Style Evolution: The 20 Times Lim Wei-Ling Mastered The Art Of Dressing
With her glorious black locks, feline features, and luminous porcelain skin, Lim Wei-Ling is hands-down, the most attractive art curator and gallery owner in Kuala Lumpur. The charming founder of Wei-Ling Gallery isn’t all looks though, gracing social occasions with her eloquent charisma and stimulating conversations on all things art. Often spotted with her husband Yohan Rajan, the art activist is the epitome of body confidence, too, with her penchant for timeless, figure-flattering outfits of waist-cinching effect, deep V-necks, and understated monochromes. Of all the events, parties and galas she’s graced, these are just some appearances of her distinctive panache.
Form-fitting with minimal aesthetics – that’s the trademark Wei-Ling we know. At the Suen Jewellery Rocks Gala dinner, she donned a long-sleeved white dress with a keyhole neckline that elongated her slender build.
Wei-Ling is a modern Audrey Hepburn at the Tatler Ball, dressed in a slip of a black dress featuring a risqué deep V and centre slit. She clearly loves the effect of long, statement accessories too, layering on the pearl strands and diamonds for extra wow.
Wei-Ling let the graphics do the talking, in a royal blue, long-sleeved number with geometric motif down the front, and circling her wrists. To match the white trimming, she accessorised with hooped diamond-studded earrings.
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When Hervé Léger was all the rage, no one wore it better than Wei-Ling, as shown at an epicurean evening, Hilton KL. The hourglass-enhancing design was tailored to to enviable silhouettes like her’s, all the more flattering when enhanced with graphic, block colours.
At the Tatler Ball, Wei-Ling opted for an ivory Michael Ong gown that left her arms and shoulders bare. Decked with frills and ruched detail, the full-length dress wrapped her figure in a culmination of textures and satin fabric.
All eyes were on Wei-Ling, as she shone in a beige bandage dress encircled with strips of twinkling studs. We know she’s a fan of Hervé Léger design aesthetics, but this dress is winningly effortless.
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Again, this was way before nude was all rage: Wei-Ling was already rocking the classy, skin colour shade and reveling in its subtle sexiness. The champagne tone gave her figure a fresh and flattering.
Time and again, black and gold proved a winning combination, bringing out Wei-Ling’s fair skin undertones. She donned a body-hugging black dress at this Melium charity auction, showing a hint of skin with a strappy neck cutout, thigh-high slit and strategically embellished bead embroidery.
Wei-Ling channeled her inner lady, dressed up in a tailored, peplum 2-piece with black and white stripes with structured neckline; a fitting attire for Dior's evening cocktail event. She punched it up with red pumps and a red handbag, and of course, pearly accessories.
This charitable 'Big Hearts for Little Hearts' event saw the ravishing Wei-Ling in a snug, bandage dress, opting for the fine and mature deep purple effect on the clinging bodycon number with plunging neckline.
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Wei-Ling revisits a look from the Tatler Ball archives, taking on a classic black sleeveless sculpted with stark white lines. As is her customary style, a silvery chain necklace drapes her neckline, breaking the monochrome palette.
At the Estée Lauder Breast Cancer Gala Night, Wei-Ling opted for a traditional Chinese look, complete with a glossy ‘Little Black Cheongsam’ and coiffed updo.
Wei-Ling cut an utterly feminine figure in this purple floor-length dress by Pronovias. The one-shoulder piece she wore to the Tatler ball incorporated lace embroidery and a trailing, chiffon skirt to finish. Silvery accessories detail brought out the powdery shade, wth a hint of glitz from the studded evening clutch.
When Wei-Ling picks an unusual colour palette, she makes it one to remember. At the Ivan Lam’s exhibition at her gallery, she picked an unconventional choice of colour-changing green graphene effect, an iridescence that drew all eyes to her picture-ready figure.
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At a day out with the ladies for a Dior & I screening, Wei-Ling proved a prim presence, pairing graphics in her understated outfit of white blouse and lace overlay skirts – a pair of geometric strappy heels for a touch of pattern play.
The radiant gallerist leaned toward classic black at the 2015 Tatler Ball, in an exquisite gown with sweeping hem and sequin adornment the length of the bodice. A pair of chandelier crystal earrings seamlessly upped her glam moment.
In keeping with Shirieene Hajamaideen’s Rock Royalty Birthday bash theme, Wei-Ling embraced her inner flapper, dressing to the nines in a fur shawl, sequin minidress, and thigh-high black boots – a rare but delightful insight to Wei-Ling’s adventurous nature.
In her default black and white, Wei-Ling swept into the ballroom with grace and confidence. She knows her best angles and the best dresses to bring them out like this Roberto Cavalli dress that celebrated her womanly charm, in its thigh-high slit and plunging halter neck top.
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Nothing says classy quite like the traditional cheongsam, and especially when it ticks all Wei-Ling’s fondness for garments that fit like a glove. At a Van Cleef & Arpels shoot, she opted for a delicate, lace version that highlighted the ladylike magic of this heritage fashion.
Wei-Ling’s trick to putting dimension to monochrome? Shimmery fabric and the help of colour blocking, thanks to this satin Galvan creation. The unmistakable Wei-Ling trademark of low V and centre slit is given a little sexy treatment that gels seamlessly with this stately ensemble.