Rihanna Covers Up (Stylishly) For 'Harper's Bazaar' Arabia

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Rihanna on the cover of 'Harper's Bazaar' Arabia.
Photo: @Rihanna's Twitter

Look, I'm not trying to be dramatic, but you need to stop whatever it is you're doing and look at Rihanna's spread for Harper's Bazaar Arabia. The cover story–I'm not kidding–is "The New Modesty: How To Cover Up In Style" and it's starring "Rihanna of Arabia." This is a fashion spread that features Rihanna–queen of my heart and the woman who wore a dress made of crystals to the CFDA Awards–in modest, covered-up pieces. I know, you need to see it to believe it, so let's not waste any more time.

On the cover she is perhaps the most covered of all, with a heavily embellished dress and veil that results in a mesh bow at her neck. Her matte red lip and perfect eyeliner let us know it's the real Rihanna, even if she has more material on in one magazine picture than she has had on in recent memory combined.

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Rihanna for 'Harper's Bazaar' Arabia.
Photo: @Rihanna's Twitter

Rihanna shared numerous (maybe all?) the shots from the spread on her Twitter ('cause, y'know, R.I.P @badgalriri Instagram), and simply captioned this one "Navy." Yeah, your fans are going to be into this bejeweled dress and hood look–how could they not be, TBH?

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Rihanna for 'Harper's Bazaar' Arabia.
Photo: @Rihanna's Twitter

In another shot she wears a purple gown and an elaborate mask that also, TBH, kinda just looks like a headband fell in front of her eyes and she was like, "Meh, I'll get it later." Maybe her front-row pal Lupita Nyong'o gave her tips on how to style a solid-color cape dress? We can dream, right?

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Rihanna for 'Harper's Bazaar' Arabia.
Photo: @Rihanna's Twitter

There's the shot where she wears a very wintry sweater and an elaborately tied headscarf. It's worth mentioning that she has bangs in this entire shoot which really get their moment in the sun under the various hoods, veils, and scarves. Also, that lipstick. Teach me your ways, Rihanna! I beg of you. When I wear red lipstick it looks like a toddler got into her mother's makeup collection. Your ~lewk~ is a different story.

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Rihanna for 'Harper's Bazaar' Arabia.
Photo: @Rihanna's Twitter

In one shot she wears a full-length–though sheer on the bottom!–emerald green dress with a bright red hat. Red really #WERKS for you, Rihanna BB. JK, I know you know that.

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Rihanna for 'Harper's Bazaar' Arabia.
Photo: @Rihanna's Twitter

The final look features Rih in a sequined dress with matching shoes, gloves, and mask. Like, a mask that covers Rihanna's face, Catwoman-style. While we're familiar with Rihanna in full-body sequins, they're typically more, IDK, see-through. My inability to tell that this photo actually stars Rihanna is a bizarre (LOL, get it?) feeling–I can't even see any of her identifying tattoos!

It's unclear when this issue of Harper's Bazaar Arabia comes out IRL, but I'm confident Rihanna will keep us posted. You guys–real talk–how incredible and unexpected is this shoot? Rihanna will continue to surprise me forever.

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