Graduating students are now too busy preparing for their big and much-awaited event. Most of them are attending the last formal get-together before going on separate ways – the graduation ball.

_DSC4936For ladies who are looking for their perfect gown and for men who are searching for suave outfit to compliment their partners, don’t go too far and forget the worry of insufficient budget. Drag your feet now to Tutuban Center’s Oh My Gown! section. It is a one-stop shopping mecca that carries latest local and international prom, bridal and party fashions. 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. 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. Boys can be patriotic and don the barongs, or go dapper in three-piece suits._DSC4507

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 those with fairer 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.

Fashion tips:

* Try the outfits sitting down, raising your arms and dancing a bit. 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.

Again, 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, Philippines.