Double Take: Keri Hilson vs. Rihanna in Mara Hoffman

Double Take: Keri Hilson vs. Rihanna in Mara Hoffman

One of these stars gave the 2008 runway dress a refresh. Which version looks best?

Published December 19, 2011

Keri Hilson continued to celebrate her 29th birthday (December 5) over the weekend, and for a dinner party at Boa Steakhouse in Los Angeles she got her grown woman on in a print dress by Mara Hoffman. The knee-length Egyptian inspired print dress with its long sleeves is a fairly conservative choice for the singer, who played up the dress with red lips and strappy Jimmy Choo heels, but it’s a lot less dress than the last time we saw it.

Flashback to 2008….

A black-haired Rihanna wore the Mara Hoffman dress straight off the runway to Clive Davis’s annual pre-Grammy party that year. She’s rarely as covered up these days, but back then the Talk That Talk singer left it all to the imagination with a floor length version of the gown. Rosy makeup gave her a youthful glow in the vintage-feeling dress and she added bold red nails to the mix.

The long and short of it: Whose version looked best? always gives you the latest fashion and beauty trends, tips and news. We are committed to bringing you the best of Black lifestyle and celebrity culture.

(Photos from left: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic, KPX/

Written by Nakisha Williams


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