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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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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Review of Lilly and Lime Stripe Balconette Bikini

[Disclosure: Lilly and Lime generously provided this set for review. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] While I love those brands and the phenomenal fit they offer, I always like to see how smaller brands tackle styles for a larger bust, and what new designs and perspectives they bring to the table.When I think of full-bust swimwear, I usually think exclusively of the big lingerie brands like the Wacoal group (Freya, Fantasie, and Elomi), Panache, or Curvy Kate.  I was therefore so…

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An Review of Lilly and Lime Stripe Balconette Bikini

[Disclosure: Lilly and Lime generously provided this set for review. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] While I love those brands and the phenomenal fit they offer, I always like to see how smaller brands tackle styles for a larger bust, and what new designs and perspectives they bring to the table. I was therefore so pleased to discover Lilly and Lime, a new swimwear label out of Australia focusing exclusively on full-bust sizes.When I think of full-bust swimwear, I usually think…

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Review of Ewa Michalak Tajemniczy Ogród Bra and Brief

[Disclosure: Ewa Michalak generously provided this set for review. I received the Karolina kimono as a gift from The Giving Bride. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] This shape is non-padded (yay!), with narrow underwires and a very projected shape that accommodates full breasts. It’s basically a perfect match for my body– I put it on in the morning and almost never have to adjust it throughout the day (as I have to do with bras that have a wider, shallower shape).…

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Review of Ewa Michalak Tajemniczy Ogród Bra and Brief

[Disclosure: Ewa Michalak generously provided this set for review. I received the Karolina kimono as a gift from The Giving Bride. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] This shape is non-padded (yay!), with narrow underwires and a very projected shape that accommodates full breasts. It’s basically a perfect match for my body– I put it on in the morning and almost never have to adjust it throughout the day (as I have to do with bras that have a wider, shallower shape).Since…

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DD Atelier DD-Basics Button-down Shirt Review

[Disclosure: DD Atelier generously provided this shirt for review. luxury replica watchesI was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] Fast-forward a few years, and I’ve now spent five weeks in a new job, and I can’t begin to tell you how grateful I am to have, of all things, a white button-down shirt in my wardrobe. New Job involves more responsibility, more engagement, more movement, and even some travel and presenting at events, and furthermore it’s in a field that in some areas…

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Review of Samanta Hypnose Bra and Short

[Disclosure: Samanta generously provided this set for review. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] At February’s Curve trade show I was therefore pleased to learn that Samanta had partnered with Milltex, a distributor who also works with brands like Charnos and Lepel/Audelle. I’ve written about Samanta, the family-owned Polish lingerie company producing a huge collection of colorful, elegant lingerie in a wide range of sizes, previously on the blog, but unfortunately at the time it was really hard for American consumers to…

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Review of Dottie’s Delights Sugar Candy Babydoll

[Disclosure: I purchased this piece under my real name with my own money. Dottie’s Delights is not affiliated with this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] Hey Holly, what’s up? Nothing much, just SUPER EXCITED to be team-reviewing a super cute, super sheer, vintage-inspired babydoll with you, that’s all! While last season’s Metropolis collection felt like a chic, futuristic spin on retro styles, the Soda Shop collection is a glorious riot of sweet, dare I say elegant, kitsch.That’s right, today I’m tickled to be reviewing a piece…

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