Rihanna Takes a Turn, Shows How to Cover Up in Style in 'Harpers Bazaar Arabia'

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Well, this is different.

After flaunting her bod in a crystal-covered, see-through Adam Selman dress at the CFDA awards earlier this month, Rihanna is showing ladies everywhere how to cover up in style in Harper's Bazaar Arabia.

"#HarpersBazaar #ARABIA #Cover @BazaarArabia shot by my new fave photographer, Ruven," Rihanna tweeted, along with a shot of her July/August cover which showed her face covered in fishnet and her neck adorned in a big black fishnet bow.

Inside of her stunning spread, Rihanna skips the barely-there, high fashion garb we've seen her in as of late and turns to "modest" couture instead, rocking a floor-length dress complete with a cape, killing it in a metallic hooded gown, and blowing our minds in a bedazzled floor-length dress and matching face mask.

And lest we not forget Rihanna's red lips, which stand out in just about every snap, as she breathes life into the fierce outfits.

It's clear Instagram is really missing out. After the "Stay" songstress got the boot from the social networking site in May for posting pics they deemed inappropriate, Rihanna took her talents (and snaps) to Twitter, which has been reaping the benefits ever since.

Tom Ford even gave the fashionista props on her social media influence, saying her Instagram was more influential than any fashion review. "Something new is happening that I'm just clueing into now-this probably won't go down well-but customers don't care any more about reviews or hard-copy publications," the fashion icon told New York Magazine. "They care what picture Rihanna just Instagrammed while she's naked in bed, what new shoes she has on, how she's talking about them. That's what they respond to."

After seeing what Tom said about her Rihanna tweeted, "He gets it," along with a link to the story.

So do we.

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