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The Playful Holiday Guide: Swimwear Galore

Whether you’re planning a far-flung exotic getaway of a lifetime or strutting your stuff at a hip and happening music festival this year, the new luxe, sexy swimwear collections from Playful Promises and Wolf & Whistle has you covered.

Feeling the Caribbean Heat

Lucky enough to be jetting off on a tropical getaway this season? Look no further than our mustard floral bikini. The fresh, joyful colour could not be a better pairing for those sun-drenched beaches and palm-tree lined streets. Our exclusive in-house designed print and flattering high-waist brief will make your heart rejoice, whether you are a vintage vixen or a sun seeking beach bum. Pair with a stylish wide-brimmed hat, comfortable sandals and a sarong – or just show off the bikini set in all its glory – and hit the sun and the sea.

No tropical dream holiday is complete without the vintage floral print bikini – a dream for romantics and vintage-lovers alike. The soft pastel hues and the pretty bardot sleeve detail create the timeless glamour that will ensure you’re the star of the beach.

Attention all those curvaceous babes out there – our sub-brand Wolf & Whistle have expanded their stunning collection of swimwear to include curve/plus sizes! We are still not over the Hawaii vibes of their Peonie 3D Flower bikini set, available in sizes UK 8 to 26. With large, 3D flower embellishment, lush peach colour and flattering, high-waist briefs, this is the most dreamy set that will make you feel like the babeliest babe out there.


California or Bust

Feeling hot and bothered, and nothing but Californian sunshine will do? The promise of warmer weather has us dreaming of poolside cocktails in the warm sunset glow, and we can think of nothing better than to set this scene with our star bikini set – the Applique and Mesh set! With a wine colourway – the colour of the moment – and the most lush applique floral embellishment, nothing will turn heads faster than this sexy and playful little number. The cross-strap detail on the hips is just right for showing off some cheeky peeks of the skin. Pair this jaw-dropping set with your coolest shades and favourite pair of heels  - not forgetting your pool-side cocktail of choice!

Good girl gone bad? Our floral print & crochet bikini set will be the most risqué set to flaunt on the beach. With its exclusive, in-house floral print combined with crochet detail, this set is flirty fun, sporting a central cut-out in the middle of the high-neck bikini top.

Go for bond-girl pool vibes in the Wolf & Whistle Jett Metallic Gold bikini set in sizes 32-36B-F, 38-42C-42F and UK 8-26. The moulded, underwired cups ensure support and comfort, the high-waited briefs ensure a flattering cut, and the strappy, bondage-inspired details will have heads turning wherever you lay your beach towel.

A City Break

Have a more active, adventurous break planned that’s full of festivals, music and excitement? Looking for something stylish, fun, and easy to style with your holiday wardrobe? Our selection of black swimsuits and sets have you covered.

The black lattice swimsuit is perfect for pairing with a mini-skirt for a daytime outing, and is an equally stylish option when the nearest beach calls your name. The lace insert swimsuit is the perfect day to night transition piece, whether you are partying the day away at a festival in Madrid or dipping your toes in the lagoon off the coast of Lisbon.

Party like its 1989 in the fun and funky Goldie Black swimsuit with a removable chain – it is the perfectly flattering, versatile layering piece available in curve sizes UK 18 to 26 (along with other curve and core bikini options from UK 6/8-26). Draw attention to your décolletage with the plunging neckline – and who could ever resist the fun of pairing some sparkle with your swimwear!

So show off those curves, grab your favourite cocktail, and get ready to have fun in the sun!

Step Up Your Lounge Game

There is surely no feeling more decadent or luxurious than when lounging around in your most sumptuous and comfortable floaty goodness. Whether you are cosying up with a beau on a cold winter evening, or luxuriating in gorgeous spring morning sunshine while enjoying a book and a coffee, there is nothing that beats the opulence of truly decadent loungewear.

Are you a bed-head for whom comfort is always king? Our Smoking Suit PJs are perfect for the ultimate satin-clad cat nap and stylish bedtime routine. Joanie, from the ever-popular Gabi Fresh range, with its sexy lashings of floral lace at the sleeves, is perfection for the curvy loungewear fans.

Nothing is more opulent or swishy than the comfortable, yet oh so stylish, French knicker. With its flattering cut and ample satin fabric it is a classic style that has never gone out of fashion, and for good reason. It is a timeless lingerie drawer must-have, the elegance and comfort of which cannot be beaten. Pair it with our foxy Bettie Page Leopard print satin robe, and make like a sultry retro vixen of old.

The lush devore velvet of our Francois set has been a firm fan favourite – and there are only a few sizes left to snap up! Summoning images of lush long mornings cosied up with a cup of tea, or snug winter evenings by the fire, Francois and Reina are visions of loungewear opulence. We also love to see how our fans have been imaginatively styling both into their outerwear, with the gorgeous flowing satin of Reina doubling up as a sexy evening dress after the manner of old Hollywood glamour; and Francois robe being an easy option for a wrap top.

Looking for something a little more sheer and revealing but still want to stay comfortable? The tulle babydoll from our ever-coveted Bettie Page line fits the bill to a T. The frill-tastic briefs are both playful yet comfortable, and the sheer babydoll is the embodiment of relaxed, luxuriant yet subtly flirty seduction.

We are firm believers that more fabric doesn’t have to mean less sexy – as you can see from our selection of bodysuits, playsuits and teddies. While our lacy and strappy numbers such as Margarita, Maya and Alicia are sure to get you hot under the collar, the velvet lushness of Roxy or dazzling sparkle of Showtime bodysuits can easily be incorporated into spicy outerwear. Since the lingerie-as-outerwear trend is going nowhere fast, why not incorporate Roxy with a sexy pencil skirt, or rock Grace on a night out paired with some sharp tailoring and killer heels?

Over here at Playful Promises HQ we are completely unable to resist the temptation of swishy tassles, and adding the Nadia tassle harness would complete absolutely any look, boudoir or outerwear. Why not try pairing it over our lingerie skirt, throwing the lush sheer tulle robe over the top for some eye-catching swishiness. Comfort and decadence have never looked so good.