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Celebrate Rihanna’s Birthday With 25 of Her Most Provocative Fashion Moments

Celebrate Rihanna’s Birthday With 25 of Her Most Provocative Fashion Moments

February 20th, 2013
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    Click through for 25 of Rihanna's most provocative ensembles!
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  • The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals

    Rihanna captivated the red carpet at the 55th Annual Grammys in February, where she wore a custom red Alaia dress that almost violated the dress code. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Jason Merritt
  • 'Wetten dass..?' From Freiburg

    While performing at a concert in Germany in December, she wore a head-to-toe Lanvin look that had barely left the runway. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Dominik Bindl
  • Rihanna "Unapologetic" Record Release Fan Meet And Greet

    In a head-to-toe leather look from Damir Doma, Rihanna attended an album release event. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Rob Kim
  • Rihanna Plays London Leg Of Her 777 Tour

    Her onstage outfits regularly channel vintage Madonna in their provocative nature. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Simone Joyner
  • Rihanna Westfield Stratford Lights Switch On

    Rihanna was on trend in a Raf Simons coat in late 2012. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Tim Whitby
  • GQ Men Of The Year Party - Arrivals

    Recognize this dress? It's the same Calvin Klein that caused controversy in "Clueless." With this silhouette, you can see why it turns heads. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Alberto E. Rodriguez
  • 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - Pink Carpet Arrivals

    She looked elegant in a Miu Miu crop top ensemble. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Stephen Lovekin
  • 40/40 Club At Barclays Center Grand Opening

    Pajamas on the red carpet? RiRi hit up the 40/40 Club opening in a loose fitting ensemble that showed her toned stomach. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Allison Joyce
  • 2012 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals

    Rihanna debuted her newly shorn locks at the 2012 MTV VMAs in a summer chic white Adam Selman gown. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Frederick M. Brown
  • Rihanna arrives for the premiere of "Bat

    She showed off her killer legs at the premiere of her film debut "Battleship" in an Adam Selman dress. 

    Photo: Getty Images / ROBYN BECK
  • "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala

    She stole the show at the 2012 Met Gala in a crocodile dress by Tom Ford. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Larry Busacca
  • 2012 Coachella Music Festival - Day 3

    In a racy crop top and shorts combo at Coachella in 2012. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Christopher Polk
  • The BRIT Awards 2012 - Arrivals

    Plunging neckline? Sequins? Rihanna will wear it. Here she is in Givenchy at the 2012 Brit Awards. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Gareth Cattermole
  • Stella McCartney Special Presentation - LFW Autumn/Winter 2012

    Although she was attending a Stella McCartney presentation, she looked effortlessly sexy in Giorgio Armani. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Samir Hussein
  • The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals

    She rocked a plunging neckline and thigh high slit in a Giorgio Armani gown at the 2012 Grammys. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Jason Merritt
  • Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch - Arrivals

    Rihanna looked cutting edge in a strapless Bottega Veneta pantsuit. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Frederick M. Brown
  • Rihanna Performs In Concert In Madrid

    She stunned onstage in Madrid in a skimpy rainbow bikini. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Carlos Alvarez
  • Rihanna Makes A Personal Appearance To Launch Her New Scent 'Reb'l Fleur'

    She took a risk in a bright feathered top at the launch of her perfume Reb'l Fleur in 2011. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Neil Mockford
  • 2011 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals

    She looked sleek and chic in a menswear inspired look by Max Azria at the 2011 Billboard Awards. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Isaac Brekken
  • Rihanna attends the 'Alexander McQueen:

    Rihanna turned heads with a fishtail braid and a revealing Stella McCartney dress at the 2011 Met Gala. 

    Photo: Getty Images / TIMOTHY A. CLARY
  • Rihanna Celebrates The Launch Of "Reb'l Fleur" At Macy's Lakewood Mall

    RiRi was on the starting end of the crop top trend. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Frederick M. Brown
  • The BRIT Awards 2011 - Inside Arrivals

    Although this colored ball gown doesn't reflect her typical style, it's Dior haute couture, which is what she's all about. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Dave Hogan
  • CA:  2011 GRAMMY AWARDS - ARRIVALS

    At the 53rd annual Grammys, she killed it in Jean Paul Gaultier straight off the runway. 

    Photo: Stylecaster Pictures / KENNELL KRISTA/SIPA
  • Gucci & RocNation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch - Arrivals

    She celebrated with her RocNation crew at a pre-Grammy brunch and showed off a sexy red afro. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Frederick M. Brown
  • GERMANY: 2010 Echo Music Awards in Berlin

    Clad in a futuristic Alexandre Vauthier bottle green jumpsuit, she took Germany's Echo Music Awards by storm back in 2010. 

    Photo: Stylecaster Pictures / Sipa Press

It’s hard to believe that Rihanna turns a mere 25 years old today. The Barbadian songstress has accomplished a great deal in her career, and is one of the most popular celebrities around—thanks in part to her controversial behavior from the on-and-off relationship with Chris Brown to her noted affection for marijuana (both of which are liberally documented on her Instagram).

Apart from her perpetual behind-the-scenes drama, we’ve always kept a keen eye on Rihanna’s on-point fashion sense. Whether she’s bringing the crop top to the forefront (which she definitely did), or wearing what can only be described as skimpy silk pajamas on a red carpet, you can always count on RiRi to deliver a killer look in the most effortless way possible.

So, in honor of Rihanna’s 25th birthday, we couldn’t help but round up 25 of her most provocative fashion moments for your viewing pleasure.

Click through the slideshow above and let us know—which Rihanna look is your favorite?

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