Here at Dish by Ili, we understand that BIG is Beautiful but it is pretty tough for me and a lot of you out there to find suitable clothing that makes our lovely bumps, lumps and curves feel fabulous. And I am talking, fun, youthful clothing that make us look our age!
Many have asked me where do I shop for my clothes so I would like to share with you some tips on where you can find some of the most comfortable clothes that make you feel good on the outside as you do in the inside. So this Raya lets gear up for a PLUS SIZE ADDITION to a GAYA RAYA!
Known for: Traditional wear (Baju Kedah, Kebaya and Kain Lipat). My mum is a fan of this little curvy focus fashion label. It has never failed to deliver my mum comfy and beautiful clothes. Personally I love all of her items because this label really has a great eye for colour, pattern and fabric. A MUST BUY! and it is also nice to support small businesses who are dedicated to quality retail pieces.
Location: N/A (everything done online)
Price: RM50 – RM200
Known for: Stretchy Jeans called leggings, jackets and outerwear. Ms Read designs were way better a few years back and I feel they cater to the older crowd now, however, they recently launched their activewear range and have a really nice denim collection. And I am loving this pastel wrap baju kedah assemble (picture below) and their modest tops will look nice with sarongs and even palazzo pants. Ms Read please come up with a younger design line of clothing!
Location: Alamanda Putajaya, ISetan KLCC, IOI City Mall, AEON Mall Shah Alam, Bangsar Village II, KL SOGO, Pavillion KL, Melawati Mall, Empire Shopping Gallery, Mid Valley MegaMall, 1 Utama (New Wing)
Price: RM100 – RM400
Known for: your go to basics, pants, shirts/blouses and pants. I got so many messages from all my curvy ladies to check them out and I must say I am impressed with what they have to offer. Young designs, they have their basics down and they sell activewear which I think is brilliant! Essentially they have some glam looks as well as the subtle pastel looks this raya which I think every girl needs in her closet. You can never go wrong with a classic kebaya for your raya look this year.
Location: N/A (Online purchases only)
Prices: RM50 – RM400
Known for: Fun prints, interesting materials (denim, velvet, lace), Skirts, Sweaters, Shirt dresses and JUMPSUITS! A sister company to H&M and COS. Monks is like the quirky sister that always looks cool without making much of an effort. The cutting for their clothes are big (not all but some) so an L could fit a side 16UK and their XL and XXL can go up to a size 20UK! They are my go to and I shop here every season. You might have seen me in a lot of JUMPSUITS so this is where I get them.
Location: Bandar Utama, Sunway Putra Mall, Nu Sentral, IOI City Mall Putrajaya, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall
Price: RM100 – RM250
Known for: Tops, Jumpers, Jumpsuits, playsuits and shoes (they have for wide feet!). I was introduced to violeta when I was shooting By The Sea with Ili on Asian Food Channel. The stylist got a majority of my clothes from Violeta and I haven’t looked back since. The best part is, you can purchase their things online!
Location: Midvalley, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, Atria Shopping Mall
Price: RM100 – RM300
Known for: A younger youthful range of plus size clothes for the teenager in you. Their dresses are super cute but if your modest you can wear and inner and pair it with a fab leggings to finish up your look. I can’t get enough of their KNOT in the front dresses!
Price: RM100 – RM500
Known for: Everything you ever need for a plus size girl especially DRESSES! When I was living in the UK I use to shop at ASOS for almost everything. They carry other brands also but their ASOS in house range is great for everyday wear. The only problem is, it takes anything between 2 weeks to 1 month for your items to arrive so order now for RAYA!
Location: United Kingdom but its ok, you can buy online! And sometimes shipping is free!
Price: RM150 – RM600
Ili Sulaiman xx