Of course, much like the Midas touch, anything Rihanna does or wears turns to gold with searches for lace catsuits spiking +191% in just two hours after the cover’s release.
Of course, Rihanna’s influence over fashion certainly is no surprise. But what you may not know is how rich of a history the catsuit actually has.
From Balenciaga to Mugler, the catsuit silhouette is a tried and tested staple in the ateliers of our favourite luxury fashion houses. The high-octane, and often sexualised, one piece is a symbol of the avant-garde, theatrical and über-feminine styles of the late 80s in 90s.
Perhaps it was Kylie afterall who set the precedent for the lace catsuit to become a staple in a new mother’s wardrobe.
Either way, you can be assured that the lace catsuit is here to stay.
If you’re looking to try this style for yourself, keep scrolling below for seven ELLE-approved options to show now.