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Traditional Costumes of the Philippines


Traditional Costumes of the Philippines

Barong Tagalog for Men



Traditional Costumes of the Philippines

Traditional Costumes of the Philippines

Traditional Costumes of the Philippines – Barong Tagalog, the official national outfit of Filipino men,started from the northern part of the Philippines, and is initially made of jusi or pineapple fabric called “pina” (woven from pineapple takes off).

It is worn over a Chinese collarless shirt called camisa de Chino. It displays the free, long lines of its Chinese sources, the breezy tropical appearance of Indo-Malay ensemble, the extended impact of Hindu dressing, furthermore, the elaborate limitation of European men's attire. Today, barong tagalong can originate from various materials and diverse hues. It is generally utilized for formal event and gatherings.

Kimona Dress

Traditional Costumes of the Philippines


This dress started from the Visayas, can be worn for everyday exercises as easygoing dress or for formal event.Its root was the baro't (shirt) saya (skirt), the national outfit for Filipino ladies amid the early years. An easygoing kimona dress is constantly worn with coordinating West Visayan wrap around called “patadyong” as a skirt.

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Maria Clara Dress




Maria Clara's dress was named after a mestiza courageous woman of one of the books of the Philippine National legend Dr. Jose Rizal. Its inception was the national outfit of Filipino ladies which is baro't (shirt) saya (skirt). The Maria Clara outfit highlights a story length framed skirt of silk or glossy silk also, it comprises of four separate pieces: the collarless waist-length, chime sleeved camisa; the air pocket molded, floor-length saya; the firm, neck-covering pañuelo; and the hip-embracing, knee length tapis, or overskirt.





The Mestiza Dress is a formal dress made of costly trim and fabric embellished with weavings. It is the modern rendition of the national ensemble, the baro't saya (pullover and skirt). Made more mainstream by previous Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos, a few even called it Imelda dress or terno. Mestiza dress is known for its class and butterfly sleeves. It is typically worn for formal event.





This clothing is utilized by the tribes as a part of Mountain Province of The Cordillera ranges, called Igorots. They have their own particular interesting ensemble that makes them particular from different tribes in the Philippines. This outfit mirrors their lifestyle, societies, identities, religious practices and ceremonies. Igorot outfit is exceptionally basic. The men wear long portions of handwoven loin fabric called “winds down”. The lady wear a sort of wrap-around skirt called “lufid”.


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