When you're living in a tropical country like the Philippines where it’s hot all year long, on several occasions, being a hubadera becomes widely accepted. But whether you’re using the humid weather as an excuse or simply inclined to the skin-baring trend, a true fashion girl knows how to be sultry without looking tacky at the same time. If you fancy double thigh-high slits instead of one and dig a dress that shows your entire back with some side boob to match, check out these designers who can and will support your hubadera tendencies in style. It’s tricky, but trust us when we say these designers are built to make you look snazzy and classy.
Where else can you get a proper hubadera outfit other than from a certified hubadera? She understands which fabrics work for her sexy and edgy aesthetics because she wears them herself. If you’re ready to bring out your inner Bad Gal Riri via a barely-there, no reservations piece—side boob, back, legs, abs, all at the same time if you want—Boom can give it to you. The reason why It girls, such as her main muse Martine Cajucom, go to her, is because all her pieces are well-made and done tastefully. Her creations are built to stay in place as they should, therefore only showing what you intend to expose.
Atelier: 7B Amorsolo Street, San Lorenzo Village, Makati
Contact: +632 8965243
Are you a subtle hubadera who simply wants to flaunt a bit of side boob here and a thigh-high slit there? If so, Martin is the guy for you. He’s dressed everyone from Kathryn Bernardo, Julia Barretto, to Megan Young, Anne Curtis and more. If you’ve seen these celebs in a silk piece with a thigh-high slit and wrap detail in jewel tones, he’s probably the one who made it. His signature pieces are always a combination of a sexy slit and either a bare back or some cleavage. Something every girl can definitely wear.
Atelier: Unit 803 Princeville Condominium, Laurel St. Mandaluyong
From Jennylyn Mercado’s FHM sexiest cover, to our bombshell Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach, and even comeback celebrity Jolina Magdangal, these celebs turn to Jot Losa for their classy hubadera needs. Jot knows that there is elegance in restraint, which is why if you’re that girl who likes to tease but not quite ready to go all out, his pieces should be a perfect fit for you. Take your pick from sexy peek-a-boo dresses fit for a queen, billowy numbers that are the right mix of sweet and spicy, or wedding frocks that feel just as good as they look.
Atelier: 150 M. Marcos corner V. Cruz Street, Brgy. Maytunas, San Juan City
Attending an event last minute and in search for something sexy, tasteful, and ready to wear? Head over to her boutique in Greenbelt and see exactly why she dresses Manila’s most stylish. The designer started her business by making swimsuits so let’s just say she knows a thing or two about showing some skin. Whether you need a dressy bralet, a sophisticated maxi, or a body-hugging skirt that looks and feels expensive, her minimalist pieces will surely bring out the bad girl in you.
Boutique: 2nd level, Greenbelt 5, Makati
Contact: +632 7202613
Cheetah is actually known more for her prints, but just like any fairy godmother, all you need to do is ask and she will create. This net piece on Marie Lozano is the perfect example of her ability to make daring pieces. With frocks like this (the cage dress above can be styled in sooo many ways), you’ll stand out in a sea of kimonos, kaftans, and denim cutoffs. And get this, even if this dress looks like a pain to wear (with the restricting design and all), it's actually made from stretch fabric that takes the shape of your body, allowing you to move freely. So photogenic, isn't it? Just remember to remove it before tanning if you don't want square tan lines.
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