The Many Traditional Costumes of the Philippines!
The Philippine Costumes
Barong Tagalog for Men
Barong Tagalog, the official national costume of Filipino men,
originated from the northern part of the Philippines, and is originally
made of jusi or pineapple cloth called “pina” (woven from pineapple leaves).
It is worn over a Chinese collarless shirt called camisa de Chino.
It exhibits the loose, long lines of its Chinese sources, the airy
tropical appearance of Indo-Malay costume, the elongated effect of Hindu dressing,
and the ornamental restraint of European men’s clothing.
Today, barong tagalong can come from different materials and different colors.
It is usually used for formal occasion and meetings
The Mestiza Dress is a formal dress made of expensive lace and fabric adorned with embroideries.
It is the sophisticated version of the national costume, the baro’t saya (blouse and skirt).
Made more popular by former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos,
some even called it…
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