I have been sitting patiently by my mail box waiting for my SavagexFenty order to arrive. It has been a hot minute since I stayed up waiting in line for 2 hours, had my hopes and dreams stripped from me as wait times increased and the website kicked me out while browsing, but it was completely worth it. As soon as I opened up those millennial pink boxes and saw the intricate lace material and eyelet detailing, those hours of starring at a blank screen and wondering why Rihanna would do me like this were forgotten and I was ready to get my Savage on.
These pieces excited me to no end and I had spent the weeks leading up to receiving the delivery searching through Pnterest and mood boards in hopes of finding a creative way to shoot them. I had dreams of tule, red backlighting and mirrors in some rather interesting angles; however, the pieces I ordered were so gorgeous on their own, that an impromptu shoot on a downtown Calgary balcony was the only way to do them justice. Armed with someone lovely behind the lens and Alberta May sun, I pranced around in my new SavagexFenty feeling all sorts of laid back casual cool.
Now let's talk fit. I decided to order my normal size - the same size I regularly buy from other lingerie brands like Déesse by Addition Elle and ASOS Curve lingerie. As with any new launch, my plus size body has taught my wallet to order light first to gauge sizing then come back for seconds once that has been established. So I ordered the Embroidered Lace Bra in a 42 C and High Leg Lace Thong in a 2X for my first order. I am not going to lie - when I first saw the bra I was a little worried that it would be too small but the stretch is definitely there! I was beyond hype to find that my true size fit and wearing the set all day ensured that the comfort level is high. This particular lace bra has an underwire so us plus and chest blessed ladies can achieve that minimalist lace bra look with the support we require.
Of course this review is coming from someone who fit into the rather narrow sizing options so for anyone who has larger cup sizes, this brand is not quite there. The fact that a brand that boasted inclusivity launched with sizing only going up to a 3X and 44DD is pretty lacklustre and highlights a major flaw in the fashion industry as a whole. Plus size does not end at 3X and promising larger sizes on the second drop of a collection only sends the message that bodies larger than a 3X are nothing but an after thought. Honestly, this is not my battle to fight but I feel the need to use my platform to reach brands, both new and established, and help the conversations along. Plus size individuals are not a second thought or a quick way to add inclusivity and diversity to a campaign - plus size individuals are consumers with coins that deserve the respect that comes with truly inclusive collections that place all bodies at the forefront of decision making.
This is a collection I would re-shop in a heart beat. The sizing, although limited and facing a serious inclusivity issue, is on point and the construction of each piece shows the amount of thought that went into the building of each bra. I love how comfortable they are and among the less practical body suits and fur trimmed dollies (I need that lavender one like yesterday) there exist every day pieces that can easily fit into your collection with minimal hit to the wallet. I a still holding out hope that SavagexFenty will take all the constructive criticism and be truly size inclusive in drop 2.