That’s more like it! Rihanna steps up the glam in glitzy LBD for VMAs after party after attending awards in boring jeans and T-shirt
Rihanna certainly knows how to make an impact.
Despite appearing at the MTV VMAs in a dowdy pair of jeans and a T-shirt, she transformed into the style icon that she is and dazzled in a low-cut LBD at the show’s after party.
The queen of entrances sauntered through PH-D Rooftop Lounge in lower Manhattan wearing the skintight number with some black strappy heels on Sunday night.
That’s more like it: Rihanna made an effort for the VMA after party and wore a little black dress after stepping out in just jeans and a T-shirt for the actual VMA awards
Ri-Ri accompanied the ensemble with exactly the same pieces of jewellery she wore to the VMAs, a diamond choker, bracelet, earrings and slim silver chain, but slipped on the glitter-infused black dress for instant glamour.
The 25-year-old wore her cropped raven locks with her fringe slicked over to the side, whilst wearing a mini gold crucifix between her front teeth.
Her make-up was perfectly applied, a matte red lipstick, smoky eyes and a face shimmer which accentuated her flawless skin.
It’s a rap: Drake, dressed in black black trousers and a red leather jacket, left the party minutes after Rihanna on Monday morning
Rihanna took her beverage ‘to go’ as she was seen leaving the club in the early hours of Monday morning.
Her former flame, rapper Drake was also spotted leaving the VMA after party minutes apart from each other, and covered his face as he ran out of the venue.
The star must of had a eventful night of partying as she also attended the official VMA after party venue, at the Pink Elephant Club and tweeted: ‘It’s not a Sunday in #NYC without #PinkELEPHANT and my crew!!! #VMAafterparty with my main heaux @leleboo_phucku Tonight 2night TUH-NIGHT!!!’
Superstar: Rihanna looked every inch the fashion icon that she is in a glittery LBD, dripping with diamonds as she leaves a party after the VMAs
Superstar looks: Rihanna smiled as she entered the VMA after party with a drink in hand and dressed in a slinky LBD
Hold it steady: Rihanna leaves the PHD Rooftop where they party with all of music’s biggest names, whilst making sure to keep her drink steady
The party including all of music’s biggest names who were celebrating their success, and even pop’s most famous couple, Beyonce and Jay Z turned up to the swanky occasion.
The couple smiled they were seen leaving PH-D Rooftop in NYC for the star-studded VMA after party.
Later in the evening the pair were also seen leaving left Dream Downtown Hotel in New York following the celebratory night of music.
All smiles: Beyonce and Jay-Z smiled as they left Dream Downtown hotel in the Meatpacking District after the VMAs
At the MTV VMAs stars like Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift dressed-up to the max, but Rihanna was the exception.
The Unapologetic singer skipped the glitzy red carpet and headed straight to her seat next to gal pal Melissa Forde for the prestigious event.
Ri-Ri wore sported a jet black mullet hairstyle with a cut-off shirt featuring MC Lyte’s face and the lyrics ‘Gotta Get A Ruff Neck’.
Blinged-out: Rihanna sported a mini-crucifix grill at the VMAs in New York on Sunday night
Casual: Rihanna dressed down for the big event
To complete her look she wore dark blue cuffed jeans with some black strappy heels but it was her mouth accessory that really stood-out.
The 25-year-old had a crucifix strategically put between her front teeth on a night when various mouth grills were all the rage.
During the event The Barbados-born beauty did not really seem to get into the proceedings and noticeably scowled when former boyfriend Drake took to the stage although there was no sign of Chris Brown.
Eye catching: Ri-Ri’s gold mini crucifix grill was a big attraction on the night
Hello boys! Rihanna sat right in front of Niall Horan and Harry Styles from One Direction
Flirting: Rihanna and Harry seemed to hit it off at the VMA’s
Big stars: Rihanna posed with Will Smith on Sunday night
Dressed-down: Rihanna wore a casual hip-hop style outfit to the MTV event
Hi buddy! Rihanna chatted with Jayden Smith at the VMA’s
The singer was seen chatting to Will Smith and his son Jayden while she sat directly in front of One Direction on pop’s big night.
She even posed next to British boyband star Harry Styles for a photograph at one point.
But there was no sweeping statement from the superstar like her white angelic look from last year’s event.
Watch the VMAs on MTV UK on Monday night at 9pm.
Prime seats: Rihanna and Melissa Forde sat in front of One Direction
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