Top 4 style tips by modest wear designers on beating the heat while dressing for Raya

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Happy Malay family portrait in traditional clothing during Hari Raya. Malaysian family lifestyle at home.
Happy Malay family portrait in traditional clothing during Hari Raya. PHOTO: Getty Images

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. To save you precious time, Yahoo Shopping got three modest wear designers Safira Syukri (Zalia), Nurita Harith (NH by Nurita Harith) and Alia Alizar (Yadotsa), to share their top tips on styling for our nation's unforgiving heat, and 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, RM359

Zalia Embroidery Kebaya With Pareo Set. PHOTO: Zalora
Zalia Embroidery Kebaya With Pareo Set. PHOTO: Zalora

Zalia Embroidery 3 Piece Kebaya Set, RM359

Zalia Embroidery 3 Piece Kebaya Set. PHOTO: Zalora
Zalia Embroidery 3 Piece Kebaya Set. PHOTO: Zalora

Yadotsa Derya Kurung, RM585

Yadotsa Derya Kurung. PHOTO: Zalora
Yadotsa Derya Kurung. PHOTO: Zalora

Glam it up

Look out for details like lace, embroidery, pleats, flounces and bold prints to glam up your look.

TAS by Tom Abang Saufi Ziggy Kaftan With Tie, RM330.90 (was RM350)

TAS by Tom Abang Saufi Ziggy Kaftan With Tie. PHOTO: Zalora
TAS by Tom Abang Saufi Ziggy Kaftan With Tie. PHOTO: Zalora

Zalia Smocking Top and Lace Skirt Set, RM335

Zalia Smocking Top and Lace Skirt Set. PHOTO: Zalora
Zalia Smocking Top and Lace Skirt Set. PHOTO: Zalora

Zalia asymmetrical Flounce Kurung, RM279

Zalia asymmetrical Flounce Kurung. PHOTO: Zalora
Zalia asymmetrical Flounce Kurung. PHOTO: Zalora

Yadotsa Feriha Kurung, RM585

Yadotsa Feriha Kurung. PHOTO: Zalora
Yadotsa Feriha Kurung. PHOTO: Zalora

NH by Nurita Harith Viola Long Dress, RM860

NH by Nurita Harith Viola Long Dress. PHOTO: Zalora
NH by Nurita Harith Viola Long Dress. PHOTO: Zalora

NH by Nurita Harith Tasneem Kurung, RM780

NH by Nurita Harith Tasneem Kurung. PHOTO: Zalora
NH by Nurita Harith Tasneem Kurung. PHOTO: Zalora

TAS by Tom Abang Saufi Carol Kurung, RM330.90 (was RM350)

TAS by Tom Abang Saufi Carol Kurung. PHOTO: Zalora
TAS by Tom Abang Saufi Carol Kurung. PHOTO: Zalora

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Want more Raya attire options? Check out NH by Nurita Harith, Zalia, Lubna, TAS by Tom Abang Saufi, Maslea and PBR by Raeesa.

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