Here are Filipiniana tops (blouses, kimonas, barongs), shawls (alampays or pañuelos), or boleros (crop jackets with butterfly sleeves) that can be worn over any outfit for an instant Filipiniana look.
Please note: Our Filipiniana are authentically made in the Philippines and Filipino sizes are usually one size smaller than most Western sizes.Please order one size up than your usual western size.
What does Filipiniana mean?
“Filipiniana”is an umbrella term for any piece of clothing or combination of clothing worn traditionally by Filipino women or Filipinas. Alampay, Baro't Saya, Butterfly Sleeves, Tapis, Terno, and Traje de Mestiza are common terms of Filipiniana clothing.
In this collection, you will see women's tops you can mix and match with dresses, pants, or skirts you already have in your closet.
An“Alampay”is also known as the "pañuelo", this is a triangle-shaped shawl that has embroidered, lace-like, beaded, sequined, and/or cutworked details depending on the design. It is worn over the shoulder, usually over a kimona or other form-fitting garment.
“Butterfly sleeves”are the distinct flared and standing sleeves of Filipiniana tops, boleros, sets, or gowns. They are perfectly rounded with stiff lining and an ornate shell often decorated with embroidery, beading, sequins, cutwork, lace, or other designs. The sleeve height is usually 3” or longer.
"Kimona" is the Filipiniana top that usually has bell sleeves. The modern silhouette is more tapered compared to its more billowy traditional counterpart. It is often embroidered, painted, and/or beaded. Its cut can be loose or tailored, and it can come with with butterfly sleeves (see above) or bell sleeves (as pictured). Some modern kimonas made out of Organza come with an undershirt (as pictured), while others have a Polyester lining.