Asean Summit: The wives steal the show with style

KUALA LUMPUR - ASEAN leaders looked dapper in their tailored suits, but their spouses were the ones making heads turn heads as they arrived for the 27th ASEAN Summit.

Six spouses were present for the opening ceremony of the summit at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre yesterday, resplendent in their native country's traditional attire.

The Prime Minister's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, appeared elegant in a light brown baju kurung and a matching selendang dotted with pink fabric roses, and a pearl chain as the statement accessory.

Two other spouses wore traditional Malay outfits for their appearance at the ceremony - Indonesia's Iriana Joko Widodo in a bright red kebaya paired with a batik sarong and shawl, and Brunei's Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha in a floral baju kurung and headscarf.

The Singapore prime minister's wife, Ho Ching, turned up in a light grey kebaya top with gold and silver thread designs, paired with loose black pants.

Lok Chumtaev Dr Bun Rany of Cambodia sported a classy lime green sampot (Cambodian dress) worn under an embellished lace blouse, while Naraporn Chan-o-cha of Thailand stayed classy in a sky blue Thai Amarin outfit.