Thursday, August 4, 2016

Emerald Dreams: Playful Promises Emerald Set

 I was so excited when the email announcing the Playful Promises Curve collection dropped into my inbox. Playful Promises is a London based lingerie brand, with a definite nod to vintage styling, and a sophisticated take on sexy. I have long coveted their pieces on some of the smaller lingerie bloggers I followed, so when I saw they were reproducing some of their collection in bigger sizes I was thrilled! 



 



The lovely team at Playful Promises offered me a set to review, and I chose the Emerald, because I can never keep myself away from green. I fear my photos have not done the true jewel tone of this set justice, but hopefully you can see the delicious detailing clearly enough. 

The cup of the bra is a half emerald satin, half mesh (giving you a sexy peak at the nipples). This luxuriousness is offset by the strapping holding the bra together at the gore giving the whole thing more than a whiff of bondage. Considering the rather intricate detailing on the bras, I was worried that the gore wouldn't sit flat against me, and that the fit wouldn't be too good. I thought this bra would definitely be more for play than for any serious support. However it is very well designed. The gore sits pretty much flush against my sternum, and while I don't fill the cups right to the bottom (I might have been able to size down, but I am in a 40 E here and I wouldn't usually go smaller) the fit is comfortable and supportive. And damn do I feel sexy! 




And, be still my beating vintage heart, the Emerald has a matching suspender belt! The front has panels of mesh, satin and strapping, while the back is sheer mesh. The belt is fastened at the side with a robust line of hooks and eyes, and has a set of ribbons with clips attached to it for fastening your favourite stockings to. 

I am thrilled that plus size women are now able to buy lingerie like this - boutique pieces, that are special and beautifully crafted, and not just functional but sexy and incredibly aesthetically pleasing. It's another indicator of ever growing choice for plus size women, and bigger busts, which is super exciting! 

The collection is delicious, and I would actually like all of it in my underwear drawer if I'm honest. You can see my fave full busted babe George of Fuller Figure Fuller Bust wearing it here, and you can buy the full collection here. Happy shopping lovers! 



*** Those observant ones among you may have noticed that I suddenly stopped short in the middle of my week of lingerie posts. Sometimes real life intervenes with my blog. My aunty has been battling cancer for some time (and doing bloody well - giving that fucker hell!) but a few weeks ago she became very unwell. I, along with my family, went to Devon to spend some time with her and to look after her in her last days. She left us last Wednesday, and to be honest for the first week I just didn't feel like doing anything. Everything seemed a bit futile and pointless and I couldn't see why I would bother with such a seemingly frivolous thing as blogging about some frillies. But this blog gives me joy. I needed some time to process and to grieve. I am still grieving, and will be for some time, but it's good to go back to things that make us feel normal again, and make us feel happy. So thank you to those who have seen I have been struggling on social media and have messaged me. And thanks for being patient while I took a little break. Normal service now resumed.***

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  1. Hi Hayley, I wondered what had happened. I missed your blogs and I am saddened to hear you have lost your aunty, it is great that you are trying to get back in the saddle and such gorgeous lingerie! Take care x

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  2. Oh Hayley I'm so sorry for your loss - love you darling!

    C xx
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