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Valentine's Gift Guide

Whether you are a loved-up bunny or you prefer to ignore the fuss around Valentines Day, there's no fighting the holiday that's about to get everyone smoochy and doe-eyed. So we say that if you cant beat 'em, join 'em –  treat yourself or someone special with our easy Valentines Gift Guide below. Whether you are looking for something red-hot for yourself or you're stuck on sizing for that lucky, lucky partner, we have you covered. Because lush lingerie needs no excuse!

Stuck on Sizing?

Would love to surprise that special someone with a flirty little number but are unsure about sizing? Fear not as we have a selection of easy sizing options such as Audrey! Audrey comes in sizes X-Small to X-Large without the need to guess the band and cup size in the bra; with its lush strapping, lace and red colourway it is the perfect Valentines gift.


Retro Romance

Envisioning an evening of retro romance? Look no further than our ever-popular Bettie Page range, with the red corsolette & babydoll ticking all the boxes. The corsolette comes in a perfectly-themed red satin colourway, with mesh panels subtly creating a curvaceous retro shape. Pair with our fully-fashioned stockings for a perfect underpinning under that little pin-up number!

Still not confident about sizing? You can't go wrong with our babydoll set, which comes complete with matching (somewhat stretchy) knickers both in an easy UK 10 - 20 / US 6 - 16 sizing! With its flirty sheer tulle fabric and adorable pink rosette and frill detailing, your boo is sure to fall in love with this darling retro addition to their lingerie drawer.


A Naughty Night

If you are lucky enough to plan a naughty night in this Valentines, then look no further than the killer playsuit - Maya! With its lashings of strappy detailing, cheeky thong back, sumptuous lace and strategically placed peeks of the flesh, you are sure to leave them weak at the knees. There is also no need to worry about sizing as Maya comes in easy-peasy sizes of X-Small to X-Large!


Vintage Vixen

Are you a vintage vixen, or perhaps you would like to surprise your squeeze who's all about those sexy vintage vibes? You can't go wrong with our sell-out bullet bra, which has just come in stock in a sensuous, deep red colourway – perfect for the season. Available in easy Small to X-Large sizing, we can see this stand-out piece setting pulses racing either in the bedroom or as a centre-piece of an outer-wear outfit, especially if paired to perfection with our dark red French knickers. Add mesh gloves to complete the sultriest of vintage looks!


Sexy Squeeze

Loved up and want to shout it from the roof-tops? Treat yourself or your sexy bae to our Love set that is just lush perfection, and available in our full size range. With its pink satin base, red mesh and sumptuous red lace overlay, nothing says red-hot passion than Love. Pair with the matching briefs featuring sexy cut-outs, or with the kinky ouvert variety, no set is more perfect for a big reveal at the end of an evening!


Fuller Bust Fancy

Are you a fuller-bust darling, or maybe you are shopping for a fuller-bust bae? Our new fuller-bust fancy Irena is a perfect choice. The set comes in 32-38 DD-H (US K) and UK 8-18 / US 4-14, featuring red satin overlaid with delicate floral lace and thoughtful little details like stronger mesh at the back and thicker straps.

So whether you’re a hopeless romantic or a sex kitten, don't forget to show some love and appreciation this Valentines - with the Playful guide it couldn't be easier!

Christmas Gift Guide 2017

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As the excitement and the rush of the festive season draws ever near, does the thought of caroller-filled high-streets make you break out in cold sweat? The idea of hustling shopping malls fill you with dread rather that festive cheer? Panic not – our Christmas gift guide makes Christmas shopping stress free and easy from the comfort of your armchair.

Firstly, who are you buying for? We have gifts for your partner and friends alike, to suit a variety of tastes and styles. If you are considering lingerie or a sexy accessory for a romantic flame, then there are plenty of easy-size options available. Confident that your partner would appreciate a naughty gift? Why not put some pasties as stocking fillers – or actual stockings! Our selection of pasties is beautifully wrapped in a pretty presentation box with tissue paper, and stockings make a perfect wardrobe addition, whatever the recipient’s style. Our gold lace and tassel Tommy pasties are especially sparkly and festive!

(Tommy briefs arriving in early December)

(Tommy briefs arriving in early December)

Think they will appreciate something naughtier? Why not opt for our sultry and cheeky Venus range, that comes in festive wine and classic black colour-ways. Easy sizing ranging from x-small to x-large minimises room for sizing error, and is a trendy addition to a wardrobe for anyone loving all things strappy, lacy and naughty.  

Straps wont do? Why not go for our classic and sultry Carlota basque – just peek into your partner’s lingerie drawer to check their bra size and you will have an idea as to the best size for this. It’s a timeless black number that will go perfectly with those stockings.

Another important thing to consider is the taste and style of the lucky person about to be gifted. If naughty lingerie is not quite their bag and perhaps they favour a more vintage-inspired style, why not have a look at our Bettie Page collection where a few new retro-inspired items have just landed and are bound to make the heart of any vintage lover rejoice. Our Emerald set is a real show-stopper, featuring fabulous vintage-inspired overwire on the bra and retro contrast stitching and large bow details on the suspender and the classic briefs. And the new green colour of the set is already so festive!

Someone who likes their lingerie cheeky and playful is sure to love our tulle babydoll and brief set, or hand-print lacy set from Bettie Page collection. The babydoll and briefs feature playful sheer tulle and rows upon rows of fun frills and rosettes, as well as easy dress sizing in UK10/US6 to UK18/US14.

Our Hand-Print Lace set will hands-down (see what we did there?) be the most fun lingerie item in anyone’s knicker drawer, featuring festive red and classic black colours and easy dress sizing in small to xlarge. The sizing could not be easier to get right.

Shopping for a friend? Look no further because we also carry a range of stylish and comfortable nightwear and loungewear. Bettie Page boasts a swishy lavish new robe for that leopard-print lover in your life, which comes in easy dress sizing of UK8/US4 - UK18/US14.

The sultry femme fatales will love the Smoking Suit pyjama set - with striking monochrome colour and ivory piping, this will be the perfect lounging piece to sip mulled wine in under the mistletoe…..

Still worried? Don’t be, because we also have gift cards at the ready in either card or email form so you can always help your loved ones pick the perfect gift for themselves!

And don’t forget that gift-wrapping option is always available via our check-out, just in case your wrapping skills are more Mr Bean than origami.

Please note our final shipping dates to guarantee timely Christmas delivery below – and Happy Stress-Free Christmas Shopping!

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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


Christmas gift review: Pencil Skirts

Morgana knows a thing or two about clothing, corsets and lingerie; she has, after all, modelled for top brands such as Kiss Me Deadly, Fairygothmother, Puimond and Maya Hansen to name but a few. Although you may recognise her stunning self portraits, she is also an established photographer, web designer and beauty blogger!


Every woman needs in their wardrobe at least one decent black pencil skirt, and Playful Promises has just come out with 2 wonderful choices - get glamorous in the office or out on the town!


Show off your seamed stockings with the double back split cotton pencil skirt, a beautiful everyday must! Team it with your favorite fitted cardi or one of their new collection chiffon blouses for the complete 40's look.


And if you really want to shine, why not try the satin pencil skirt with satin covered buttons on the side? I was brought this skirt to shoot one of the new Kiss Me Deadly corsets and I *had* to keep it as it felt so wonderful! It’s also high waisted and very flattering! Everyone were asking us about it!


As a bonus, if you book a makeover shoot with me (, Playful Promises will give you 15% off your purchases from their site with our exclusive discount code!