“It will be business attire but you have the option of wearing Filipiniana as long as, for the ladies, it will not be more than knee length,” finance spokesperson Paola Alvarez said days before the event.
That said, we scoured through social media to find who followed the dress code and who broke it (by a few inches, that is). See who we spotted below.
Heart didn’t waste any time changing into two outfits for the SONA. She was first spotted wearing a white Filipiniana-inspired dress by Ivar Aseron and paired with a clutch she designed. Later in the day, she changed into a chic pants and blazer ensemble from Massimo Dutti with an Hermés clutch.
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Jinkee’s lavender gown was made by Inno Sotto. Sadly, her gown isn’t exactly business attire-appropriate. But later in the day, she changed into a simpler Gucci dress which, at least, followed the code length-wise. Good save!
Batangas Sixth District Representative Vilma Santos was spotted wearing a cream blouse and skirt ensemble upon entering the House of Representatives. By the looks of it, the material is similar to that of a barong.
Congresswoman Eileen Buhain was seen wearing a two-piece custom Sofia Borromeo creation—a pique bell-sleeved top and brocade column skirt that went past her ankles as bit. She also accessorized with a chunky necklace and gold clutch.