IVE‘s Wonyoung is the talk of the town once again!
The STARSHIP Entertainment girl group recently attended the 2022 Asia Artist Awards where they won “Song Of The Year.” As with all award shows, they posed for pictures on the red carpet prior to the event proper.
It was here where Filipino K-Pop fans noticed something familiar about Wonyoung’s dress.
One Twitter user commented, “The structure of Wonyoung’s outfit gives Filipiniana vibes.”
may pagka filipiniana vibes yung (structure ng) outfit ni wonyoung 🤍 https://t.co/clE0KICPN4
— A M E T H Y S T (@amethystxmw) December 13, 2022
The color, silhouette, fabric, and sleeves looked very similar to the traditional Philippine dress, a Filipiniana. Usually made of fabric from pineapples, it is characterized by puffy sleeves on the baro (plain blouse) which is worn with a saya (long skirt).
Modern iterations of the outfit have a similar shape but now come in various fabrics and colors.
Wonyoung’s red carpet dress was similar in this aspect.
Some Pinoy K-Pop fans joked that she could pass as the “next president” of the country with how elegant and professional she looked.
wonyoung looks like the next president of the philippines pic.twitter.com/2ZIkodT2fu
— marlie ❤️🔥 (@_gugumi) December 13, 2022
Another option was that she could be the next First Lady.
wonyoung looks like her husband is about to become the next president of the Philippines https://t.co/PdpyaX58QD
— 🤓 (@theemork) December 13, 2022
Along with the rest of her members, IVE slayed on the red carpet.
liz rei and wonyoung’s outfit reminds me of a filipiniana what a slay pic.twitter.com/OmfToecQL7
— rain (@okktoru) December 13, 2022
This isn’t the first time Wonyoung grabbed the attention of Pinoy fans. Her “After Like” blue top also reminded netizens of a Filipiniana with its off-shoulder sleeves and thick material.
wonyoung's outfit looks like Filipiniana https://t.co/LXKBXdng13
— ritz | After Like💘 (@iveeey04_) April 5, 2022
Yes Wonyoung in filipiniana dress https://t.co/BfZSgZxknm
— Wonjennie (@MattheScotte) April 6, 2022
In related news, her 2022 Asia Artist Awards outfit received mix reactions from fans due to the stark differences between the members. Read more about it below.