Braless Rihanna flashes her black knickers and much more in a sheer emerald dress

Rihanna may have gone 'insignificant and crisscrossing' on the clothing front, however her clothing decision was significantly more deliberately considered than it looked, on Wednesday night. 

The brunette boldly went braless in a sheer emerald dress as she stepped out in Soho, New York, brazenly flashing her black thong knickers through the wide-set lace.

Barbadian pop star Rihanna turned onlookers green with envy as she passed by with a daring yet utterly chic ensemble, thanks to the addition of colourful, catwalk-worthy accessories.

The dress, with its plunging neckline and calf-length cut, featured a zip that ran the length of the see-through garment.

Her unmistakable underboob tattoo was on full show, however it profited from somewhat additional point of interest with a fragile chain worn to attach the two sides of her trim outfit.

Rihanna certainly couldn't be missed in bright emerald - a colour scheme that was cleverly offset by a red and navy waistbelt and a silver handbag. 

She was flanked by security but also accompanied by a female friend as she arrived back to a hotel in the East Village, where she regularly stays.

It's little surprise that Rihanna is conscious about flaunting her style credentials at this time, since she's just debuted another fashion collaboration.

On Tuesday, Rihanna launched a collection of futuristic sunglasses with fashion house Dior, which will go on sale in June.

Available in five colours, including silver, pink and green - retailing at $840 - there will also be a deluxe 24-karat gold-plated version selling for $1,950.

Rihanna's expanding her partnership with sports brand Puma this week, too, by adding a third shoe design to her collection.

Last year, her first trainer sold out in three hours, and two months later, a men's version was also unavailable by the very next day.

Thursday sees the dispatch of a third release of the creeper shoe - to be sold on the whole dark softened cowhide, green and maroon and in addition all-white - and which is relied upon to accumulate the same amount of interest.