A Kebaya is a traditional blouse worn by women in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore, sometimes made from sheer material and usually worn with a sarong, batik, or other traditional knitted garment such as a songket with a colorful motif.In Malacca region, a different variety of kebaya is called “nyonya kebaya” wore by the Peranakan people. Nyonya kebaya dress consists of a kebaya completed with a sarong and beaded shoes (kasut manek). The nyonya kebaya gains its popularity that the dress is wore also by non-Asian people. Apart from traditional kebaya, fashion designers are looking into ways of modifying the design and making kebaya a more fashionable outfit. Casual designed kebaya can even be worn with jeans or skirts. For weddings or formal events, many designers are exploring other types of fine fabrics like laces to create a bridal kebaya. The kebaya silhoutte gives emphasis to a womanly figure and that is the beauty of this ethnic wear. Sarong kebaya, a version of kebaya has become a uniform for Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, and Garuda Indonesia flight attendants.
Artis Malaysia in Kebaya