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BN Pick Your Fave: Yvonne Nelson & Rihanna



BN-Pick-Your-Fave-January-2015-BellaNaija004Our very first ‘BN Pick Your Fave’ of 2015 – are you excited?

For this edition we have Ghollywood actress Yvonne Nelson and pop singer Rihanna rocking very similar outfits.


488408753Rihanna rocked the look first in May 2014 for the 2014 MET Gala.

The Bajan singer wore a gorgeous Stella McCartney floor-length white ensemble. The outfit features a high neckline, long sleeves, a crop top and a floor-length hemline.


Yvonne Nelson

Actress Yvonne Nelson wore a similar look for the 2014 Ghana Movie Awards.


For her look created by Ghanaian designer ‘She by Bena’, Yvonne Nelson went with the colour black but similar cuts for the dress.


Which look is your fave?

Photo Credit: Getty Images
Additional Photo Credit: Instagram | Ameyah Debrah


  1. Nekky

    January 4, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Rihanna hands down o jare! Yvonne’s boobs couldn’t even sit well in the top. That Ghanian designer though!!

    • Mama

      January 4, 2015 at 12:15 pm

      Agreed!! RihRih any day!

  2. BlueEyed

    January 4, 2015 at 8:53 am

    RiRi Ofcos!….Yvonne who?

  3. fatima

    January 4, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Yvonne nelson

  4. Kenile

    January 4, 2015 at 9:00 am


  5. @edDREAMZ

    January 4, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Rihanna for me….

  6. Kenya

    January 4, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Love it! They both slayed!

  7. mrs chidukane

    January 4, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Why will you copy someone’s design so blatantly? Why not add or remove something? Anyway, Rihanna wore it best

  8. the Scorpio

    January 4, 2015 at 9:34 am

    I honestly dont know why the bena lady is called a designer,all she did was to make another stella’s dress in a different colour.a designer should get her/his inspiration and not totally copy.leave ur signature on ur design it is an art thats what differentiate a designer from a tailor. the two ladies have similar bodies and they both rocked in theur outfit.

  9. divaMe

    January 4, 2015 at 10:26 am

    OMG! What if the strap at the back breaks?

  10. nene

    January 4, 2015 at 10:30 am

    they both look good in their outfits, but being slim/skinny doesn’t look good on yvonne. a few more kgs would be better.

  11. jay

    January 4, 2015 at 10:34 am

    It’s a tie..they both slayed 🙂

  12. Uzzy

    January 4, 2015 at 10:56 am


  13. Luster

    January 4, 2015 at 11:12 am

    I have your medicine……Yvonne Nelson

  14. k

    January 4, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Riri of tux

  15. Stella Otuore

    January 4, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Rihanna definitely riri. She rocked better.

  16. bruno

    January 4, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    of course its rihanna. rihanna is wearing the original, Yvonne is wearing the fake. original will always look better.

    • NaijaPikin

      January 4, 2015 at 2:34 pm

      Original according to who? Inferiority complex will not kill some people. So i guess if you see a style you like on asoebibella and you give your tailor to recreate, by default your outfit wont look as good. Pssst.

      Both ladies look fab. Yvonne has been on a role this year. She works hard on her body and you can see the results

  17. Chubby

    January 4, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    I love you Bruno

  18. doy

    January 4, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    wonder y ppl r saying rihanna. she rocked it on her own. yvonne has a better shape and she rocked it better.

    • jade

      January 5, 2015 at 3:57 am

      Who gave u d right to say one has a better shape than d other! Are u God? We all are unique according to d way God created us, no one is better shaped than d other or even beautiful, we all are beautiful. The two ladies rock!

  19. Fols

    January 4, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    The real caption for this page should be “See Yvonne Nelson wearing a Stella McCartney imitation”. BN, is that what you REALLY had in mind with this article…?

  20. linda

    January 4, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    One word: rih

  21. FYI

    January 4, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Yvonne Nelson!

  22. Iris

    January 4, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    I don’t know if this is double standards but I don’t think this Ghanaian designer should have done this. When you go to a tailor to re-create something, it is very clear. “Copy it. No extra thinking required” But when you call yourself a designer, you imply that more creativity goes into your work. Why would you agree to do this? Plus fashion from our part of the world is gaining global attention. You’re more famous than the tailor in the garage. You have a brand. It’s easier for Stella McCartney to slap you with a lawsuit and you cannot form “poor and unknowing African.”

  23. Bayo

    January 4, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    The juxtaposition of these two is flawed. Check out the Rihana pix what do u see in the background? Paparazzis!!! Yvonne, white wall, some plaques strewn on the floor and then I looked harder no paparazzi õnly Yvonne and a camera fone posing for a selfie! Lolz!

  24. Muneer

    January 4, 2015 at 7:53 pm


  25. Yayi Boni

    January 4, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    Yvonne looks like a real trash… trapped in that dress… one can tell.. is from a low budget low class seamstress… Pfffff!!!! Good things are easy to recognize.. of course Rihanna nailed it..

  26. Charis

    January 4, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    This is actually embarrassing. Copy and paste has never looked obvious.

  27. Leah

    January 4, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Both ladies look good. Yvonne is one gorgeous lady.

  28. Alex

    January 4, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    Rihanna looks beta…. though Yvonne looks great but I prefer Rihanna, and I don’t think it’s bad to copy someone’s style, it’s only bad when you ruin it. if you think it will look good on you and wanna try it, Why not?

  29. Mimi

    January 4, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    Riri witout. A doubt

  30. concerned

    January 5, 2015 at 1:21 am

    Should this even be a question? Riri, of course

  31. YemiD

    January 5, 2015 at 3:10 am

    Is that even a question ???? Smh Rihanna hands down

  32. Chief Harry

    January 5, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Yvonne Nelson Rocked

  33. stylovidadotcom

    January 5, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    yvonne is better….seems a little daring!
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  34. Lorna Deukett

    January 5, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    RIHANNA without a doubt. Bajan Brown Sugar just gets sweeter and sweeter.

  35. Seawoman

    January 6, 2015 at 1:16 am

    The other lady looks nice too but RIHANNA for sure, especially because she brought it together more elegantly with the hair and finishing touches, to go with the dress.

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