5 Bottoms to Pair With a Filipiniana Blouse
Which bottoms pair well with a Filipiniana blouse?
- Ripped and Skinny Jeans
- Everyday Work Pants
- Denim Shorts
- Knee-length Denim Skirt
- Tulle Skirt
Mixing and matching has been and will always be a challenge for many women, especially if they are dealing with unique ensembles or pieces that are not usually worn on a daily basis. Regardless of whether you are attending a formal occasion or a simple gathering with friends or colleagues, pairing these bottoms with a Filipiniana blouse will give you near-unlimited outfit options.
Ripped and Skinny Jeans
Skinny and ripped jeans are one of the trendiest styles of denim ever created. They are considered a versatile part of any wardrobe. If you wish to dress down a formal or fancy top like a Haliah Filipiniana blouse, pair it with folded skinny jeans and finish the look with a pair of white sneakers. The shoes dictate the style you are going for. If you are attending a party, wearing a Ximen blouse with ripped jeans and a pair of nice black or nude heels should make you look party-ready and at the same time open to talk business. Otherwise, match it with black jeans and sport pumps with heels.
Everyday Work Pants
For the modern woman who dresses up to inspire herself and be a reminder to others that it is truly empowering to be a Filipina, pair a Filipiniana blouse with everyday work pants. Women are presented with more workwear options compared to men. The choices range from masculine joggers to sexy cigarette trousers. With that in mind, here is a list of the quirkiest yet most professional work pants you can pair with any Filipiniana blouse that you probably have in your closet.
- High waist belted pants
- Cropped wide-leg pants
- Flocked joggers
- Wrap trousers
- Flare leg suit pants
- Boot cut dress pants
- High-waisted cigarette trousers
Denim shorts are also called hot pants or short shorts. They usually come in mid-rise or high-waist. Common tops worn with denim shorts are cropped tops or blouses that can be easily tucked into the shorts. To flatter mid-rise and high-waist shirts, it is important to use tops that show the hemline of the bottoms. A laid-back Filipiniana blouse similar to the Consuelo Lady Barong can be matched with ripped denim shorts. The mixed and matched style can be worn for casual and semi-casual events. The Piña and cotton fiber that makes the Hinabue fabric of the barong makes it wearable during the day and night.
Knee-length Denim Skirt
If short denim skirts are not for you, go for knee-length denim skirts. Denim skirts, much like denim shorts, give off a rugged look. Make your outfit more classy and playful with a white Zaela Lady Barong. Blue and white are two colors that are pleasing to the eyes. To top off the look, go for open-toe shoes or sandals to make your legs look longer.
For the ballerinas at heart, pair your Filipiniana-inspired blouse with an everyday tulle skirt. Despite the dramatic effect tulles have, they are some of the easiest skirts to style. Take note, you can balance the look with a fitted top that can be tucked in. In addition to that, you can add your own twist of style to get the look you are going for. Whether you are going for a street-style look or formal wear, the tulle has proven itself time and again to be a very versatile piece of bottom. Here are some ways to wear a tulle skirt without looking like a ballerina.
Find a style that suits your figure
Like any skirt, tulles come in many shapes and sizes. If you have a tall and slender figure, go for a poufy voluminous type of skirt to flatter your shape. Go for a flattering length depending on your figure, height, and body size. The most appropriate length should be just below the knee or above the knee. Anything longer than that might be too difficult to pull off, especially if you are aiming for a laid back and casual look.
Cinch the skirt on the smallest curve of the waist
The right way to wear a skirt is to cinch it on the smallest curve of your waist. This way the tulle will flow naturally and should follow the form of your hips. In addition, cinching the skirt around the waist curve should provide you with a great silhouette.
Familiarize yourself with Filipiniana outfit ideas and incorporate your own unique style to showcase your personal taste. Make sure to apply the rules when wearing certain bottoms paired with a Filipiniana-inspired top to achieve the purpose of the entire outfit. Take note that denim shorts should be worn with a cropped top that ends just above the bottom’s hemline and tulles are best paired with fitted tops.
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