Tiah Reviews | The Mae Set

Posted in FASHION ON December 06, 2018

“If you own one set of lingerie, make it a perfect black lace bra and brief”. 

I’ve said this a thousand times before and will, no doubt, repeat it ‘til the day I die. Why? Because it’s the ultimate underwear staple. I would even recommend and choose it over, say, purely utilitarian, smooth, skin-tone styles, preferring to have some visible black lace poke through a white tee or blouse. The only requirement? Make sure it fits how you want and makes you feel great. This means you will be as equally likely to wear it for yourself as you are when you want to drop the jaw of those you may want to impress. 

‘Mae’ by Playful Promises is, with no exaggeration, one of the most perfect black lingerie sets I’ve ever owned. It ticks all my boxes. The fit in a 10E bra and Small brief, for me, is perfect. Playful Promises’ extremely diverse size range, in beautiful designs, at affordable prices, are what consistently make them one of my favorite brands. I know they will have something stellar every season, in my size. 

My personal favorite style bra - an unpadded underwire- ‘Mae’ provides support and lift without any increase in cup size. An eyelash lace is classically beautiful, and this one is lined with mesh in the cups, with the rest of the bra consisting of black satin. O-rings with a dangling black crystal, are an unconventional little detail that extends to the hips of the brief adding a decorative little element that is both modern and quirkily luxurious. Said brief is a flawless fit and ridiculously comfortable for such a pretty piece, neither falling down, nor riding up, two common habits of lower-hipped styles that usually put me off, but not in this case. It stays secure and unnoticeable throughout the day, further upping ‘Mae’s’ wearability factor.

As I styled, the key bonus of such beautiful bra and brief, is that they mix and match seamlessly with other pieces commonly found in most minxes’ lingerie wardrobes. Whether it’s with stockings, underbust corset, garters, harnesses… the ensemble options for a style like ‘Mae’ are endless. is a must-have investment style.

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