By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Glamour girl: Rihanna looks chic in a below-the-knee forest green dress with black lace detail
She is becoming well known for her love of barely-there outfits, raunchy dance moves and risqué music videos.
But Rihanna proves she can rock a much classier look in this month's Glamour magazine, where she poses in a series of striking vintage inspired dresses.
The 23-year-old singer manages to look chic and sophisticated in the evening-style wear, all of which provide more coverage of her assets than usual.
Classy: Rihanna covers up in a midnight blue floral lace dress in an inside image from the latest issue of Glamour magazine
One image shows the star lying on a bed in a below-the-knee green Marc Jacobs dress teamed with Christian Louboutin shoes, with her bright red hair in loose curls.
Another shot features her looking striking in a calf length black and teal lace Vionnet dress as she holds an old-fashioned microphone in front of a band.
In an accompanying interview, the singer admits that she likes to shock with her outrageous choice of outfits.
'Getting dressed, I want to pick the most bizarre pair of shorts so I can figure out how to make it look right, or work an outfit that will make people go, “What the hell is she wearing?”' she says.
'I hate drama,' she adds. 'But at the same time, nothing bothers me more than when life’s perfect. And that’s the sick part. I just love a challenge, whether it’s a relationship, my career, clothing…'
Striking: The singer looked stunning in a black and sheer dress and a dramatic white Yves St Laurent coat with fringe detail
Other photographs see her appear in a dramatic black jumpsuit and oversized Yves St Laurent white coat, along with a backless Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo and sequinned trousers on the cover.
Black tie: The singer wears a backless white top and black sequinned trousers for the magazine cover
Glamour’s September issue is available on newsstands and digitally (iPad and Barnes & Noble Nook Colour) nationwide on August 9, 2011.
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