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Pippa Middleton’s royal wedding dress draws Arizona iced tea comparisons

Pippa Middleton’s royal wedding dress draws Arizona iced tea comparisons

Pippa Middleton arrived at St. George’s Chapel for Saturday’s royal wedding in a $695 green-and-pink floral dress by British brand The Fold.

But while her look fit right in with the ceremony’s unofficial color palette —  both Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, also wore shades of green — Middleton, 34, is drawing some rather uncanny comparisons on social media, due to her dress’s striking resemblance to a container of Arizona iced tea.

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Kate Middleton’s younger sister is pregnant with her first child, and will celebrate her first anniversary with husband James Matthews on Sunday.

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Was Meghan Markle channelling Princess Mary with her wedding dress?

Comparisons have been drawn between the wedding dresses of Princess Mary of Denmark and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.

It might not be long since the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex happened but Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark is returning top results in Google. Why? Well, not a small handful of commentators have noted its similarity to the Duchess of Cambridge’s custom Givenchy gown, designed by Clare Waight Keller and ooh-ed over by billions of people yesterday.

But let’s not go crying copycat in too quick of a hurry. Firstly, Clare Waight Keller certainly would have been aware of iconic royal wedding dresses throughout history when she went to work on the gown and then would have worked around Markle herself; her taste, her shape, melding it with her own sensibilities honed at Calvin Klein, Gucci, Chloé and now Givenchy.

It is not an accusation, and nor should it be. Those well-versed in royal, and indeed fashion, -history should know that appropriation is an inevitability and originality near-impossible. What is fresh, and what has been executed here with a contemporary flavor, is a timeless dress, matched with the accessories that ground her look in her specific context. The veil, reflecting the 53 Commonwealth countries in hand-embroidered flora, the tiara a gesture from the Queen and a tie to British Royal History, the shape, a nod to a silhouette favored by Hubert de Givenchy’s during the decade of the French house’s founding nearing 70 years ago.

If we were to nitpick, Mary’s was off-white, duchesse satin, with cascading ruffles and panelled lace underlay by Danish designer Uffe Frank. Markle’s was a brighter lily white, with no lace and no ruffles. The Crown Princess of Denmark’s neckline has a slight scoop, rather than straighter bateau as in Markle’s, again though, if we’re being fussy.

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark (left) and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle on their wedding days, in dresses that have drawn inevitable comparisons

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark (left) and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle on their wedding days, in dresses that have drawn inevitable comparisons

A bateau neckline? Nothing new. White silk? Certainly not. But that it was tailored and tweaked to suit Markle personally, paired with the right accessories and a complementary veil by an experienced tastemaker in Clare Weight Keller make it envy-inducing. Comments that she won’t be setting trends will most definitely be proved wrong – trends don’t have to be new (can you say ‘florals’?). Dressmakers underestimating the power and visibility of the Royal wedding will be caught short. It isn’t that it’s groundbreaking, it is alluring because it is in fact so enduring, and simple styles in fashion are those that do not suffer being dated. “The dress epitomises a timeless minimal elegance referencing the codes of the iconic House of Givenchy,” as Kensington Palace described. “The slim three-quarter sleeves add a note of refined modernity.” We tend to agree.

The Best Fashion Looks You Can’t Afford From The V. Rich Royal Wedding Guests

The Best Fashion Looks You Can’t Afford From The V. Rich Royal Wedding Guests

Sure, you might say the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was entirely about “love” and “bringing the nation together”. NO. WRONG. It was entirely about who wore what (and which of Harry’s ex girlfriends would show up, and will anyone make a supreme, global embarrassment of themselves by sitting in the wrong seat).

How Meghan’s reception dress compared to Kate’s

After a wedding speech by Harry that guests said moved people to tears, the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex travelled to their evening reception at Frogmore House.

Meghan changed from her Clare Waight Keller ceremony gown into a soft white bespoke halter neck dress by Stella McCartney, made of silk crepe. Harry swapped his military uniform for a black tuxedo.

How Meghan's reception dress compared to Kate's
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Kensington Palace said: ‘The Bride is wearing shoes from Aquazzura made in silky satin, with nude mesh, with soles painted in baby blue.’

George Northwood styled her hair, into an updo again, but this time more relaxed.

The second dress was a hit on Twitter, with some saying it was even better than Meghan’s first gown.

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There was a lot of speculation as to whether the ceremony dress would be by Stella McCartney.

Meghan is known to be a fan of the ethical British designer, she wore one of the designers dresses last month.

The dress was in line with Meghan’s simple, sleek style of her first dress, with a completely different neckline.

Enormous trains make cutting shapes on the dance floor pretty difficult so it’s standard for royal brides to change into a second dress later in the day.

Kate swapped her Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding gown for a simpler dress for her evening reception in 2011.

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But while Kate went for ivory satin for her second gown of the day, also by Sarah Burton, Meghan stuck with white, ‘lily white’ according to Kensington Palace.

Kate’s neckline was sweetheart, a classic in bridal wear, while Meghan’s high halter neckline is a bit more edgy and modern while still having a thoroughly regal feel to it.

Meghan kept it as plain as her first dress, but Kate’s Burton gown said ‘evening party’ in a different way, with a bit of sparkle in the embellished waistline.

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Kate’s style is pretty demure so it was no surprise that she covered her shoulders and arms with a white angora bolero cardigan.

Meghan’s second dress though was all about her shoulders and arms.

Harry drove his new wife in a silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero with the number plate E190518, the date of their wedding.

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Becoming Meghan Markle: One Vogue Writer Puts Royal Fashion Protocol to the Test

Come Saturday, the world will watch as Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry at Windsor Castle in a real-life Cinderella moment. Since the engagement was announced, Markle has slowly but surely become acquainted with royal fashion protocol with a few refreshing and unexpected exceptions along the way, suggesting she will bring new life to the storied British establishment. In short, she is the anti–Sloane Ranger, and that’s precisely why she’s fashion’s new favorite royal to watch.

In an attempt to better understand what life is like for a duchess-in-training, I set out to channel Markle in a list of scenarios with a view to royal etiquette—starting with afternoon tea at the Plaza Hotel with Myka Meier, founder of New York’s Beaumont Etiquette whose bio includes training in London under a former member of the royal household of Her Majesty the Queen. She’s worked with members of the British royal family, and attended the prestigious Institut Villa Pierrefeu, a finishing school near Montreux, Switzerland. Oh, and she once danced with Prince Harry at a party.

When I meet with Meier one recent afternoon, I am quick admit that I don’t share much in common with Markle, save for the fact that we’re both American; we also both possess an unabashed love for the theater (her major at Northwestern), and according to the new Lifetime original movie, Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance, we both enjoy the occasional dirty martini. For the moment, however, Meier and I are drinking proper English tea, as she demonstrates the right (read: royal) way to hold a teacup (pinky in!), add cream, (stir from 12 to 6!), and a number of other British top-tier dining techniques so complex they make the accompanying royal fashion protocol seem relatively simple to master. Or so I thought.

Black-Tie Benefit:

(Left) Photo: Getty Images; (Right) Photo: Vogue.com

First up on my calendar is the Save Venice gala, which is frankly the social event of the spring season. It is famous for attracting figureheads of both society and real-life royalty alike, which seems an appropriate place to make my debut as Markle. The invitation calls for “opulent black-tie and masks,” and for this, I am inspired by the look that Markle wore for her engagement photos last December. The outfit caused a bit of a stir as many felt her frothy Ralph & Russo gown was too transparent for a future royal. Like Markle’s dress, my Monique Lhuillier boasts a high neckline, full sleeves,  and strategically-placed beads—and is just sheer enough to feel unconventional. According to Meier, a black-tie event is one of the few occasions where royals can play with open-toe shoes, so long as it doesn’t come with a major platform, which should either be very low or non-existent. To be on the safe side, I select Oscar de la Renta sandals sans platform.

I carry a glitter-flecked Edie Parker clutch, knowing that the handheld carrier is royal-approved, and for several reasons. Princess Diana, for instance, referred to her signature accessory as “cleavage clutches” as the compact size was just big enough to cover her décolletage while exiting cars. Queen Elizabeth, on the other hand, prefers a top-handle silhouette, though she still uses the strategic placement and position, each made to signal a different message to her staff in waiting. Others, like the Duchess of Cambridge, rely on clutches as a means to ensure their hands stay conveniently occupied, which keeps them from appearing awkward, and limits the number of handshakes. After all, the last thing royals want is to run to the risk of picking up a pesky cold.

When it comes to jewelry, there is more leeway, as modern-day royals like to mix in costume jewelry with the real deal. The one caveat, Meier tells me, is that diamonds should be reserved for the hours after 6 p.m. Then again, Markle has broken with tradition by taking to mismatched earrings, and I do the same in a set of incongruous studs, plus a few stacked rings, including one midi and another thumb, both unexpected accessory moves beloved by Markle. Mine are on loan from Vogue’s permanent accessories closet, which admittedly feels a little bit like borrowing from the royal jewelry archive. The final touch is an Erickson Beamon mask studded with Swarovski crystals.

At the gala, my dress is an instant hit among both friends and strangers alike. “This is divine!” gushes one of my tablemates. In between the first and second course, I visit a nearby table to say ‘hello’ to a colleague, whose date informs me the two young women who are seated at the other end are so enamored with my dress, they demanded I pay them a visit on my way back to my seat. “I love it!” one of them says beaming, who agrees with me when I tell her it was inspired by my soon-to-be-royal muse. “It’s definitely how she would do a New York City gala.” Though the most convincing testimonial came during a trip to the powder room, where a certain famous British actress is touching up her lipstick in the mirror. “Pretty dress,” she says on seeing my reflection. In other words the ultimate It Brit endorsement.

Broadway Show Opening:

(Left) Photo: Shutterstock; (Right) Photo: Vogue.com

 

A few days later, I attend the opening of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway, which seems an ideal place to put my American-bound-for-London wardrobe into play. During our tea, Meier had touched on a little thing called gliding (in fact, her PowerPoint presentation has an entire slide devoted to it). Basically it’s how royals are taught to put one foot in front of the other, and immediately conjures up images of a scene in The Princess Diaries when Julie Andrews’s character teaches a pre-makeover Mia (Anne Hathaway) to balance a book on her head—not while walking, but rather, gliding. This skill, as it turns out, is infinitely more challenging to master in sky-scraping Jimmy Choos. Mine are just shy of four inches, because, well, according to Meier, anything higher should be reserved for a black-tie. They also come with a closed toe, a detail that meets the more formal dress code.

It’s also hard to glide when you’re wearing a figure-hugging sheath, for that matter. I’ve chosen the same Black Halo “Jackie O” dress, inspired by the former First Lady that Markle donned one recent night at the Commonwealth women’s empowerment reception. The LBD boasts an asymmetric neckline, belted waist, and a cool under–$275 price point. Markle balanced out the high-street find with designer accessories: a Gucci velvet clutch and gold-and-diamond earrings from Canadian jeweler, Birks, one of several brands Markle has helped put on the map.

Like the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry’s fiancé has been a frequent champion of contemporary fashion and accessory labels that are decidedly accessible—and oft sell out in record time. The added value that Markle’s new role will bring to the British fashion economy is estimated to be in the hundreds of millions (not to mention, the priceless visibility), and some predict she’ll have a greater impact than Middleton.

To top my outfit, I slip on the same camel Sentaler coat that Markle wore for her first official outing with The Queen when she joined Prince Harry for church service on Christmas day. The Canadian-based label makes outerwear from ethically-sourced alpaca, which is lightweight enough to warrant wearing into spring. It’s also a nice alternative to exotic skins, which royals are advised to steer clear of, and understandably so. On the ride over, my driver accidentally mistakes me for a model, a conclusion he says he came to on the merits of my personal style. It’s a generous if not incredulous assertion, to be sure, but perhaps worth noting insofar as I am not so often mistaken for a model. The compliment is enough to put a spring in my step, and I glide for the rest of the afternoon.

Derby Party:

(Left) Photo: Getty Images; (Right) Photo: Vogue.com

The next week, it’s Derby Day in Kentucky, and that means a number of viewing parties are being held all over New York and parts of Brooklyn, which is where I find myself that afternoon at an outdoor shindig hosted by G.H. Mumm. I’ve asked my guy friend John to accompany me, who is apparently too cool to comply with the requested attire, which in derby tradition, calls for a major hat, and yet he still gives me that proverbial up and down as soon as he sees me arrive wearing a fabulous Bijou Van Ness fascinator adorned with a mix of goose nagoire feathers and coque tail feathers. Markle, like me, is new to the local outré accessory of choice, which is complicated enough to warrant an etiquette class of its own. I’m faced with questions like “Which is the front and which is the back?” “How do I firmly secure it in place?” “And exactly where should it sit on my crown?” John seems to have all the answers. “You look like a cross between a Dame from a Dashiel Hammit story,” he swiftly concludes, “and a murderer from Clue.”

I pair my flowing, floral Self Portrait dress with a crossbody bag, perhaps Markle’s most famous way of bucking tradition. The style is rarely worn by royals, because while sensible, it can create wrinkles. I make like Markle, who has begun carrying hers over one shoulder to stay crease-free. I lace into L.K. Bennett wedges, a label long since beloved by the Duchess of Cambridge, and one of the few subtle ways that Middleton has bucked tradition with respect to royal fashion protocol. This principle comes straight from The Queen, who apparently can’t stand the sight of wedges. It’s a well-known quirk among the women at Windsor, who reserve their chunky shoes for casual affairs where her majesty’s presence isn’t requested.

My wedges keep me comfortably grounded through the race, and even lasted past John’s own exit. But within two minutes sans chaperone, a man who clearly had one too many Mint Juleps uses my fascinator as an excuse to hit on me. “I just love beautiful hats,” he says as he goes to snap a selfie without my consent, then he proceeds to spill his drink on my wedges. I get a very small sense of how royals must feel when they’re ambushed by iPhone-wielding fans, but I write it off as a successful first attempt at British hats.

Game Day:

(Left) Photo: Getty Images; (Right) Photo: Vogue.com

 

After Markle infamously wore ripped skinny jeans to attend the Invictus Games in Toronto in 2017, many deemed her trendy distressed denim unfit for a duchess-in-training. The next year, a now-engaged Markle took to black bootcut jeans that were noticeably free of holes which she paired with a polo shirt embroidered with the Invictus Game logo and a olive-green Aritzia trench. The overall effect was a polished upgrade on traditional team gear.

But as elevated as Markle’s game-day uniform was, some will say she over-delivered: Her spiked stiletto boots sparked an Internet debate about what is—and isn’t—appropriate footwear for treading between the field and the track. Markle wasn’t set to participate, and was there as a purely supportive, very stylish girlfriend, but many who on the offensive drew comparisons to The Duchess of Cambridge, who wore a pair of (slightly schlubby, though significantly more practical) New Balance trainers to run a marathon against Harry and William at the 2017 Invictus Games.

I decide to put Markle’s strategy to the test at a Yankees game, with a few minor adjustments. Rather than outfitting myself in MLB swag, I opt instead for a Vineyard Vines pique polo shirt with the team logo, one of several customizable options. I also swap stilettos for lace-up ballet flats courtesy of Sarah Flint—a celebrity-favorite footwear label Markle has been known to wear off-duty. I substitute bootcut jeans with a kicky cropped version by Mother. And thanks to their signature snug, cradle-your-bottom cut, my backside never looked better (or more belfie worthy). Though I imagine this sort of cheeky behavior has no place among members of the monarchy, who are strictly prohibited from taking selfies with the public. Even Markle, whose now-deactivated Instagram was once flooded with mirror selfies, politely declined a fan’s selfie request during her first official engagement. The social media age–equivalent of the autograph (another royal no-no as it could potentially be used to commit forgery) is restricted for reasons involving security (too close!), logistics (too time-consuming!), and the simple fact that The Queen is not a fan, and neither is Harry.

The real game-changer is my statement coat. The water-repellent finish proves instrumental for weathering the scattered showers that day, and the layer is the only thing differentiating me from the bartenders in the Jim Beam suite, who are all wearing the same indistinguishable navy monogrammed polo shirt of their own. It is yet another reason to leave the coat on, in keeping with a lesser-known protocol which says royals should refrain from removing their outerwear in public. Peeling off layers in front of others is viewed as unladylike (yes, really), which is why The Duchess of Cambridge (and now, Markle) can often be seen wearing a coat or a coat-dress that’s too chic to check. Silly tradition and unintended twinning aside, I’m a fan of the look.

Spring Gala:

(Left) Photo: Getty Images; (Right) Photo: Vogue.com

 

The next night, I’m set to attend the Manhattan Theatre Awards, and for this, I channel the caped look Markle wore to the Queen’s birthday last month. The kicker is the fact that she styled it with nude stockings, an admittedly old-fashioned underpinning that has become synonymous with royal protocol. In fact, the brand Commando actually sells a precise style of hosiery they call “Princess Sheers.” And if there were any question as to who inspired the legwear, they are not-so-subtly offered in a pale beige dubbed “Diana” and a slightly deeper shade called “Kate.” As for me, I find my perfect match in a pair of nude thigh-highs, which, even in a flesh-colored finish, feel slightly more sexy and a lot less matronly than the alternative. They’re transparent enough to go unnoticed, and surprisingly smooth to the touch, although I suspect my limbs look more pasty than they would in their natural state. Perhaps this wouldn’t be an issue if I were a royal, whose stockings are said to be couture, made to suit one’s skin tone and waist size. In any case, when Markle went bare during official appearances, her engagement interview included, it wasn’t just unexpected, it was downright revolutionary. Though on the occasion of Her Majesty The Queen’s birthday, she played by the rules. I find that the cape dress is significantly more wearable, particularly when it is met with multiple admirers at the gala. Not one but two guests describe the look as “regal.” And nude stockings are a small price to pay for that kind of flattery.

The Office:

(Left) Photo: Getty Images; (Right) Photo: Vogue.com

 

Markle may have left Hollywood for the House of Windsor, but that doesn’t mean she’ll be retiring all of those tailored separates she wore in Suits. Indeed, she’s already stepped out in pantsuits by Alexander McQueen, as seen when she recently accompanied Prince Harry to The Endeavor Awards in London. While there is no hard-and-fast rule against trousers, they’re usually reserved for casual wear. (Equally important, Markle must learn to use the appropriate British fashion terminology; in the U.K., they’re trousers, not pants, which refers to underwear.) I put the look to work at the Vogue office, buttoning into an Alice & Olivia blazer sans collar, a la Markle’s McQueen and the same silk blouse my muse paired with her pantsuit. The blouse extends into a bodysuit below the waist—a genius construction that lends the appearance of a proper tucked-in hem without any bunching or bulk. According to Meier, The Duchess of Cambridge is privy to wearing shapewear underneath her clothes, as it’s the surest way to smooth out any unsightly lumps or bumps.

In truth, my blouse-slash-bodysuit feels a bit like a diaper at first. A routine trip to the ladies room is nothing short of a production, and requires some serious finesse to get in and out of this complex contraption. And yet it seems it’s worth the extra lift, as my newly-polished working wardrobe is met with positive results. My colleagues aren’t used to seeing this corporate chic side of me, and their responses range from “Wow—you look so professional!” to “Why don’t you wear pantsuits everyday?” and my personal favorite, “You should make this look your LinkedIn profile photo.” By the end of the day, even the mailroom guys were playfully addressing me as princess.

After all, whether you’re résumé reads fashion writer or royal duchess, it’s a matter of dressing the part.

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20 WOMEN SIZED 32A TO 40DD TEST-DRIVE RIHANNA’S SAVAGE X FENTY BRAS

 

It’s been less than two weeks since Rihanna launched her Savage x Fenty lingerie line, and as expected, the fervor around the collection is, well, bonkers. Thanks to its many shades of nude, large size run, and hard to get your hand on product, fans across the world have been eager to give the collection a try. So were we—and that’s why we found 20 women who range from size 32A to 40DD, brought them into the ELLE.com offices, and had them review bras from the collection. Here’s what they had to say.

Helen, 32C

Helen is wearing the Unlined Lace Bra, $44; savagex.com

 

“When I heard Rihanna was launching a lingerie collection a light bulb went on over my head. I thought, ‘Oh I see, Rihanna wants allthe money in my bank account, not just a little!’

The bra is really comfortable! I get to wear my true size 32C and that is amazing. Also, I was able to find nude tones that did not exist before. The bra is just as good if not better than anything I have had. Also I want to support Rihanna! I think that its important to speak with you wallet. Not just social media, or Facebook, but to use your hard-earned dollars to support business. It feels good to support a newcomer who is changing the game.”

 

Halle, 40D

Halle is wearing the Floral Mesh Lace Bra, $44; savagex.com

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Mabel, 34A

Mabel is wearing the Unlined Lace Bra, $44; savagex.com

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“I’m a 34A so it’s difficult to find a bra that looks good and feels nice but the Savage X bra was super flattering. Best of both worlds. I was expecting to see super padded bras, lace, and maybe a bit of S&M when I got to the ELLE.com offices. Now, it’s clear that the collection is sexy but tasteful. I’ve never felt confident in lingerie before the day of the shoot.

 

 

Cheyenne, 34B

Cheyenne is wearing the Microfiber T-Shirt Bra, $39

“As someone who rarely wears bras, especially not underwire, I was genuinely surprised at how comfortable and supportive the bra was! These bras are truly made for the female form and there is no compromising between wanting to look and feel your best. Even the most comfortable of fitting bras have tiny details that make you feel sexy and beautiful. There is no exaggeration here: Rih has done it again!”


Caroline, 34D

Caroline is wearing the Unlined Lace Bra, $44
“The lacy bra I shot in felt amazing. Super soft with great quality fabric, the fit was exceptional and the aqua color with the rose gold hardware is such a gorgeous, sexy touch! This bra was one of the best fitting bras I’ve worn in a while.”

Juni, 38B

Juni is wearing the Mesh and Lace Bra, $49

“One of Fenty Beauty’s tag lines is ‘Beauty for All’ so I was really excited as a person of color and as someone who has a hard time looking for bras in general to see how this tagline would translate to a whole lingerie line. I usually have to try on four different sizes in one brand before I get the right fit, but I really just used the last bra size that I bought (from Aerie) and it fit perfectly, cups and band together. The material is so comfortable, too.”


Jenna, 40DD

Jenna is wearing the Floral Mesh Lace Bra, $44

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“When I heard Rihanna was launching a lingerie line, I was interested and hoping that plus sizes would be included. I didn’t want to get my hopes up because most celeb collections aren’t size inclusive. I’m frankly used to being let down because their sizes are extremely lacking. It feels like she just dipped her toe in the plus size pool, but didn’t take the plunge. Stopping at a size 18/DD, when a 14/D is the “average” size of the American woman, is really the bare minimum where plus sizes are concerned.

I was beyond excited to hear plus sizes were included, but then let down again when I saw the size chart. I applaud Rihanna for taking a step in the right direction by attempting to expand options, but also want her to know there is still too many people who cannot participate in wearing and supporting her brand with such limited sizing. I will say, though, that I really appreciate the lack of padding in this bra. It gave me the room for adjustment that padding in other bras has always restricted. My boobs could be themselves and still look lifted and stylish. “pledged


Kristina, 36B

Kristina is wearing the Demi Cup Bra, $44

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“I didn’t even need to see the lingerie to know I’d want her entire line. Everything Rihanna touches turns to Trophy Wife gold. While the bra I tried on was a basic t-shirt bra, I did love that there was an element of sexy with the bit of lace on the cups. Plus, I loved the soft feel of the fabric. The size also fit perfectly—there was no gap between my chest and the band and the cups fit me perfectly with no empty space, all the while pushing everything up to give nice cleavage without heavy padding.”


Paola, 38D

Paola is wearing the Floral Mesh Lace Bra, $44

“After I read and heard the awesome reviews for Fenty Beauty, I knew that Savage X wouldn’t disappoint. There was an instant feel of comfort with a generous dash of sexy. Better than my past bra experiences.”


Jordan, 36C

Jordan is wearing the Push Up Bra, $44; savagex.com
“I struggle to find bras that fit my girls just right, and my bra size typically varies depending on the brand. I’m a true 36C and the bra I tried on fit very true to size. The fabric was extremely comfortable and there was just enough padding to push up my breasts while still feeling extremely comfortable.”

Krystal, 38D

Krystal is wearing the Floral Mesh Lace Bra, $44

“I thought the options would all be sexy bras with cutouts, but she also had full coverage bras in a variety of color ways. One thing I do wish is that the straps in the back could tighten a little more for girls like me with heavier boobs.”


Rosa, 38C

Rosa is wearing the Mesh and Lace Bra, $49
“The bra that I tried on had no padding which I love. It is still supportive without adding bulk. Feminine and pretty, I was surprised at the quality and the fit. It felt great on!”

Contessa, 32D

Contessa is wearing the Unlined Lace Bra, $44

“These undergarments are comfy yet sexy, priced appropriately, and will jump start summer 2018. Give Rih your money and stop playing. Enchantress Fenty is doing her best to include everyone in the conversation—obviously, inclusivity is the only way to go—so I assumed the same would apply to this. Compared to other bras, this one is pretty good; I’m not mad at how it looked. The color was pretty and the fit was nice, not too tight but had support.


Destiny, 32A

Destiny is wearing the Unlined Lace Bra, $44

“The bra I wore seemed similar to others I’ve tried on in the past. But what I can say is I love the style of it all and how it fit so perfectly for my little bitties.”


Sheena, 36DD

Sheena is wearing the Unlined Lace Bra, $44

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“Rihanna’s goal is to include everyone: Big, small, light, dark you name it. Over all, these are better than other bras I’ve tried in the past. I love the lightweight feel and it’s so soft so it gets an A from me.”


Nana, 36DD

Nana is wearing the Unlined Lace Bra, $44
“It’s difficult for me to find a sexy, supportive bra and this was really sexy but lacked support. For larger, heavier breasts this is a sexy short-term wear bra. One you don’t expect to keep on long enough to really care. If you are looking for a sexy supportive bra this might not be it. At least not for me.”

Analisa, 34D

Analisa is wearing the Demi Cup Bra, $44

“While I’m normally a 34C, I ended up fitting best in a sister size, a 34D. This bra was way better than bras I’ve tried in the past that have tried to hit the sexy meets functional mark, but sorely missed. This bra didn’t dig in anywhere, had just the right amount of lift to be a normal t-shirt bra. I couldn’t feel the underwire at all.”


Semita, 32DD

Semita is wearing the Demi Cup Bra, $44

“I thought everything would be more sexy and stand out but, to be honest they look like regular under garments. I wish they were more unique or made me think that I needed them in my life. That being said, the bra was really soft and comfortable to wear, which is a good thing, but in terms of looks, I think it looks like a normal bra.


Adaora, 36D

Adaora is wearing the Mesh and Lace Bra, $49

“I thought the bras would have a more edgy or lingerie look to them. They were just like any standard bras which was not what I was expecting at all, but you don’t normally get pretty colors when you get to bra my size so I was excited about that. I do wish, though, the support for ‘ the girls’ could have been better.


Bree, 38DD

Bree is wearing the Mesh and Lace Bra, $49
“After the Fenty beauty launch, I think we all realized Rihanna didn’t come to play, so I had the highest expectations for quality and aesthetics for this line. This bra was so amazing I didn’t want to give it back. It made me feel sexy and comfortable, and it was so detailed. Finding bras in my size that look like this one and actually fit well, is really hard, so knowing she has a plethora in this collection makes me want to sign over my direct deposit to her name.”