I was at the tailor’s (DN) again today, trying my engagement kebaya after DN has made some alterations. Though it’s romantically beautiful, I must admit it would look loads better on me if i had more meat on these bones!! Ugh, it dawned upon me that I look a stick-person or hanger wearing the outfit. Note to self : put on more weight before wedding. Anyway, while looking left and right at myself in front of the mirror, I suddenly thought of a recent blog pal of mine whom said she’d love to see what a kebaya looks like.
I love kebayas, and thus would like to share with you my love of this traditional Malaysian outfit.
A kebaya top is usually made of sheer material, with emboidered patterns or even made out of laced material and worn together with the skirt or sarong which is usually of batik design.
Kebayas comes in many different styles and colours, and can be worn during almost any occasion. From festive seasons to weddings, office wear to evening wear, and the kebaya top can even be worn with jeans for your everyday casual wear! It is something that will never go out of season. Truly an endless fashion statement.
So Indi, enjoy the various pictures of the kebaya that I’m putting up here 🙂 given the constraint of time, I was not able to get better pictures, these are from various websites. I’ll post up more beautiful kebayas when I have the time.
A closer look at embroidery details…