Choosing the perfect baju raya is just as stressful as choosing what your next break fast should be. With endless of options ranging from old to new, customers are growing increasingly spoilt for choices. The pandemic may have altered the way we celebrate this festive occasion but it does not hurt to look good for the Gram! Here’s a list of boutiques that you can consider checking out for your next Raya outfit!
Adrianna Yariqa is famously known for her Baju Pahang which depicts a more streamlined cutting of the average Baju Kurong. Her LEBARAN2021 collection took a more modern turn in terms of the patterns displayed on her iconic Baju Pahang. Her collection includes more pastel tones and geometric shapes and patterns, creating a very vibrant splash on this minimal outfit. The brand has also expanded their collection by including dresses with the cekak musang — a type of collar that is similar to the ones found on Cheongsams. Truly an icon of Riau and Pahang.
A subsidiary of Zalora and purchases of their clothes can only be made through the app or website itself. Despite that, Zalia has increasingly grown to become a popular favourite for those seeking for something sleek and clean. Zalia is known for their dresses which is also growing increasingly popular due to its convenience. Their dresses come in various textures, designs and colours but they are often monotone. The best part? It is incredibly affordable! So, if you’re looking for something simple and timeless, Zalia is definitely for you! It’s almost impossible to not go wrong with Zalia.
Probably home to the best batik pieces! The store has been widely known for their batik pieces made modern. Costumers can easily find outerwear, tops and bottoms all made from batik. For every occasion, this place definitely has it in store for you. But since it’s Hari Raya, you can find some exclusive pieces that are definitely not seen elsewhere. The store offers limited pieces of unique Kaftans and Kebayas that are reinvented by the founder herself. Her pieces are definitely one of a kind but it would definitely be great if you get the chance to get an appointment with her so she can properly walk you through the various kind of batiks that she has to offer.
Petra has made their mark in Singapore since 2019 due to their Lauren Kurung. This iconic piece has managed to gain so much traction to the point it made the brand popular in Singapore. This sophisticated Malaysian brand aims to create elegant and feminine wear that empowers women. For their 2021 collection, the brand centralise around the Baju Kedah which opts for a more shorter top than the usual Baju Kurong. They have also taken their own twist on the skirt by adding frills in the centre, making the usual pleated skirt a more eccentric and eye-catching piece.
For all things minimal, head to Alia Anggun for timeless classics! This year, their collection is quite extensive as they offer customers dresses, Baju Kedah and Pahang in subtle patterns and monotonous colours. The best thing about their 2021 collection is the very fact that it is very minimal yet elegant. Even for daily occasions, customers can mix and match their Lebaran pieces for various outings. It is truly versatile. Additionally, they have several outlets across Singapore for customers to try on to ensure that they get the perfect fit. A perfect pitstop for various Baju Kurong.
Simply Rays is a growing favourite among many due to their pants option for the female Baju Kurong. Swapping out skirts for pants has also been trendy recently as it provides more comfort and convenience but more importantly, it is also stylish. The concept behind Simply Rays is to create comfortable yet stylish pieces for women. Therefore, you may notice how the top is slightly shorter to not restrict movement as much and yet it remains modest. Their effortless chic look are simply on the rave now.