Get Raya-Ready With These Modest Wear Collections From Brands Like Pomelo and Lúbna

With the Hari Raya festivities coming up this Sunday, preparations for the celebration are in full swing. And though this year’s Hari Raya isn’t the same because of the Circuit Breaker — we can still celebrate the occasion with our loved ones at home.

We know, you won’t be visiting any of your relatives this year but it wouldn’t hurt to dress up and keep the convivial spirit during the festivities now wouldn’t it? Now that you’ve got your Raya cookies stocked up, it’s time to consider your outfit. From your traditional baju kurungs to bold, sequinned kebaya silhouettes, here are some fashion labels that you can consider for your last-minute Hari Raya shopping.

1. LÚBNA

Modest wear label, Lúbna, has just unveiled their latest Raya collection that pays homage to traditional silhouettes that have undergone a modern twist. Heavily inspired by the art of flower pressing, this year’s Lúbna Raya range sees a delicate and meticulous touch to its designs — presenting a collection that’s playful yet timeless.

Aside from its flower pressing elements, they also offer other styles that boast designs embellished with bold sequins and beads, as well as bold prints, pastel hues and vibrant coloured options to choose from.

L — R: Lúbna Puff Sleeve With Pleats Dress ($59.90) and Front Ruching Kurung ($54.90)

Lúbna Raya 2020 Collection is available at Zalora.

2. ZALIA

It’s all about going back to your roots with ZALIA’s Raya 2020 Collection. Taking inspiration from the rich landscapes of the Ocean Odyssey, the modest wear label’s collection zooms in on deep jewel tones complimented by delicate sequin pieces, alongside other styles that reflect dusty pastels and intricate florals for something classy and modern.

L — R: Square Neck Kurung ($139.90) and Sequin Mermaid Dress ($139.90)

ZALIA Raya 2020 Collection is available on Zalora.

3. POMELO

Prefer something with more of a modern twist? Instead of your traditional kurungs and kebayas, Pomelo promises to elevate your Zoom outfit with pieces that are modest and modern, yet timeless. The new Raya edit — focused on the ‘brighter days ahead’ brings about positivity amongst the community during the festive season — and features designs with lots of pastel hues, floral designs, lace details and ruffles with wearable pieces that you can sport even on non-special occasions.

L — R: Maxi Floral Buttoned Up Dress ($59) and Maxi Layered Ruffle Dress ($59)

Pomelo Raya 2020 Collection is available on Pomelo.

4. ZOE ARISSA

Zoe Arissa x GKR Baju Kurung Moden Lace Katreena Raya 2020 in Dusty Pink, Cream and Sandy Grey.

If you’re exploring into new brands this year, consider Zoe Arissa for pieces that are simple and stylish, without compromising on comfort. In this edit, Zoe Arissa presents their line of Lace Katreena Baju Kurungs available in colourways including pastels like cream and dusty pink. But that’s not all. You can also mix and match with their kids range so you’ll be able to match with your little one too!

Zoe Arissa x GKR Baju Kurung is available on Shopee.

5. THINK BATIK

For some, kebayas are a staple when it comes to dressing up for Hari Raya. And if you’re still torn on which brand you should get them from, Think Batik. You heard that right. Specialising in all things batik, the homegrown label offers a wide range of kebaya tops, wraps, skirts, and as well as suave shirts for guys. Their extensive range of apparel blends traditional batik prints to its designs for a look that’s appropriate for the occasion and one that will never go out of style.

L — R: Think Batik Ratna Wrap Skirt ($35) and Flora Top ($45)

Think Batik is available on their website.

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