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All the "Simple" Looks at SONA 2016

We look forward to seeing understated elegance this year.
All the "Simple" Looks at SONA 2016 We look forward to seeing understated elegance this year.

Every year, on the fourth Monday of July, all eyes are glued on the boob tube (and recently on Instagram) to hear all about our President's plans for our country, and of course, to see what the fabulous attendees are wearing. This year’s SONA though, will take a slightly simpler route as a new dress code is enforced to keep the focus on what the event is truly about. Thing is, with or without a dress code, there’s no removing style when it comes to a fashion girl. From floor-sweeping ternos to power suits, scroll down to see the looks at the 2016 SONA, updated by the minute.

For the Senate Opening, Heart Evangelista wore a knee-length Ivarluski Aseron white lace terno styled with minimal jewels and her very own #LoveMarieClutchBag.

She then changed into an equally chic Massimo Dutti pantsuit she bought off the rack paired with her favorite nude Louboutins. This girl can do no wrong!

One of our best dressed mainstays, Tootsy Angara, wore a green embroidered terno by Rajo Laurel for the morning session. As always, she looked simple yet well put together. 

Gabrielle Lopez wore an embroidered Jusi barong blouse and a jade green bamboo linen skirt by Kim Gan. She then accessorized with an Ann Ong signature choker and a bamboo clutch. Loved how they used indigenous materials to create a contemporary  chic look!

Jinkee Pacquiao wore a simple lavender terno with petal pleats by Inno Sotto, while Senator Manny Pacquiao wore a barong by Francis Libiran for the Senate Opening.

Here’s a peek at Mrs. Pacquiao’s business attire for the SONA with her twin, Janet. 

Jinkee’s look for the SONA proper was a green Gucci midi dress with bell sleeves accentuated by a matching massive  bloom. She then finished off the look with her Manolo Blahnik steppers in the exact same hue. 


Vice President Leni Robredo and her daughters looking fresh and elegant in pastel. 

Senator Grace Poe dressed up her signature LWD with some floral embroidery. 

Gretchen Barretto looking regal in Inno Sotto

Representative Geraldine Roman wore a simple emerald terno for the Senate Opening before changing into a royal blue blazer to follow the dress code of the SONA proper. 

Senator Loren Legarda in an embroidered fuchsia tunic by designer Len Cabili.

Who knew neoprene and lace could be SONA-appropriate? Here's Senator Risa Hontiveros showing us it can be done in an Acebuche knee-length lace dress with purple neoprene wrap.

Rep. Vilma Santos rocking a jusi barong and skirt combo. 

Marga Nograles in a black draped Bobby Castillo knee-length terno. 

Senator Pia Cayetano also opted for dark hue via a laser-cut separates. 

Senator Nancy Binay chose to stick to elegant black this year. Here she is rocking a sheer number with a slit to match with Rikki Mathay.  

Congresswoman Arlene B. Arcillas in a blush number with gold accents by Randy Ortiz

Audrey Zubiri injected some Mindanaoan elements to her look via an embroidered pencil skirt. 

Designer Chris Diaz posted a sketch of the back satin crepe hour-glass dress with modified soft terno sleeves and back flounce panels he made for Ria Fariñas. Can’t wait to see this teal creation on the red carpet.

The sketch looks even better in person on the ravishing Ria Fariñas! 


Hon. Yedda Marie Romualdez in a blooming blush number by Cary Santiago


But before that, Cary Santiago’s new muse rocked a pleated pussy bow blouse with ovoid sleeves we’d love to get our hands on! 

Stacy Rodriguez had to change the length of this sheer marsala frock she created for Clara Aseniero for the new dress code. 

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