It feels like the past decade has been marked by an explosion of celebrity brand launches. Whether it’s perfume, makeup, fashion, athleisure, or anything else, the rich and famous have certainly taken to expanding beyond the industry they got their start in. But in some cases, these lines have fallen short of expectations.
So when I heard pop culture icon Rihanna was throwing her hat in the ring with the launch of her own lingerie line, Savage X Fenty, I had to ask – is it worth the hype?
We’ll be sharing our Savage X Fenty review after trying out the brand ourselves!
What is Savage X Fenty?
Rihanna has been a household name since the release of “Pon de Replay” in 2005. But in recent years, the singer has made a name for herself as a skilled businesswoman.
In 2017, she made headlines with the successful launch of her own makeup line, Fenty Beauty. One year later, she expanded her business with the launch of a lingerie collection, Savage X Fenty.
Following the release of her makeup line, which was praised for its representation of a wide range of skin tones, Rihanna took a similar approach in emphasizing inclusivity in the Savage X Fenty collection. The line’s products are available in an array of sizes and skin tones, increasing accessibility for its would-be customers.
The brand aims to inspire the same confidence in its customers that Rihanna’s music has for over a decade. Rihanna herself is quoted on the collection’s website saying:
“Savage X means making your own rules, and expressing your mood, character, and style for you—not for someone else.”
Our Savage x Fenty Review
Our editor Laurice tried out the brand for a couple of months – here is her feedback:
“One bra and panty set I received was super cute, but both pieces were almost completely lace and wasn’t very comfortable. They started feeling scratchy almost right away. However, the other two sets I got were very comfortable!
All of the sets also fit me perfectly, but I don’t have particularly large breasts. Overall, I would just recommend staying away from lace if you want something that will stay comfortable for hours.”
Overall Rating: ★★★★ 4 stars
Most customers say that the bras run true to size, are comfortable, and good quality for the price. The sets probably won’t change your life, but their decent items at an affordable price point.
Quality: ★★★ 4 stars
Overall, customers seem satisfied with their purchases from Savage X Fenty for the price. It might not be as high-quality as more expensive brands, but it’s decent quality for the price, and it’s more accessible than other high-end brands.
Pricing: ★★★★ 4 stars
While bra prices range from $25–$70, the majority of the brand’s best-sellers go for around $50.
As for underwear, the average price is around $20–$25, although the site does offer items up to $40 if you’re looking to spend a little more.
My biggest criticism of the Savage X Fenty website is its inaccessibility in regard to finding items’ prices.
In an effort to promote the Xtra VIP membership program, each product is initially shown with its membership price or promotional deal, which are significantly less expensive than the regular price.
However, the line has received praise for its general affordability.
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Savage x Fenty Lingerie Reviews
T-Shirt Bra Review
4 Stars (1183 reviews)
Looking for a lightly-lined bra that provides smooth, seamless coverage? Look no further than the Savage X Fenty T-Shirt Bra. This bra is perfect for everyday wear, thanks to its comfortable design and stretchy fabric.
The light padding ensures that you’ll get a natural shape, while the smooth fabric ensures that your clothes will look great over top. Plus, the adjustable straps allow you to find the perfect fit.
Lace Racerback Bralette Review
4.4 Stars (467 reviews)
This unlined bralette is made from a floral stretch lace that’s both pretty and practical. The adjustable straps ensure a perfect fit, while the racerback design keeps you looking sexy and stylish.
Whether you’re layering under a tank top or wearing it on its own, the Savage X Fenty Floral Lace Racerback Bralette is sure to become your new favorite.
Cotton Essentials Cheeky Underwear Review
4.8 Stars (438 reviews)
Additionally, Savage X Fenty caters to all your underwear needs, with every style of undies imaginable available in sizes ranging from XS-3X.
Made from soft cotton jersey, these undies are ultra-comfy and feature a low-rise design with a scalloped hem. Plus, they come in a variety of colors and prints to suit your every mood.
Men’s Collection Review
Looking for a new, innovative underwear collection that will make you look and feel your best? Look no further than Savage X Fenty Men’s Collection.
Their line of boxers and briefs comes in a variety of colors and sizes, so you can find the perfect fit for you. Whether you’re looking for something subtle or eye-catching, they’ve got you covered.
Savage X Fenty Customer Reviews
In general, the majority of customers are satisfied with the quality and price point of the Savage X Fenty collection. Each item on the website is chock-full of 4-5 star reviews, but there are a few customers who wished for better size-inclusivity.
Here are some customer quotes to get a better idea of their feedback:
“It’s true to size and fits great. It looks classy, elegant and edgy all at the same time!” – Rickelle
“I’ve never had a more sturdy and well made bra for such an amazing price. It fits very true to size and the straps are comfortable and don’t dig into my shoulders like other brands I’ve worn.” – Alexa
“Unfortunately with the bra I bought, even though it was labeled as 36DDD, the cups had major spillage and the band was too tight.” – Catherine
Overall, here are the main points of feedback from customers across the web:
- Great quality for the price
- Comfortable and true to size
- Fashionable and stylish options
- Many plus-size customers weren’t as impressed with the fit of the larger sizes
- Many plus-size bloggers have also taken issue with the limited selection of items in their size
If you’re looking for a subscription with great plus-size options we recommend Adore Me (we have an in-depth review here.)
How Does the VIP Membership Work?
While it can be frustrating to have to weed through promotional sales and prices only available to VIP members to find the actual price of items, the process does highlight the potential savings that come with becoming an Xtra VIP.
The gorgeous Savage Not Sorry Unlined Lace Balconette Bra is usually sold for $60, but with the Xtra VIP membership, you can get it for $45. And the brand offers even better promos for new members – these are often 50% off your first order or 2 for $29 bras.
The basic concept of the Xtra VIP membership resembles that of many other brands, such as Adore Me (check out our review) or Fabletics (check out our review).
You have five days at the beginning of each month to decide whether to shop the newest styles at a potential discount, or skip that month.
If you don’t skip, you get charged $49.95 which goes to credit you can spend on any purchase equal to or over $49.95.
Savage X Fenty lists a variety of perks included in their VIP membership:
- VIP Intro Offer
- Up to 25% off all styles
- Free shipping over $49
- Free returns
- Exclusive VIP sets
- Early access to new drops
- Access to monthly VIP pack
- Pay with Afterpay on orders over $30
The Xtra VIP membership has received mostly good reviews from fans of the lingerie collection. If you enjoy a particular item, or are looking to explore beyond your comfort zone, the membership allows you to do so for a significantly lower price.
But be warned: if you decide to sign up, make sure to skip that month, or else you will be charged the full $50. The company has received complaints from those who did not realize how quick the turn-around is.
In regards to their return policy, Savage X Fenty has extended their usual 30-Day Fit Guarantee to 90 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For up to 90 days after your purchase, you can return and/or request an exchange for any of your items free of charge.
All returns must be in new condition with the original tags attached. All sale purchases are final and cannot be returned.
Why is Savage X Fenty so cheap?
Savage X Fenty is able to sell their pieces for cheap because they make money through their membership program rather than through individual sales. Although you can buy products without a membership, the prices will be much higher than with a membership.
How to cancel Savage X Fenty membership?
Their website states that you can cancel your membership at any time by visiting your account page, via online chat, or by calling their customer service representatives at (855) 728-2439. You must cancel between the 1st and 5th of the month in order to avoid being charged for the membership.
The Bottom Line
Overall, is Savage X Fenty worth it?
To sum up our Savage X Fenty review, Rihanna’s lingerie collection is certainly a step in the right direction when it comes to inclusivity. I appreciate her effort to represent a wide variety of skin tones, body types, and genders in her line.
So while there may be room for improvement in expanding the options for women on the curvier side, the overall quality and affordability of the Savage X Fenty collection warrant giving it a try in my opinion.
Luckily, the first-time member deals make it easy to try out their products without spending a fortune. And if you enjoy it as much as many customers have, the Xtra VIP membership might be for you!
Savage X Fenty Alternatives:
- Adore Me
- Skims (read our review here)
- Lively (read our review here)
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