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Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Need New Undies? Playtex Review + a GIVEAWAY!

Need New Undies? Make better Choices. Playtex Review and GIVEAWAY

Today I'm thrilled to offer you a look at a redesigned line of underwear from a well-known brand that we've all heard of... Playtex.

Plus a little GIVEAWAY from me to you.
(Don't you just love a freebie?!)

Playtex is a brand that has been around since 1947 and it may conjure up a more traditional image in your mind's eye.
Old-fashioned even?
Maybe something your mum or nanna used to wear?
I know my Nan loved her cross-your-heart bras and, until last month, that was my only experience with the brand.
However, after a closer look, I was very pleasantly surprised to find some really pretty styles and beautiful colours on their website.

See more HERE.

It goes to prove that we should always keep open minds when it comes to shopping.
Having a look at different brands (old or new) every now and again is always a good idea.
I  love it when a brand surprises me and makes me re-think my shopping habits!

Need New Undies? Make better Choices. Playtex Review and GIVEAWAY

On the subject of SHOPPING...
It's now the beginning of October and therefore the start of my "Not buying anything NEW" 3-month challenge.

I'm trying to reduce my part in our current climate of maniacal consumerism.
Re-working and re-styling my clothes.
Being more creative with my outfits.
Loving my clothes.
{Saving some money is also a big bonus.}

It's an exciting time ahead... and a challenge!

For me, some things can't be bought secondhand.
Underwear is a perfect example.

So there lies a BIG problem.
How can we buy more conscientiously when we need our essentials?
How can we get the underwear we want without compromising on style and fit?

I certainly still want my undies to be pretty and supportive as well as functional.

It turns out to be easier than you think.
Simply buying quality, classic styles that are well made and built to last will make a BIG impact.
Not only will you look better but you will save money in the long run.

Forget about anything that is mega-trendy and sold for a few quid that you know will go all lumpy and/or baggy after one wash.

Remember to handwash you bras ladies!

Stick to those brands you trust to deliver, like Playtex.

Maybe owning just 3 great basic sets is better than a drawer full of not-quite-cutting-it sad separates?

I always try to buy undies that work hard for me and are likely to last for as long as possible.
I want them to be worn and worn until they give up the ghost... or the support!

Need New Undies? Make better Choices. Playtex Review and GIVEAWAY

Playtex is a brand that's been around for a long LONG time which proves that they must be doing something right!
They still make my nan's favourite (the cross-your-heart bra) and I chuckle when I remember her prudish attitude when it came to her underwear.
Everything had to be white.
Undies were never discussed and she used to hide her bras and briefs on a wooden clothes horse in her bedroom when they were drying.

Nowadays we have our smalls flying freely on the washing line.
Sometimes they're even part of our outfit.
Who else has gone out in a tailored jacket and a pretty bodysuit?

We're not afraid to wear (and share) all colours, all styles... anything goes!

Times do change and Playtex is moving with them.
They have recently redesigned their line of underwear called 'Invisible Elegance' making it perform exactly as the name suggests.
An elegant line/shape/design and invisible under your clothes.

I was delighted when they got in touch to ask if I would be happy to share the range with you.

The bras are lacey and feminine without the bulk of a 'normal' lacey bra.
No lumpy boobies under your t-shirt and other smooth tops.
A perfect pretty/practical compromise.

Need New Undies? Make better Choices. Playtex Review and GIVEAWAY

Here is a quick video that shows you some of the details of manufacture... it's so interesting to get a glimpse into the process and see the moulds used for the cups.
If only my "moulds" looked that perfect!

The set I chose is black (what would my Nan say!) but it also comes in a pretty off-white colour too.
Plus, there are two different bra styles to suit your preferences.
The bra gives an amazing shape and the non-lacey lace is a brilliant idea!

The best part of the set (for me) was the briefs that cover my rear end without wandering about.
I love a fuller brief in the colder months but hate it when they ride up and leave unsightly pant lines on my bum.
These briefs stay put.
Something to do with the little ruched area I think but who really cares as long as it works!

I love it when a brand surprises me and Playtex did just that!

Are you familiar with the Playtex Brand?
Do you shop there or have you avoided it because of its 'traditional' image?
Maybe it's time for another look?

{Pssst... there is a sale on their website just now so you could bag a bargain or two!}

Need New Undies? Make better Choices. Playtex Review and GIVEAWAY


I'm giving away a Playtex Invisible Elegance bodysuit in a size 34B.

This giveaway is not in conjunction with anyone else so it's not an email address gathering exercise it's simply ME sending YOU a gift!

If you are familiar with the Playtex sizing you will know if this bodysuit will fit your body... or that of a friend.
What a fab gift it would make.

The bodysuit offers a smooth line despite its lacey appearance which is perfect for the up-and-coming party season.
In fact, it's perfect for any occasion that requires a smooth line!

All you have to do is either leave a comment below saying:
"Hello, I'm the right size and I'd love to win!"

OR if you're comment-shy then get in touch directly HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: I only have ONE bodysuit in the size 34B so please don't ask for a different size.
Of course, I won't be offering a cash alternative.... duh! 😆
Don't worry, I also won't be passing your details on to anyone.

(I'll let you know in 14 days if you're the winner.)

Need New Undies? Make better Choices. Playtex Review and GIVEAWAY

We all know that bras are notoriously difficult to dispose of in a way that doesn't just add to our global landfill problem.
If you have any bras you no longer wear, for whatever reason, you can donate them. Try the following websites or your local charities...

Need New Undies? Make better Choices. Playtex Review and GIVEAWAY

BTW... in case you hadn't noticed only the last image of "woman in underwear" is me.
The other images are courtesy of Playtex and thank goodness for that!
I'll leave looking fabulous in a bra and pants to the professional models.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!
Samantha at Fake Fabulous



  1. I think I had a Playtex push-up bra once. In fact, it's probably still in some forgotten corner of my drawer.
    PS I'm not the right size 😑

    1. Aww that's a shame Loree... I wish I had a range of sizes to give away! XXX

  2. Hello, I'm the right size and I'd love to win!

  3. Hello, I'm the right size and this is lovely!

  4. Hello, I'm the right size and a big fan of yours! This is lovely.


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