‘Better than luxury gowns’: Pangasinan gowns-for-rent receive Twitter love

February 21, 2023 - 7:49 PM
Photos of rental gowns at the Urdaneta City Bagsakan Market in Pangasinan as shared by a Filipino illustrator named Nicci Estario on Twitter (niccidraws/Twitter)

The next Filipino pageant designer could be found in a province up north.

Stunning, colorful gowns in Pangasinan gained buzz on Twitter after a resident took photos of them and shared them with her followers.

On February 12, Twitter user Nicci Escario with the handle @niccidraws uploaded photos of the rental gowns she saw at a market in the province.

“Palengke rental gowns. No words,” Escario tweeted.

Her photos showed colorful, sparkly long gowns with intricate detailing and silhouettes that hug the figures of mannequins.

Escario, who’s also an illustrator, told Interaksyon that these gowns were displayed at the Bagsakan Market in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan.

She happened to be passing by the place when she saw the gowns.

Her tweet has since gained traction with 24,400 likes, 630 quote retweets, and 1,423 retweets.

Several Twitter users were awestruck by the outfits’ designs. They expressed their reactions in the quote retweets.

“Rental?! RENTAL?! They’re absolutely gorgeous. And you’re telling me you can just RENT one?” one Twitter user said.

“Palengke gowns. Underrated,” another Pinoy user tweeted.

“Parang ang saya bumili kahit walang paggagamitan. Ang ganda e,” another person commented.

Other Twitter users perceived these designs to be better than the outfits worn at international events.

“Better than luxury gowns I’d say,” one Filipino tweeted.

“Better than Miss Universe’ gowns,” another person said on Twitter.

Filipino designers, both new and established, have created looks and ensembles for award shows and international beauty contests for years.

Some of the designers who have dressed beauty queens before are the following:

  • Mak Tumang
  • Michael Cinco
  • Patrick Isorena
  • Michael Leyva
  • Furne Amato
  • Rian Fernandez
  • Louis Pangilinan
  • Oliver Tolentino

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