Rihanna decided to forego her edgy image to wear a stunning pink ball gown for a prestigious event – and appeared to be enjoying the change of style.

Over the recent months, the singer’s outfits and hair styles seem to be getting ever more risque, but to attend the Time 100 Gala, which celebrates the people named on the 100 most influential people in the world list, she opted for Hollywood glamour.

Wearing a bright pink ball gown that reached below the knee, the singer swept her long dark hair into curls that fell across one shoulder.

But it was her amazing long earrings that seemed to be getting the most attention from her, as she was photographed playing with one of them on the red carpet.

The performer was also showing off a dazzling smile during the event, which may have been down to her inclusion on the list, which included names such as Kate Middleton and Barack Obama.

25-04-12 1 Rihanna seems taken with her sparkling earrings