See What Teenage Rihanna Wore at Her First VMAs

Erin Fitzpatrick

Who’s excited for the MTV Video Music Awards this Monday? Of course, we’ll be bringing you the top red carpet looks from the event next week, but if you can’t wait until then for your fashion fix, we think we found something to tide you over.

In light of the news that Rihanna will accept the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this year’s ceremony, MTV decided to take a look back at the singer’s very first VMAs—when she was just 17 years old! The teenager looked fresh-faced in minimal makeup, a cropped tank top, a glittery vest, white skinny jeans, and embellished sandals. Oh, and don’t forget the body jewellery! It’s safe to say that the Puma designer is almost unrecognisable now—but that’s to be expected considering Rihanna is now 28 years old, and her VMAs debut was over a decade ago. How time flies!

Scroll down to see Rihanna’s very first red carpet look at the MTV Video Music Awards, in 2005!

What do you think of this throwback look? Tell us in the comments below, and then shop Rihanna’s stylish collaboration with Puma!

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