Confession of an Asian StyleHolic

Dress for tudung girl

I was summoned by my dear friend @ sis, Kak Mar FYI, sekarang ni dia single, baru lepas breakup, sorry Kak Mar, saje saya nak tolong promote to help her to choose a dress for her next function with a theme; chic, demure and cheap. This is her first function dress. Just like me, she is so excited!



It is easy to get chic considering my eyes are on fashion 25 hours a day. For me chic means when you put on a dress, its compliment your body not the other way around. Chic means sexy but it doesn’t means that you must look like Britney during any MTV Video awards performances.

You know you chic when at least two or one person complimented your look.



Mar is someone with tudung covering her head. She will never take off her tudung. The problem it is not easy to find a dress that is suitable for tudung clad girl. I hate when someone in tudung but at the same time wearing something that is so revealing like lace dress without full or proper lining. Girls, please cover properly.


Cheap is so subjective. My definition of cheap is different from Bill Gates and my Indonesian maid. In this case, cheap is from Mar point of view. Cheap dress that look cheap is easy to find but dress that is cheap also easy to find. Look properly.

The Klein Boutique


This is not a very posh looking boutique. No fancy arrangements, no dress to kill or snobbish sales assistant, no deceiving lighting. It is more like a store that is full, pack with glittering dresses and whimsical accessories (Miss Universe crown included). My first impression is it looks like a boutique to cater costume party animals or a heaven for drag queens (glitter, fringe-you get what I mean). But I never let my first judgment stop me from explore Klein.





I ask for ‘function dress’ and the sales assistant (kind girl, not snobbish and I guess she wore top and pants from the Klein ‘whimsical’ collection) show me a dress that is so Ah Lian (Ah Lain mean- imagine girl from Petaling Street). I ask her I want something that is elegant and again she show me Ah Lian dress. I ask again “something that is for this girl” while I referring to Mar. She directs me to one of the corner and with a strong Indonesian accent said ‘di bahagian ini ada lagi bang!’

My heart move a bit faster. A row of plain, non- Ah Lian dresses hanging. Ok… maybe not, one or two still Ah-Lian but the dress just fabulous. Simple, glamour and so function appropriate!


The dress

I just pick a few dress and ask Mar to try it. Without a word, Mar try the first dress;


This is kind like a long brown dress, with sleeve. It is not too tight, suitable for tudung girl like Mar. Remember; don’t just try only a dress.



Mission accomplished. A second when Mar stepped from the fitting room in this black dress, I know this is the one. It is actually a sexy dress, but I pair it with a black inner. If you are not wearing tudung and you don’t want to show your cleavage, you can put on a tube top inside.

The empire cute really compliment her body;make her look slim, tall and can I say statuesque? Like a modern version of Greek goddes, but in a tudung.

FYi, the material of this dress is a bit like jersey with a simple beading details on top.

The most important thing here is Mar is extremely happy with the dress; especially when it cost only RM200 (inner includes) with free alteration!  Cheap, cheap and cheap.


Never underestimate, explore and you’ll never know what you can get inside!


The Klein Boutique

LG 037, Sg Wang Plaza, Jln Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur 03-21448862




March 16, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,


  1. i have dinner last 2 week ago n the theme is ARABIAN NITE…
    i buy a dress ( special purple color **look purple n pink at the sme time** ) at Sunway Pyramid only at RM105 + altering 🙂 n its look more better than this one 🙂 may b u can go there…if i not mistaken, the shop nearest wif FOS..FYI mostly the dress sexy but if u come out wif new idea ( like choose a right inner color )its will be look great n beautiful 🙂

    Comment by Anonymous | August 17, 2010

  2. hei….i love feshion tooo… 😉

    Comment by Maisara Ismail | September 14, 2011

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