Impulse Purchase of the Week: Gabi Fresh x Playful Promises

I have been budgeting pretty strictly this summer, and I’m going to Chicago at the end of the month to see my sister for our birthday, and I was being so diligent and responsible, and then Playful Promises dropped the new Gabi Fresh collection this morning and, well…

Gabi Fresh x Playful Promises Celeste Sequinned Embroidered Basque, 34C-42H (UK sizes) / 34C-42K (US sizes)

Gabi Fresh x Playful Promises Celeste Sequinned Embroidered Basque, 34C-42H (UK sizes) / 34C-42K (US sizes)

I saw this piece at Curve in July and just about screamed with longing, and then I must have blocked it from my mind to try to stay responsible, but then I saw it again and there are more sizes this time around, including mine, and, well, I’m weak.

I also particularly love this season’s lookbook images, which see Gabi taking on the role of a glamorous international woman of mystery and espionage. I’ve included some of my other favorite pieces from the collection below; did anyone else succumb like I did?

Gabi Fresh x Playful Promises Holly Black Mesh and Lace Bra (36B-44G (UK) / 36B-44I (US)) plus Morgan Harness (US 12-24)

Gabi Fresh x Playful Promises Holly Black Mesh and Lace Bra (36B-44G (UK) / 36B-44I (US)) and Morgan Harness (US 12-24)

Gabi Fresh x Playful Promises Rosa Black Embroidered Triangle Bra (US 12-24) and High Waist Brief (US 12-24)

Gabi Fresh x Playful Promises Rosa Black Embroidered Triangle Bra (US 12-24) and High Waist Brief (US 12-24)

Gabi Fresh x Playful Promises Belle Pink Cami Top and Lace French Knicker Set (US 12-24)

Gabi Fresh x Playful Promises Belle Pink Cami Top and Lace French Knicker Set (US 12-24)

4 Comments on Impulse Purchase of the Week: Gabi Fresh x Playful Promises

  1. Shar
    September 17, 2018 at 7:04 pm (1 year ago)

    I bought the basque too! It’s the only thing that came in my size.

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  2. Shannon
    September 17, 2018 at 7:12 pm (1 year ago)

    SAME. I saw the pictures of the embroidered Basque from Curve and even though I’m on a no-buy budget I had to get it. I did have some PP points, though, so I got a bit of a discount!

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  3. Zuzana
    May 22, 2019 at 2:14 am (7 months ago)

    Hello! I am a long time reader even if I mostly stay quiet and like pics of your cat on twitter (he is the most elegant cat – dont tell my two kitties I said that). I love the basque but haven’t purchased anything from Playful Promises so far so I don’t know their fit very well. I am a 32GG (in Freya or Panache) – how did you find the fit of this basque? Would you recommend rather a 34G (and have the band a bit looser) or are the cups on the generous side and I might be able to get away with a 32G? I have one of those soft, gravity bound breasts. Thank you for your advice and for all the phenomenal writing and photos you do! I am overjoyed at every new post.

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    • Sweets
      June 3, 2019 at 6:26 pm (6 months ago)

      Hi Zuzana! I’m so sorry for the delayed response, and THANK YOU, always and anytime, for praising Gus 🙂

      The basque is a bit of a strange fit– it’s VERY open on top, such that the edge of the cups actually stands away from my breast tissue. I wear a UK 32H and wound up getting a 36G, as the body is quite firm, so even the 34 was tight over my belly. My waist is thicker than my underbust, if that’s helpful. I’d definitely recommend sister sizing at least one size. I hope you like it!

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