Filipiniana Theme: 5 Ideas You Can Wear This Holiday
It’s the holiday season once again! There is plenty to love about this time of the year, especially the stream of invitations to parties and dinners from friends and family. Make holiday dinner parties an excuse to dress and glam up and strut your holiday Filipiniana wear.
From casual setups to cocktails and formal dinners, here are some modern Filipiniana style tips you can share with your sisters and girlfriends to coordinate for a festive Filipiniana-themed holiday celebration.
Casual: Earl Blouse and Del Skirt
Dress comfortably and casually when attending a large family get-together or holiday reunion where all your friends and family will be present. Take note that while you can dress in a relaxed manner, you shouldn’t be too informal. This means skipping the formal aesthetic of tuxedos and also steering clear from mini skirts and flipflops.
You can dress down glamorously in a cocoon-made blouse with a V-shaped neckline and a high-low black shantung skirt. For an even more casual look, you can cover up with a cropped distressed denim jacket and a pair of white sneakers. This outfit combination will make you look put-together with less of the casual stuff you customarily wear to work and semi-formal events.
Casual-Dressy: Cali Dress and Aziela Blazer
A slightly dressier version of the casual look, the dressy casual attire calls for an outfit that could be worn to semi-formal events. The key to achieving casual-dressy is to coordinate colors and clothing texture.
A spaghetti-strap A-line high-waist dress made of hinabue material creates a casual-dressy tandem with a long-sleeveless vest-like blazer. The blazer will serve a lovely visual look as it works as an extension of the dress and at the same time provide you with a little coverup in the shoulder area.
Dressy casual attire can be worn to celebrations held at function halls or restaurants. It satisfies the criteria of dressing up while retaining the comfort factor. Top off the entire look with a clutch bag in either solid moss green or black lined with hints of gold and red. Finally, low-heeled sandals or mule amplifies the casual dressing.
Festive: Elvira Blouse and Dani Skirt
Of all the dress codes and styles, “ festive” dressing is the most open to interpretation. After all, holiday celebrations are purposely festive.
To decide which outfit to go for, learn about the location, the type of meals served, and the invitees. If it is a grand celebration, choose to wear a free-flowing shantung black skirt with a side slit and a long-sleeve round neck button down top made of a cocoon for breathability. This combination will make you ramp-ready and at the same time feel extremely comfortable thanks to the breezy fabrics of Shantung and cocoon.
Complete the look with slingback heels with thin straps and a small purse that combines the subtlest color of your outfit.
Business Formal: Mid Chemise
A corporate woman’s wardrobe is not complete without a single shift dress. A shift or sheath dress can go as short as a knee-length dress to ankle-length. It hangs straight down from the shoulders with clean and simple lines. It hangs almost loosely from the body with a subtly fitted cut in the waistline.
While shift dresses are loose and comfy, they are also formfitting. Have fun with your attire while keeping it work appropriate for the annual holiday Christmas party in the office. A hand-painted and plain Mid Chemise shift dress remains an impressive and glamorous option. What’s more? You can wear the dress at work and go straight to the Holiday party.
Achieve the look with pointed stilettos and high-heel pumps. Also, throw an organza shawl on top of the dress to prevent you from freezing throughout the night.
Cocktail: Flare Dress
Pull out your major sultry party look this holiday season with an organza Flare sheath dress while looking regal at the same time. The red Flare dress serves as a reminder of your deep Filipina roots.
Complete the look with statement pearl earrings, pointed stiletto black pumps or an open toe slingback and a clutch bag. Don a shawl or a blazer to cover your shoulders and arms if you are feeling cold.
Whether you are sharing a long meal at a family reunion with your relatives, drinking mulled wine with friends, or attending an office Christmas party, dress comfortably without compromising your chic and personal style.
For a change, match your staple items of clothing with a modern Filipiniana piece. Look regal yet party-ready and steal the limelight with clothing made from organza, hinabue and Shantung fabrics to promote locally-made products.
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