Rihanna Talks Dressing for Her 'Fluctuating Body Type' & Being Body Conscious
10/16/2017 by Yasmine Gray
Rihanna attends the 2017 Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on Sept. 14, 2017 in New York City.
Rihanna just became even more relatable (if that’s possible), as she spoke to The Cut about dressing for her constantly fluctuating body type. The “Love on the Brain” singer encouraged catering to your specific shape and shared her own daily closet experience.
“I actually have had the pleasure of a fluctuating body type, where one day I can literally fit into something that is bodycon, and then the next day - the next week - I need something oversized,” the Bajan songstress said.
After experiencing body shaming in June due to noticeable new curves, the 29-year-old took to Instagram to let haters know exactly how she felt. Her classy clapback response — a Gucci Mane meme with the caption “If you can’t handle me at my 2007 Gucci Mane you don’t deserve me at my 2017 Gucci Mane” — garnered over 850,000 likes and countless fans’ supportive comments.
Because her fashion choices are dictated by her current shape, she picks outfits on a case by case basis depending on how she feels about her body every morning. “I really pay attention every day when I go into the closet about what’s working for my body that morning. I feel like that’s how everyone should go after fashion, because it’s an individual thing,” Rihanna expressed. “Then if you take it further, it’s like, ‘What week are you having?’ You having a skinny week? You having a fat week? Are we doing arms this week? We doing legs this week?”
One thing her fluctuating size definitely doesn’t stop her from doing is rocking styles “fresh out the runway,” and she encourages girls to wear what works for them. “I love to play with silhouettes as well, but I think it’s important to make sure that you wear the thing that works for your body the best, and that’s flattering.” Right on, Rih.