It could have been just another day for Rihanna on her European getaway... but when she alighted in Antibes in the south of France, the singer made for a shocking sight. For once, the mistress of the X-rated outfit was wearing a pretty and (relatively) demure dress.
The blue and white maxi-dress featured what is surely the longest hem worn by the star since records began, and she looked lovely in it.
Gor-gon-geous: Rihanna sported a pretty dress in Antibes in the South of France today, but still played the bad girl with snake armpiece andf cigarette hanging out of her mouth
But in case anyone took this radical departure from her usual monokinis, fishnets and bondage style stage outfits... the 24-year-old hardened the edges of the flowing gown. The cigarette hanging from her mouth as he headed out to explore the riviera was a good start, but the Medusa-style gold snake on her arm rammed the point home.
Yes, she probably could turn men to stone. As always she made sure she looked picture perfect in her beachside look and sported pink lipstick and gold earrings to disembark the Latitude yacht before heading to Monaco.
Yes, that really is her: Flowers, long hem, demure neckline... it's a new look, but it works
Thanks for the memories: Rihanna was leaving the Latitude for good, so said goodbye and posed with the crew
Rihanna’s yacht reportedly had a visit from police last week but that didn’t stop the star from continuing to party.
Almost like old times: A gust of wind threatened to send the singer back to her scantily-clad best but her modesty was protected by this undergarment (she also appeared to be clutching a beer)
No rude girl: Rihanna cut an elegant swathe through the port today
It seems she was playing her music too loudly off the coast of St Tropez as police turned up to have a word with her on their jet skis. The officers were seen driving up to her luxury boat and having words with her entourage. But they didn't seem to mind the inconvenience as they then reportedly stepped on board to chat with the superstar and her friends.
However one person that has no intention of hanging out with Rihanna is super producer and collaborator Calvin Harris.
Pretty lady: She was ready for her trip to ritzy Monaco in this attire
Sparkling prose: Rihanna signed a scooter as memento
The Scot told Q Magazine how the Umbrella singer tried to befriend him after they worked together on We Found Love, but he was too awkward around her. When asked if he was close to her he told the magazine: 'Not very at all, but that's my own fault because I'm really awkward around her.
'It's bad. She's tried. She's like, 'Yeah, come on and hang out in my dressing room.' I'm like, 'Arrrgh!' I mean, what do I say to Rihanna? There's nothing! She's great, she's well friendly, she's nice, I see that. But I can't.'
Tweet nothings: Rihanna posted this instagram of herself and one of her with her 'best friends'