The Maria Clara gown is a traditional gown worn by women in the Philippines. This Filipino dress takes its name from María Clara, the mestiza protagonist of the national epic Noli Me Tangere, penned in 1890 by Filipino national hero José Rizal. It has been connected to the Maria Clara character because of her traits: delicate, feminine, self-assured, and with a sense of identity. The Maria Clara outfit is the only Philippine national attire that is named after a literary figure.
hanbok | Tumblr (Korea) Suryashi Huang would wear something similar to this for her official court appearances. Hanbok are almost unbeatable for comfiness and ease of motion, and the wealth of color and gold on such a wonsam would rival anything Europe has to offer.