Rihanna made a near-undercover return to the spotlight this week, arriving at Wireless Festival to support A$AP Rocky. The nine-day long rap music festival, which takes place in London, includes a 2022 lineup headlined by Rocky — which also includes Jack Harlow, Nicki Minaj and SZA.
While walking through the crowds at the London festival’s grounds surrounded by security, the “We Found Love” singer was seen wearing a puffy black Prada jacket. The long-sleeved outwear appeared to be worn with black jeans for a casual spin on festival-wear. Completing the singer’s ensemble were what appeared to be large silver accessories: a chain-link necklace and rounded hoop earrings.
When it came to footwear, Rihanna appeared to continue her dark fashion storyline in a pair of wedge boots. The style seemingly featured black leather uppers, pointed toes and triangular wedge heels likely totaling 3-4 inches in height. The triangular heel silhouette is certainly poised for a comeback, with pairs recently worn by Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lopez and Sofia Richie — and new wedge-heeled sandals, pumps and boots released from brands including Emilio Pucci, Jimmy Choo and Gianvito Rossi.
The “We Found Love” singer’s Wireless Festival appearance marked one of her first following the birth of her and Rocky’s child earlier this May. Rihanna’s pregnancy style included a range of statement-making footwear, spanning from Air Jordan sneakers to lace-up Manolo Blahnik sandals and thigh-high Amina Muaddi boots. A hotly-debated footwear topic during pregnancies, her advocacy for wearing heels — as well as risqué, glamorous and dramatic clothing while pregnant — has since created a widespread discussion on the importance of individualistic dressing and what constitutes maternity wear.
For Rihanna, no shoe is too bold — or heel too high. The “Rated R” musician has worn a wide range of shoes over the years, including sky-high heels and chunky sneakers. Rihanna’s red carpet styles often include strappy sandals, platforms and pointed-toe pumps by Muaddi, Prada and Tom Ford that coordinate with her outfits. Her off-duty styles also include similarly daring sandals and boots by Celine, Givenchy and Saint Laurent.
However, she’s also known for wearing statement sneakers by New Balance, Nike and Puma. Aside from her repertoire of stylish shoes, Rihanna’s also found success in launching her own Savage X Fenty, Fenty Beauty and Fenty labels in the fashion and beauty industries. Additionally, she’s served as a collaborator, campaign star and muse for top brands that including Dior, Chanel and Manolo Blahnik.