Boss in Red


Red has always been associated with passion, power & confidence, and that is why red is the perfect colour for a lady boss who demands respect and attention in the office.

So if I have an important presentation I need to give, I will definitely go for red or a similar bright colour so I would be that someone you would remember in a crowd.

Also introducing the famous peplum! The extra piece of fabric around the waist or hip area that sometimes looks like a tutu or a mermaid’s fins.

Still going strong as a signature piece in every office lady’s wardrobe, I really do think that this fashion statement does give an air of high status to the person wearing a peplum design. I have heard many say that they do not suit peplum but I do think it is something you must try, as there are many types of peplums out there and even I cannot carry all types of peplums as some will just turn me into a big ass hippo. However, I have found that short peplums work for me and does make my outfit appear more formal and give my dress a tailored look.

The cost of this look:

  • Statement Necklace: RM35-60
    I regret SO MUCH not putting on one with this outfit and now it looks so incomplete, but I realised my mistake too late and there was no time to go back to put one on.
    I have even photoshopped a photo to show how much better the dress would look if I had remembered to wear my accessories.
    Tada! The power of photoshop. And of course, my awesome photoshopping skills too.
    Accessories to make an outfit look awesome!
    A statement necklace with a plain dress with make a world of a difference, and do try out the accessory booths in POP@Jaya One as I have seen a few beautiful looking ones for only RM30-45 each.
  • Dress: RM209
    This is actually a multiway versatile maxi  dress than I can wear in a few multiple ways. So the price is abit high, but it is like buying 4 different dresses in one.
    Plus it is really stretchable as the fabric is made out of creases that can stretch, making it un-obvious that is is being stretched.
    So I pulled up the dress by putting a belt under and then putting another belt on top to give it a peplum look.

    a dress that can be worn  multiple waysa dress that can be worn  multiple ways
  • Scarf: RM39
    Scarves are a must for the office, especially when you do not want a cardigan or a blazer to ruin your outfit, as it can get very cold in a meeting room.
    I got this scarf from China, and even though they had many cheaper options, some even at RM10 only, I chose something more expensive as it was made out of a thicker fabric.
  • Nude pumps: RM49
    I got this super comfortable nude pumps from Taiwan & I love it! It matches all of my clothes, makes my legs look longer and even feel comfortable.
    The only thing is that instead of a seamless piece, this pair does have seams down the middle of the shoe, so I guess you pay for what you get.
    However, I do advice all office ladies to invest in a pair of nude high heels, as it will change your life!
    Do choose the correct tone of nude to match your skin tone though, as if you darker skin, a light nude might make your legs shorter instead of elongating your legs.
  • Elastic Belt: RM35 (there and about)
    May I say, it is super hard to find good belts that looks stylish, and fits my waist size. I have many belts I have bought that I just couldn’t wear as it was too tight and makes my tummy looks mushed & flabby rather than flattering my waistline.
    I use this belt that I have bought from Nichii Fashion City in Times Square, it came together with my XL size dress and was made slightly bigger to fit the XL size, so it does work with alot of my outfits. Unfortunately they do not sell these individually so I just usually use the belts that comes with their dresses instead.


  1. November 18, 2015 by Emily Reply

    Ah, a great post on dressing up and self-image. Red is also power. Blue is water. Did you know that the winning colours for the Year of the Monkey (2016) are blue, white and gold?

    • November 18, 2015 by Reply

      Oh really? I did not know that. Will be getting more outfits in those colours for next year!

  2. November 18, 2015 by aini tripovo Reply

    You surely kill that look. Yup, red has always been for those who brave enough and daring to go out with style like it. You look amazing!

    • November 18, 2015 by Reply

      Thank you so much!

  3. November 18, 2015 by Jacqueline Khoo Reply

    Red always my favorite color as it can show out your own personality, and stunning enough 😛

  4. November 18, 2015 by Renae Teo Reply

    Looking good in that red dress! That’s the confidence! I personally love red too, though my wardrobe is more of black and white haha.

  5. November 18, 2015 by FiSh Reply

    red dress looks awesome for this christmas!! 😀 you should wear bright colors more

  6. November 19, 2015 by Qian Reply

    Love the red piece! Totally understand when you said that it’s so hard to find a belt, guess the manufacturers not yet ready for girls like us 🙁

  7. November 19, 2015 by Mike Yip Reply

    Red is always a good color. Ong maaaa

  8. November 19, 2015 by Jane Reply

    I only wear red during Chinese New Year but you really had a great dress there. Can go for my CNY shopping.

  9. November 19, 2015 by Betty Liew Reply

    Red always attractive colour and you really look nice in red. It make your complexion more fair and fresh too.

  10. November 19, 2015 by Bella Enveeus Reply

    I love wearing red when I need to boost my confidence – especially when meeting new people/ clients. But blue has always been my go-to colour because it seems more soothing and makes me relax. Still, I love both equally! 🙂

  11. November 19, 2015 by Leona Reply

    looking great, i love red dresses the most too, it’s easy to to match with shoes too

  12. November 19, 2015 by Sharon Lee Reply

    Don’t have red outfit for myself maybe I should get one after reading your post! The statement make the looks more style up =D Good work on the styling tips hehe!

  13. November 19, 2015 by Cecilia Reply

    I agree with you >> Red has always been associated with passion, power & confidence! I love red too and most of my clothes and dress is red colour, hehehe~

  14. November 20, 2015 by Arisa Reply

    Love how you rock that bold red! Are you looking to collaborate with local fashion designers? I am one, buzz me if you guys are interested 🙂

    • November 22, 2015 by Reply

      Hi dear Arisa, awesome, I really am. Do drop me an email! curves [at]

  15. November 20, 2015 by Ivy Kam Reply

    I love red color too, feel that it can ‘ong’ me whenever I need extra luck 😉

  16. November 20, 2015 by Miera Nadhirah Reply

    You are always such an inspiration all of us with a bigger body frame…. I am so inspired to dress well whenever I see you….. you look awesome… and I want that red dress too… hahahaha

    • November 22, 2015 by Reply

      Thank you so much Miera, you are an inspiration yourself!

  17. November 20, 2015 by Ellie Reply

    Not easy to find clothing for plus size that is flattering. These certainly makes the wearer looks good.

  18. November 20, 2015 by Syafiera Reply

    Mak aih cantiknya aaa dress kaler merah !!!

  19. November 20, 2015 by Isaac Tan Reply

    now everyone can get the best looking dress for themselves, and not worry about size and all.

  20. November 23, 2015 by Anfieldyee Reply

    You look gorgeous! Love how you combine your outfit with accessories 🙂

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