Giveaway: Affinitas and Parfait

In addition to providing the set Julia Lambert reviewed yesterday, Affinitas has generously offered readers of Sweet Nothings the chance to win ONE OF TWO BEAUTIFUL PRIZES (!!):

1. One Serena set (convertible balconette bra (can be worn strapless!), hipster panty OR thong), in Pistachio by Affinitas, in sizes 30-38 A-DD, XS-XL

"Serena" convertible balconet bra and hipster panty by Affinitas. 30-38 A-DD, XS-XL.

“Serena” convertible balconet bra and hipster panty by Affinitas. 30-38 A-DD, XS-XL.

2. One Madeline set (wire bra OR contour bra, high-waist brief OR bikini) in Black by Parfait, in sizes 30-40 D-G, XS-XXL.

"Madeline" high-waist bra (this image shows the contour bra; Julia Lambert reviewed the wire bra yesterday) in Black by Parfait.  Bra 30-40 D-G, brief XS-XXL.

“Madeline” high-waist brief and bra (this image shows the contour bra; Julia Lambert reviewed the wire bra yesterday) in Black by Parfait. Bra 30-40 D-G, brief XS-XXL.

I am so thrilled about this, because it means a prize for my non-full-bust readers as well! All cup sizes are UK sizes (A, B, C, D, DD, E, F, FF, G).

To enter, please leave a comment on this post telling me about your dream lingerie setAffinitas/Parfait offer some amazing options: bustiers, longline bras, babydolls, plunge bras, and a variety of fun accessories. What would you most like to see in your lingerie drawer? What colors do you think are missing? Are you a lace or a print or a colorblocking kind of person? I’d love to hear what your creativity can dream up! ALSO, AND THIS IS IMPORTANT: please tell me in your comment whether you’re entering the Affinitas giveaway, the Parfait giveaway, or both (as those of you who wear D and DD cups are able to). You can enter both giveaways, but you will only be able to claim one prize. The contest will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, June 14, 2013.  I will contact the winners by email and announce the winners on Monday, June 17.

More fine print:

  • This giveaway is open to United States residents ONLY. I’m really sorry about this, but the good news is I have another giveaway in the works that will be open to my international readers. I hope to share it with you in the coming weeks!
  • ONE entry per giveaway per person. I will assign each comment a sequential number and use a random number generator to select the winners. Please be sure to log in with a valid email address, so that I can contact the winners. If I have not heard from the winner within 48 hours of the drawing, another winner will be selected.
  • Once the winners are announced, I will coordinate delivery of prizes with Rich PR. Please note: I am unfortunately unable to offer any returns or exchanges if something doesn’t fit well. If you haven’t tried these brands before, I really recommend seeking out a boutique near you where you can try bras on and find your best fit, so that you can feel confident that the size you request will fit you well.


72 Comments on Giveaway: Affinitas and Parfait

  1. warningcurvesahead
    June 11, 2013 at 9:07 am (9 years ago)

    How to create my dream lingerie set? Let me count the ways: Delicate floral fabric and frills welcome. (I’m looking at you, orchid, blush, and wine! Dark fabric need not apply, I’ve got enough like that.) Vintage inspired. Large size range to accommodate all bodies. Set of 3 hooks-and-eyes. High waisted pants, to continue that vintage feel. Wide, six strap garter belt with metal tabs for all of my stockings.

    In a perfect world, it’d also be relatively affordable and ethically made. Dream big, right?

    • Sweets
      June 11, 2013 at 9:30 am (9 years ago)

      Oooh, sounds so, so gorgeous! Love your color picks, especially wine– so glamorous. Are you entering for Parfait or for Affinitas? 😉

  2. Kim Slawson
    June 11, 2013 at 10:15 am (9 years ago)

    I’d make a truly convertible set. Detachable bra straps are the norm, yes, but I’d also add a zippered sheer lycra/powernet torso panel with detachable garters.

    Parfait please!

    • Sweets
      June 11, 2013 at 10:18 am (9 years ago)

      Whoa! Great suggestion– that would be an amazing option!

  3. Cate
    June 11, 2013 at 10:30 am (9 years ago)

    I would love a moulded longline convertable plunge bra with a narrow gore and narrow and deep cups. This bra would come in a bunch of pretty colors and designs. I’d like to win the Parfait set 🙂

    • Sweets
      June 11, 2013 at 10:33 am (9 years ago)

      Sounds gorgeous! I hope longline bras stick around forever and get more and more creative– it would be lovely to have all these great options!

  4. miscellaneouscraftiness
    June 11, 2013 at 11:04 am (9 years ago)

    What I’d really love is a bustier with garters in a deep teal. There are just so few bustiers, babydolls, or teddies for larger busts. (Parfait, pretty please)

    • Sweets
      June 11, 2013 at 11:11 am (9 years ago)

      Deep teal! Yes! I am loving all these great ideas.

  5. Mom
    June 11, 2013 at 2:23 pm (9 years ago)

    I’m going for the Parfait. I love lace, tend to prefer monochromatic (or prints that don’t make a strong “show through” statement). Colors I’d like in my lingerie chest: purple, red, teal and navy. I prefer high wasted panties.

    • Sweets
      June 11, 2013 at 2:27 pm (9 years ago)

      I’m loving all the teal/navy suggestions. More blue/green underwear, please, designers.

  6. Maggi
    June 11, 2013 at 2:30 pm (9 years ago)

    Bonjour, I’d like to enter for the lovely green Affinitas! I like color more than lace, although a little trimming is nice; colorblock is right up my alley and that set pictured is spot on for me. Jewel tones are my palette and I’m missing both green and purple, actually!

    • Sweets
      June 11, 2013 at 2:32 pm (9 years ago)

      I’m so glad you like the green set! I like it a lot too.

  7. Ameri
    June 11, 2013 at 2:44 pm (9 years ago)

    Aww, United States only. I look forward to the international giveaway then! Good luck everyone! =)

    • Sweets
      June 12, 2013 at 11:00 am (9 years ago)

      I know, I’m sorry to leave non-US peeps out this time around. The next one is a good one though 😉

  8. gottolive
    June 11, 2013 at 3:49 pm (9 years ago)

    Parfait all the way!!! I love patterns they just give a feeling of power and creativity. Especially for someone that usually sticks to the basic black, tan and white colors, patterns are daring and I love them. This may seem a bit tacky but I think neon colors would be a breath of fresh air! Mostly for private use of course. Any who….what’s most important is the comfort and fit.

    • Sweets
      June 11, 2013 at 3:53 pm (9 years ago)

      I love that you’re looking for a little daring! Nothing wrong with practical lingerie, but I do love a little fun.

  9. Serena
    June 11, 2013 at 5:27 pm (9 years ago)

    The Affinitas is even named after me!
    My dream bra is a beautiful strapless one, because all the ones I find are boring or unsupportive ones, and so often you’re wearing a pretty strapless dress when you’re wearing a strapless bra, and it’s so sad to remove the dress to reveal a bland, saggy nude bra. So I’d love a teal/aqua longline bra with a cream lace overlay (for spring/summer garden party dresses) or a cream yellow with black overlay (for nighttime!)

    • Sweets
      June 11, 2013 at 5:30 pm (9 years ago)

      It is a match made in heaven! Also, I need a lingerie designer to come read these comments and then make me one of everything. Particularly a teal/cream longline bra.

  10. Tiffany Young
    June 11, 2013 at 6:10 pm (9 years ago)

    Ahh can a lingerie drawer ever have enough lace? I’m so tired of these boring nude and black lace colors though. I’ve been dying for a sexy, yet fun, one piece. Lets start making bright and fun colors. I agree with the teal. I love balcony bras, so I’m here for the Affinitas. Two-way makes it even better.

    • Sweets
      June 11, 2013 at 11:40 pm (9 years ago)

      Yes! Colorful lingerie for all!

  11. Chloe
    June 11, 2013 at 6:30 pm (9 years ago)

    I think what I’d love in a dream lingerie set is a steel boned (spring for comfort) underbust corset with garters, in some sort of contrasting pattern (maybe vertical stripes?) with a stunning, unconvential print (birds? florals? trees?) with similar, contrasting colors (gentle green and taupe, with chocolate brown accents)? in a matching bra and panty. With sexy sheer lace accents in the panty, that have a gore across the back.
    But I have many dream lingerie sets. 🙂

    • Sweets
      June 11, 2013 at 11:41 pm (9 years ago)

      Oh my god. That…would be straight up stunning. A whole landscape, in lingerie. Wow!

  12. Denise M
    June 11, 2013 at 6:37 pm (9 years ago)

    I would love to have a bustier, i havent found one yet that fits right. I also would love more matched sets, i am working on having a more grown up lingerie drawer. I would also love to have other pretty sets in colors not just black

    I am entering for both

    • Sweets
      June 11, 2013 at 11:42 pm (9 years ago)

      Congrats on building your collection! I loved it when I got to the point of opening my lingerie drawer and seeing a sea of color. It makes me smile.

  13. Scarlett
    June 11, 2013 at 6:58 pm (9 years ago)

    Entering the Parfait sweepstake:

    My dream set? The Leslie contour bra and boyshort set 🙂

    • Sweets
      June 11, 2013 at 11:43 pm (9 years ago)

      I confess I had to look that one up. Yep, it rules. 🙂

  14. Amber
    June 11, 2013 at 7:07 pm (9 years ago)

    Wow, so lovely! I’m entering for both since I am usually a DD or E, so either set should be just fine. My dream set isn’t too hard, I only hope for a supportive bust for my soft tissue breasts which can be a pain in the butt to support properly, and more gorgeous textures like tulle, chiffon, satin, lace, and silk. There are a lot of gorgeous lingerie pieces out there, but I have to pass them up because they wouldn’t ever support my boobs properly. So I would love a lingerie wardrobe full of pretty prints on lusciously soft material with cups that actually support me! 🙂 Thanks so much.

    • Sweets
      June 11, 2013 at 11:45 pm (9 years ago)

      I hadn’t been thinking about texture! Oooh, silk and tulle–that would be so lovely!

  15. tori
    June 11, 2013 at 8:29 pm (9 years ago)

    I am loving anything with lace and in sorbet colors

    • Sweets
      June 11, 2013 at 11:46 pm (9 years ago)

      So perfect for summer! Which set are you hoping to win?

  16. Ksenia
    June 11, 2013 at 9:16 pm (9 years ago)

    My ideal would be something soft and comfortable, practical, but romantic. A soft molded silk bra, preferably cream, with detailed mechlin lace and ribbons edges. I’d also like the bra to be a little more gentle on my high and narrow ribcage but still supportive of my DD/DDD breasts. a matching low rise bikini with lace edging. entering for both.

    • Sweets
      June 11, 2013 at 11:46 pm (9 years ago)

      That sounds absolutely lovely. Classic, pretty and elegant.

  17. Lori
    June 11, 2013 at 9:25 pm (9 years ago)

    My dream lingerie? I’d go for a royal purple satin and sheer bra and matching panties with a matching garter. Or I could substitute the bra with a corset. Of course with these I’d wear black thighs and heels. Very sexy and I’m sure my husband would like it.

    • Sweets
      June 11, 2013 at 11:47 pm (9 years ago)

      Good gracious, that sounds stunning! Now I totally want that too!

  18. Meg
    June 11, 2013 at 9:36 pm (9 years ago)

    Entering the parfait giveaway. Right now I need basic beige bras. I’ve had my eye on the Charlotte for a bit. But the Casey set is nice too.

    • Sweets
      June 11, 2013 at 11:48 pm (9 years ago)

      Charlotte is so lovely– it was one of my favorite sets I saw at Curve.

  19. jennifer
    June 11, 2013 at 9:50 pm (9 years ago)

    Entering and so excited by the pistachio color. My dream set is ANYTHING that I can wear with the few minutes I get alone with my husband without the kiddos. To have it be matching and well fitting on my pear shape I’d be over the moon.

    • jennifer
      June 11, 2013 at 9:51 pm (9 years ago)

      Oh yes, and affinitas all the way (rocking a petite set here).

      • Sweets
        June 11, 2013 at 11:49 pm (9 years ago)

        That pistachio color is fabulous!

  20. nomnomnstuff
    June 12, 2013 at 10:54 am (9 years ago)

    Entering the Serena giveaway. I’m missing a lot of feminine lingerie. I have all the black lace and knee highs and things but I would like some softer pieces. Thanks for the giveaway! teatly atttt gmail dotttt com.

    • Sweets
      June 12, 2013 at 11:15 pm (9 years ago)

      I agree; it’s always nice to have a mix of styles in the lingerie drawer. After all, sometimes we feel like different women every day, and it’s nice to have underwear that embraces that.

  21. Becky R
    June 12, 2013 at 11:31 am (9 years ago)

    Entering the Madeline giveaway (such a pretty set!). Ooooh my dreamset? Too tough, but I am always looking for bustiers and babydolls to put in my closet, with the girly works: frills, lace, bright vibrant colors– perhaps vintage inspired, if that would not be too much too ask? I recently saw The Great Gatsby and was drooling over some of the pieces they had in there– would love to see some 1920’s inspired stuff that adheres to bustier girls too 😉

    (Basically I want everything because I’m greedy xP)

    • Sweets
      June 12, 2013 at 11:14 pm (9 years ago)

      Gatsby-style fashion is so cool, and so pretty, and so rarely bust-friendly. I’d love to see a full-bust designer take on that challenge!

  22. Skole Skab
    June 12, 2013 at 1:22 pm (9 years ago)

    Entering the Parfait giveaway. My dreamset would have to include lovely delicate-looking straps. They show so often, and even the prettiest bras often have industrial-looking straps. I’d love to see 1920s-1940s inspired design, with modern-day shapes. Finally, I’d LOVE to see bras designed for softer breasts rather than built on the model of a young woman with a gravity resistant, self-supporting chest!

    • Sweets
      June 12, 2013 at 11:13 pm (9 years ago)

      Ooh, 1920s-1940s– yes! I love the clothing from that era.

  23. questfortheperfectbra
    June 12, 2013 at 5:48 pm (9 years ago)

    I have a lot of “dream” lingerie sets… I’d really love a padded half-cup bra with narrow wires and a full band that extends fairly far below the cups (doesn’t have to be longline, but that would be nice!). Soft straps and 4 hooks would be nice, comfort-wise. And I’ve always wanted a teal bra…

    (Entering for Parfait!)

    • Sweets
      June 12, 2013 at 11:13 pm (9 years ago)

      Ooooh, you hit on some great construction wish-list items! I know some people see a bra with more than two rows of hooks and panic because it looks like a lot, but it’s soooo comfy and flattering.

  24. bybabysrules
    June 12, 2013 at 10:26 pm (9 years ago)

    My dream set is a strapless long line bra in a cream color, something suitable for bridal wear but also light for summer. I’d love it if the cream fabric had a champaigne pink tint with a light shimmer, just enough for a touch of glamour. It would have a low gore, underbust and side boning for shaping and support. The back would have a strong power mesh, like the Charlotte, to leave a smooth silhouette under form fitting dresses. The matching pants would come in several options, seamless thong, seamless boy short, waisted brief, or high waist shaper brief. Additionally their would be a matching garter belt to pair with the thong or detachable garters for the other pants options. The metal details would be in a rose gold and the bra would have a detatchable cameo as the center embellishment.
    I can keep dreaming right?
    (I’m entering both, hoping to win for my sister.)

    • Sweets
      June 12, 2013 at 11:12 pm (9 years ago)

      That sounds like fairytale lingerie. I mean really, that sounds just utterly lovely. Versatile, simple, with a touch of glamour. Divine.

  25. Cordelia Bennet
    June 13, 2013 at 12:06 am (9 years ago)

    Hi Sweets, I’m a lingerie beginner (i.e. I own two bras, both basic black) so I don’t have a dream set… they all look dreamy to me! I just wanted to comment to say that I’ve been trawling your archives all day and you write like a DREAM. You’re funny and you’re real and you’re a really good writer. And I’m a bit of a book worm, so I like to think that I have a bit of an idea about what good writing is 🙂

    Keep it up! I’ll be reading!

    • Sweets
      June 13, 2013 at 12:18 am (9 years ago)

      Thank you so, so much!

  26. Stephanie P.
    June 13, 2013 at 12:51 am (9 years ago)

    My favorite lingerie? I cannot get enough of the longline bras right now, especially once I realized that they don’t look too ridiculous on my hourglass shape! I adore lace or satin and would simply love to have a drawer full of jewel or peacock tones (I’m looking at you, teal, magenta, deep green, purple…). However, I still would adore to be able to wear this beautiful lingerie underneath clothing – my little secret! This means simple, classy elegance. No big bows or swarovski crystals all over the cups (ahemVictoriasSecrectahem).

    And, as a D-cup, I’d love to enter both the Parfait and the Affinitas drawings!

    • Sweets
      June 13, 2013 at 9:57 am (9 years ago)

      I suddenly have this image of opening a drawer and gazing lovingly down on a gleaming, jewel-toned lingerie collection. Sigh. We can dream.

  27. Wytch
    June 13, 2013 at 9:48 am (9 years ago)

    I love the black and blue set and the full coverage lace panties are gorgeous. Love!

    • Sweets
      June 13, 2013 at 9:51 am (9 years ago)

      I am SO into the full-coverage panties right now. Pretty AND comfy = awesome.

  28. lmhoover90
    June 13, 2013 at 9:57 am (9 years ago)

    My dream set would be satiny pink, with lace and bows. The bra would have lots of support and come in my size. The straps would not cut into my arms. The panties would be bikini style, with just enough elastic to keep them on without being too tight. I’d also like to have a strapless bra someday! (entering both giveaways, hoping to win something for my mom for her birthday!)

    • Sweets
      June 13, 2013 at 10:11 am (9 years ago)

      That sounds so pretty. I sometimes get so focused on pushing for newer! wilder! styles that’s it’s nice to be reminded that something classic and straight-up lovely will always be a winner.

  29. Jen
    June 13, 2013 at 8:53 pm (9 years ago)

    Hmmmm….I think I’d go with a very soft sage green satin bra with high-waist panties. Both would have contrasting panels of soft pink, and on the panty, the contrast panel would go all the way around the waist, in a thin band, like a ribbon. Satin straps on the bra with delicate ivory trim over the top of the satin (in front, anyhow!). And definitely nice support from the bra, that’s a must! Just thinking about it makes me wish I had a set right now—it would be fun to be wearing beneath everyday clothes, and comfy, too, because who doesn’t like satin against her skin?

    • Sweets
      June 13, 2013 at 8:57 pm (9 years ago)

      Oh my goodness, that sounds so beautiful! What a lovely set. Which prize would you like to be eligible for? 🙂

      • Jen
        June 14, 2013 at 9:06 pm (9 years ago)

        Oooo….the second set! The colourway is different than anything else I have. 😉

  30. Another Mary
    June 13, 2013 at 10:01 pm (9 years ago)

    So pretty. SO PRETTY.

    My dream lingerie set right now? Clean lines, no frills, a rich royal blue or deep purple. Black accents, maybe in a fabric of a contrasting texture–matte vs. satin, perhaps. I’d love to try out a longline bra–I love the way they look–and high-waisted briefs (I LOVE the ones in the Madeleine set). Finish with seamed black silk stockings, though I find garter belts to be a bit fiddly. (This has nothing to do with the bras I actually need, btw. This is way more important.)

    • Another Mary
      June 13, 2013 at 10:01 pm (9 years ago)

      Oh, and I’m entering the Parfait contest, please!

    • Sweets
      June 13, 2013 at 10:04 pm (9 years ago)

      Dang, that sounds so SLEEK and SOPHISTICATED. Like what Eva Green’s character in Casino Royale would wear. I also happen to think you’d look INCREDIBLE in it, so yes, definitely a very important thing to consider 🙂

  31. Eileen
    June 13, 2013 at 11:04 pm (9 years ago)

    I dream of a set in true, deep emerald green, with matching green lace embroidery in a pattern of celtic knotwork occasionally interwoven with golden thread. In design, the bra would be very similar to the Marilyn longline with unexpectedly sheer sections and a contrasting paneled bodice, but instead of floral motifs (although I adore them) there would be animals and mythical beasts, similar to illuminations in the Book of Kells. Complete with matching high-waisted panties, and of course the design would also come as a half-padded demi and hipster.

    I think I’d call it “Erin”.

    Parfait, please!

  32. Magpie
    June 13, 2013 at 11:08 pm (9 years ago)

    Squee! I recently discovered I can fit into the smallest end of “full bust” brands, lol, so I can enter both draws.

    It’s so hard to come up with one single dream set. Today I’m imagining an a decadent yet functional longline half-cup bra with detachable straps (sigh!) and a high-waisted knicker with a lace back and a silk keyhole detail. The set would feature a combination of printed silk and vibrant green eyelash lace. The silk would feature a print rich with jewel tones: exotic birds, verdant greenery, and sumptuous flowers.

    Thank you!

    Thank you so much! I haven’t commented here before, but I found your blogs a couple weeks ago and have really been enjoying it. 🙂

  33. Laura R.
    June 13, 2013 at 11:37 pm (9 years ago)

    My dream set would be hot pink with a bit of orange lace and deep purple accent ribbons. The bra would plunge without letting me fall out all over the place. I need a bit of bright and playful color in my drawer because my size is a bit limiting. I’d love the Parfait set! Thanks!

  34. opheliagonemad
    June 14, 2013 at 1:24 pm (9 years ago)

    My dream set-vintage inspired and dark-jewel tones and basic black, with non-lace details-things like subtle striping and pin tucks. I’d like to enter both.

  35. Kai
    June 14, 2013 at 5:26 pm (9 years ago)

    My dream set is a balconette or half-cup (which I’ve been longing for since I shifted from 32G to 30GG) longline with detachable/multiway straps and understated simplicity — think Miss Mandalay’s Paris — in black or aubergine so I could wear it all the time (I’m brown). Ideally, and since this is a dream, the cups wouldn’t be moulded, though some padding is acceptable.
    I’d love a boyshort or hipster to match. The boyshort can be simple and as-expected, but the hipster would be opaque fabric for the front-facing panel, with a sheer back.
    This set would come in all the colors I’m missing: deep jade, indigo, light blue, and orange, plus yellow, which is one I’m not.

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’ll be entering the Affinitas one.

  36. Maggie
    June 14, 2013 at 5:59 pm (9 years ago)

    I hope I’m not double-posting; there was some wordpress funniness.

    I’m in it for the Madeline! What a gorgeous set, and thank you so much for the giveaway.

    I love drama — I love sets in really bold colors. I’d love a bright grassy green satin under black lace, or purple damask with dove-grey trim. I’d also love to find a sexier / more revealing cut – like a balconette or a plunge – that doesn’t leave me in terror of wardrobe malfunctions when I bend over!

  37. Cindy Diaz
    June 14, 2013 at 6:41 pm (9 years ago)

    Hello! I’d like to see more lace or designs in my bra selection. I have two really nice ones that you recommended now! {thanks! 🙂 }. I really like the Affinitas Tamara set and from Parfait -Arabella and Danielle. Another thing I miss are babydolls. My mom handed me down one of her old ones when I was really young to wear around the house.. It was so comfortable.. I like the Honey one from Affinitas. I also miss high waist briefs..I’d like to enter both give aways, please.

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