Nalisa Alia Amin is no stranger to the fashion scene. For the past few years, the 30-year-old plus-size model has been making a name for herself in the industry, representing several brands, walking the runways and even appearing as the face of our Lubna Raya 2019 campaign. Outspoken and never one to shy away from speaking her truth, Nalisa uses her time in the spotlight for good, advocating for body positivity with a simple message -- all bodies are beautiful. Whether it’s showing some love for her gorgeous, natural curls or styling her curves for a surefire #OOTD, Nalisa knows how to work what you’ve got in the best way possible.
For this Raya, Nalisa who describes her own personal style as ‘relaxed, glamorous yet tomboy’ has one important piece of advice for all curvy girls out there: “Wear whatever you want to wear! As long as you’re confident and your makeup is beat up beautifully, then that’s all that matters.” However, just in case you need a little help on dressing your fuller-figure, read on to see Nalisa’s favourite figure-flattering #ZALORAYA2020 pieces.
Lubna Plus Size Satin Tie Knot Kurung
Why she loves it: “The easiest way to find a figure-flattering baju Raya is to find a top that enunciates your waist to create an hourglass figure. Waist-flattering tops like this are best when it comes to focusing on the waist without restricting your movement during a busy time like Hari Raya.”
Lubna Plus Size Lace Kebaya Cardigan
Why she loves it: “When all else fails in searching for a figure-flattering top for Hari Raya, the kebaya is always there to help serve up an hourglass figure. However, this Lubna Lace Kebaya is a bit different than any kebaya. It only has buttons on the first two holes while it opens on the rest of the body, giving a peek-a-boo moment on your figure under the kebaya.”
MASLEA Kebaya Mak Tok
Why she loves it: “A lot of plus-size girls are afraid to wear a loose baju kebaya when they shouldn’t be. Even though this relaxed fit is not ideally flattering on shaping the figure; who cares? It’s Hari Raya. We’re here to have fun and it’s the only time of the year we’re allowed to stuff ourselves with delicious dishes. Pair it with a gorgeous batik sarong that ends above your ankles and wind down looking traditionally chic.”
Rizalman for Zalora RAHIMAH Kimono Kebaya Kurung
Why she loves it: “We all love kimono-shaped tops for many reasons. It’s relaxing, flowy and flattering on all body types, and this Rizalman Kimono Kebaya Kurung is a gorgeous number for celebrating Hari Raya with a touch of drama.”
Syomirizwa Gupta Shamin Kurung Modenk
Why she loves it: “Having pockets is a true blessing when it comes to practicality, and this Syomirizwa Gupta design is a suitable number to hide your duit Raya and carry your essentials. The vertical lined pattern is also flattering if you’re concerned about looking bulky.”
TAS by Tom Abang Saufi Matahari Issy Kaftan
Why she loves it: “You can never go wrong with a good kaftan. This Tom Abang Saufi kaftan is a relaxed and flowy fit that hugs your body at the right places with a touch of elegance.”