If you’re tired of long gowns and ball skirts, here’s an equally chic, albeit unconventional, alternative when it comes to dressing for formal parties: The pantsuit. At the 9th Star Magic Ball, four women dared to defy ball conventions by donning menswear—check out their mighty stunning looks:
Alex Gonzaga in Rajo Laurel, styled by Liz Uy of StyLized Studio. Alex balanced out the masculine feel of trousers by opting for off shoulder, billowy sleeves and a train for added drama.
Ellen Adarna in Joey Samson, styled by Liz Uy of Stylized Studio. Who knew menswear could look so hot? Ellen Adarna maximized the sexiness of her suit jacket’s deep V neckline with a neckpiece from Cura V and yes, no undershirt.
Sarah Meier in Rajo Laurel, styled by Rex Atienza of StyleList Inc. For formal events, always pick out a pantsuit or suit ensemble with special details, like this embellished number on Metro Magazine editor-in-chief Sarah Meier, for you to still stand out even if you’re not in a dainty frock.
Tippi Dos Santos in Mark Bumgarner, styled by Kat Cruz. Having your pantsuit done in a luxe fabric like silk or satin softens the harshness of the androgynous silhouette, hence still indulging your feminine side.
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Photographs Vyn Radovan. Collage and images Lorraine Herrera.