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Rihanna’s new lingerie line, Savage x Fenty, may be even more inclusive than it set out to be. The line drops May 11, and the pop star turned beauty mogul has billed it as a body-positive brand.
On Sunday, Rihanna shared a video clip on Twitter of a Savage x Fenty model discussing having “really giant boobs” and how her “rolls, stretch marks, cellulite” haven’t stopped her from feeling sexy.
As for her breasts, the model says, “They were double Ds by the time I was in eighth grade.”
The video clip was Rihanna’s way of saying that Savage x Fenty is for every woman, no matter her shape or size. But not all her fans agree. Although Savage hasn’t made its debut, the website lists the range of sizes available in the line. When Rihanna first announced the launch last month, 44DD was the largest size included. While that’s more than what a mass retailer like Victoria’s Secret offers, The Lingerie Addict’s Cora Harrington pointed out that it’s still not the end-all, be-all:
“I don’t fault Rihanna’s lingerie line for stopping at DD cups, but I don’t think we need to add to this idea that DD is the end of the bra alphabet and a catch-all cup size for anyone bigger than a D cup,” Harrington tweeted. (Check out her in-depth blog post, including the point that this is still “an impressive size range for a debut collection,” for further reading.)
Savage x Fenty has since extended its launch sizes to 44DDD. But Erica Joy Baker, a senior engineering manager at Patreon, didn’t find the extension in cup size impressive. She tweeted at Rihanna that it seemed “incongruous” to film a woman wearing Savage discussing her large breasts when “your sign up form only goes up to DDD cup sizes.”
Ri, the woman in this video is talking about having really giant boobs, but your sign up form only goes up to DDD cup sizes, which seems incongruous. Is @SavageXFenty going to have pieces that fit cup sizes larger than DDD? pic.twitter.com/ouVcxvlebj— EricaJoy (@EricaJoy) April 29, 2018
Another Twitter user seconded Baker’s observation, pointing out that “DDD isn’t really that big” and that the lingerie brand Bravissimo goes up to an L cup. But the Savage site hints that 44DDD may not be the end of the road for the collection. It now lists the option of “other” in the size category. This could mean that the line will add more sizes in the future or perhaps offer custom-made bras for women with, as the Savage x Fenty model put it, “giant boobs.”