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ABS-CBN Ball 2018: Top 10 fashion, beauty trends

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ABS-CBN Ball 2018: Top 10 fashion, beauty trends
Nadine Lustre (left) and Kisses Delavin at the ABS-CBN Ball red carpet / Kat Leandicho

MANILA, Philippines — Of the over 600 invited guests, more than half came to the recently concluded first ABS-CBN Ball held at Makati Shangri-La Hotel.

Jericho Rosales and Erich Gonzales might have been named as Best Dressed Male and Female, but fans also noticed other fashion and beauty standouts in what can be considered as the biggest fashion event of the year among Kapamilya stars.

The following recurring themes were particularly popular among celebrities who walked on the red carpet.

1. Bangs

2. Dangerously-high slit

The double high-slit Fausto Puglisi dresses made famous by Jennifer Lopez and Kendall Jenner have found similiar versions at the ABS-CBN Ball. Let the battle for the best thighs begin!

Bela Padilla in Francis Libiran - Leandicho
Sylvia Sanchez in Frankie de Leon  - Cagadas Jr.
Nadine Lustre added a kinky touch in this Garimon Roferos creation. - Leandicho
Myrtle Sarrosa balanced sexiness with prom-like innocence in this Edwin Uy gown.  - Leandicho
Mica Javier's green Ijan Martin dress contrasts against her morena skin. - Cagadas Jr.
Maja Salvador's high-slit, glittery Ezra gown and feather boa were a nod to old Hollywood. - Leandicho
Kiana Valenciano  - Leandicho
Gretchen Ho in Joe San Antonio  - Leandicho
Cristine Reyes wearing Steph Tan - Leandicho
Ariella Arida in Hannah Kong - Cagadas Jr.

3. Green

These stars sure know how to blend well with the photo wall.


Vina Morales in Nat Manilag  - Leandicho
Lucy Torres-Gomez stands out in green at the center of her husband Richard and daughter Juliana.  - Leandicho
Judy Ann Santos in Oscar dela Renta  - Leandicho
JC de Vera in Paul Cabral - Leandicho
Donny Pangilinan (left) in Avel Bacudio - Leandicho
Antoinette Taus - Leandicho
Angelica Panganiban in Michael Leyva - Leandicho
Aljur Abrenica (right) with Kylie Padilla  - Leandicho

4. Garden-inspired

Summer is still months away, but the following stars brought the outdoors indoors.

Liza Soberano in Alexander McQueen  - Leandicho
Kisses Delavin's lilac Francis Libiran ball gown has been daintily embroidered with little flowers on the bustier.- Cagadas Jr.
Xian Lim's suit complement Kim Chiu's butterfly-filled Michael Cinco gown. One can almost hear Cinderella and her birds sing in the background. - Leandicho
Dr. Hayden Kho Jr. in Tom Ford and Dr. Vicki Belo in Monique Lhuillier. - Leandicho
Denise Laurel in Joe San Antonio - Leandicho

5. Gold

Besides green, gold is the color of the "yayamanin" or considered as a symbol for prosperity.

Don't know what color to wear in a red carpet event? Take cue from these celebrities who went for gold.

Coleen Garcia looks like a sexy Oscar award in a Patricia Santos couture. - Leandicho
Jessy Mendiola literally looks golden in a Patricia Santos creation. - Cagadas Jr.
Maris Racal's Mak Tumang golden gown takes an unexpected two-tone spin. - Leandicho
Maymay Entrata's Furne One gown is more on the nude side than gold, but the opulent textures and embroidery make her look like a high-couture treasure. - Leandicho
Melai Cantiveros in Alesi  - Leandicho
Pia Wurtzbach seemed like she won Miss Universe all over again in this sleek Martin Bautista creation. - Leandicho
Ritz Azul in Nat Manilag - Cagadas Jr.
Shaina Magdayao in Michael Leyva  - Leandicho

6. White

White has been a favored color in recent years not only in matrimony but also at the red carpet. Here come the brides and grooms.


Ylona Garcia looks like the cherry at the top of this layered, icing-looking Lightshine White creation.- Leandicho
Vivoree Esclito in Steph Tan - Leandicho
Sarah Geronimo channels just the right amount of sexiness and innocence in this Mark Bumgarner handiwork. She and Matteo Guidicelli, who also dons a Bumgarner piece, seem to be bound for the altar in their outfits.  - Leandicho
Pokwang illuminates in her white dress at the press room.  - Cagadas Jr.
Morisette Amon - Cagadas Jr.
Moira Dela Torre - Leandicho
Maxene Medina in Rhett Eala   - Cagadas Jr.
Maricar Reyes in Mark Bumgarner - Leandicho
Kylie Verzosa in Francis Libiran  - Leandicho
Bride-to-be Kylie Padilla seems to have given us a peek on what she would like on the big day. - Leandicho
Kathryn Bernardo's morena beauty stood out in this Jun Escario number. - Leandicho
One can almost say 'I do' to Jake Cuenca in this Bang Pineda piece.  - Cagadas Jr.
Erich Gonzales in Vania Romoff - Leandicho
Chienna Filomeno in Boom Sason - Leandicho
Catriona Gray in Mak Tumang  - Leandicho
Alice Dixson in Mia Urquico  - Cagadas Jr.
Alexa Ilacad in Mak Tumang   - Cagadas Jr.

7. Mid-length straight bob

These stars set-off the glam in their gowns with simple, precisely-cut or straightly-ironed, mid-length hair.

Sarah Geronimo - Leandicho
Ritz Azul - Leandicho
Nadine Lustre - Leandicho
Klarisse de Guzman  - Leandicho
Jane Oineza - Leandicho
Gretchen Ho  - Leandicho
Bea Alonzo  - Leandicho

8. Crazy highlights

For these stars, transformation was incomplete without dyeing their crown.

Pia Wurtzbach - Leandicho
KZ Tandingan - Leandicho
Jodi Sta. Maria - Leandicho
Arci Munoz gave her classic Michael Leyva black gown a twist with her cosplayer neon pink hair. - Leandicho
Albert Martinez  - Leandicho

9. Hair accessories

Vice Ganda seemed to be bound for the church-themed Met Gala last May.  - Leandicho
Sarah Lahbati did not want her hair to look plain, so she accentuated it with a hair clip. - Leandicho
A clip assures that Pokwang's hair stays on one side.  - Leandicho
Anne Curtis looks like a princess with her Prince Charming, more so because of her starry headdress. - Cagadas Jr.

10. '80s throwback

Yay or nay?

The color and the puffed sleeve in this Jaggy Glarino dress of Yeng Constantino, with matching eyeglasses, seem to nod to three decades back. - Leandicho
All that Sharlene San Pedro needs is a hood to look like a fairytale character. The sleeves are also very '80s. - Leandicho
Sarah Lahbati looks every bit a disco queen in this Liz Uy-styled Halpern Studio sequined dress. - Leandicho
Julia Barretto's glittery Mark Bumgarner also nods to the disco era. - Leandicho
This high-neck Francis Libiran creation paired with gold chain necklaces makes Diego Loyzaga ready to break it down like a rapper from the '80s. - Leandicho

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