Rihanna Just Made Stirrup Leggings Look Incredibly Cool

If you've written off stirrup leggings as an expired fad, Rihanna's latest maternity outfit may make you reconsider.

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When Rihanna announced she was expecting her first baby with a photo shoot in the middle of an NYC snowstorm (casual!), it immediately became clear that she'll be raising the bar on maternity fashion.

Sure enough, the soon-to-be mom has not been holding back in the fashion department. For a recent outing, Rihanna wore a black Jean Paul Gaultier Black Lace-Up Turtleneck Cardigan with a Wardrobe.NYC x Carhartt WIP Reversible Cropped Jacket (Buy It, $750, luisaviaroma.com). She topped off the look off with a pair of leggings that might remind you of a Jazzercise video from the '80s, but looked anything but dated on the singer. (

Yep, the singer sported a pair of stirrup leggings, more specifically The Attico Jamie Ribbed Cotton-Blend Jersey Stirrup Pants (Buy It, $630, modaoperandi.com). True to form, Rihanna incorporated the pants into a sophisticated streetwear style moment, wrapping the crossover stirrups around a pair of Jimmy Choo Saeda 100 Black Suede Pumps with Crystal Embellishment.

While some elements of Rihanna's latest look are already sold out (including her top and heels) the pants are still available. Granted, they're also over $600. The good news is that you don't have to be an official billionaire to get in on the trend, since more affordable stirrup leggings are pretty easy to come by. Stirrup leggings at any price point are perfect for tucking into boots and sneakers to keep your ankles warm and toasty amid dreary winter weather conditions. And if you're unsure about the trend's staying power, know that Rihanna initially brought them back in 2015 when she wore a pink jumpsuit with stirrups for an appearance on Good Morning America complete with a fur stole and blazer. (

Now that you're convinced, check out five pairs of stirrup leggings that are far more budget-friendly than Rihanna's recent pair.

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Universal Standard Ronda Stirrup Legging

Universal Standard Ronda Stirrup Leggings
Universal Standard

These high-waisted pants in a super-soft, antimicrobial nylon and lycra fabric can transition from barre to brunch on the weekend. Available in sizes 4XS to 4XL in navy, black sand, and classic black, they're "leggings you will reach for again and again," in one reviewer's words.

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Zara High Waist Stirrup Leggings

Zara High Waist Stirrup Leggings

Some days, you want your basic black leggings to be a total fashion moment — that's where this anything-but-basic pair comes into play. With a super high waist and an elastic waistband, they'll keep you feeling supported. The black stirrup leggings will look good with your favorite leather bomber or oversized tee, or any other topper you pair them with.

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Torrid Premium Legging Stirrup Inset

Torrid Stirrup Legging

In sizes ranging from 10 to 30 (6X), this sleek, seamless pair provides just enough stretch for ultimate comfort. A thick stirrup prevents bunching or sliding when paired with sneakers, boots, or embellished heels if you're copying Rihanna. One recent reviewer called them the "perfect leggings to wear with boots," adding, "These are by far the best leggings I've ever owned! They are thick, warm, not see through at all! The stirrups are the best part."

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Sweaty Betty Off Piste Stirrup Ski Pants

Sweaty Betty Off Piste Stirrup Ski Pants
Sweaty Betty

Even if you have zero plans to hit the slopes anytime soon, you'll want to snag a pair of these stirrup pants in both navy and black. They have breathable, water-resistant fabric and soft fleece lining which means they'll keep you warm, cozy, and dry no matter the weather conditions. (Related: 5 Lagree-Inspired Abs and Butt Exercises from Rihanna's Trainer)

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Daily Ritual Women's Stirrup Ponte Legging

Daily Ritual Women's Stirrup Ponte Legging

Whether you opt for burgundy or charcoal, these soft leggings made of stretch ponte fabric are sure to become your new cozy year-round staples. They're available in sizes XS through XL and three different length options. "Proper length is important with a stirrup pant and there are are plenty of options; mine fit perfectly, are soft and pliant and look great and wear comfortably," one reviewer wrote. "Great with boots or flats!"

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