Playful Promises are doing some of the most exciting work in the independent lingerie world right now

  This is not ASOS or Nordstrom or Modcloth, this is a small independent UK-based lingerie brand who have listened to the demand of those of us sized out of core collections and have responded with some of the most impressive new plus size designs I’ve seen in ages. I especially adore how the bold sophistication and daring, graphic shapes of the core collections continue into their larger sizes. So often plus and full-bust pieces get watered-down and lose their edge, but Playful Promises’ Curve and DD-G collections look unmistakably…

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What A Funny Bra Book I Have Read this Week

I haven’t shared a link roundup in a while, but as we head further into the heat and humidity of August (at least in NYC, y’all this weather is my personal nightmare), I thought it might be fun to share some good stuff to browse while we’re huddled desperately in front of the air conditioner. I want to amend that rant to note that while I deal with the occasional weird interactions, dismissal, or just being flat out ignored because of my size (blind item: there is a brand I…

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Buttress & Snatch Curvy Maria Bra and High-Waist Bow-Back Knickers

[I purchased this lingerie set with my own money. Buttress & Snatch is not affiliated with this review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] When I opened my first order of Buttress & Snatch lingerie I almost started crying. I first saw them featured on The Lingerie Addict in 2013 and fell head over heels for the opulent fabrics and show-stopping embellishments like diamanté trim, lush silk ruffles, and dramatic off-the-shoulder swags of lace. Just to get everyone up to speed, I’ve admired Buttress & Snatch, an independent luxury…

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Sweet Nothing Du Jour 7/13/16: New Sizes and New Styles

My new job continues to take up more time than I anticipated, and then this month I was lucky enough to go on a vacation that I’ve been budgeting for and planning for over a year! I spent the last week in France and England visiting friends with my sister (and, okay, lingerie shopping), and I just had the most wonderful time and wish I’d been able to stay longer, not the least because if I’d stayed longer I might actually have been able to attend the lingerie trade shows that happened…

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Sweet Nothing Du Jour New Sizes and New Styles from Playful Promises

Anyhoodle, I do have some lovely reviews in the queue from new and old brands alike, but lest this blog devolve into me staring at my own face for post after post, let’s ease back into this thing and talk about one of the hottest indie releases of the season: new DD-G styles and a brand-new Curve collection with brand-new sizes from Playful Promises!Hey gang, first of all, a quick note to say I know it’s been quiet round these parts. My new job continues to take up more time than…

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