TIAH REVIEWS | The Bernadette Set

Posted in FASHION ON April 11, 2018

I have a shameless love for peach satin. Whether it’s being a child of the eighties, or the balletic reference (a trend, that in my opinion, always translates beautifully to lingerie fashion), if peach satin is on the table, I will take it. It is also, depending on skin tone, a nice alternative to beige for neutral underwear. A lingerie hack I frequently recommend for those who want to avoid literal flesh tones, is to find a prettier color that is closest to your skin. Goth-pale? Ivory. Olive? A mocha or espresso. Deep? Chocolate or classic black. Peach is my ‘pretty neutral’.

So, combined with the supportive shape of this bra and brief, ‘Bernadette’, stocked at Porte-à-Vie and made by Playful Promises, was an absolute must-have.

    Playful Promises is a UK brand that is renowned for it’s extensive size range, producing in- and shooting on- standard, plus and fuller figure fits (small back, large cup). Support is, therefore, a strong factor in all their designs, and ‘Bernadette‘ is no exception.

    The longline bra features underwire, lightly molded cups and boning in the bodice, in addition to the adjustable shoulder straps and sturdy five-hook back fastener. This is a bra that is both beautiful and functional.


    The high-waisted, retro-referencing briefs are comfortable and provide coverage without being in the slightest bit frumpy. This cut is perfect for beneath 40’s and 50’s silhouettes, think either full or pencil skirts, or high waisted jeans. ‘Bernadette‘ has a gorgeous lace-up corset detail, trimmed with a delicate, eyelash lace. The result is feminine and glamorous, graceful, a la ‘en pointe’, with a dash of silver-screen starlet boudoir appeal.  


    ‘Bernadette‘ is a rare style that balances the line between beautiful, functional and comfortable, with the addition of being a perfect lingerie option for lovers of vintage and vintage-inspired outerwear.


    CONTRIBUTED BY Tiah Eckhardt 
    Tiah is Porte-à-Vie's resident lingerie expert and the brains (and beauty) behind lingerie blog The Daily Knicker

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