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Have a Playful Christmas!

It’s that time of year when the Christmas party invites come rolling in, but you just don’t know what to wear. Luckily, Playful have got you covered with some hot party outfit options including some of our super diverse lingerie!

Get Cape!

Everyone has a LBD in their wardrobe right? Instead of recycling the same old dress you’ve worn that past three parties, this time dress it up with the luxe Elvira cape! The lace compliments any block colour and the cape gives an extra layer of warmth during these chilly months. Accessorize with gold accents.

Sex Up a Summer Dress

This one is for those who can brave the cold - a pretty wrap-around dress is the perfect match for the Meret bra. Wear it so it peeks underneath the neckline. We love the colour-pop of the Meret Red, but the Meret Black would be a good option for those with darker tendencies.

Pyjama Party!

The silk PJ as outerwear was a staple of this years fashion trends. Our Red and Black Smoking Suit is the perfect transition from nightwear to partywear - just tuck in to a mini skirt and you’re giving effortless cool. Whats more - when you get home, you just need to chuck on the bottoms and you’re ready for bed!

Layer it Up

The Toyen Black is the perfect set to pair with a sheer dress or top, given it’s textured lace and fishnet and full-coverage style. One it's under this sheer lace dress, just a cheeky peek of skin will be on show! If you want a more daring look, why not try the Red Toyen instead?

Leather and Lace

This one is perfect for cocktails and partying! Layer the Assa over a brightly coloured pleather skirt and a leather jacket on top. The longline style of the Assa makes it perfect for styling with high waisted skirts and trousers.

Which of these outfit ideas is your favourite? Will you be wearing Playful this Christmas?

Lingerie as Outerwear - Christmas Party Outfits

Christmas is coming, so that means it's party season. In come the invitations to work dos, family get-togethers and reuniting with old friends to welcome in the festive season. All of these leave you asking: "what shall I wear?" Well, we're making it easier for you by putting together the cutest Christmassy outfits, all featuring Playful Promises designs for you to incorporate. Forget cheesy Christmas jumpers and flashing earrings (although no shade if that's your thing!) Here's 5 outfit tips & ideas to help you out:


Shake up your textures

We're all a bit guilty of heading straight to black clothes when we're not sure what else to wear. With this outfit you can still do that, but you can mix it up with different textures for a more interesting look! The Roxy Bodysuit is an ideal winter piece on account of it's velvet devore and mesh, it'll keep you cosy and feeling sassy. Pair it with a PVC skirt, and it's fringed choker for another layer of super-cool texture.

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Simply sparkle

Sequins & gems are a Christmas party staple. The Show Time bodysuit is dazzlingly bright and sparkly, and perfect for getting noticed. With something so sparkly, you can dress it with something simple like a plain tennis skirt. If you're feeling extra, wear glittery earrings and jewelled tights too!

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Clash colours with patterns

If sparkly isn't your thing, wearing a daring print with a brightly coloured longline bra is another sure-fire way to get noticed. We love the almost rockabilly-style look of the leopard print and Bettie Page Longline Overwire Bra together with some cute earrings. Wear with our seamed stockings to finish the look.

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Sexy & chic

Basques are a daring way to incorporate lingerie into your outfit, and the Carlota is ideal for that! The black dot mesh makes it easy to pair with anything, but we chose a tartan pencil skirt to look a little more eye-catching and festive. Top with a fluffy beret to keep your head warm and looking adorable over this otherwise sultry outfit.

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Retro glamour

A vintage-lingerie inspired LBD and a floor length robe is a killer look when combined, and it's so simple to put together! The Leopard Print Robe makes any outfit look glamorous. Pair with vinyl heels and red lipstick to fully channel your inner femme fatale.

What are you doing for Christmas this year? Which of these outfits do you think you could rock?

Lingerie Secret Santa

Each year, we partake in Lingerie Secret Santa with other indie brands. Whilst an excellent opportunity to get some presents for ourselves, it's also a chance to showcase other brands that work hard in the industry and share a like-minded ethos. Bringing these brands together will hopefully encourage more people to shop independent brands this Christmas once they see the thought and impeccable design that goes into each piece!

To kick it all off, here's a few key pieces from each brand to give you a taster of what they do:


1. Betty Blue's Loungewear - Nell Teddy

2. Abigail Greydanus - Latex Red Riding Hood

3. All Undone - Ariel Set

4. Alma Robles - Polka Dot Set

5. Buttress & Snatch - Cupcake Set

6. Elisa Poppy - Hecate White Set

7. Harlow & Fox - Viola Almond Tie Side Brief

8. Karolina Laskowska - Libra Bralet

9. Kiss Me Deadly - Cupless Vargas Dress

10. Nubian Skin - Midnight

11. Pillowbook - Aime Set

12. She & Reverie - Clamshell

13. Sugar Lace Lingerie - Baby Blue Sugar Set

14. Tight Laced - Star XVII

15. Manoela Marandino - Ella

16. Nearer The Moon - Daphne Bodysuit

17. Toru & Naoko - Tempest

18. ... and finally, it's our Karine set (coming soon!)

Just taking a look at the diversity of each of the brands is so inspiring! There's something for everybody, and every budget. Anyone would be more than pleased to get something from these designers, so make sure to check each of them out and get prepared for gift buying this year.

It means a lot to us to support other indie brands, so having this festive event each year is a wonderful way to exercise this and have fun at the same time. We're super excited for our recipient to get our gift!

Will you be shopping indie this year too? 


The Playful Christmas Gift Guide

Buying gifts for your loved ones definitely is not easy! With the oncoming pressure of looming Christmas shipping deadlines, choc-a-bloc shopping centers and the dreaded Christmas carolers; before you know it you've panic-bought your girlfriend a poo emoji-shaped cushion. However fear not - sit back and relax, because we're making it super easy for you this year with the ultimate Playful gift buying guide.


Sizing is probably one of the trickiest aspects of gift-buying. Luckily, even without knowing someone's specific size you can still buy them something sweet or sultry. We'd suggest our eye masks as a cute stocking filler, or a small gift. For something a little naughtier, go for our pasties. Both of these are already lovingly presented in gift boxes with black tissue paper - so no stress about wrapping nicely! If eye masks and pasties just won't do, we also have gift cards which can either be in card form or in an email!

If you have a slightly better idea about sizing (psst, take a look at the labels on your recipient's favourite skirts or trousers), then our gift tins are a cute option. With a choice of 3 tins and knicker pairings, it's easy to pick something to suit whoever you're buying for. The tins are beautifully illustrated with some adorable knickers inside. Another easy-sizing option is any of our nightwear. The Lucinda (shown below) in particular is a sensual option in luxurious wine red satin, perfect for winter nights.

Even if you think you know the recipient's size, these can still differ throughout brands and styles, so there's a chance the item may not fit. However, we do accept returns and exchanges (with items unworn), and for all orders purchased from the 24th November until the 24th December will be offered an extended returns period until the 12th January. So you can buy with confidence!


It's important to keep in mind who you're buying for! It's recommended not to buy erotic lingerie for the new romance in your life unless you are 100% sure they're going to appreciate it! Ouvert knickers or a cupless bra might be a bit much for that third date. However, this doesn't mean lingerie is a total no-go. Sticking to simpler, trend-led styles could be a great alternative. Keep in mind the person's personal style, and what things they already like wearing. Something fun like the Anna might be a cute option for and sparkle-loving person in your life!

Gift Wrapping

Terrible at wrapping? Do you use entire rolls of sellotape or even go as far as wrapping gifts in tin foil (I promise, I've seen that happen)? Then don't worry, because we also offer gift wrapping for a mere £3! Simply add it to your cart along with your gifts.

Shipping Dates

Don't get caught out! Shipping dates and information about delivery during the festive period can all be found here:


And finally, if you're really stuck and want to buy the perfect gift for your loved one this Christmas, we now have a wishlist feature on our website! Just ask them to add items to their wishlist (logged into their/your account as otherwise it won't save) and to send it to you. Stress-free gift buying!!

If you have any more questions about any of our products, advice on sizing and anything else, feel free to email us on