We are used to seeing them all glammed up on the red carpet, but now, let's take a look just how Heart Evangelista-Escudero, Tootsy Echauz-Angara, Nancy Binay, Grace Poe-Llamanzares, and Loren Legarda, interpreted President Rodrigo Duterte's preferred State of the Nation address dress code:
1. A touch of tribal. In the past few years, Senator Loren Legarda consistently wore tribal prints that look equally formal and patriotic. Senator Sonny Angara's wife, Tootsy Angara, on the other hand, who wore a Cordillera-themed gown by Rajo Laurel for SoNA 2014. And now, here they are with their toned down take on tribal and Filipiniana.
2. The timeless white pieces. This color has become quite synonymous to Senator Grace Poe, who looks very elegant in her classy white dresses all the time.
3. The genius design details. From barely-there figure-flaunters to sophisticated sheaths, the past years have been great for designer or custom-made gowns at the SoNA. And ever since, Senator Chiz Escudero's wife, Heart Evangelista, has never disappointed us with her winning looks as she graced the event in modern and polished classics. More often than not in white not just during the SoNA (she picked an all-white business suit this year), Heart even has a hashtag for her posts of her white outfits on Instagram: LoveMariexWhites.
4. The unusual styles of Senator Nancy Binay. Just when we thought that she has been spared from getting bashed from the past year's outfits when she opted for a simple gown by Randy Ortiz for the 2015 SoNA, netizens still found her chosen ensemble amusing. This year, Sen. Binay got it right as she chose to wear a simple black Filipiniana dress by Randy Ortiz, with an interesting detail in the form of a knotted belt and some slit action.
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