016 Cannes Film Festival

Naomi Watts at 2016 Cannes Film FestivalNaomi Watts at 2016 Cannes Film Festival

Cheryl in red flirty one shoulder dress at 2016 Cannes Film FestivalCheryl in red flirty one shoulder dress at 2016 Cannes Film Festival Shop the dress at $139.00

Geena Davis in a burgundy gown at 2016 Cannes Film FestivalGeena Davis in a burgundy gown at 2016 Cannes Film Festival

Toni Garrn in black slit dress at 2016 Cannes Film FestivalToni Garrn in black slit dress at 2016 Cannes Film Festival Shop the dress at $169.00

Jessica Chastain in a simple yellow dress at 2016 Cannes Film FestivalJessica Chastain in a simple yellow dress at 2016 Cannes Film Festival


Xdressy–Blake Lively’s Red Carpet Dresses Style

Dress Like Blake Lively


At the premiere of Age of Adaline, Lively chose a gown with a fitted lace bodice and voluminous tulle skirt with a flowing train. She added a pair Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings, bold Sophia Webster heeled sandals, and a Judith Leiber Couture Koi Fish crystal clutch.

Blake Lively


For the New York premiere of Age of Adaline, she wore a sheer black jumpsuit from the designer’s fall 2015 collection.

Blake Lively


The actress donned a belted Balmain dress for an Age of Adaline premiere.

Blake Lively


For Marchesa’s New York Fashion Week show, she chose a fitted black halter top with a chartreuse bird print skirt, both by the design house.

Blake Lively


The most expensive thing in her closet? “My Lorraine Schwartz jewelry," the actress told us, pairing a few pieces with her Gucci gown for the premiere of husband Ryan Reynolds’s film The Captive at Cannes.

Blake Lively in a black and white unique two-tone ball gown


“Blake has legs for days, so anything showing them off is always great on her," says Michael Kors of Lively in this ’60s-inspired ensemble.

Blake Lively

IN GUCCI, 2014

In a pale yellow silk long-sleeve gown with a plunging neckline enhanced with silver crystal tubular embroidery at the Angel Ball.

Blake Lively


At the Golden Heart Awards, she opted for a Michael Kors gown with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Blake Lively


This jersey gown, which Lively plucked from her own closet, was ideal for accommodating her growing bump. “I’m amping up my style with things that are stretchy," she told us at the time. “That’s all that fits!"

Blake Lively


She turned to Olivier Rousteing’s Balmain to help her celebrate her role as the newest face of L’Oréal Paris in a beaded off-the-shoulder dress.

Blake Lively


It took two days just to hand-stitch the floral thread work onto this delicate bias-cut Marchesa slip dress.

Blake Lively


At a benefit for the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Lively chose an intricate sequined gown and crystal necklace by Oscar de la Renta. Python Christian Louboutin pumps added some kick. “It’s impossible not to feel glamorous in Louboutins," she’s said.

Blake Lively


Days after she was named the face of the fragrance Gucci Première, Lively stepped out in a custom silk Gucci number paired with stunning Lorraine Schwartz turquoise and brown-diamond gems.

blake lively yellow dress


“Blake pulls out all the stops on the red carpet," says Zuhair Murad, who designed the beaded couture creation that Lively wore to the L.A. premiere of Savages. “She has Old Hollywood grace mixed with a modern touch."

Blake Lively


“If you’re interested in fashion, you’re interested in Chanel," said Lively, who wore a tulle Chanel Haute Couture dress embroidered with camellias to the L.A. première of Green Lantern. “It’s the crème de la crème."

Blake Lively


For her first time at the Emmys, Blake Lively made an unforgettable entrance in this plunging silk Versace gown and Lorraine Schwartz diamonds. “It was empowering," said Lively. “I thought about Marilyn Monroe and how she would feel if she were walking out there."

Blake Lively


Forget about everything you thought you knew: The only way to measure success in life is by how well you’re doing on Instagram. And by that logic the majority of us are failing, but Selena Gomez is trumping us all. And that’s because she currently has the most-liked picture on Instagram. So that has to count for something, right?

selena gomez sweet 16 party dress
Yep, that has the most likes. Although we shouldn’t be surprised because when a hot girl teams up with the most popular soft drink on the planet successful things are bound to happen.

And that’s not all for Selena. She also has the most followers on Instagram — beating out her ex (we think they aren’t together) Justin Bieber and all those Kardashians. I mean, how can she possibly not have the most followers when she’s in a box with Mark Zuckerberg?


Xdressy-Kim Kardashian Shares Her 6 Favorite Red Carpet Dresses

Kim Kardashian has worn more designer gowns this year than most of us will in a lifetime, but apparently she liked some more than others. On her website, the 35-year-old decided to share with the world the six exact red carpet dresses she liked best. Read and learn, people.

Kim Kardashian took to the 2015 Met Gala in a crystal-embroidered (and extremely sheer) Roberto Cavalli gown featuring long sleeves, a plunging back, feathered train and high neckline (not that a high neckline matters when you have all those see-through panels to contend with!). The star paired her look with diamond jewelry and a sleek, high ponytail (with the extensions she promised!).

Kardashian was accompanied by husband Kanye West, naturally—her date to the Met Gala for the last three years.

Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West, Met Gala 2015

2014, the couple went for a more, well, low-key (but nonetheless super-luxe) look for their Met Gala outing: Mrs. West took to the ceremony in a high-slit, sapphire blue Lanvin gown, which she paired with a waist-cinching belt and black cage sandals.

This was, however, Kim’s second look of the night! The star was first spotted leaving her hotel in a rocker-chic version of the Lanvin look—sporting a stud-adorned belt and wrist cuffs with the dress, as well as slinkier ankle-strap sandals.

Kanye, meanwhile, hit the carpet in a more formal tuxedo (those lapels bring Downton Abbey to mind), also by Lanvin, with black patent shoes (seriously, we could have put our makeup on in those boots). All in all, the look served us a hefty dose of understated perfection, which is refreshing when you consider the risks this fashion-forward pair has taken before.

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, MET Gala

the couple’s first Met Gala appearance in 2013 (also a showstopper, naturally): A then very-pregnant Kim wore a figure-hugging Givenchy number with a beautiful blossom print, matching gloves and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. She complemented her gown with coordinating flower-printed sandals from close pal Riccardo Tisci’s brand. Kanye kept it cool, as always, in a trim black Givenchy tuxedo.

Mr. West even performed at the 2013 affair, singing a sweet song that included the line “You’re so awesome" to a nearly nine-month-pregnant Kim. Aw.

As for whether Kanye will give an impromptu performance at this year’s gala, well, we’ll just have to wait and find out!

 Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, MET Gala

 Kim Kardashian attends The 2015 BET Honors Awards at Warner Theatre on January 24, 2015, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

1. Balmain at the BET Awards, January 24
“I went with a custom Balmain gown for the BET Awards and felt so chic.”

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2. Jean Paul Gaultier at the Grammy Awards, February 8
“My Jean Paul Gaultier gold gown from the Grammys was sexy yet effortless … It was also SO heavy!”

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: TV personality Kim Kardashian West attends the 2015 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

3. Sophie Theallet at the Time 100 Gala, April 21
“I loved my elegant Sophie Theallet gown that I wore to the Time 100 Gala.”

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Kim Kardashian West attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)

4. Peter Dundas for Roberto Cavalli at the Met Gala, May 4
“Peter Dundas for Roberto Cavalli designed my custom gown for the Met Gala and it was inspired by Cher’s iconic 1974 look. I felt super sexy this night!”

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5. Proenza Schouler at the CFDA Awards, June 1
“This edgy Proenza Schouler gown was so much fun to wear … I loved the sheer fabric and all of the incredible details.”

Actress arrives at the InStyle Awards at Getty Center on October 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

6. Valentino at the InStyle Awards, October 26
“This all-white Valentino gown was so beautiful and showed off my baby bump perfectly!”

Xdressy–Rihanna’s Best Red Carpet Dresses Looks

When Rihanna first emerged on the music scene in 2005, she was a fresh-faced, teenage Barbadian beauty “in faded jeans and embroidered linen blouses.” With her hypnotizing sound and effervescent spirit, it didn’t take long for her to achieve rock star status, and while she was busy churning out hit after hit, her style simultaneously evolved to follow suit. She chopped off her hair off and dyed it jet black, and from that point on, her edgy, ever-changing image was perpetually photographed. Whether summoning her siren side in floor-length Azzedine Alaïa, putting a statement-making spin on Chanel, or wearing her own River Island collaboration, Rihanna has become one of fashion’s most exciting muses. In honor of her third Vogue cover, we chose Rihanna’s best boundary-pushing red-carpet looks.

Rihanna in a unique lose pink prom dress at the First Annual Diamond Ball. Celebrity unique off-the-shoulder prom dress in a lush rose hue, featuring figure hugging mermaid silhouette.

rihanna unique off the shoulder lose pink mermaid prom dress

Rihanna in a white elegant prom dress at Met Gala 2014 red carpet. Long sleeves, high neckline, two-piece mermaid celebrity Rihanna evening dress.

rihanna white long sleeve two piece elegant mermaid prom dress met gala 2014

Rihanna black dress ar Grammy Awards red carpet. Sexy backless, plunging neckline and slit skirt, sexy celebrity prom gown.

rihanna sexy backless plunging side slit prom gown grammy awards red carpet

Rihanna Grammys Red Carpet 2010 prom dress. Ruffled high neck white chiffon slit prom dress.

rihanna grammys ruffled high neck white chiffon slit red carpet prom dress

Rihanna in a yellow pageant prom dress at the red carpet of BET Awards 2008. A-line yellow chiffon tiered celebrity pageant dress, spaghetti straps v-neck with tiered chiffon skirt.

rihanna tiered yellow chiffon v neck pageant prom dress bet awards 2008

Rihanna in a sexy white prom dress on the red carpet at the premiere of her film Battleship. Sexy celebrity dress with halter plunging neckline, open back, and slits at the skirt.

rihanna sexy open back halter plunging slit white prom dress battleship premiere

Rihanna red carpet dress in Grammy Awards. Criss-cross shoulder straps, sleeveless red chiffon A-line long celebrity evening prom dress.

rihanna grammys red carpet criss cross a line celebrity evening prom dress

Xdressy–Taylor Swift’s Best Red Carpet Dresses Looks

From country cutie to global phenom, Taylor Swift’s style has evolved as much as her music. In honor of the singer’s 10th anniversary of her debut on the Billboard Hot 100 with her single, “Tim McGraw" in From country cutie to global phenom, Taylor Swift’s style has evolved as much as her music. In honor of the singer’s 10th anniversary of her debut on the Billboard Hot 100 with her single, “Tim McGraw" in 2006, see her changing style.


Taylor Swift released her debut single, “Tim McGraw", reaching No. 6 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. At the 41st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Swift wears an informal halter dress with copper cowboy boots. Looking young and unrefined, Swift enters into the limelight as a country darling.

CMA Awards, 2006

Swift’s initial capricious look turns vampy. Matched with her porcelain skin and ringlets, the Elvira gown and gloves are out of place.

Swift shifts from a red-carpet vamp to an aquatic princess cloaked in too much satin. The seafoam gown is better for her coloring than black but still a bit like playing dress-up.

At the Grammys, Swift looks like a bouquet of violets.

Looking more grown-up and conscious of her clothing, Swift arrives wearing a golden chain-link gradient gown.


This maxidress epitomizes Taylor’s more contemporary style — blingy yet simple yet elegant. Combined with upswept hair, this is a mature look for Swift.


Taylor’s choice of clothes for MTV’s TRL is an unfortunate hodge-podge of metallics and socks. The heel/sock look is occasionally acceptable but certainly not with jeans and a sequined tank-top.

This peacock pallet skirt by French Connection works well with the black turtleneck. The tights clash with the energetic pattern on the skirt, but overall this is a youthful and appropriate winter look for Swift.


Swift combines the satin princess with the violet bouquet for her performance, making her look a bit like an opera star.


At the same awards show, Swift dazzles in a sequin and crystal Kaufman Franco gown, with Christian Louboutin shoes and jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz

Revisiting the metallics, Swift arrives in a Collette Dinnigan cocktail dress, shoes by Christian Louboutin and jewelry by Neil Lane.


Opting for another Collette Dinnigan dress at the Clive Davis party, Swift introduces a fresh take on the sparkly mini. This cartographic piece has a classy almond cutout elegantly accentuated by her hair.


Swift looks beautiful in red. This geometric gown combined with red lips and white clutch is a perfect choice. Sadly, the backdrop for the outfit clashes with the look.

Looking adorable for Spring, Swift pairs a light sweater with a pleated skirt in New York City.


Bringing her bling to the stage, Swift wears a beaded flapper dress with tall black boots during the 17th Annual Country Thunder USA music festival.


At the epic awards (think Kanye) Swift opts once again for a Kaufman Franco sparkling gown. A constellation meets a toga in this one-shouldered number.

Swift’s daywear is equally as fitting as her red carpet choices. Wearing a cherry-red knitted cap with a black-and-blue jeans and tee outfit, it works perfectly for a fall stroll.


Taylor chooses a Reem Acra gown. Although reminiscent of Kaufman Franco, the dress is a more refined fit for Swift.


Swift wears a mature off-the-shoulder Kaufman Franco dress with an interesting neckline and peep-hole.

This maroon John Galiano bustier dress is a fun break from Swift’s usual embellished gowns. Swift straightens her iconic locks.


Swift strips down during a performance of her song “Mean." Taking off jewels and shoes, Swift wears a cream, gauzy dress during her controversial performance.


Taylor takes her love of layered skirts and tights to a gothy level by mixing a pirate blouse with knee-high combat boots.


Wearing Roberto Cavalli at the designer’s 40th Anniversary party, Swift plays with a sexier look than we have seen in the past. A tighter and shorter LBD works well with bright red lips and strappy heels.


Taylor Swift looks feminine and fun in a yellow A-line dress, loose curls and simple red heels outside of NYC’s Ed Sullivan Theater for the Late Show With David Letterman in 2010.


In her most glamorous look yet, Swift arrives in Nashville wearing a bright red, floor-length gown with a sweetheart neckline and sexy thigh-high slit. She let the dress shine with simple strappy heels, nude makeup and a basic updo

Swift stunned in an all-black menswear look pairing patent leather oxfords with tight black jeans, a glittering blazer and….her now-infamous blonde bangs.


The black lace neckline of Swift’s dress looks like she’s headed to a funeral, but the sequined hem has her ready to party — it was a bit of a mismatch, but we won’t hold it against her.


Swift showed off a lot of skin in her strapless gold mini-dress and dives headfirst into the golden theme — pairing her blonde curls with gold jewelry, a bejeweled golden dress and even gold accessories.

Taylor Swift wore J. Mendel couture honoring Alexander McQueen. The gown’s skin-tight nude bodice is accented with black lace and a subtle, layered mermaid skirt that trailed behind the pop star.



The country star took a cue from the roaring ’20s in her flapper-inspired costumes. The beaded fringe of Swift’s dress faded in an ombre style from bronze to gold, falling just above her black leather boots.


Swift channels Marilyn Monroe in a white halter dress with a full A-line skirt, blinged-out belt and long blonde ponytail.


Her simple side ponytail was casual but her glittering gold gown screamed glamourous as Swift walked the red carpet.


Swift is princess-like at in a white and blue dress with a printed bodice and long taffeta skirt. Is it just us or does she look like she’s floating?


Swift kept it casual at Sundance’s Ethel premiere, bundling up but still looking stylish in an oversized off-white coat, brown winter hat and multi-textured boots.

Swift continued to rock her signature golden goddess look, this time with a bit of modern edge in her elaborate Zuhair Murad gown. The country princess accessorized the look with Prada shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.


Taylor Swift on Billboard Music Awards red carpet dress

Once known for her blonde curls, Swift’s ‘do is almost always straight these days, and she paired her golden locks with a lacy red gown with trailing skirt and dark manicure.


Swift rocked two very different looks — first walking the carpet in a sleek white suit and statement heels, then taking the stage in a red-and-white top, black shorts and red kicks.


Swift performed in a sequined nude shirt, high-waisted and glittering black shorts, and a fun bowler hat.


Paris Fashion Week, 2013

Taylor Swift stopped by, sitting front row at Elie Saab’s spring/summer 2013 show in a pale blue Saab dress with a pleated skirt and taupe heels.


Taylor Swift in a purple prom gown at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards red carpet

On the red carpet, Taylor Swift looked both sophisticated and stunning in a backless plum colored Donna Karan fishtail bottom gown with strategically placed sheer strips on her hips. The country songstress looked ravishing in this risque piece with her hair swept back.


Taylor Swift cream dress at Grammys 2013 Red Carpet

Swift looked effortless and breezy in a crisp white J. Mendel dress with a high front slit and plunging neckline.


Grammy Awards, 2013

Later in the night, Taylor kept with the white theme for her Grammys performance. On stage she was a bit less Grecian goddess, a little more ring-leader-marching-band chic.

Back to her glittery red-carpet style, Taylor Swift matched the blue carpet in a Zuhair Murad mini dress.


For the performance, however, Taylor regressed back to a very young look: She stepped out onstage in a blue sparkly unicorn printed t-shirt, glittering nautical shorts and colorful sneakers.


Taylor sexed it up a bit at the VMAs. For the awards show, Swift walked the carpet in a curve-hugging body con Herve Leger dress with a plunging neckline.


American Music Awards, 2013

Not one to stray too far from a sequined minidress and stilettos, Taylor Swift rocks her trademark look.


On the VS runway, Taylor blended right in with the models. Sporting (another) glittering minidress, the 5’10″ singer strutted up and down the catwalk with new best friend Karlie Kloss like she, too, was one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels.

Welcome to high fashion, Taylor! For the red carpet, the singer rocked a Gucci Premiere gown.


Taylor Swift black and white formal dress at 2014 ACM Awards Red Carpet

It seems to be the year Taylor let go of all the glitter and sequins and started to embrace the crop top. At that year’s Academy of Country Music Awards, Taylor opted for a trendy black and white two-piece look from J. Mendel.


When Taylor moved to New York, we started getting a peek at what the singer wears every day — not just on the red carpet. Taylor styled a basic striped top and colored jeans perfectly for this outing.


Making a grand entrance on the steps of the Met, Taylor Swift wore a soft peach Oscar de la Renta gown for the grand event.


Never compromised by a heat wave, Swift steps out in the East Village in a breezy crop top and skirt with matching pink lipstick.


Swift is seen walking in the Big Apple in a Reformation skirt and crop top after returning from her New England Fourth of July weekend.


Since moving to New York, Taylor Swift has become a bit of a street style icon. So effortless, so cool  and so trendy in every single crop top as she leaves the gym, gets coffee with supermodels, or just pops into a bookstore looking 10 times better than anyone around her.


Taylor ditched the crop tops she’d be wearing all summer for a legless Mary Katrantzou jumpsuit.

At the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, Taylor Swift stunned in a lace, lingerie-inspired two piece.

Unlike her past teal dress (see: 2007), this Elie Saab gown is ultra-ladylike while still staying sexy.

In a gorgeous, tight black crop top and an a-line purple flare skirt, Taylor’s two-piece game is on point.

At the BBMAs (where, Taylor and ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris first stepped out), the full-fledged pop singer sported a flared white, low-cut jumpsuit with sexy side cut-outs and a brand-new, bob ‘do.

Taylor and Selena Gomez, the two best friends anyone could ask for, were dressed perfectly in tandem.

Taylor’s known for sequins and two pieces, so why not combine them for the best VMAs outfit ever? This was a classic, especially since in this outfit she threw some shade at longtime frenemy Kanye West.

A slight departure from the two piece, coordinated ensembles of 2015, T-Swift rocks a Vegas-style jumpsuit with fringe and, of course, sequins!
Taylor Swift two-piece dress at Grammys 2016 Red Carpet. Orange strapless top and fuchsia satin skirt two-piece celebrity high slit prom dress.

Stepping out in an Atelier Versace coral-and-fuchsia two-piece hearkened back to the singer’s ball gown days, except with a sexy twist: The skirt piece opened to reveal a matching, leotard-style bottom.

And last, but certainly not least, Taylor arrives fresh off Coachella still rocking her now famous #Bleachella hair, adding to the drama in a pseudo-samurai-meets-moto chick number with high, wrap suede heels to boot.

Xdressy-Rihanna red carpet dresses Moments

Rihanna’s eighth studio album, Anti, finally arrived Wednesday night, and not a moment too soon: RiRi hasn’t put out a record since 2012, her tour is starting in February, and “Bitch Better Have My Money" (which isn’t actually on the album) came out so long ago that she technically could’ve had an actual human baby since. Besides, we’ve missed Rihanna red carpet dresses. She’s been quiet on the red carpet without a project to promote — she even pulled out of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show — but now that Anti is here, that’s hopefully about to change. In honor of the sartorial shenanigans surely coming our way, here’s our list of Rihanna’s all-time best red carpet appearances (in chronological order):

1. 2005 Vibe Awards. She’s been quiet on the red carpet without a project to promote — she even pulled out of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show — but now that Anti is here, that’s hopefully about to change. In honor of the sartorial shenanigans surely coming our way, here’s our list of Rihanna’s all-time best red carpet appearances (in chronological order):

It’s hard to find fashion credits for some of these older outfits, because — as hard as it is to believe — once upon a time, the Internet wasn’t all-knowing. It’s a shame, too, because how cute is this on her? The Rihanna we know today is ever quite this, well, girlish. She was 17 at the time, and in the best way, it shows: She totally looks like that girl in the senior class who got all the good superlatives in the yearbook, whom you can’t even hate because she’s just so nice.

2. 2006, MTV’s Total Request Live

First, pour one out for TRL, one of the last bastions of music programming on the erstwhile Music Television. Indeed, after this appearance, MTV.com actually published a piece about Rihanna’s evolution away from crop tops and toward high-end ladylike fashion, including this quote from Rihanna’s then-stylist Mariel Haenn: “I get a lot of comments from parents that appreciate that she doesn’t show a lot of skin … I don’t think it’s appropriate for her demographic to portray that. We like to keep it classy and young at the same time. So many little girls are looking up to her." While we all know this didn’t last — Rihanna grew up along with her demographic — this starry cocktail dress is a lovely example of embracing her youth without baring all of it.

3. 2006 MTV Video Music Awards Japan 

Here, Rihanna was mere hours away from winning Best New Artist for “Pon de Replay" from Japanese MTV, and the aforementioned style philosophy is clearly still in play: This feminine, flirty dress would have been just at home at a number of other events — everything from a spring wedding to a baby shower. It is relatable in the extreme.

4. 2006 MTV Movie Awards

Real talk: Rihanna could basically wear this tomorrow — with, ideally, slightly updated shoes; 2006 was a dark time replete with kitten heels, you guys — and get just as many compliments today as she did then. To be honest, we wish she’d do it. Call it a fashion rewind.

5. 2006 MTV European Music Awards

Now she’s tiptoeing a bit closer to the edge, without careening over it. Post-“S.O.S." but pre-“Umbrella," Rihanna went with something short, shiny, and very pop-star friendly, but still without showing her every nook and cranny. It’s a more gradual nudge into her “free the nipple" territory, gently done, with sparkle. No pun intended.

6. 2007 Kids’ Choice Awards 

This is another look she could, and should, haul out again. It’s a thoroughly adorable dress — great colors, flattering cut — that would not look the least bit dated if she decided to revisit it. Although we might encourage her to freshen up the cummerbund.

7. 2007 MTV Movie Awards 

Rihanna performed “Umbrella" at this telecast in a pretty edgy S&M-style ensemble, which was very much a coming-out moment for that era of her style. So it’s no surprise people don’t often remember what she wore on the red carpet. We’re glad to remind you, because actually, it’s one of her subtle bests: The pattern on the dress is unusual but not overly aggressive, the plunging neck gives it that sultry appeal, and again, she could revisit it now and still be in-step with the world. Honestly, this Rihanna Rewind might be the best idea we’ve had in years (although in that department you could argue it’s not up against any stiff competition).

8. 2008 BET Awards in Giambattista Valli  

If you ever wondered what the dress version of a lemon meringue pie would look like, here’s a slice. It’s sunny, sweet, slightly fluffy, basically delicious, and perfect for a special occasion, even if not something you would want to consume on a daily basis. Rihanna is so good at throwing a change-up when you’ve come to expect a slew of fastballs. There is no way she wasn’t the most ogled person at the party in that gown, because surely nobody saw it coming.

9. 2009 Met Gala in Dolce & Gabbana 

As we’ve noted before, the rules just aren’t the same at the Met Gala. A cropped tux with leg-of-mutton sleeves — big enough to hide an extra head in each one — somehow seems sensibly standout there, rather than strange. But the context here is even more key than usual: This event was Rihanna’s first major red carpet outing after Chris Brown’s post-Grammy assault, and picking an outfit that’s so eye-grabbing and architectural and offbeat sent a very clear message that Rihanna is a flower that wilts for no one. We say, bravo.

10. 2009 American Music Awards in Marchesa

Sometimes it’s hard to cheer for skirts that are a bit too bare to BE a true skirt, but it’s even harder to deny the intricate craftsmanship that went into this one, and we were surprised to find ourselves thinking about it long after it passed us by. Even with a few notes — perhaps the cutouts could’ve been lined with white, or a color, which might’ve had even more impact — we still applaud both the guts and the glory.

11. 2011 Grammy Awards in Dior 

OK, this isn’t technically the red carpet, but Rihanna wore it on a nationally televised awards show, so in a way, it got just as much exposure. If not more. Therefore, we’re counting it — and besides, don’t you want an excuse to look at this again? Rihanna wore it while singing “Love the Way You Lie," her duet with Eminem, and she is impossibly magnetic in it. Like if Fantine from Les Miserables had said “screw you" to all those French johns and then lit the docks on fire. Now that is a dream to dream, right?

12. 2012 Grammy Awards in Armani 

This is a hallmark of what we like to consider Rihanna’s minimalist phase, where every outfit seemed like it could actually feasibly be that little something more comfortable she’d slip into at the end of a night, back at the hotel, before being worshipped by a conquest. And the hair’s tousled disco vibe has us crossing our fingers that Rihanna decides to go in a Charlie’s Angelsdirection for at least one of her new videos. She can obviously pull it off.

13. 2012 Brit Awards in Givenchy 

The mark of a style star is her ability to take something that we feel like we’re seen before — that classic Old Hollywood silhouette that’s pretty, but kind of played — and kick it up a notch. Here, that subtle, glittery polka dot pattern elevates this from unsurprising to special, and the leather gloves give it the zest that moves this out of starlet territory.

14. 2013 Grammy Awards in Azzedine Alaïa 

SImply put, this is breathtaking. The point is arguable — and this whole list, actually, is the argument — but for our money, this might be the best she’s ever looked. Somehow that divinely fluffed train doesn’t get eclipsed by the red carpet; it simply flows into it, as if one is a natural extension of the other and the entire acreage is owned by the goddess gliding around on it.

15. 2014 Met Gala 2014 in Stella McCartney 

The words “crop top," “elegant," and “shoulder pads" are rarely, if ever, used in the same sentence — at least, not without being accompanied by some kind of negative modifier. And yet here we are. It takes real panache to carry this look off without appearing as though you’re accidentally wearing something half-finished, but Rihanna does it. Mostly by pure force of will, but also thanks to impeccable styling.

16. 2014 Haute Couture Week in Chanel 

We had not pegged Karl Lagerfeld as a natural co-conspirator for Rihanna, but then we saw her in this. This cropped-but-not midriff-hugging or revealing silhouette seems like an extremely tough sell, especially with matching kicks, but yet again Rihanna is doing what nearly anyone else in the universe could not: making a fanny pack look hip, rather than just something on your hip. This whole thing makes us want to go sightseeing somewhere with her.

17. 2014 CFDA Awards in Adam Selman 

Yes, while there is real breathtaking technical achievement in that gossamer window she’s wearing, it’s not what landed this photo of Rihanna on our list. The real star here is not her gown, nor her butt cheeks, nor her nipples. It is, somehow, magically, and simply, that face. It speaks volumes for Rihanna’s DNA that she is basically wearing nothing but glitter and our first thought was, “Wow, she is so pretty," and not, “Wow, she is so naked."

18. 2015 Fashion Los Angeles Awards in Jeremy Scott 

It’s a furry, sequined robe. That’s the honest truth. But it’s also a really FUN one — wouldn’tyou want to wrap yourself in that? — and we love how it makes Rihanna look like she just rolled out of bed in the world’s most expensive hotel suite (which, frankly, she may have done) and is now swanning around like Joan Collins 2.0. If you’re keeping track of our fantasy Rihanna vacation, we’ll need to go hiking around landmarks in full purple Chanel and then retire to our room for Champagne and caviar and sequins. It’s the perfect itinerary, no?

19. 2015 Grammy Awards in Giambattista Valli 

In the interest of total honesty, we were mildly horrified when we first saw this, because it’s so much dress. It is Little Miss Muffet sitting on about seven different people’s tuffets. But in the hours after she first set foot on the red carpet, we couldn’t forget it. Because as great as RiRi is at working her so-called “bad gal" vibe — her words, not ours — this is a brilliant reminder that she can get princessy with the best of them (and, yes, that her freaking face is so spectacular that she can keep it minimalist and it still never gets lost in the drama below it). And not for nothing, a great way to remind everyone that you’re a force to be reckoned with is to require them to negotiate a 10-foot perimeter just to walk past you.

20. 2015 Met Gala in Guo Pei 

It’s not the first time we’ve gushed about this gown, and we could do it again and again. Here, it almost feels like the exuberant culmination of the two outfits that came before it: The sultriness of the Jeremy Scott fur-trimmed robe crossed with the ability to work 20 pounds of skirt. It is the kind of unforgettable glamour and drama that Rihanna does best, bringing to fruition that very idea we mentioned earlier that her stylist discussed almost ten years ago: Skin isn’t always the epitome of sexy. Rihanna’s own unadulterated charisma can carry just about anything, and we can’t wait to see the anything ANTI brings to the table.