Rihanna or a High School Girl on Instagram: Who Wore It Best?

What Women Really Think
May 15 2014 4:27 PM

Rihanna or a High School Girl on Instagram: Who Wore It Best?

140515_DX_RihannaInstagram

Twitter

High school student Alexis Carter was extremely pleased to find this unusual dress/jumpsuit, an exact replica of one Rihanna famously wore on the red carpet, so she decided to wear it to prom. Her reward for this bit of sartorial daring was seeing her picture go viral as people photoshopped it and tagged it #PromBat on Twitter. But things really got sour when Rihanna herself joined in, making fun of Carter by tweeting the above picture with a frowny face and making a fairly unfunny joke about the Wu-Tang Clan logo. 

But forget all that. The important question here is: Who wore it best?

Advertisement

Rihanna: On the plus side, love the bold green tone. But the pose is typical and stagey and seems like she's just trying a little too hard. It's a skin tight jumpsuit, Rihanna! You don't need to work it to make it sexy. 

Alexis Carter: I'm not usually a fan of black for prom, but who needs a punch of color with those sleeves? Also, Carter utterly masters the pose. There is no pretension, just pure love of fun and fashion.

Winner: Carter, hands down. The spread arms and the goofy facial expression—she truly embodies the DGAF attitude that Rihanna is supposed to be the master of. Instead of teasing her, Rihanna could probably learn a thing or two from her young style protégé. First lesson: If you've got wings, use em.

Amanda Marcotte is a Brooklyn-based writer and DoubleX contributor. She also writes regularly for the Daily Beast, AlterNet, and USA Today. Follow her on Twitter.

TODAY IN SLATE

History

The Self-Made Man

The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

Does Your Child Have “Sluggish Cognitive Tempo”? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?

The First Case of Ebola in America Has Been Diagnosed in Dallas

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10

Politics

Mad About Modi


Why the controversial Indian prime minister drew 19,000 cheering fans to Madison Square Garden.


Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Don’t Panic! The U.S. Already Stops Ebola and Similar Diseases From Spreading. Here’s How.

Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD

The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  News & Politics
Politics
Sept. 30 2014 6:59 PM The Democrats’ War at Home Can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 30 2014 7:02 PM At Long Last, eBay Sets PayPal Free
  Life
Gaming
Sept. 30 2014 7:35 PM Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 4:45 PM Steven Soderbergh Is Doing Some Next-Level Work on The Knick
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:00 PM There’s Going to Be a Live-Action Tetris Movie for Some Reason
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 30 2014 6:44 PM Ebola Was Already Here How the United States contains deadly hemorrhagic fevers.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.