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Now you can dress like rude girl Rihanna for just €25...if you dare

She's known for her outlandish style and bum-grazing hot pants. And now the women of Dublin can dress like our favourite rude girl Rihanna for just €25.

This weekend Rihanna (24) debuted her new River Island clothes line at London Fashion Week.

The front row was filled with fashion royalty. Model Cara Delevingne and stylish starlet Laura Whitmore were also in the audience and tweeted pictures of their favourite looks.

Rihanna's 120-piece collection will hit Irish shores on March 5 and fans of the Bajan beauty can pick up bra tops, skirts with thigh-high slits, jumpsuits and varsity jackets.

The collection is daring to say the least and the Stay singer admitted women will need plenty of 'sass' to pull off her looks.

"The girl that would wear this is full of personality," she said. "Full of sass, but just loves fashion – most of all, they love fashion.

"They want to express themselves through what they wear and that's what I like to do."

Fashion bloggers and journalists seemed to agree; it takes a lot of attitude to pull off a see-through mesh pencil skirt.

So far Riri's clothes have received mixed reviews. Some members of the fashion pack said the "whole collection is a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen".

But others were more effusive in their praise and described the collection as "elegant and cool".

Rihanna is not the first pop star to make a foray into the fashion world. Former Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham, has produced a string of critically acclaimed collections.

Jessica Simpson is one of the USA's best-selling fashion designers. Justin Timberlake's William Rast line has also achieved mainstream success.

With its bandage dresses and leopard print tops, Kardashian Kollection for Dorothy Perkins also flew off the shelves.

But not all celebrities have had so much success in the cut-throat world of fashion.

Last year Rihanna's boyfriend Chris Brown launched his Black Pyramid clothing line, which has failed to make the impact he had hoped for.

hnews@herald.ie


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