Rihanna reverts back to baring all in a bikini as she swings in a hammock after stepping out in demure dress

That didn't last long! After stepping out in demure maxi-dress Rihanna reverts back to baring all in a bikini as she swings in a hammock

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21:42 GMT, 30 July 2012

For most of her lavish holiday around Europe Rihanna has been baring her flesh and showing off her bikini body to full effect.

So it was a surprise when she stepped out earlier today looking demure in a maxi-dress as she covered up for once.

But in true Rihanna style she ensured it didn't last long as she soon reverted back to stripping off and revealing her body in Twitter photos.

Back to her usual ways: Rihanna poses in a tiny bikini as she shows off her body on Twitter - hours after stepping out in a rare demure outfit

Back to her usual ways: Rihanna poses in a tiny bikini as she shows off her body on Twitter – hours after stepping out in a rare demure outfit

Earlier this evening the Umbrella hitmaker took to the social networking site to share a picture of herself splayed across a hammock in a tiny bikini.

She threw her hair and head back as she lapped up the sun in a style of pose we're more used to seeing her in.

A background of the luscious blue sky can be seen while she sticks her chest out, before she posted the scantily clad image on Twitter.

Demure: Rihanna covered up in a floral patterned maxi as she wandered through the streets of Monte Carlo

Demure: Rihanna covered up in a floral patterned maxi as she wandered through the streets of Monte Carlo

Demure: Rihanna covered up in a floral patterned maxi as she wandered through the streets of Monte Carlo

Just a few hours earlier she stunned by covering up during her break.

It
could have been just another day for Rihanna on her European getaway…
but when she alighted in Antibes in the south of France, the singer
made for a shocking sight.

For once, the mistress of the X-rated outfit was wearing a pretty and (relatively) demure dress.

The blue and white maxi-dress featured what is surely the longest hem worn by the star since records began, and she looked lovely in it.

Sight-seeing: Rihanna made sure to take in all the sights of the city, including the famous Monte Carlo Casino

Sight-seeing: Rihanna made sure to take in all the sights of the city, including the famous Monte Carlo Casino

But in case anyone took this radical
departure from her usual monokinis, fishnets and bondage style stage
outfits… the 24-year-old hardened the edges of the flowing gown.

The
cigarette hanging from her mouth as he headed out to explore the
riviera was a good start, but the Medusa-style gold snake on her arm
rammed the point home.

Yes, she probably could turn men to stone.

Treating herself: The singer was spotted sipping on champagne and trying on watches in luxury jeweller Cartier

Treating herself: The singer was spotted sipping on champagne and trying on watches in luxury jeweller Cartier

Treating herself: The singer was spotted sipping on champagne and trying on watches in luxury jeweller Cartier

As always she made sure she looked
picture perfect in her beachside look and sported pink lipstick and gold
earrings to disembark the Latitude yacht before heading to Monaco.

Once ashore the principality, the singer made sure to treat herself in every way possible.

After
enjoying a good giggle with her female pals, Ri-Ri posed with fans and
explored the gardens surrounding the legendary Monte Carlo Casino.

Gor-gon-geous: Rihanna sported a pretty dress in Antibes in the South of France today, but still played the bad girl with snake armpiece andf cigarette hanging out of her mouth

Gor-gon-geous: Rihanna sported a pretty dress in Antibes in the South of France today, but still played the bad girl with snake armpiece and cigarette hanging out of her mouth

Wandering the streets of the picturesque city, the star made sure to partake in a spot of designer shopping during her time in the exclusive destination.

Treating herself to a glass of champagne, Rihanna was spotted trying on watches and jewellery in Cartier with her gaggle of friends.

Yes, that really is her: Flowers, long hem, demure neckline... it's a new look, but it works

Yes, that really is her: Flowers, long hem, demure neckline... it's a new look, but it works

Yes, that really is her: Flowers, long hem, demure neckline… it's a new look, but it works

Thanks for the memories: Rihanna was leaving the Latitude for good, so said goodbye and posed with the crew

Thanks for the memories: Rihanna was leaving the Latitude for good, so said goodbye and posed with the crew

The singer has certainly been enjoying the beauty of the European coast.

She was spotted sipping on a beer as she cruised across the turquoise waters with her friends near Portofino in Italy, this time wearing a teeny tiny bikini.

The Where Have You Been singer also tried her hand at snorkelling and wasn’t afraid of getting her long jet-black locks wet.

Rihanna’s yacht reportedly had a visit from police last week but that didn’t stop the star from continuing to party.

Almost like old times: A gust of wind threatened to send the singer back to her scantily-clad best but her modesty was protected by this undergarment

Almost like old times: A gust of wind threatened to send the singer back to her scantily-clad best but her modesty was protected by this undergarment (she also appeared to be clutching a beer)

No rude girl: Rihanna cut an elegant swathe through the port today

No rude girl: Rihanna cut an elegant swathe through the port today

It seems she was playing her music too loudly off the coast of St Tropez as police turned up to have a word with her on their jet skis.

The officers were seen driving up to her luxury boat and having words with her entourage.

But they didn't seem to mind the inconvenience as they then reportedly stepped on board to chat with the superstar and her friends.

However one person that has no intention of hanging out with Rihanna is super producer and collaborator Calvin Harris.

Pretty lady: She was ready for her trip to ritzy Monaco in this attire

Pretty lady: She was ready for her trip to ritzy Monaco in this attire

Sparkling prose: Rihanna signed a scooter as memento

Sparkling prose: Rihanna signed a scooter as memento

The Scot told Q Magazine how the Umbrella singer tried to befriend him after they worked together on We Found Love, but he was too awkward around her.

When asked if he was close to her he told the magazine: 'Not very at all, but that's my own fault because I'm really awkward around her.

'It's bad. She's tried. She's like, 'Yeah, come on and hang out in my dressing room.' I'm like, 'Arrrgh!' I mean, what do I say to Rihanna There's nothing! She's great, she's well friendly, she's nice, I see that. But I can't.'

Tweet nothings: Rihanna posted this instagram of herself and one of her with her 'best friend'

Tweet nothings: Rihanna posted this instagram of herself and one of her with her 'best friend'

Tweet nothings: Rihanna posted this instagram of herself and one of her with her 'best friend'

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