Local designers who are dressing Malaysians beautifully in baju kurung

In terms of the baju kurung being timeless, local designers have always returned to the design. Shown here are past creations by Nurita Harith, Alia Bastamam and Khoon Hooi. Photo composite: Filepic

The baju kurung has never gone out of style. It is a favourite, worn as everyday wear – as well as the go-to for dressier occasions.

What is Hari Raya, if not a time for women here to bring out their best and most gorgeous baju kurung?

The traditional dress is well-loved for being easy to wear. It is versatile and can be mixed and matched with various accessories to suit different styles.

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In terms of it being timeless, local designers have always returned to the design. Of course, they made it their own with small tweaks or creative updates.

The addition of peplums or cinched at the waist with a belt, for example. Or maybe oversize puff sleeves? But the silhouette always remains identifiable.

Proving that Malaysians (yes, Malaysians!) do indeed dress beautifully, here's a look at a few recognisable names in the local fashion industry and their baju kurung designs.

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