Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Our writer purchased the products herself and wrote her real experience with the lingerie for HipLatina.
After seeing how inclusive Fenty Beauty was in shades of foundation and how amazing the products were, the world became Rihanna’s #1 cheerleader. When Savage X Fenty, Rihanna’s lingerie line, was announced we all expected it to be as inclusive and body positive as her makeup collection. Could you blame us? Their ads featured plus-size models wearing their lingerie!
As the launch date got closer we learned that Savage X Fenty would only carry plus-size lingerie up to a size 3X. As a plus-size woman who just fits into a 3X, I was slightly disappointed. I was excited to see that there were going to be options that I would be able to rock, but I also knew that meant that there would be many more pieces that I would not fit into. When a brand decides to just carry a 3X, it gives no room—literally—for me to size up if something runs too small.
But like a lot of Rihanna and Fenty Beauty fans, I still decided to shop Savage X Fenty. There were so many cute lingerie options that I wanted to try-on and get a sexy selfie for the gram.
On the day of the release I had to wait on a virtual line to shop Savage X Fenty. The biggest surprise was going through the site and only realizing a minuscule amount of the lingerie was available in plus-sizes.
I refreshed the page so many times, hoping it was a site glitch. Not only was the sizing only going up to a 3X but not all of the cute pieces were available in a 3X. The plus-size options had basic bralette and underwear options to pick from.
After reviewing the size chart, I decided to select four items from the collection. A few of the items I wanted to buy were not available through normal purchase. I had to pay to be part of a membership to than be able to buy. That limited my shopping options even more. I purchased two bras, one underwear and a bodysuit and my total had accumulated to $192.50, including the $15 charge for express next day shipping.
Lace Bralette in the color Bay ($34, Savage X Fenty).
The first item I bought was the Lace Bralette in the color “Bay.” I figured that my safest bet would be to squeeze myself into one of the stretchy options. Knowing that the biggest option was a 3X, I was expecting the sizing to be really small. To my surprise the bralette fit me pretty well and made my boobs look pretty good! I was in total shock that it fit so nicely on me.
A few minutes into wearing it, I realized how much the bralette would roll under my boobs. It created slight pressure around the area. This could have been avoided if there were more sizes available that allowed me to size up.
I carry most of my weight around my belly area, so I was afraid this 3X wouldn’t go pass my thighs. After carefully putting them on I realized how comfortable and stretchy the underwear was.
High Waist Lace Brief in “Bay” ($20, Savage X Fenty).
There was a slight tightness around the top rim of the underwear but when I pulled down the bralette and raised the underwear to meet, it fit perfectly. After making the adjustments that I needed for it to fit and feel right on my body, I noticed how sexy and confident I felt. I took hundreds of selfies showing off my belly, which happens to be the body part I feel the most self-conscious about at times. For the first time in a long time I felt sexy AF.
The Fenty set was $54 without the shipping cost. In a quick google search I was able to find a similar bralette and underwear set by Adore Me for $33.
Bettie Unlined plus bralette set ($33, Adore Me).
The next item I was excited to try on was the Lace Teddy bodysuit that retailed for $69. I tried on the 3X and hoped for the best.
Lace Teddy ($69, Savage X Fenty)
I was surprised at how well it fit. I was expecting for the bottom part of the suit to cover half of my body. To my surprise it went over my belly without feeling like I was being split in two.
I paid $70 for a sexy bodysuit that only went up to a 3X. Rainbow carries a similar one that I can purchase for $5. I definitely paid for the brand and not the unique style I thought Savage X Fenty would offer.
Lace Teddy Romper ($5, Rainbow)
The biggest gamble I took was buying this wired black bra. I normally wear a 48C in Lane Bryant, so fitting this bra was far from what I was expecting. The bra went only up to a 44DD. I bought this bra just to compare how small it ran.
Embroidered Lace bra ($54, Savage X Fenty)
I was in complete shock when I realized the 44DD fit me perfectly! How was that possible? Their bands definitely had more stretch than I expected and sizing to a DD gave me more room. My back fat was pushed out a little more than usual since the band was thinner than what I would prefer to wear.
The big question is: Would I shop Savage X Fenty again?
The answer is no. I found a bralette, underwear and bodysuit that made me feel so hot and better than I had ever felt before. Trying this collection because of the hype, forced me to try lingerie that I would normally never even think about trying out. The problem with Savage X Fenty was that the plus-size options were so small, that I was stuck between choosing a blue or brown bralette. There wasn’t anything game changing about the options available. For a brand that claims to be inclusive, they still left many of us out. Why would I buy from a brand that is doing the bare minimum to cater to my needs? Especially when I can find extremely cheap dupes. All of the items I tried and bought could be found in plus-size retailers that go pass a 3X. Unless Savage X Fenty expands their style options for plus-size women, there is no reason for me to invest my money in a brand that doesn’t care to give me the same stylish options straight size customers receive.