We knew Rihanna’s lingerie line was going to be good, but her recent Instagram post let us know how good. Just like Fenty Beauty shook up the beauty industry by offering an inclusive range of foundation shades for everyone from the very pale to the very dark, Savage x Fenty is already being noted for its inclusivity.
Bra sizes for the line range from 32A to 44DD, and underwear runs extra-small to a 3X, which are wider ranges than Victoria’s Secret or even Everlane’s new lingerie line. Considering the average American woman wears between a size 16 and 18, it more than makes sense that brands should be offering a wider variety of sizes — and yet, that’s still not really being seen in mainstream retailers.
On May 11, Rihanna will once again be coming for our wallets with the launch of Savage x Fenty. Yesterday, the singer posted a video of plus-size model Audrey Ritchie wearing the label’s pale pink bra and panty set. “I have really giant boobs,” Ritchie says in the video. “They were double-Ds by the time I was in the eighth grade. . . whichever gender you choose to have sex with, you should be proud and find yourself sexually.”
It was on April 20 that Rihanna announced Savage x Fenty after speculation that a lingerie collection was on the way. She posted a short, stylish video with the caption “we bout to light this up sis!!? … introducing @SAVAGEXFENTY lingerie coming soon.” Rihanna herself has also modeled some of the lingerie styles, celebrating National Lingerie Day by posting a photo of herself in the pink lace bodysuit. Some fans were worried that the line wouldn’t be inclusive, but yesterday’s post confirmed that Savage x Fenty wouldn’t leave out anyone.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 29, 2018
Tim Gunn wrote a 2016 Washington Post op-ed calling for a fashion revolution, saying that not enough brands design for over a size 12. “Have you shopped retail for size 14-plus clothing?” Gunn writes. “Based on my experience shopping with plus-size women, it’s a horribly insulting and demoralizing experience.” With a beautiful video of Ritchie wearing lingerie and talking about her experiences with her body and sexuality, it not only shifts the gaze from men looking for photoshopped models — it makes everyone feel sexy.