Friday, September 24, 2021

Celeb Style Profile: Rita Dominic

Nollywood actress turned producer, Rita Dominic is one of our most treasured style icons, with a history in fashion that may’ve started with nothing-to-write-home-about ensembles but now continues with daring style decision that see her as one of the most well-dressed Nigerian actresses out there.

Her ‘fro hair-do has become her signature look and she can be seen rocking it in many different ways, always owning it in a way that tends to compliment her toned body – and over the years and her love for sophisticated glam can’t hide under her adventurous outfit choices.

From berry, white to burgundy, all shades of blue, black and bejeweling, you can’t help but agree that Rita’s style – red carpet and on-street – just rocks, not matter what shade she steps out in. So, let’s take a look at how it all started…

 

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Her promo shots screamed “going for a song” but it was only a matter of time before Rita stepped up her game and started dressing like a star.

Rita at the Launch of Medici Lounge in Lagos
Rita at the Launch of Medici Lounge in Lagos.

Something still wasn’t right, but by the time Rita released her next set of promo shots, things had changed…

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The media and her fans started seeing Rita as a sex symbol which seemed to boost her confidence. She became more bold with her fashion and from that moment on, her style changed remarkably.

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See Rita here at FAB Night Out 2011, showing of her legs in shorts suit – marking the start of an affair with shorts and short dresses.
She became more daring. Take a look at that bold hand piece. How many of us can rock that now?
Slowly, Rita became braver still. Take a look at that bold hand piece – how many of us can rock that now?
She arrived the Headies wearing a mermaid-like red dress that complimented her skin tone but didn't fit around the boobs area.
With her style still climbing in 2012, she did have a few faux pas – most notably, when Rita arrived at the Headies wearing a mermaid-like red dress that would’ve been perfect, had it fit around the bust area…
And for the African Magic Movie Awards 2012 a pink dress that screamed NO for her choice of belt
…And for the African Magic Movie Awards 2012, we loved her pink dress but screamed NO! at her belt. Still, she did walk away that night with the ‘Best Actress of the Year’ award…
For the premiere of her first ever movie as a producer, the 'The Audrey Silva Company' director arrived the event in a grand style. Wearing
By 2013, Rita had become the star with style to look forward to. Seen here at the premiere of the first movie she worked on as a producer, Rita arrived at the event in grand style, wearing sequins from head to dress, and hiding her ‘fro in a new trend she fell in love with after her FAB Magazine cover shoot (seen below).
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FAB Magazine’s ‘Noir Issue’ cover.
For Africa Magic Viewer's Choice Awards 2013, she rocked the turban matching dress look again, but this time in
For Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards 2013, Rita rocked the matching turban and dress look again, but this time in softer hues.

And since then, Rita has brought her A game to all the red carpets she’s graced.

In House of Nwocha for Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2013 in New York
In House of Nwocha for The Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2013, in New York…
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…At celebrity couple, Annie and Tuface Idibia’s wedding in Dubai, 2013…
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…Heading to the 2013 Nollywood Movie Awards…
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…And here, at the Ebonylife TV launch in a short black skirt and asymmetrical blouse – a very unpredictable look for an event that was ‘glam’-themed and where everyone was in cocktail, red carpet looks.

 

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Here’s Rita looking hot, heading out to town…
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…And again showing off those toned legs with a thigh-high slit and Giuseppe Zanotti sandals. #Love

So, as you can see, Rita’s style is effortlessly chic, classy yet simple and always manages to turn heads – even if it didn’t start out that way.

For more on Rita’s style, follow her instagram page @RitaDominic and stay locked on SpiceTV (DSTV channel 192) to watch her tell SPICE all about her red carpet choices… We know you’ll be as interested as we are.

Image source: Kola Oshalusi for Isignia Media, Annuel Photography, @RitaDominic.

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