13 Enchanting Kebaya Ideas for Your Engagement Ceremony

by Karina Leviani [[ 1497405300000 | amDateFormat:'ll | HH:mm' ]] in Wedding Ideas  


  • Photography: via Inspirasi Kebaya
  • Photography: Duaritme
  • Photography: I Do Photoworks

Planning your engagement ceremony can be almost as exciting as preparing the big day itself. After all, it signifies the very first step of your wedding planning. Therefore, you should plan every single detail of this special day thoroughly, especially what you're going to wear! Below, we've collected some great ideas to spice up the usual kebaya to create an engagement look that is unique, beautiful and most importantly, speaks your personality.

Keep scrolling to see 13 engagement-day kebaya inspirations that will leave you mesmerized.

Photo: via Inspirasi Kebaya

Pastel colors
This combination never gets old. Soft pastel colors and the delicate traditional kebaya have been proven to be a match made in heaven.

Photo: Green Light Photography - Kebaya: Gatikebaya

For something more bold, choose a color that pops for your kebaya. You can opt for a bright yellow kebaya as pictured above or choose other vibrant colors like lime green or fuchsia. Make sure that the color doesn't clash with your makeup and decorations.

Photo and Kebaya: Verakebaya

The new neutral
There's no need to limit yourself to safe colors such as beige or off-white. Raisa wore a beautiful mauve-colored kebaya for her engagement to Hamish Daud—see how it beautiful it looks on her!

Photo: Duaritme - Kebaya: Dina Vahada

Gem tones
If you prefer something darker, try wearing gem colors such as sapphire blue, emerald, or ruby red. We love how this bride paired her navy kebaya with a simple bun adorned with a white orchid.

Photo: Lenza - Kebaya: Asky Febrianti

Intricate beadwork
There's nothing like beadwork to make your kebaya sparkle from afar and look extravagant when viewed up close. We love how the beadings on the left stretch from the neckline down to the hemline, accentuating the bride's figure. Paired with rose gold jewelry, we say this one is a winner.

Photo: Twin Photo & Video via The Bride Dept - Kebaya: Merras

Back details
Let's not forget the back details! Complementing the backless style, this bride added hanging tassels from her shoulders to add an interesting twist to her kebaya.

Photo: via The Bride Best Friend - Kebaya: BOH!?

More back detail inspiration
This kebaya from BOH?! also stole our attention. The plunging illusion backline and beadings managed to form a beautiful shape that catches the eye.

Photo: via The Bride Best Friend - Kebaya: BOH!?

For something more modern, look no further than the on-trend peplum kebaya. This piece by BOH?! really left us breathless. Fresh light mint green color, 3D flower embellishments, peplum style, and a Shanghai collar, this kebaya has it all.

Photo: via The Bride Best Friend

Here's another modern take on the classic lace kebaya. Combine an off-the-shoulder neckline with a modest length for an alluring yet still appropriate look.

Photo: via The Bride Dept - Kebaya: Rika Wirtjes

Loose fit
Who said a kebaya has to tightly hug your figure? This bride opted for a loose kebaya with intricate beadings on the shoulders and chest, which looks casual yet dreamy at the same time.

Photo: via The Bride Best Friend - Kebaya: Dina Vahada

To spice up and enhance your kebaya ensemble, try experimenting with accessories. We love how this bride paired her gold kebaya with a traditional songket sash that added another level of elegance to her look.

Photo: I Do Photoworks - Kebaya: Shemaure

Traditional attire
For her engagement day, Ayu Thari tied a lavender sash to her blue-green kebaya and paired it with a golden hair piece. Can you guess where she's from? Also read all about her Balinese wedding here!

Photo: WHY Moments - Kebaya: Renzi Lazuardi

Kebaya dress
If you want to wear a dress with the charm and elegance of a kebaya, take some cues from Tyas Mirasih. Her form-fitting dress had an intricate pattern cascading down the center of the dress, resembling a traditional lace kebaya.

Which kebaya is your favorite? Tell us in the comments section below and add your favorite photos to the inspiration board right away!


  • Dress & Attire:

    Asky Febrianti



    | Dina Vahada | gatikebaya | Shemaure | Renzi Lazuardi |

    Rika Wirtjes


    Merras Bride



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  • Photography: via The Bride Best Friend | via The Bride Dept | via Inspirasi Kebaya | I Do Photoworks | Green Light Photography
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  • Boutonnieres & Corsages: Twin Photo & Video

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