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SM reviews… Playful Promises lingerie

Editor writes: “Aaah, bras and knickers. Our relationship with them rolls with the punches over our lifetime. At thirteen, we’re desperate to wear thongs under our school skirt, but we think it’s super cool to rock them with a sports bra… At seventeen it’s more about the boy shorts and bf jeans. When we discover proper lingerie (in my case, at nineteen, along with my first ‘proper job’) it can be lifechanging.

Not only did the satin and lace feel so much better than the multi-packs of sloganed panties I’d buy in Topshop, but for someone who is short but 34E big boobed (the downfall of my ballet career!) for once I felt like I had some shape, some curves…

But then ‘Hello Pregnancy’; all of a sudden it’s back to oversized, cheap pants and sports bras again. And afterwards – well – even with reformer Pilates and bicep curling with bags of shopping, jiggling my bits into expensive lingerie just seemed like a bit of a waste…

But Playful Promises create sexy solutions for all sizes. And by that I don’t just mean plus sizes but also string beans, those who have had three children and those who are short with big boobs. And by sexy I mean HAWT. Choose from vintage glamour, fifties flirty or chic bondage (think Madonna in JPG in the 90s) looks and – well – maybe don’t browse at work!

I tried the Portia set, pictured above (that’s not me – but I did feel a bit like that, wearing it!) I did wonder at the time of the knickers were a bit risque to be rocking on the school run, but they are actually really comfy and wearable – as all well designed lingerie tends to be.

I guess I wouldn’t normally buy a green bra – my drawer is full of shades of nude called things like ‘blossom’ and ‘blush’ – but it’s a really lovely satin shade and not at all like dressing up as a mermaid 😉 The bra fit is wonderful; super perky under a tshirt and va-va-voomy under a sun-dress! It’s from their ‘fuller bust’ collection, which goes up to 36G and you could also opt for a suspender belt in the same shade of teal/black lace.”

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#MothersDayWeek – Caprice of By Caprice

The beautiful Caprice is CEO of By Caprice lingerie, swimwear, nightwear and bedding and we were delighted to welcome her to our Mother’s Day Week chat.

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How will you be spending Mother’s Day this year?
 
Caprice: I will be spending Mother’s Day my two beautiful boys, taking them to football. Hopefully it will be a warm sunny day and we can have a picnic in Hyde Park. My boys have already made me a Mother’s Day card and drawn mommy a picture – they make Van Gogh look like chopped liver.
 
Do you have any beauty tips passed on by your mother or grandmother that you can share with us?
 
Caprice: My mom and grandma would put flax seed oil on their hair followed by a shower cap (the shower cap is important because this can get really messy).  Keep the shower cap on for a few hours and then wash and condition. This is a great beauty tip for restoring moisture and shine.