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A special offer from MS. READ


Just for wastedfashion readers in Singapore, the plus-sized brand for curvy women – MS. READ, is offering a special discount from now till 31st July 2013! All you need to do is flash the above image (on your smart phone or mobile device) for a straight SGD20 off your total bill (for regular priced items) in store at 3 locations – Centrepoint, Metro Paragon and Metro Woodlands.

Also the kind folks at MS. READ are offering wastedfashion readers a 20% discount for 1 entire year until 30 June 2014! Just say you want the wastedfashion discount and you get 20% off your total bill of regular priced items! What do you think about that?! Better than lugging a loyalty card around, yes? (NOTE: Both discounts cannot be used simultaneously.)

MS. READ is a brand established in Malaysia in 1997 and opened their first store in Singapore in 2007. Their most popular items to date are jackets, the must-haves of the season and their shift dresses. Prices are affordable and good value for their quality, ranging from $69-99 for tops; $89-$139 for dresses and $69-$99 for bottoms! I would go so far and say that they give a certain British multinational retailer known to carry bigger sized apparel a good run for their money.

Under the brand, they carry a few different ranges to cater to all curvy women.

The MS. READ label is dedicated to fuller figured, curvy women who enjoy wearing a timeless, yet refined look in everyday life. Jackets and suits are a must, to be combined with easy-to-wear separates; while casual outfits and After 5 wear are a clever combination of glamour and sophistication, full of colour, prints and timeless classics.

R by MS. READ is a label focusing on carefully considered in trend styles for the contemporary fuller figured, curvy woman that is suitable for the different occasions of her modern life.

My Everyday Shirt is a range of shirts in six different silhouettes to suit various body shapes. Fuller figured, curvy women of all ages and from all walks of life can wear it dressed up with accessories or kept simple with a pair of jeans. It’s versatile and can be worn from work to play, any day of the week.


I dropped by the MS. READ boutique at Centrepoint to better understand what they offer and they do indeed have plenty in different styles for curvy women at different stages in their lives. I found muted tones amidst the colour blocks as well as trendy geometric prints and florals. It’s also work wear galore with many solid choices of flattering shift dresses, structured jackets and mixable staples. There are several very helpful sales assistants to make recommendations so if you find yourself lost because of the wide variety or are unsure about what suits you, feel free to approach any of them.

Take the escalator up to the 2nd floor and walk past MNG and PAYLESS to get to the store. It’s tucked away in a quiet corner where you know you’ll find some peace to shop.

In conjunction with the GREAT SINGAPORE SALE, the store also has discounts up to 70% off! I saw fun maxi dresses going for just over SGD20 and lots of well-tailored smart casual pieces too!

MS. READ can be found in the following locations:

The Centrepoint (10.30am – 9.30pm.)

T: +65 6735 7347
As well as Metro Paragon (10am-9.30pm) and Metro Woodlands (10am-10pm) Woodlands till Aug 11 unless otherwise stated.

You can find them online at

Go ahead! Be inspired! I know I was and you’ll be seeing me togged out in some new MS. READ apparel soon! Watch the next few posts as I share my picks!



Posted in Rants & Raves

Rants & Raves: Swimwear

If you’ve been following my BFF Glow Raspberry Challenge posts (here and on Twitter), you’d know that I’ve lost 1.3kgs and 0.4% fat in about a week. I feel good and I still don’t know if it’s water-loss or permanent. But, what’s great is, that there is something to look forward to! Maybe I can get my butt out to the pool soon!

It’s been almost 2 years since I last considered buying swim wear. I’ve always been too conscious of myself – not so much that I’m fat (this, I can’t really help just yet), but more so the disproportionate size of my belly to the rest of me. I can wear a size 14 (sometimes a UK12) bottom but anything that’s not elasticised at the waist and I have to go up to a UK18. You know how people say that abs in a skinny man is like DDs in a fat woman – well, I’m definitely way below the average in that area. Good thing for well-made push-ups! (I’ll save that for another post).

Anyway, I was checking out swimwear by Simply Be and noticed a couple of swimmers I liked that were on sale! Wheeee!!!! I’m not sure how far I’ll be able to take this so my picks are still quite conservative (I’m trying, I’m trying, okay!)…

Silhouette Violet Spot Blouson Top

This Sihouette Violet Spot Blouson Top is now £17.50 and hides my troubled torso.

Slimma Bandeau Swimdress

And the Slimma Bandeau Swimdress comes with tummy control as well as fixed foam cups! Only £29!

There are a few others that I really like that are within my budget but they are all for people with at least a D cup… BAH! Anyway, here’s a positive outlook for 2013 – I may not be standard issue Asian size, but I don’t have to wear old-lady clothes! And now that I’ve conquered my fear of exercising outdoors (running), maybe I can work in some swimming as well! Afterall, I do live on a tropical island!