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Rihanna's See-Through Top: Cool or Crude?

03/12/2012 at 04:30 PM ET

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Rihanna is looking sexier and sexier these days — take her revealing Armani ads and slinky Grammys dress, for example — but her most recent look may have crossed a line.

On Sunday, the singer was spotted at her favorite New York City eatery, Da Silvano, in simple boots, distressed boyfriend jeans and a black mesh shirt … that completely exposed her breasts and at times, her nipples. We’re all for fashion as a form of personal expression, but did she take her look too far?

Last week, the singer Tweeted a topless photo from the set of her “Where Have You Been” video, covering up with her elbow and a strategically placed prop. We adore Rihanna, but want to know what you think of her recent fashion moves.

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Jon on

I do like Rihanna, but that is a bit much, and I wonder if People were staring at her and saying things while she was out eating?

JR on

Wow…did you need to ask? Did you need to write and article AND post this photo to ask??? That’s disturbing. Exploitation of women is completely inappropriate. Women exploiting themselves is tragic.

Ellen Cormier on

There is nothing wrong with showing some skin, but she maybe could have worn a shirt underneath..or a bra its sexier to leave some to the imagination..then to show it all.

KB on

Crude.

deedee on

Another Britney/Lohan/Cyrus train wreck in the works.

Karin on

Rihanna has no class. Her music & her personal style are crude & inappropriate for the age group to whom the radio stations are promoting. I wish she’d look in the mirror & re-evaluate her worth & do some good with her influence.

krisczer on

SO tired of this woman. She’ll be covering up soon enough…to hide her bruises.

Nicole on

MAY have crossed the line?!?

Nora on

I am no prude, but this is crude. She is just begging for trouble.

Karhy on

That looks totally ridiculous.

Jeff on

Who cares? If you got it, flaunt it.

Pat on

Beautiful looking woman. Too bad she sells herself as a piece of meat. She must want Chris Brown back pretty bad.

CJ on

Wow can’t believe all the negative comments! She can choose to wear whatever she likes and I think she looks great!!

BB on

I can understand why people think she crossed the line this time, but this is New York City we’re talking about. I see people here every day wearing way less than that. If I passed her on the street here I wouldn’t even do a double take.

S on

I am no purist and skin doesn’t bother me, but I am pretty sure if I tried to wear that in public, I would have a cop on me in no time to get me to cover up.

Sheri on

Well, we know Rihanna is talented, we know she is beautiful and we know she has a gorgeous body. We see it in EVERY picture of her. When can we see if she has any class. Rarely is she not showing off her assets. When do you suppose she’ll have a bit of dignity and we can see classy Rihanna.

Janey on

But really what is the difference between this shirt or one that shows the TOPS of her breasts? We see cleavage from celebs ALL THE TIME.

Stacy on

Why do people think because they’re famous people that I or anyone else wants to see them expose themselves? I personally do not want to see Rhianna’s boobs, her butt, or any parts that should be covered up. She is pretty and attractive but you can be attractive without showing everything off.

Sunny on

Attention seeking. Her music doesn’t sell well so she does stuff like this,

limner1 on

She looks fine. I remember Cher in even less.And her
butt wasn’t even cute. LOL. Leave the young to wear what they want. Besides, she’s in the business of entertaining. I just know she enjoys shocking people. Someone always lets their prude side show. Shades of Footlose. LOL. She’ll be old and saggy soon enough.

Caroline on

You have to be considerate of other people, even if this is your “style”. Children could be seeing her walking around with her boobs sticking out!

oldvices on

I can bet none of the women commenting here have a body like hers … lol. I understand. Quelle domage.

foxygrl on

She could have at least worn a black bra with the top…that way it would not have looked so bad and left something to the imagination.

Jill on

I think Rhianna is a little too messed up?!?

Ryry on

Under boob shot = NOT sexy (in my opinion)

Eaton on

Here in Ontario, Canada it’s legal for women to go topless… So, Rihanna feel free (mind the pun) to visit us here and wear what you like!!!

e jackson on

Looking good baby,let me see with out shirt!!!!

me on

she looks like a tramp. look like a tramp be treated like a tramp. enough said.

shrimperdan on

She looks like someone you would see on that “people of Wal-mart” site.

anetha jaye on

why does she feel it necessary to expose herself like that? Hmmm…

Kit on

This just reeks of desperation. Someone who is supposed to be talented shouldn’t have to try so hard to be relevant.

Jumbybird on

It’s not too far….. for a streetwalker.

esymmons on

are you sure of what you are seeing? Why are her breasts looking white?

Dash on

Next we will be seeing her crotch and congratulating her. Go away

margie on

Cry for attention much?

Mary on

Yes, very. But what do you expect from her?

Alexia on

She’s a hoe bag and the bulk of her wardrobe is crude and/or gaudy.

Angel on

While it’s not a CUTE top, assuming you cannot see her nipples (unless they’ve been blurred out), it’s essentially just underboob, or reverse cleavage. Not a huge deal.

And anyone who says she’s “asking for it” is a moron. Women don’t “ask for” or cause rape. Rapists cause rape.

zusje on

I don’t like this look.I think it takes “sexy” way too far,I mean,showing your naked breasts out in public,way to show class and make sure women aren’t portrayed as a piece of meat!

Having said that though,I fail to see how wearing a mesh top showing the underside of your boobs and sometimes your nipples is any different than any other celeb who has worn see-through tops on numerous occasions.Luck has it that I saw a greek site’s story this morning showing pictures of multiple celebs,even those considered “classy” (for example Jessica Alba) wearing very much see through tops(and let me tell you,see through you did!).So no,it’s not just Rihanna taking it too far,it’s every single celebrity walking around with their boobs hanging out!

Sacmar on

I’m wondering why she feels the need to dress like this and post topless pictures of herself. Could there be an underlying problem there?! She’s acting a bit strange. I really hope she isn’t going down the same path as so many young celebrities.

akim on

its so funny when Lady gaga wears something like this its ok when rihanna does its a problem

Amber on

Love it! Let her express herself however she wants. Doesnt mean shes a “train wreck” or whatever. Dont stare if you dont like it.
I love her and I love that she is so comfortable. People that dont agree are not happy with their bodies.

Kathy on

It might not have been that revealing until it was shot with 1000 paps. That has happened to other celebs as well.

Dee on

She’s a low class pig. End of story.

Maria on

Yawn….I’m so bored by her now… it’s all showing off her body over and over again

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jlo on

Crude and tacky as can be.

jevans on

Crude and tacky as can be. Horrible that people follow her. Have some class cover up

Bri on

I don’t see what the problem is. People are WAY to conservative nowadays.

Margo on

If little girls didn’t look up to her as a role model, then maybe, just MAYBE, it wouldn’t be THAT bad ….

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layla on

she is a grown ass women….she can wear what she wants..its not gonna help you pay your bills hating on what she wears…i love you riri…

Peggy Smith on

I don’t know why some women feel the need to expose themselves all the time – less is more!

Susan on

Not sure what the problem is, other than it’s unflattering and makes her look “saggy”. It’s just reversed cleveage. Nothing less than most stars show from the top on the red carpet.

luisa on

Oh my god, she can do what ever she wants with her life! I personally would never go out like that, but that’s my choice… Who are we to judge hers?

Theresa on

I love Rihanna but she is tripping about what she can and cant wear in public. She needs to know that she is being watched at ALL times so she cant dress the way that she wants to because every one around the world WILL know. Smh , she had been tripping lately

venny on

i used to love Rihanna, but she’s a mess this days.all the tattoo and the breast and the hair changing, urghh!!

Alisha on

I didn’t see classless as an option, hmmm.

Jen on

I’d be more concerned with the “mom jeans” than that top?!

emily on

Rihanna reminds me of a 3 year old at times like these, lacking a care in the world. Either she just doesn’t care, or she is trying to make a statement….maybe she is trying to make a statement to those little girls that were recently on Ellen that idolize her???? This is def crude. Rihanna is a beautiful girl, but this isn’t really necessary….

caullie roberts on

I am more concerned about the state of her hair…she could really use a comb and some conditioner. If I was as perky as she obviously is I might be tempted to dress like that to.

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amy on

She’s just pure sleaze.

Cathy on

Maybe she’s one of those people who has a dream about walking around naked in front of people, and thought she was dreaming.

Maybe she thought it would distract people from the bad hairdo?

Maybe she hates getting food caught in her bra, and thought this was a good way to solve the problem.

I’d have to say, she’s wrong on all counts. Cover up!

Jill on

What People is not showing in this pic is what all the other gossip sites are showing. That her nipples were in face exposed, several times. If you read the article, it states that. This is not appropriate and any normal person would not be allowed to walk the streets with their nipples hanging out. Even if this is NYC, I’m sure there are children walking around NYC just like every other city in the world.

lizzy on

This belongs in the bedroom. So sad that young women look up to her.

Tiny on

She’s ridiculous.

orange on

I’m all for expressing your indivduality, but this is is a bit too much. Her with her ti!$ hanging out, and yes they were exposed, and Gaga with her a$$ in a thong..in public… is TOO much. Save it for your performances, on stage. That’s fine by me. At least there I know my daughter won’t accidentally see your bits on the street. This is just plain Raunchy.

Pamela on

I can understand the comments about this woman having poor taste in clothing. What I don’t understand are the comments that suggest she is talented.

Kimberly on

Rihanna needs to cover up.. She’s a role model for young girls out there.

bex on

first of all she’s wearing no bra. that’s disturbing and crude.

Laarni on

Rihanna epitomises the big 3 C’s: crassness, cadness, crudeness. Do you think her parents failed her? Let’s not fail our own children.

Renee on

If she wore that get-up in MY area, she would probably wind up on the “People of Walmart” site!

janelle on

Seriously, she is taking daring fashion to an extreme please cover up save that for the privacy of your own home be proud of your body but leave some to the imagination

KN on

This woman needs to start respecting herself then others will respect her……

My Two Cents on

She can wear what she wants, may not be what I would have chosen.

seriously1 on

This is really sad- she is making poor choices, #1 speaking out against domestic violence (good job) and then pretending like it never happened and forgetting the strong messages she sent out by collaborating songs with the dirt bag she said was not good for her and that women needed to be strong. I lost a lot of respect for her and won’t be supporting her music any more.

seriously1 on

oh ya, and the top sucks.

Jenn on

Im sorry, but have you seen what J-Lo wears on Idol?

mel74 on

If I had a perky chest, I would wear it!!! You go girl!!!

chris tieck on

Crude all the way, of course. She is so boring, because she is always trying to shock people. Thats why she made the recordings with Chris Brown, and she got what she wanted. Her fans are a bunch of immature teens that eat up all this S. I have to say she has a great publicity team, thats helping her rake in the money. So boring

Sharon on

I don’t understand why she has to go to the extend she does to get attention, she is talented, yet she is ruining herself by pulling stunts like this.

Bronwen on

I’m sorry, Rihanna is so overrated. Yes, she is beautiful, but is just a studio singer…..every time you hear her live, she sounds horrible! And yes, she shouldn’t dress that way, as lost of younger girls look at her as a role model, though I’m not sure why!

H on

has been byeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Ruby on

SHE is getting cruder by the minute

Vanessa on

I love Rihanna and I think she is naturally beautiful, but she has the poorest sense of hair, makeup and fashion. I think she looks like a clown most of the time, which is sad, because she has the ability to look absolutely amazing and glamorous.

KENNY MURTHA on

she’s a pig and a lousy role model for girls.

lissa on

good point janey

Mazda on

Whats with these stars and others like her…..J Lo, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Christine Aguilara, Beyonce etc.
NEWSFLASH…..Not all of us want to see your boobs or any other private parts. All so attention starved…… isn’t all the money you have good enough?

She is a hot mess on

This is just a new low for her. The fact that she would even consider wearing this out in public is tragic. How does any normal person think it is ok to go out wearing basically nothing where people, including children, can see your breasts. This, along with the rumors that she is back with Chris Brown, are a cry for help and I hope someone steps in before she is seriously injured.

lorelei51h on

Tasteless!!!! I wish she would go away already. She can’t sing and this is the only way for her to get attention.

lisa on

For her age, this would be ok for the club but looks like daytime so too much – w/her and minaj it goes beyond fashionable to just looking unkempt and silly -

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Robert Erbach on

Long is there no little children around she should be able to wear what ever she feels like

There just nude breast
see them on nude beach or somewhere

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I love the picture and I didn’t even read the blog post!

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