Throughout the history of Malaysia, the styles of Malay traditional costume for men, the Baju Melayu has gradually evolved. This heritage wear is constantly reinvented with new twists while ensuring traditional elements remain.
Transformation did not happen on the fashion elements, but also in consumers’ behaviors. The pandemic has accelerated the shift towards digitalization and prompted changes in shopping behaviors from visiting physical retailers to shopping online. With that, we have seen concerns popping up in regards to poor-quality products sold online, buying the wrong sizes, or even having difficulty controlling spending.
So, as we shop online for our favourite Baju Melayu, Baju Kurung, Baju Kebaya or Tudung, how do we shop wisely? Here are our three tips:
1. Plan a Budget
Set a budget and do your research to avoid overspending. The best thing about online shopping is that it allows you to check and compare various shops, qualities, prices, and more.
You might have a go-to tailor for custom-made outfits. However, it is undoubtedly costly to always go for a tailor on speed dial for your outfits. While visiting bricks-and-mortar retailers have become challenging amidst Covid-19. Fret not, you don’t have to spend a ton to find unique patterns and cuttings online. Online shopping is not just convenient but provides a wide range of options for you to find the best collection that suits you. VELRIA provides a range of selection and we’re sure you can find the right fit.
2. Get the Right Fit and Right Fabric
Getting the right fit will rely on the cutting that you prefer. For the modern trendsetter, you may go for the slim fit cutting. While those who prefer a more traditional look can go for the classic Baju Melayu that features a loose fit.
The Baju Melayu collection by VELRIA combines both quality and modern elements. The collection is made in loose-fit cutting with cooling cotton fabric. The flexibility and comfort will certainly help you to stay cool all day long with ease to move around.
3. Don’t Forget the Accessories
Accessories are an important element that could help in elevating your overall look. Style up your outfit with a watch and a pair of well-polished shoes. You could also match your outfit with a plain or patterned songket and even a well-fitting songkok during special occasions such as festival celebrations and weddings.
When you’re ready after reading these few tips, head on to the wide array of VELRIA’s collections here