Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Nyonya Kebaya 3

image compliments of Usha & Wei Ching

These are Nyonya kebaya's.

The style/cut is similar to the Malay kebaya, but the Nyonya's liked to use light cotton voiles and incorporated a lot of embroidery in the kebaya's.

During the 50's and 60's, it was the trend to wear a black corset under the Kebaya, so you can see the corset beneath the thin material of the kebaya.

Today, we wear the kebaya over a camisole or a bustier.

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