Blush on Kis: How to Find the Perfect Outfit for Curvy Body Type

Marks & Spencer is one of Affi’s favourite brand because she said their clothing are very curvy friendly. So on next week’s Blush on Kis we ask the Division Manager of Marks & Spencer, Irawati, to tell us on how to choose the best outfit for curvy body type. For this kind of body type, actually once you knew what to avoid and what works for you, it’s really not that hard to find pieces that’s going to suit you.

First thing first, what sort of clothing need to be avoided by the curvy women?

  1. Avoid attire with motif and print that is too loud or big. This will draw attention to that part of the body.
  2. Article that have cut that is too tight is best to avoid too, a little bit loose (but not too loose) will work best because people’s attention will not go directly to the shape of your body.

Now that you know what to avoid, then these are tips on how to best choose your clothing article.


Choose skirt that doesn’t fall too short nor tight because it will only emphasize your curve and it doesn’t flatter the shape of your body. Minimum, it should fall above the knee.


Vanya explained that one of the challenges that she had when she need to buy a pants is that when she goes for a size up that fits her curvaceous figure, the length of the pants will be too long. But then when she alter the length of the pants, the cut will be different and funny.

Irawati explained that for curvy body type pipeline pants will work the best. Avoid skinny or bell bottom at all cost! This however doesn’t mean that your pants need to be too loose, baggy pants is not good as well since it will only add up kilos to your legs.

Good thing about Marks & Spencer pants, they come on many different models with many different length so you don’t have to alter the length of your pants.


For curvy women, other than to avoid tight, loud print and motif, it’s also best to avoid tops with too many details.

Choose tops with simple details and cut, as this will work best for you.


There’s no deniying that dark coloured attire will work best for curvy body type. Whereas bold and bright colours doesn’t work so well. If you wan’t to incorporate bright colours, try to do it as an accessory to brighten up your outfit.

If you have any question regarding the topic don’t hesitate to ask them via Blush on Kis’ Twitter or Facebook and don’t forget to hear the live interview next week, on Tuesday and Friday around 8-9 AM.

* Pictures courtesy of Fabsugar & Zimbio