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Yea, Nay, Or Eh: Rihanna’s Life Aquatic

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At last night’s Glamour magazine Women of the Year Awards, Rihanna ditched the tight, black body-con look that’s been her hallmark for the past few months and opted for a tight, white body-con look. To be fair, this is the most demure look we’ve seen from Rihanna in a long time, and we’re loving the, yes, glamour. The fishtail gown is from couturier Stéphane Rolland’s Spring 2009 collection, and while other women might get lost in all that sculptural detailing, Rihanna looks like a sci-fi warrior out for a night on the town. Well, a semi-restricted night on the town: When the singer accepted her Woman of the Year award, she admitted that she had to get to the podium from backstage, as opposed to the stairs, “I couldn’t possibly make it up here in this dress. As usual, I decided to wear the tightest dress I could find.” Hey, whatever works. What do you think of Rihanna’s mermaid gown? Leave your comments below.
—Alison Baenen