Maria Clara is the heroine of love and beauty in Rizal’s novels. She shines as Crisostomo Ibarra’s muse and as an affluent Binondo debutant , also the illegitimate daughter of an evil Spanish friar Padre Damaso. The ultimate Dalagang Filipina, Maria Clara inspires all the generations of women with her child-like innocence and strength of character. The Terno effuses such radiance in bright magenta pink, dotted with embroidered roses and spun with rare Spanish lace. The tapis worn around her skirt is joined at the back with a big satin bow and two silk rosettes. The bodice is also adorned with the same Spanish lace and fastened with a row of pearls down her back. Again, the sculpted prim butterfly sleeves can be worn traditionally or without.