By Adani Bakhtiar
Still deciding on what to wear and what not to wear this festive season?
We’re going to help you narrow down what to wear for Raya this year to try to beat the heat – and the trouble that we might (WILL) go through during Raya open houses by avoiding these:
AVOID DOUBLE LINING
AVOID BELL/FLARE SLEEVED
AVOID COMPLICATED FOOTWEAR
Here are a few of our designer picks:
- AZURE HEEL SANDAL IN NAVY BLUE (Nelissa Hilman x Mimpikita)
Nelissa Hilman is known for her sophisticated craftsmanship and for the comfort of her makes! This blue satin-ed sandal plays with lively colours and chic embellishments, and will definitely give you that elegance and grace you’d want for Raya!
Nelissa Hilman’s Pop Up Store in Bangsar Village II.
- Melinda Looi – BLUE/YELLOW PEGAGA
Melinda Looi brings Malaysia’s traditions to her designs for this year’s Raya collection. You can never go wrong with baju kurung kedah – It’s simply comfortable and timeless. A little flair with a floral lace patch and beading detailing on one side of the shoulder is just enough for some extra attention *winkwink*
Available at: www.emelbymelindalooi.com and Parkson Elite, Pavilion.
3. JOVIAN (Lisa Surihani for Jovian) – Amira Modern Baju Kurung
Local actress and Malaysia’s sweetheart, Lisa Surihani, collaborates with Jovian Mandagie again for this year’s Raya collection! This modern baju kurung carries a twist of heritage appeal, designed to give you a graceful classic look for Raya.
Available at: www.zalora.com
4. MIMPIKITA – Alena Knot Dress In Beige
Mimpikita outdid themselves again with their Lebaran Collection this year! The collection is inspired by Marrakech’s enduring charms – a magical city bursting with life, colours, designs and patterns. This particular piece is made by stretchable lycra, detailed with a front knot that cinches the waist and drapes stunningly over your body. Sounds breezy doesn’t it?
Available at: www.fashionvalet.com