Having five performing artist children means expense, not that I’m complaining. With different performances, shows, recital, competition, and not to mention the event that are happening inside the school; I had to ready my budget when it comes to their outfit.
With my four daughters, you wouldn’t believe how many gowns and cocktail dress plus other types of outfit I have in their closet. There are different types of dresses that are too many to mention. And did I mention my son, the Barong Tagalog and his formal suit is an addition to my collection. Yes! Collection as in many.
My only consideration was, since I live in Manila before; I knew where I could find the best and yet affordable gown and cocktail dresses plus the Barong that you could think of.
My saviour, Tutuban Center’s Oh My Gown! Section, where you could find the unique cluster at the ever-expanding emporium.
What ever occasion you have whether it’s the upcoming Graduation or Recognition Day, they have it.
The one-stop shopping mecca carries the latest local and international prom, bridal and party fashions suitable for the fairy-tale princesses and Prince Charming around. Romantic clothes range from ball gowns and cocktail outfits for the girls and barong Tagalogs and snappy tuxedoes for the guys.
Dresses come in swirling swathes of tulle and lace, satin and chiffon, organza and silk. There are demure designs for the conservative, while the adventurous can choose the more daring ones. Boys can’t be left behind, of course. They can be patriotic and don the barongs, or go dapper in three-piece suits.
Girls who love the limelight can select the dresses with a sprinkling of crystals, while the modest damsels can opt for the delicately simple creations. No matter what they ultimately want, they can be dazzling on their last get-together as students.
The latest trends indicate a strong preference for solid colors. Tangerine tango is the color of the year, but this might not be flattering for the kayumanggi skin, so better try on as many hues as you want.
Embellishments, heavy patterns and busy details are out for this season. Keeping it simple won’t make you and your partner any less stunning.
Don’t hesitate to ask for assistance from any Oh My Gown! Sales attendants. They’d be too glad to help with their expertise. Try the outfits sitting down, raising your arms and dancing a bit. You’d be doing this on your Graduation Ball, Prom Night, Wedding Day and Evening Date, and these exercises would ensure that the outfit you’ve chosen will be comfortable on all levels.
Keep an open mind and try on a wide variety of gown and suit styles. Be ready with the accessories such as clutch bags, studs or pearl earrings and discreet necklaces. Footwear is also important. Comfort should be utmost as dancing will be one of the highlights of the night, whether the prom, the wedding or even a simple date.
You don’t have to worry that the outfits you love are beyond your budget. At Tutuban Center’s Oh My Gown! the choices are not only varied and stylishly modern and chic, but they are definitely affordable.
Tutuban Center is located along C. M. Recto Avenue in the historic district of Tutuban in Manila.
So what ever occasion you had in mind, just visit Tutuban Center’s Oh My Gown and you’ll never get wrong; design and budget included