By Gabby Noone
Rihanna may be a boss of all trades, but she'll never hide her international pop star status behind boring office clothes. The singer has managed to turn business casual into an art form by regularly sporting suits of all shapes and sizes. Important to note: unlike the average businessperson, she never has to worry about transitioning her clothes from day to night. When you’re Rihanna, you’re a boss 24/7; she's basically living in a real-life rihboot of Working Girl entitled Working Gal.
Rihanna appeared on Good Morning America in 2014 wearing a vintage '90s Chanel micro-mini skirt suit.
Rihanna could not resist a little Scandal roleplay while visiting the White House in 2014. While the shape of her Stella Jean dress is Olivia Pope–level conservative, the print is anything but boring.
Working GalJon Kopaloff / Contributor
Webster’s Dictionary defines the word “iconic” as Rihanna in a pink gingham Altuzarra skirt suit, telling a reporter who asked her if she ever wants to have kids, “I’ve got tons of work to do, honey.”
Suited UpMichael Tran / Contributor
Rihanna showed up to the 57th Grammy Awards in an enormous Giambatista Valli pink tulle gown, but when it came time for her to perform with Paul McCartney and Kanye West, she pared down to an androgynous Maison Margiela couture suit. Truly a girl who can do both.
Miniskirt MogulKevin Mazur / Contributor
At the launch of Tidal, Rihanna announced her role as tech startup co-owner while wearing a Dior mini-skirt suit. The tweed mini is to Rihanna what a black turtleneck and jeans was to Steve Jobs.
Bitch Better Have My Formal ShortsMichael Tran / Contributor
Even though Rihanna wasn’t allowed to throw her stack of cash into the audience at the BET awards, that didn’t stop her from looking like a million bucks in a silk Armani shorts suit.
Looking like the world’s most elegant commuter, Rihanna paired bedazzled Dior sneakers with yet another pink gingham suit.
High-Powered 1980s BusinesswomanSteve Granitz / Contributor
Thierry Mugler is known for creating bold clothes for the high-powered 1980s businesswoman. Of course a mogul like Rihanna would wear vintage Mugler to the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.
Like the rest of us, Rihanna carved time out of her busy schedule to visit a giant art installation created in her likeness while wearing a neon green Vetements mini-skirt suit.
Romping Her Way To The TopKevin Mazur / Contributor
At this year’s Global Citizen Festival, Rihanna paired a blazer by up-and-coming designer Snow Xue Gao with a coordinating romper by Adam Selman.Kevin Mazur / Contributor
Before this moment, was a business romper a thing? Or did Rihanna invent it?
From The Boardroom to The Basketball CourtRaymond Hall / Contributor
With a look suited for both the boardroom and the basketball court, Rihanna paired tearaway pants from her own Fenty Puma line with a Vetements blazer.
A Blazer Bigger Than The BeatlesMJ Kim/MPL Communications Ltd / Contributor
Rihanna reunited with Paul McCartney for a performance at the Desert Trip Music Festival last weekend while wearing an oversized pinstripe suit by Jacquemas. This wardrobe decision was possibly an homage to the suit she wore when they last performed together at the Grammy’s.