Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links. Playful Promises has gone from strength to strength these last few years, first making their mark as an affordable, fashion-focused (albeit core-sized) lingerie brand before deciding to come for everybody’s coins with a stellar full bust collection and an equally gorgeous plus size collection. In addition to these incredible (and incredibly well-received) size expansions, Playful Promises continues to show their feminist roots with remarkably […]
Disclosure: This article is sponsored by Bettie Page Lingerie by Playful Promises. If you’re just looking for the lookbook and fit notes, scroll to the bottom! Josephine Baker. Dorothy Dandridge. Eartha Kitt. Lena Horne. Billie Holiday. Tina Turner. Iman. These women were the faces of glamour in my childhood. Beautiful, iconic women who were not only black, but also massively talented and gorgeous to boot. They were a balm to […]
Today’s guest post is by Sweets of Sweet Nothings NYC. Sweets has been blogging about bras, baking and body image for the last five years. She lives in NYC, works at a law firm, and would like one day to solve an English country house weekend murder mystery. Do not ask her about her cats; she will show you too many pictures. Over the last few years I’ve made a […]
Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. In late February, I attended my first CURVEXPO New York to report on trends for plus size lingerie. Previously, I’ve attended CURVEXPO Las Vegas and other major retail tradeshows as a buyer. Therefore, I was familiar with what to expect as a plus size woman: lots of pretty things not made in my size. Armed with that awareness, I set out to find […]
Is there anyone more iconic in the lingerie world than Bettie Page? The “Queen of Pinups” has been an influence on American culture for generations, inspiring trends in beauty, fashion, and art. It’s hard to imagine a world without her; nearly everyday, I run across a Bettie Page reference of one kind or another.