As if Fenty Beauty wasn’t enough to snatch our wigs, Rihanna just added the highly anticipated Savage X lingerie brand to her Fenty empire.
The extensive collection’s bra sizes range from 32A to 44DD, and its underwear ranges from XS to 3X. It’s great to see a celebrity designer putting in the effort to include a variety of body types. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t have my doubts.
A celebrity lingerie collection that includes plus sizes *sounded* exciting, but I couldn’t help but wonder if RiRi would get it right. Would the sizing be accurate? Would things actually fit? But the biggest wonder of all was: Would the plus-size pieces be as trendy and sexy as the straight size pieces? Because for most brands, the answer to that question is no. Reluctant but hopeful, I decided to see what Savage was all about.
I tried the Floral Mesh Lace Bra, $44, in a 40DD. This bra like many pieces in the collection comes in a variety of colors. The shade Brown Sugar complimented my skin tone perfectly.
The color was amazing, but the fit is what did it for me! Would you believe me if I told you this bra has sooooo much stretch? Well, it does! Lace is one of the most unforgiving, non-stretchy materials out there, yet Savage X managed to design a bra that is actually quite comfortable. I paired the bra with the matching High-Waist Lace Brief.
I love a good pair of high-waist briefs. They are the perfect substitute to wearing Spanx underneath form-fitting clothing. The Savage X pair exceeded my expectations. The material was very stretchy, and the brief managed to hold in my belly without being too tight. These will definitely be a favorite in my panty drawer.
Feeling very Savage indeed, this piece had me waiting on bae like..
Next I tried Floral Lace Baby Doll, in a size 2X. The name of this piece is so fitting, because I absolutely felt like a baby doll.Because I have big boobs, most lingerie isn’t very supportive which is why I was so impressed with this piece. Another highlight was also the adjustable straps, which can be loosened or tightened to your comfort level. This is a super plus for me. The length of this baby doll was also great. I’m a tall girl and at 5’9 it fell mid-thigh and completely covered my butt in the back.
Now THIS is my absolute favorite piece from the collection, the Lace Teddy
The fit on the 2X was absolute perfection. The halter neck tie allowed me to adjust the top to my comfort level, and gave me good support.The only thing I have to call out is that because of the deep V-cut neckline and the cheeky butt design, it is very revealing. However it is lingerie, so minimal coverage is expected! Duh!
Finally, I tried the Embroidered Lace Bra, in a 40DD. This piece was unlined, which as a large-breasted girl had me feeling NERVOUS.
I was a bit skeptical before trying this bra on. “Unlined” typically means “no support,” and I didn’t want to let the girls down. To my surprise this bra was the exact opposite, and proved to be very supportive. The cups provided full coverage, the back panel was super soft, and I loved the satin ribbon lace-up at center front. It is the perfect feminine finish — a little detail that many plus-size lingerie lines skip altogether.I paired the bra with matching panties, the Lace Back Hipster .These panties are sheer, and I can’t show you my rear on the internet but these hipsters are super sexy, and definitely run true to size. My belly area is comfortable, and the elastic waistband provided extra support. You would assume a completely lace back would be itchy and uncomfortable, but these panties felt soft and luxurious. The fishnet and floral lace even had stretch!
Rihanna really thought about bigger bodies — she didn’t just take a straight size piece and make it larger.
For some designers sizing a plus-size body seems to be a difficult task, but Rihanna got it right! Feeling sexy and savage, Savage X Fenty is inclusive, affordable, and trendy.
Will you be slaying in Savage this season?