My breasts got bigger in my 20s, and that was when I just stopped trying to find cute lingerie. There just isn’t a lot of cute stuff for women who are bigger than, say, DD-cup. Even if you are a DD-cup, you still have to really search for cute stuff, or just squash your ladies into too-small bras and negligees and such. So many people were hopeful that Rihanna’s lingerie brand, Savage X Fenty, would be the next big thing. They hoped that Rihanna would do for bigger women what she did for women of all colors and skin tones: make a good product which appealed to ALL women. Rihanna launched the Savage collection in New York last night, and the collection went online overnight too. Unfortunately, few people have even gotten a look at it because this happened:
Just when you thought the wait was over, an online queue to view Rihanna‘s highly anticipated lingerie collection might just stop you in your tracks. The “Work” singer has been heavily promoting her Savage x Fenty lingerie collection, so when fans thought the wait was over they were sorely disappointed when they were met with a black screen reading “We’re holding your spot.”
Not only were fans and would-be shoppers prevented from viewing the items on sale, several people were also given an estimated wait time until they could enter and buy products. An option to leave the “line” was made available, but users were warned they could lose their spot. And those who opted to stay, saw their wait time extended multiple times. Others were just about to pay for their lingerie when the website refreshed, causing them to start the process all over again.
I’m not saying this is Rihanna’s fault, per se. I mean, she wasn’t sitting there, designing the website all by herself. Rihanna has people. Those people hire other people to design and operate the site. But considering the rollout of Fenty Beauty was so flawless, this shambolic rollout does make it seem like… maybe Rihanna doesn’t give as much of a sh-t about lingerie? I’ve been looking through the photos of the pieces too – NSFW images here – and while I applaud her for making some stuff for bigger women, a lot of the pieces don’t look very high-quality. Hmm… okay, there’s one lace babydoll that I really want. Except when I tried to look it up on the Savage site, I just kept getting error messages!! FIX THIS, RIH.
— Kat Fisher (@kitkatfisher) May 11, 2018
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