Top 4 style tips by modest wear designers on beating the heat while dressing for Raya
Looking good doesn't need to be casual or sloppy
If you are busy preparing for the Raya season, you may already have your hands full with sprucing up your home, baking and, of course, getting dressed up. Yahoo Shopping got three modest wear designers Safira Syukri (Zalia), Nurita Harith (Nurita Harith) and Alia Alizar (Yadotsa), to share their top tips on styling for our nation's unforgiving heat, plus their recommendations. Plus very time-limited promotions on Zalora you should not miss! Read on for the deets!
Style tip 1: Be selective in fabric choices
Opt for fabrics made of lightweight and breathable materials, such as cotton, chiffon and rayon.
Style tip 2: Colour matters
Darker colours attract heat. Counteract the unforgiving heat with fabrics that are light in colour. Pastels and colours on the lighter end of the spectrum, such as white, beige and lilac, are good options as they absorb less sunlight.
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Style tip 3: Keep it loose
Go for looser cuts and styles. Avoid skintight clothing or attires that constrain your movement. As a general rule of thumb, looser clothing is cooler in hot weather as it creates a layer of air between your skin and clothing. However, you don't need to sacrifice style for comfort.
Style tip 4: Style your hair
Get your hair into a low modern bun or even a low ponytail. It’s chic and saves you from sweat and heat.
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For traditional on-the-go looks for Hari Raya
Get a nod from the elderly with these oh-so-chic traditional garbs.
Zalia Embroidery Kebaya With Pareo Set, S$129.90
Zalia Embroidery 3 Piece Kebaya Set, S$129.90
Yadotsa Derya Kurung, S$199.90
Glam it up
Look out for details like lace, embroidery, pleats, flounces and bold prints to glam up your look.