Rihanna Wore the Only Real Dress Trend That Matters In 2024

Rihanna wearing a silver bustier and gray fur vest.

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We don’t get to see Rihanna out in the wild a lot—she’s pretty private these days—but when we do, you bet she’ll be in something special. That’s why we all must pay attention to whatever trend she’s deemed worthy. Nine times out of ten, it’ll become the next big thing. And this time, the silhouette she’s given her royal stamp of approval to is the drop-waist dress, which means you’d be smart to get your hands on one (or a few) before every last option on the internet suddenly comes with a big, red “out of stock” warning. It’s simple math really: Rihanna wears it, people shop.

The Fenty Beauty founder wore a red version of the year’s most talked-about dress trend to an event for her brand in Shanghai, specifically choosing pieces by Maximilian Davis for Ferragamo. The dress in question is a long-sleeve turtleneck style with a fitted drop-waist and a drapey, cut-out skirt made of individual strips of soft, red fabric that debuted on the runway at the Italian brand’s fall/winter 2024 show in February. With the dress, she and her stylist for the evening, Interview Magazine‘s editor-in-chief Mel Ottenberg, added red leather gloves and a pair of patent-leather wedge heels in the same vibrant shade.