Fashion and the lifestyle of a person has a huge impact on a person’s life, it defines who the person is and gives important details about the background of a person weather he is working, if he is educated or not and also about his social status in the society. A well-dressed person is the image of self-confidence and success. He is confident about his abilities and he meets ever challenge in his life head on.
When we hear the word Malaysia, we think of all the exotic scenery and all the different kind of clothes that people are dressed up in. Malaysia is a very popular tourist spot. People come from all over the world to enjoy a few days in the luxuries that are offered by this small yet very beautiful country. Malaysia is a hub for a large number of cultures and religion. This is because of the rich ethnic history of Malaysia along with the fact that different kind of people with different religious belief which are colonizing this small country. Although a Muslim country by majority, people of Hindu and Buddhist belief also lives here. This diversity of culture can be seen everywhere, in the foods, in the languages and most of all the clothes. The most popular fashion street these days in Malaysia is the western trends. People find them comfortable and due to the globalization of the world they are available everywhere and a person cannot make a fashion disaster by wearing them because they are very trendy in whatever style they come in.
Muslims are seen more modestly dressed and they are usually seen wearing bajukarang or baju raya. Bajukarang is a traditional Malay dresses. They are very old in origin but because of their everlasting designs they are still very popular and very much in demand. Bajukarang has a very simple design and mainly consist on a blouse which is loose in fitting and usually is a little less then knee length. It is loosely fitted to ensure the modesty of the female Muslims. The blouse is usually collarless and the sleeves are full in length. The skirt is made up of one cloth which has folds on the side.
Some of the females prefer to wear a scarf in accordance to their religion. Because of wearing a hijab, these women do not wear earrings and necklaces and instead of that they use different fabrics which beautify their head scarves. Now a day jeweled pins are being used to accessorize hijabs. Baju raya is a fancier version of the bajukarang and can easily be worn at formal occasions. The purpose of this is to keep the formal dressing cultural as well as modest so that people will not have to turn to western gowns to attain the glamorous feel that they can achieve easily with these garments too with put them having to compromise their modesty. They are trendy stylish and comfortable to wear and are perfect for all events.