If wearing lingerie as outerwear takes confidence, then what can be said about this daring outfit choice of Rihanna’s?

Usually reserved for those practiced in the art of the strip-tease, ‘pasties’ are being promoted as an every-day commodity for girls by brands like Bristols6 (makers of ‘Nippies’). But while skin-toned pasties are sensible for avoiding accidental slips, Rihanna’s sparkly stars were most definitely worn to be seen. Nipple-tassels as outerwear? It’s not too much of a stretch.

Rihanna in nipple-cover pasties, Las Vegas July 2009

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Rihanna in Las Vegas - July 4, 2009
Rihanna in Las Vegas - July 4, 2009
Rihanna in Las Vegas - July 4, 2009
Rihanna in Las Vegas - July 4, 2009
Rihanna in Las Vegas - July 4, 2009
Rihanna in Las Vegas - July 4, 2009
Rihanna in Las Vegas - July 4, 2009
Rihanna in Las Vegas - July 4, 2009
Rihanna in Las Vegas - July 4, 2009
Rihanna in Las Vegas - July 4, 2009
Rihanna in Las Vegas - July 4, 2009
Rihanna in Las Vegas - July 4, 2009

So is Rihanna taking the nudity trend to another level? One that will make it big on the street, rather than just in magazine spreads? Perhaps – and though it’s not nudity per se, let’s not forget that pasties and nipple tassels were invented so that strippers and Burlesque performers could get naked without showing quite everything. And with the huge revival of Burlesque in recent years, it’s not too much of a surprise that the interest in these types of accessories has surged.

This is something we’re not quite used to yet as a casual off-stage bit of wear… but we’re keeping a close eye on where both the nudity and lingerie-as-outerwear trends go.

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Click on the gallery below for more picture of Rihanna in her star-shaped nipple pasties… and you can also let us know what you think of her outfit in the fashion forums.

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