Choosing a debut gown (or suit, or jeans-and-shirt combo) isn't just about matching a theme, it's capturing a side of yourself you want the world to finally see. (Of course, the OOTD is just one part of it, the rest is still up to you!)
While it's normal to want something unique, the only way to pull off your dream look is to stay true to your personal style and aesthetic. Below, the interesting choices of 15 Pinay debutantes to inspire you to find a look that shows off not just your figure, but personality too:
Karla Estrada's daughter, Magui Ford, made sure she could still sing and dance comfortably in her dreamy frock.
Bianca Umali donned both a gown and a suit for her 18th birthday party.
Angelina's sweet yet sultry Mara Chua dress perfectly suitedÂherÂintimate affair at Blackbird.
Ylona's three debut looks comprised of a Patricia Santos gown, a feathery number from LightShineWhite, and a sequinned gray spaghetti-strapped mini dress.
Who could forget that IV of Spades performed at Juliana's disco-themed party at Bench Tower?
Kate Valdez looked stunning in bridal designer Jazel Sy's creation, and a blue gown from Apartment 8.
The Legaspi twins both wore Francis Libiran for their joint Oscars-themed party.
Donny Pangilinan's sister wore a two-piece ensemble to suit her tropical party.
ALL. THAT. JAZZ. Frankie looked gorgeous and a total megastar in her Mark Bumgarner gown.
Aside from her memorable 18 roses, Janina's dainty OOTD was one of the highlights of the night.
Kisses channeled her inner Marie Antoinette for her 18th birthday celebration.
Gabbi looked so elegant in her steel gray custom Mark Bumgarner ball gown.
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Ina Raymundo's daughter looked striking in her orange ensemble.
Claudia partied with her sisters in two gowns. One from Mark Bumgarner, and another from Patty Ang. No favorites here, they're both equalliy gorg!
A few years prior, Julia Barretto wore a red Michael Cinco gown for her party at Makati Shangri-la.
*This story originally appeared on Candymag.com. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.