Rihanna Rocks Sweatshirt Dress & Blue Pumps Pre-BRIT Awards: Casual Glam in London

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The paps already caught up with Rihanna at her London hotel even before she headed to the BRIT Awards 2012 last Tuesday.

Rihanna exuded edgy elegance as she left the Corinthian Hotel in London, accessorized with Jennifer Meyer diamond hoop earrings and Alexander McQueen sunglassesRihanna exuded edgy elegance as she left the Corinthian Hotel in London, accessorized with Jennifer Meyer diamond hoop earrings and Alexander McQueen sunglasses (Credit: WENN)

Rihanna’s pre-awards show prep outfit consisted of this long grey sweatshirt dress punched up with a pair of sheer blue ankle socks and blue pointy pumps.

Rihanna steps out in London exuding effortless street-style glamour, pairing her grey sweatshirt dress with gold hoops and wayfarers, ready for the BRITsRihanna steps out in London exuding effortless street-style glamour, pairing her grey sweatshirt dress with gold hoops and wayfarers, ready for the BRITs (Credit: WENN)

Heavily tinted wayfarers, gold hoop earrings, stacked rings, and long gold nails completed her street-style look:

Spotted at the Corinthian Hotel, Rihanna showcases her unique fashion sense with a knotted sweatshirt dress and blue pointy pumps, effortlessly blending comfort with high fashionSpotted at the Corinthian Hotel, Rihanna showcases her unique fashion sense with a knotted sweatshirt dress and blue pointy pumps, effortlessly blending comfort with high fashion in London, England, on February 21, 2012 (Credit: WENN)

We’ve featured many sweater dresses here before, but this is the first time featuring a sweatshirt dress. This surprised me because I love sweatshirt dresses. I’ve transformed old sweaters into stylish off-the-shoulder dresses by simply cutting the neckline. It’s an easy and enjoyable DIY fashion project.

As for Rihanna’s sweatshirt dress, she gave hers a trendier and more feminine show-off-the-legs look by putting a knot at the bottom hemline. The blue socks and pumps are very feminine, too, but it’s not a look that many women can pull off.

I believe Rihanna IS pulling it off, but I’d like to know what you think — does Rihanna’s sweatshirt dress + pointy pumps look HOT or NOT?

If you want the dress (like I do), here are a couple of cute shorter sweatshirt dresses I found:

James Perse Raglan Sweatshirt Dress and C&C California Short Sleeve Terry Sweatshirt DressJames Perse Raglan Sweatshirt Dress, $95.00 to $135.00; C&C California Short Sleeve Terry Sweatshirt Dress, $118.00

I also came across this similar black hooded sweatshirt dress that’s only missing the ‘Rich’ graphic print across the chest:

Zoe Tee's Terry Hoodie DressZoe Tee’s Terry Hoodie Dress, $95.00

If you’re really feeling RICH, here’s a thousand-dollar sweatshirt dress from Donna Karan:

Donna Karan Jersey Zip-Front Long Hooded DressDonna Karan Jersey Zip-Front Long Hooded Dress, $1,295.00

There is no ID on Rihanna’s sweatshirt dress yet, but I’ll update this post as soon as we find out who makes it!

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