Ramadan is almost here and we’re already thinking of what to wear for Hari Raya – particularly for our kiddos!
It’s true what they say about mamas: they tend to put others’ needs ahead of theirs. And in this case it’s no less true, because although we’re still over a month away from the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations, we can bet you’re already thinking of the family outfit colour theme.
But first, kids’ clothes! The art of staying comfortable throughout a whole day of visiting relatives is a hard one to master, but made much easier when you’ve got a stylish outfit that’ll make the family swoon.
Check out our list of fave local and regional labels for kids’ Hari Raya fashion!
Started by a stylish grandmama who we’ve often seen dressing her too-sweet-for-words granddaughter, PickADillyBaby is a humble Instagram-based local label that stocks beautiful flouncy tops, dresses and sets that we wish came in our size! The sizes that they do come in? For bubbas (both girls and boys!) as little as 2 months to 6 years old, although we’ve also seen them customising sets for bigger kiddos! The colours and bold prints are absolutely irresistible, and go beyond just special occasions like Hari Raya. Wear them as separates with sweat pants or jeans and your little one’s good for the weekend.
PickADillyBaby, @pickadillybaby, DM to order
Maison Q knows just how to do kids formalwear – all comfort with just enough glam. Made for kiddos 1 to 7 years old, all the pieces can be worn as full looks or mixed and matched with existing pieces in your littlie’s wardrobe. Don’t forget to check out their absurdly cute collection for girls, mama!
Maison Q, www.maison-q.com
Known as the pioneer in mermaid sequin skirts in Singapore, In Love by TNS has branched out to way more than just glitzy bottoms. Their Raya 2017 collection comprises bright graphic prints and lace for mamas, while little ones can get glam in their light, textured kaftan jumpsuits and baju kurungs. We’re loving the matchy mama-daughter look!
In Love by TNS, @inlovebytns
Designed in collaboration with Malaysian actress Lisa Surihani, the LS by Jovian range was designed with her retro tastes and style in mind, thus the bold 60s prints and use of colour. And if you’re thinking, “Wait, I want that too!” all the kids’ designs also come in adult sizes!
LS by Jovian, www.jovian.com.my
If you’ve got a little girl who’s flower-obsessed, she’ll love every piece in Maqayla’s collection! A burst of florals in every shape and colour are available on skirts, scarves and baju kurungs for your modest mini-me.
Maqayla, 430 Upper Changi Road, East Village #01-107/108 Singapore 487048, www.maqayla.com
Simple, light and airy – just how kids’ clothes should be! Cloud 9 Studio really lives up to its name with these light pastel pieces for boys and girls. We’re also loving the wide leg pants and bell sleeve tops for budding fashionistas!
cloud9studio, 430 Upper Changi Rd #01-54 East Village Mall, Singapore 487048 (closed on Mondays), @cloud9studio
For your tiny tykes, comfort is definitely key! If you can’t find anything particularly Hari Raya-themed, go for the equally festive onesies and sets from Le Petit Society. Babies get a pass for being so cute anyway, we’re sure your older relatives won’t even bat an eyelid about you not dressing your little one in something ‘traditional’!
Le Petit Society, www.lepetitsociety.com
Lead image sourced via Maison Q