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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!

Playful Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Whether you're loved-up or your love life's lackluster, V-Day is coming and you can't escape it. Either way, stay away from those fuzzy cutesy teddies holding hearts saying "I Wuv You", pre-written cards with heartfelt, cheesy poems, and boxes of Cadbury's Milk Trays and get your beau - or yourself - something they/you actually want this Valentine's with our gift guide!

Which ever way you see Valentine's - a day or romance, or another money-grabbin' holiday - let's not deny the importance of showing love for others, and most importantly yourself. Any day with an excuse to either buy and wear pretty lingerie and get loved-up is alright by us. We have pieces for every kind of beau this year:


1. The Retro Romantic

If your beau is into retro style and a total sweetheart, the Bettie Page Ostritch Feather Babydoll is the ideal gift! Just pink and fluffy enough to be cute, and sheer enough to be a little sexy. The babydoll comes in sizes UK8-18, and as it's nightwear you can be a little lenient on the sizing if you're not totally sure. Your boo will also appreciate something comfortable to wear after a big V-Day dinner! If you really want to spoil them (or yourself), pair with the Peach Corsolette for a super-sweet peachy pairing! 


2. The Vintage Vixen

If your lover leans towards the sexier style of lingerie, and Bettie Page is their style icon, then the Bettie Page Eyelash Lace set is perfect. It also has a matching suspender belt which you can pair with our authentic Fully Fashioned stockings to complete the look. Perfect for a little surprise underneath a fitted dress if you want to do a big reveal at the end of the night!


3. Sparkle-Loving Sex Kitten

For babes with a penchant for gold and sparkly things! The Karine is ultra-feminine, but not too cutesy if your beau is a little on the sultry side. This set is available across our entire size range, so no stress about finding something for yourself or your partner's tricky size! Adorned with velvet bows, this set is a real showstopper.


4. The Fashion-Forward Fancy

If bae is all about current trends and a lover of simple styling, then the Betsy set is ideal! The soft triangle bra ensures comfort and perfect for those with petite busts or like non-wired bras for lounging. The detachable harness can be used to enhance any outfit, making this set transitional from underwear to outerwear. 


5. The Sexy Squeeze

And finally, something ultra-sexy, in a red-hot colourway and adored with eyelash lace, the Tamara Rust is an absolute perfect set for Valentine's! Ideal for a naughty night in, the Tamara features the perfect amount of strappy detail and is available across our size range.

Shop our complete Valentine's Gift Guide here

Love Bomb 2013: Miss Mandalay


It's that time of the year again, and after last year's successful Love Bomb, we are doing it all again!

The Love Bomb is a celebration of independent lingerie and swimwear designers in the run up to Valentine's Day. Each of the brands taking part in the Love Bomb is run by a handful of people (and in some cases, even one!), standing up against the mega-corporations to bring you innovative, quirky and unique knickers!  

Unlike the big spenders we are in this game for the knickers – like you, we can’t get enough of them! Many a day is spent lusting after other brands’ lacy wonders and structured glories, so we thought what better way to encourage support for indie lingerie than to gather together for a big, sloppy Valentine’s love bomb!

Each day, one independent lingerie brand will be offering a giveaway or competition, while the other 7 brands will be shouting a lot about it! We even put together a sumptuous photoshoot for it, which will accompany the Love In!


(Photography by Anna Swiczeniuk, Model Miss Miranda, Bra and Brief by Miss Mandalay, Girdle by Kiss Me Deadly)

Day 7: Miss Mandalay

Miss Mandalay will be giving away a £100 voucher to spend at their website on a choice of lingerie and/or swimwear, plus 2 runners up will win a pair of leopard print shorties!

Winners will be selected randomly from fans who tweet 'I want to win lingerie @missmandalay #lingerielovebomb'


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