08 September 2009

60s theme

Right, as requested, after doing some research, here are some sketches on baju raya in the 60s 70s.

Before I begin, from what i have found, the 60s baju is very much similar to the fashion nowadays but the difference is in terms of the fitting and length.

First one is a baju kurung labuh.
Quote from mum: "labuh banar tuuu baju kurung nya". so yeah. Before you are wondering...the difference between 60s baju kurung and the baju kurung now. baju kurung in the 60s...
#1 the fitting is loose. think baju opah that end ABOVE your knee
#2 there is a pocket (similar to pocket cara melayu) under you left boobs (bust?). (this is important)
#3 skirts - fitted and end ABOVE the ankle.
#4 the fabric used are usually transparent, labuh, and karau (stiff). so think, plain organza (not chiffon). match it with a non glossy fabric of a similar colour as the inner dress as shown in the sketches below.
#5 MUST MUST MUST adorn your baju with gold brassy brooches yang oversized. avoid the sparkly ones yg bekilat2 (thats too modern)


And ofcourse to the fashionistas, below, is the kebaya pendek.
unlike the baju kurung above, the kebaya should be

#1 veryyy short. end slightly above your hip
#2 veryy tight fitting (as my mum said - think SALOMA) lol.
#3 kebaya pendek with fold at the front for the top. (very fitted) modern ones have no fold di dapan. but kebaya in the 60s HAS FOLD.
#4 fabrics : top should be french lace type with lining of same colour
: skirt should be kain batik (not sarong - thats for nyonya type). batik should be the abstract ones mcm batik from indonesia.
#5 skirt : it should have kipas at the front. it can be at the middle or at the front of your thigh. keep it tight.
#6 and again it is all about the right accessories. go for vintage brassy oversized brooches. in fact go for the kerongsang? sp? brooches (the set of 3 brooches). prettyy...



AND THE BEST OF ALL! for both of these baju,

SEXYY SHOOESSS!!!

shorten your sleeves so it ends two inches before your wrists AND
your kain should be above your ankle! be daring. show off your ankle. by doing this, you can show off your favourite sexiest strappy sandals without looking weird cos in those times, having a short skirt is very common. infact stylish. SO TAKE OUT YOUR SEXIEST HEELS ladiesss! *matching colour*. yummy.

that would be gorgeous.

hope that helps.

PS: in terms of fabric. it is not necessarily what i stated. it is up to you. you may even used thai silk. However, i just think thai silk is used too often and it is also too modern. Besides, since it IS a raya celebration, lace would give a more glamorous touch~

Rai

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