A group of young ladies wearing Patadyong, ready for the dance show. Such costume is usually worn in various native Filipino dances. The Patadyong symbolizes femininity, grace, ease and comfort to Filipino women since it’s been worn for centuries. The patadyong is not only a functional garment but also a cultural symbol that represents the Filipino people’s simplicity, resourcefulness, and adaptability. It has been worn in various ways throughout the country’s history, and it continues to be popular, especially in rural areas and during traditional celebrations and cultural events.