May 13, 2017

A Guide to the Philippines’ National Costume

  • HOME
  • Tips & Guides
  • A Guide to the Philippines’ National Costume
  • The Philippines’ national clothing, despite the influence from different countries, is truly remarkable, undoubtedly unique, colourful, and ornate with bits and pieces from the natural resources found in the land itself.

    According to an article by the NationalClothing.org, the main factors that formed traditional clothing of the Philippines are climate, cultural traditions, foreign conquerors, and way of living.

    Here are the Philippines’ national costumes for men and women.

    FILIPINO MEN’S NATIONAL COSTUME


    Barong./IMAGE Pinterest.com

    Originated from the northern part of the Philippines, Barong Tagalog is the official national costume of Filipino men. It is worn over a Chinese collarless shirt called camisa de Chino. Its loose and long lines feature can be traced 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. The fabric used for this clothe is usually made of different natural resources from the Philippines such as piña fabric (hand-woven from pineapple leaves), jusi fabric (machine-woven from banana silk), and banana fabric (hand-woven from banana fiber).

    Barong Tagalog is usually worn in ceremonial events such as weddings, formal parties, and official business meetings.

    FILIPINO WOMEN’S NATIONAL COSTUME


    BARO. Bell-sleeved camisa/IMAGE Pinterest.com


    PANUELO. Neck covering attached to women’s top/IMAGE Pinterest.com


    SAYA./IMAGE Pinterest.com

    The official national costume of Filipina women is called Baro at Saya (Baro’t Saya), also known as Filipiniana. According to an article published by Philippine Folk Life Museum Foundation, the wearing of Baro’t Saya originated from the Spaniards and it was worn throughout the 400 years of the Spanish colonization.


    A classic Maria Clara dress./IMAGE Pinterest.com


    A modern Baro’t Saya/IMAGE Pinterest.com

    This ensemble has a lot of variations, the most popular one is the Maria Clara Dress, a dress inspired by a female character in the epic novel Noli Me Tangere by national hero Jose Rizal. It features a floor-length paneled skirt of silk or satin, and it consists of four separate pieces: the collarless waist-length, bell sleeved camisa; the bubble-shaped, floor-length saya; the stiff, neck-covering pañuelo; and the hip-hugging, knee length tapis or overskirt.

     
    A modern Mestiza Dress or ‘terno’/IMAGE Pinterest

    Another popular kind is the Mestiza Dress, a formal dress made of expensive lace and fabric adorned with embroideries. Popularized by the Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos, some even called it Imelda dress or terno (matching). Mestiza dress is known for its elegance and butterfly sleeves.

    These variations of the Baro’t Saya are usually worn in some traditional events in the Philippines such as Flores de Mayo, pageants, formal parties and celebrations, etc.

    Shops like Onésimus Suits & Barongs and KULTURA offer high-quality and Filipino-made baro’t saya and barong tagalog. You can find these shops in shopping malls nationwide like SM Supermalls, Rustan’s, and Ayala Malls. 

    Onesimus

    SM Makati, SM Aura, Landmark Makati

    Website: https://onesimus.com.ph/

    Kultura

    SM Makati, SM Aura, SM Megamall

    Website: www.kulturafilipino.com

     


    Images grabbed from pinterest.com, pinterest.com
    Source: nationalclothing.org, aboutphilippines, philippinefolklifemuseum.org

               
               
    Recent Comments

    [url=http://tadalafilx5.com/]buy cialis in mexico online[/url] [url=http://viagraccp.com/]viagra 150[/url] [url=http://tadalafilztab.com/]how much is 5mg cialis[/url] [url=http://viagrann.com/]buy real viagra from canada[/url] [url=http://albuterolmed.com/]buy albuterol online without prescription[/url] [url=http://viagraandcialisonline.com/]female viagra 2017[/url] [url=http://propeciatb.com/]generic propecia canadian pharmacy[/url] [url=http://metforminpills.com/]buy glucophage tablets[/url] [url=http://ancialis.com/]buy generic cialis india[/url] [url=http://viagravtab.com/]brand viagra no prescription[/url]

    Anonymous
    8 hrs ago

    [url=https://amoslending.com/]advance payday loan[/url]

    Anonymous
    yesterday

    [url=http://personalloansinstant.com/]payday express[/url] [url=http://loansset.com/]low income payday loans[/url]

    Anonymous
    2 days ago

    [url=https://valtrexnorx.com/]can you order valtrex online[/url]

    Anonymous
    2 days ago

    [url=https://smallloanseasy.com/]service loans[/url]

    Anonymous
    2 days ago

    [url=http://ispcash.com/]online loans no credit check[/url]

    Anonymous
    2 days ago

    cialis black [url=http://ucialisdas.com/ ]viagra vs cialis reviews[/url] cialis med dapoxetine

    Anonymous
    3 days ago

    [url=http://viagrann.com/]generic sildenafil[/url]

    Anonymous
    3 days ago

    [url=https://smallloanseasy.com/]unsecured loan[/url]

    Anonymous
    3 days ago

    [url=https://dualoans.com/]unsecured loans bad credit[/url] [url=https://ispcash.com/]payday loans for bad credit[/url]

    Anonymous
    3 days ago

    [url=http://altcashadvance.com/]personal loans for poor credit[/url]

    Anonymous
    3 days ago

    [url=http://pmviagra.com/]how to get over the counter viagra[/url]

    Anonymous
    4 days ago

    [url=https://dualoans.com/]title loans online[/url]

    Anonymous
    4 days ago

    [url=http://viagraar.com/]generic viagra 30[/url]

    Anonymous
    4 days ago

    [url=http://oppcialis.com/]how to get cialis prescription in canada[/url] [url=http://modafiniltabs.com/]modafinil pharmacy uk[/url] [url=http://duoviagra.com/]sildenafil tablets[/url] [url=http://prozacflxt.com/]fluoxetine cost in india[/url] [url=http://viagrautab.com/]generic viagra 200[/url]

    Anonymous
    4 days ago

    [url=https://advpaydayloans.com/]loans online instant approval[/url] [url=https://uvacash.com/]private lenders for personal loans[/url]

    Anonymous
    5 days ago

    [url=http://primecashone.com/]instant personal loans[/url]

    Anonymous
    5 days ago

    [url=http://cialice.com/]cialis 5mg cost[/url] [url=http://imegamed.com/]retin a 0.05 cream price in india[/url] [url=http://cialisytab.com/]how to buy real cialis online[/url] [url=http://propranololsale.com/]propranolol australia[/url] [url=http://furosemidepills.com/]furosemide 40[/url] [url=http://augmentinab.com/]augmentin 400 tablets[/url] [url=http://ethepharm.com/]finasteride prescription[/url] [url=http://cialisppo.com/]cost generic cialis[/url] [url=http://xppharmacy.com/]american online pharmacy[/url] [url=http://cialisoz.com/]cialis 5mg online pharmacy[/url]

    Anonymous
    5 days ago

    [url=https://vediloans.com/]internet payday loans[/url]

    Anonymous
    6 days ago

    [url=http://ivermectinactive.com/]ivermectin cream cost[/url]

    Anonymous
    7 days ago

    [url=http://amoslending.com/]payday loans los angeles[/url] [url=http://smallloanseasy.com/]payday loan assistance programs[/url]

    Anonymous
    7 days ago

    [url=http://faycash.com/]i need a loan[/url]

    Anonymous
    7 days ago

    [url=http://paydayad.com/]money loan online[/url]

    Anonymous
    a week ago

    [url=https://cialisytab.com/]cialis buy no prescription[/url]

    Anonymous
    a week ago

    [url=http://usupaydayloans.com/]no doc loans[/url]

    Anonymous
    a week ago

    [url=https://amoxicillinworx.com/]amoxicillin 1000 mg tablets[/url] [url=https://cialisxr.com/]where can i buy real cialis online[/url] [url=https://cialisfp.com/]how to order cialis from canada[/url] [url=https://xsviagra.com/]generic viagra australia paypal[/url] [url=https://ivermectindrugstore.com/]purchase stromectol online[/url] [url=https://ivermectinactive.com/]ivermectin canada[/url]

    Anonymous
    a week ago

    [url=http://uscploans.com/]loans with low interest rates[/url]

    Anonymous
    a week ago

    [url=https://cialisxs.com/]buy cialis over the counter uk[/url]

    Anonymous
    a week ago

    which is better cialis or levitra http://uslevitraanna.com/ shelf life of levitra

    Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    [url=https://paydayloansapp.com/]low interest loans[/url]

    Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    [url=https://ussaloans.com/]starter loan[/url]

    Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    generic viagra usa [url=https://gensitecil.com/ ]does viagra make you harder[/url] 200 mg viagra

    Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    [url=http://personalloansapr.com/]payday loan near me[/url]

    Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    [url=https://paydaymay.com/]one hour payday loans[/url]

    Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    cialis tablets tadalafil http://boxtadafil.com/ tadalafil 10mg price

    Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    Tell us how to take care and press the baro

    Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Useful information – though a little more on Male traditional dress would be appreciated…

    ★★★★
    4 years ago

    Informative.

    Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Informative.

    ★★★★★
    4 years ago
    What do you think about this article?
    ★★ ★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★★

    *

    You might also like...
    Museums and Art Galleries in the Philippines You Can Visit Virtually
    May 11, 2021
    LIST: 4 Holy Week Traditions in PH
    March 30, 2021
    Faith Over Fear: ‘Traslacion’ 2021 Canceled Amid the Pandemic
    January 06, 2021
    A Guide to Unique Gift Wrapping Ideas for the Holidays
    December 18, 2020
    5 Essential Vitamins You Should Look For in Health Supplements
    October 08, 2020