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These Local Celebrities Will Show You Modern Ways to Wear Terno

So chic!
These Local Celebrities Will Show You Modern Ways to Wear Terno
IMAGE Karlo Torio
So chic!

When one speaks of the terno, we immediately think of the Filipiniana costume we used to wear at school during Linggo ng Wika. But mind you, this locally made dress is more than that. In fact, it's a stylish option when attending gatherings and social events. Still need more convincing? We spotted these local celebrities wearing modern ternos at the first ever TernoCon. Time to take style notes, ladies!


1. Wear the terno in a trendy color, like millennial pink.

Ara Arida in Michael Leyva
PHOTO BY Karlo Torio

2. Make the piece easier to wear in the city by choosing lightweight materials.

Solenn Heussaff in Cary Santiago
PHOTO BY Karlo Torio

3. Be resourceful with your choice of fabric. Take cues from this terno made out of hundreds of neoprene loops.

Gabbi Garcia in Dinnes Obusan
PHOTO BY Karlo Torio

4. Opt for structured details for a statuesque look.

Megan Young in Niv de Leon
PHOTO BY Karlo Torio

5. Cutouts can make your terno more modern and a tad less conservative.

Lovi Poe in Albert Andrada
PHOTO BY Karlo Torio

6. Make the most of your terno by opting for a two-piece garment you can mix and match.

Juliana Gomez in JC Buendia
PHOTO BY Karlo Torio

7. Floral embroidery will never go out of style.

Lucy Torres-Gomez
PHOTO BY Karlo Torio

8. Go for deep jewel tones and shiny fabrics for that opulent vibe.

Kaye Tinga in Pepito Albert
PHOTO BY Karlo Torio

9. Mix fabrics and be creative where you place your cutouts.

Amina Aranaz-Alunan in Rajo Laurel
PHOTO BY Karlo Torio

10. For the gents, you can modernize your barong with lots of texture.

Jaggy Glarino in his own design
PHOTO BY Karlo Torio

11. Use indigenous fabrics for a colorful, modern terno.

Tracy Dizon in her own design
PHOTO BY Karlo Torio

12. Layer your terno with puff sleeves for maximum volume.

Andre Chang
PHOTO BY Karlo Torio

13. Go avant-garde and opt for exaggerated terno sleeves.

Daryl Chang in Jun Escario
PHOTO BY Karlo Torio

14. Add modern accessories like thick belts and hats.

Mich Dulce
PHOTO BY Karlo Torio

15. Ruched waist and bold prints will put your terno above the rest.

Margie Moran in Cary Santiago and Myrza Sison in vintage Ramon Valera 
PHOTO BY Karlo Torio

16. Knee-length cocktail terno? Why not!

Daphne Oseña-Paez
PHOTO BY Karlo Torio

17. Ternos can be worn with wide-leg trousers, too.

Mark Higgins and Milka Quin
PHOTO BY Karlo Torio

18. If you find your terno a little too short, simply layer it over a floor-length dress!

Tessa Prieto-Valdes in Dennis Lustico
PHOTO BY Karlo Torio

See more ideas on how to wear the terno below!

Kyle and Kerry Tinga in Lesley Mobo

Trickie Lopa in Carl Jan Cruz

Yael Buencamino in Milka Quin

Lulu Tan Gan in her own design

Kai Lim in a vintage Ramon Valera bib over a Joey Samson terno


Patty Betita, Sara Jane Paez, Desiree Verdadero-Abesamis, and Gem Padilla in Renee Salud

Kit Zobel in Ito Curata

Bea Ledesma in Joey Samson


Sharina Gutierrez in Rajo Laurel

Len Cabili in Inno Sotto and Rebecca Disini in Maureen Disini