Kamis, 18 April 2013

Muslim Kebaya Tips

As Indonesian woman, we are proud wearing kebaya :D But as a hijaber/hijabi/jilbaber, choosing kebaya style is quite tricky.
Disclamer: This is just my opinion, based on my thought looking at some muslim kebaya style on the internet. If you own one of these pictures and would like me to erase the pict from my post, please tell me :) All pictures were googled using "muslim kebaya" keyword.
No: for the skin-tone manset / bodysuit, clearly different with bustier's color.. Looked like wearing nothing :/
Yes: for the modest inner

No: for the too-much-detail-and-point-of-interest (dracula neck, puffy sleeve, black lace)
Yes: for the simple line, modest look, yet has its own uniqueness in the contrasting color.

No: for the obvious look that it's not designed for hijabi, chest & shoulders are exposed + skin-tone manset
Yes: for the lace motifs covering chest, neck & shoulder. Modest!

 Well I guess I'll use Bahasa Indonesia for the DO's and DON'Ts summary.

The DON'Ts:


  1. Mengenakan manset kaos berwarna kulit, sedangkan kebayamu transparan. Hal ini sama aja seperti seolah-olah kamu nggak pakai dalaman..
  2. Memakai kebaya yang dadanya terbuka. Kebaya dada terbuka ditujukan buat yang nggak berjilbab. Walaupun dada ditutupi kaos manset, tapi tetap terekspos. Minimal, kalau harus pake kebaya dada terbuka, ada kain tile sambungan untuk digunakan menutupi dada, atau gunakan dalaman yang nggak ketat.
  3. Pakai model yang berlebihan / terlalu banyak aksen di sana-sini.
  4. Menjahitkan tile polos tanpa motif di dada & pundak. Jadi terlihat seksi =__=

The DO's:

  1. Memakai dalaman (manset / jahit kain) yang warnanya senada bustier.
  2. Apabila terpaksa menggunakan manset kaos, coba beli kaos senam / bodysuit yang mirip manset, tapi bahannya jauh lebih tebal, sehingga nggak berlipat-lipat seperti bahan spandeks. Tips ini saya gunakan di saat lamaran saya :p Agak mahal, tapi worthed karena nggak terlihat seperti kaos biasanya.. *dulu saya beli di Pasar Atum Surabaya, lantai dasar ada toko baju senam*
  3. Menjahitkan brokat / motif di daerah dada & pundak, sehingga bagian tersebut terlihat lebih sopan.
What do you think? Do you have any more tips? Or maybe you don't agree with some of my statements? Feel free to comment ^^