It’s the start of the week and we’re shifting our attention to grooms (ladies, make sure to send this link to them)! Of course, we’d love to help you look your best too when you say “I do”, so here are a few guidelines to keep in mind once you’ve decided to wear a Barong Tagalog on your wedding day.
There are plenty of fabric options for a Barong Tagalog, but the best option that’ll make you look like a million bucks on your wedding day is pure pina fabric. Top of the line amongst Philippine hand-woven fabrics, this choice will make you look dashing while you walk down the aisle.
Camisa de Chino is the inner wear that serves as the lining of your barong. You can buy this from the department store, but it will be best to have one tailor made for you so the length and size will fit perfectly. Always go for an untucked long-sleeved camisa de chino that is the nearest color to your barong.
Wearing a Barong Tagalog is not like wearing a regular polo. All buttons must be fastened for a dignified look.
The length of your Barong Tagalog should cover your behind. The middle point between your shoulders and the floor is a good length to work with.
Since the Barong Tagalog has loose fibers, wearing a boutonniere will easily damage it. Reserve it instead for your next coat and tie event.
When choosing the right fit, make sure that the fabric does not cling to your skin. The Barong Tagalog should be loose enough for you to slip on easily. This will make it bearable for you to wear even if the weather is warm.