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Fashionista NOW: Flowy Maxi Dresses For Hari Raya 2014 Fashion Inspiration

Want to break out in something very Malaysian-weather-appropriate and still remain fashionable during Raya festivities? Read on.

Hari Raya in Malaysia is a celebration that takes place after the month of fasting. During this joyous occasion, it is common to see the ladies sporting various traditional outfits such as baju kurung, baju kebaya, baju kurung Kedah, baju batik, salwar kameez and cheongsam dresses.

In reflection of Malaysia’s celebration of cultural diversity, traditional attires usually associated with one culture are openly embraced and worn by others. The young generations in particular, are ever ready to up the ante of fashion game adventurously mixing and matching the old and the new while appreciating elements from diverse cultures as long as the end result remains on trend.

And as more local fashion designers get under the spotlight for honing their craftsmanship to appease the nation’s growing interest in the apparel and clothing industry as showcased in the latest Hari Raya Fashion Collections for 2014, it is hopeful to note that our fashion industry is on a road paved towards a vibrant future.

So, anyway: If you’re looking for the right maxi dress style to wear after you’ve placed your traditional or semi-traditional getup aside, look below:

grey maxi dress- Fashion To Any

This very retro high neck dress is technically a midi with a full skirt but hey, the modest cut and effortless old-era feminine vibe are spellbinding. Just make sure that the fabric is friendly to the heat and humidity of the great Equatorial weather.

Because of the muteness of the grey color palette, you are allowed be adventurous and layer up with a statement outerwear like a printed kimono cardigan when in chilled settings. Instead of sneakers, opt for party-worthy pumps.

chiffon maxi dress in pink – Chicwish

Do you not ever step out of the house in an embellished garb of some sort?

Then, a maxi dress with delicate chest and cuff beaded embellishments will be your best party frock. The elastic waistline ensures that your feminine form does not get lost in all of that majestic flowy-ness and the best of all — it slims you down just nicely.

black maxi dress – Maxilook

Alright, so you are the kind of party goer who must be clad in some black outfit with a statement bling?

Rest assured, black dresses make the world go round and you’ll have plenty to choose from. The statements necklace breathes life to this black maxi dress that has not one but THREE interesting features – collars, chest pockets and a button-front skirt.

maxi dress – Gypsy Warrior

Got a plain cami style maxi dress that is thin and in need of a fun and innovative layering to boost its style pointers?

Pick something to add contrast like a lace top and wear it underneath the dress which will inevitably take you from drab to fab in a jiffy. The equatorial sun killing your eyeballs? Protect them in style with the 90s favorite round sunglasses.

For more ways to style flowy maxi dresses that can be made relevant into your Hari Raya party wardrobe, zoom below:

Alleluia

ombre cami maxi dress – Gap

Chevron Dress

navy chevron maxi dress – Dorothy Perkins

Coral dress

bandeau maxi dress in coral – True Decadence

Caged cut out wedge shoes

contrast floral print maxi dress – Topshop

So peeps, do you like any of the maxi dress ideas shared here? Would you consider wearing any of them for the upcoming Eid celebration? If so, which one?

If you don’t see any peplum waist style here and are about to explode, please don’t, because you can click right here to go completely bonkers over the peplums.

“While clothes may not make the woman, they certainly have a strong effect on her self-confidence — which, I believe, does make the woman.”Mary Kay Ash

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