Iggy Azalea on Feb. 4, and Rihanna on Feb. 28, 2012.
Photo: Iggy Azalea’s Instagram/Getty Images
It’s been almost EXACTLY a year since we first peeped Rihanna sporting some seriously confusing headgear in London. Like, we were beyond baffled when we first peeped this headpiece: Was it a hat? A visor? A head harness? What IS it this leather skull bondage thing RiRi is wearing? We couldn’t quite figure it out, but when Rita Ora sported the same piece a few months later, we knew it was bound to be a trend. Fast forward to this week, and TA-DA! We were right. *brushes shoulders off* Iggy Azalea Instagrammed a picture of herself wearing the same harness hat thingamajig Rihanna wore nearly a year before but in a bright red hue. Iggy sported her bold hat with blonde, center-parted straight strands and plunging paisley print dress, while Rihanna went more casual in a black cap with a graphic tee, layered chains, and super dark sunnies. (LOVE the pop of red on the lip, Ri!)
This visor hat is actually made by a British company called Fleet Ilya, which specializes in all-things leather. They refer to this headpiece as a “racer back visor,” and we’re assuming the buckled harness part is there to add stability when you’re moving around a lot. Otherwise, we have absolutely no idea what it’s for. *shrugs* These bad boys don’t come cheap though—just one visor will cost you around $315. Whew! But tell us, who wore this visor-harness hat hybrid better—Iggy Azalea or Rihanna? Let us know in the comments below!