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'I'm Enjoying It!' Rihanna Says Being Fashionable While Pregnant Is a 'Challenge' ‘when you look good, you feel good’

Rihanna recently opened up about how her pregnancy has impacted her fashion style. At an event for her Fenty Beauty brand, the 35-year-old singer told PEOPLE that she has embraced both the ups and downs of her changing body during pregnancy. 

Rihanna said that while it's "fun" to play with maternity fashion, it also presents "a challenge." However, she is enjoying this phase of life and not worrying too much about her appearance. "I like it. I'm enjoying it," she said. "I'm enjoying not having to worry about covering up my tummy. If I feel a little chubby, it's like, whatever! It's a baby!"

The "We Found Love" singer seems comfortable with her curvier figure and is focused on her pregnancy. A source told PEOPLE that Rihanna "is excited to be a mom" and that she and her boyfriend A$AP Rocky "are the cutest" expectant parents.

Rihanna's candid comments show that she embraces the changes in her body during this special time. Rather than worrying too much about societal beauty standards, she is appreciating her body's natural evolution as she prepares to welcome her first child. Her carefree and positive attitude serves as an inspiration to her fans and fellow expectant mothers.    

While Rihanna acknowledges the challenges of maternity fashion, she appears content focusing on what really matters: the health and happiness of herself and her baby. By freeing herself from unrealistic expectations around appearances, she can fully enjoy this journey to motherhood with A$AP Rocky by her side. Rihanna's admirable perspective and wisdom about what is truly meaningful in life shine through. Overall, she seems overjoyed about this next chapter and is making self-care and her child the top priorities. 

Rihanna also explained that fashion helps her feel most confident these days. "Right now, being pregnant, some days you just feel like, 'Ugh, I just want to lay here on this couch all day.' But when you put on a little face and a little lipstick, you transform," she shared.

"You put some clothes on, and it's like, when you look good, you feel good," Rihanna continued. "I've heard that for a very long time, but it's true. It really can get you up off that couch and make you feel like a bad bitch."

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Late last month, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky, 33, were photographed out in New York City where Rihanna debuted her baby bump while wearing a long pink jacket. Her oversized outerwear was unbuttoned at the bottom to reveal her bump adorned in a gold cross with colorful jewels.

In one of the sweet photos, which were snapped in Harlem — where A$AP Rocky grew up — the rapper kisses the soon-to-be mom on her forehead as they enjoy a snowy walk outdoors. A source confirmed to PEOPLE in November 2020 that Rihanna and A$AP Rocky were dating after years of friendship.

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Shortly after the photos, a source told PEOPLE that Rihanna is "excited to be a mom" and "couldn't be happier."

"Having a baby is something she was never focused on, but being with Rocky opened her up to the idea," the source said, adding, "she's loving all the changes to her body during pregnancy and has always celebrated pregnant women in her runway shows for Fenty."

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At the Fenty Beauty Universe Event, insiders got a look at Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin's newest product launches, including the Fenty Icon Refillable Lipstick, and bestsellers like Fenty Eau de Parfum and Fenty Skin Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum.

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Speaking with PEOPLE, Rihanna revealed some of the Fenty Beauty products she uses daily to complete her own looks. "I love [Ultra Fine Brow Pencil & Styler] MVP. I also really love Ballin' Babe [lipstick] … and I love Board Memb'r [lipstick]. That's one of my favorites — it's like a deeper, burgundy tone. I love that one," she said.

Other guests in attendance at the event included Tinashe, Evan Ross, Madison Beer, Michelle Young, and Nayte Olukoya, as well as A$AP Rocky, who coordinated with Rihanna in a green and purple ensemble.

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The matching outfits, Rihanna explained, were not planned, however. "I didn't know what he was wearing. I didn't even see him!" she told PEOPLE. "Like, he left the studio to come here."

"That always happens with us," the Grammy Award winner added. "We get dressed in completely separate [areas] across the house and we leave looking coordinated somehow."

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