Online stores for Raya clothes
It’s that time of the year again. If you’re short on time for custom made baju kurung and kebaya, shop at these online stores, Cheng Sim advises.
For prints and batiks
Stay true to your roots with kebaya and kaftans in variety forms of prints and batiks. Fashion Valet has a handful of traditional pieces to choose if you're less keen on the collection's large floral prints and garish motives.
For a pop of colour
The Pop Look
Experiment with different colour palette this Raya and opt for bright colours and prints instead. The Pop Look’s in-house label, Poppy features a less traditional pairing like bishop-sleeved top with printed skirts. If you prefer a safer pairing, check out designer Melinda Looi’s dreamy mint and lilac laced baju kurung.
For contemporary kurungs
Designer twins, Putri Azalea and Putri Yasmin are style whizzes of this dreamy, ethereal Raya collection. If you wish to recreate a delicate look without being too traditional, pick up a ready made or custom made piece mostly sewn using chiffon silk fabric and hand-beaded to the tee.
LS for Jovian
For designer wear
Styles by homegrown designer Jovian Mandagie rules supreme at Zalora yet again. Aside from his signature silhouette fit, this year welcomes ‘LS for Jovian’ (a collaboration with local film darling Lisa Surihani) which includes bold ribbon detail and velvet rosettes. You can also get them in mother-daughter sizes (as pictured). If you prefer a looser fit, tie-dye kaftan dresses from designer, Rizalman Ibrahim will do the trick.
For open house visits
Milk Tee Clothing
Now that you’ve exhaust all your best outfits for the first three days, it’s time to let loose. Go casual on your open house visits with laid-back pairings like a rose peplum top and basic skinnies.