8 DonBelle Looks In 2023 That Prove Their Style Star Status

Serving looks anywhere, everywhere.

Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano have traipsed runways and the world arm-in-arm this year, always lovely, and always in style.

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You can’t buy me love, but you can buy that DonBelle are loveteam royalty—and they dress like it, too. Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano have been booked and busy this year, what with traveling the world and starring in their new hit series Can’t Buy Me Love. But one thing they never fail to do despite their hectic schedule is serve looks every time, be it in an airport or at a gala, that compliment each other. These two artists can bring the heat in jeans or tuxedos, ballgowns or edgy leather dresses.

It was hard to choose which outfits they wore this year that were the most slay, because you can bet all their outfits are always massive joint slays, but we rounded up eight of their grandest, coolest, most stunning looks so far. No matter how amazing the pair looks this year, we know it only gets better from here.


donbelle asap

Is it hot in here? The outfits DonBelle wore when they performed the Can’t Buy Me Love theme song You’ll Be Safe Here on ASAP Natin ‘To is absolutely stunning. Donny’s oxblood leather jacket perfectly paired with Belle’s two-piece, lace-up top and skirt with matching heels makes for an alluring, swoon-worthy matchy-matchy moment.


DonBelle ABS-CBN Ball 2023


When you Google “red carpet looks,” this DonBelle moment at the ABS-CBN Ball deserves to be in the top images. Belle’s glittering, sequined gold Michael Leyva gown was a gorgeous contrast to Donny’s sleek, all-black Louis Vuitton look.


donbelle costume captain barbell and darna


donbelle costume captain barbell and darna


Suddenly, I need to be saved. For Halloween this year, Donny and Belle channeled classic Filipino komik superheroes Captain Barbell and Darna. Their dedication to the roles as well as the perfect balance of modernity and timelessness in their homage to the Filipino heroes easily earned them top spots on people’s Best Halloween Costumes lists.


donbelle nylon manila june fanzine cover

DonBelle brought bright, bold colors and youthful energy into our lives on the NYLON Manila fanzine issue last June! Styled by Adrianne Concepcion and John Lozano, Donny and Belle served main character realness on the cover.


donbelle star magical christmas 2023


Holiday Barbie and Ken showed up and showed out at the Star Magical Christmas event as Belle and Donny turned up the Christmas glam and channeled the spirit of the holidays in their bright and merry ‘fits.


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At the airport headed off to Europe, the two opted for classic, elevated casual looks. Belle’s two-piece pinstriped pantsuit and messy updo is style inspo fodder. This was before Can’t Buy Me Love even aired, but she was already giving Caroline Tiu energy. It’s trendy and to-die for, just like Donny’s knitted half-zip that looks like it’s cozy, perfect for a long flight.


donbelle can't buy me love launch


At a Can’t Buy Me Love press conference, the couple served monochromatic elegance in white and off-white outfits. Belle donned a shimmery, sparkly white top with a silky, bejeweled miniskirt while Donny looked ever-dapper in a crisp linen suit.


donbelle star magical prom

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Donny and Belle made bold, daring moves at the Star Magical Prom earlier this year, and it paid off! They looked like a million bucks (Belle’s Francis Libiran gown alone cost almost that much!). That night’s Prom King and Queen chose black-and-white for a classy, tried-and-true look, along with sheer lace and tiered ostrich feathers. Talk about head-turners.

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9 Couples That Slayed The Red Carpet At The ABS-CBN Ball 2023

Joint slays.

From DonBelle to KathNiel, these couples brought unmatched elegance, glamour, and romance to the ABS-CBN Ball red carpet!

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The ABS-CBN Ball 2023 for the benefit of the ABS-CBN Foundation was a night of magic as it celebrated stories of gratitude and togetherness. The theme was “Forever Grateful,” in honor of the ball’s grand return after three years and the shutdown that changed the trajectory of the media giant’s service. It also paved the way for new movements in media such as collaborations and partnerships, as shown in the arrival of GMA executives on the red carpet and the pairing of BFFs Darren Espanto and Cassy Legaspi. In a show of gratefulness and community, the Ball signified new beginnings in more ways than one.

Among the roster of stars, executives, and industry leaders that walked the red carpet, these young stars proved the power and popularity of this new generation of professionals making names for themselves in the industry both as individuals and as pairs. Successful in their own right, each couple—whether partners, loveteams, friends, or all of the above—went above and beyond to embody the night’s splendor in a variety of styles and bedazzlements.


DonBelle ABS-CBN Ball 2023


Power Couple of the Night and People’s Choice: Stars of the Night awardees Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano were picture-perfect at the ABS-CBN Ball, totally embodying the glittering magic of the night. Donny wore an all-black embroidered Louis Vuitton suit while Belle was a vision in a gold sparkling gown by Michael Leyva.


Cassy & Darren ABS-CBN Ball 2023


Singer-songwriter Darren Espanto and actress Cassy Legaspi made wishes come true as they arrived together at the ABS-CBN Ball. The pair served classic black tie elegance in black and white Francis Libiran and Bvlgari jewelry.


KoDrea ABS-CBN Ball 2023


Former Pinoy Big Brother contestants Kobie Brown and Andrea “Andi” Abaya, affectionately called KoDrea, walked the carpet in a bespoke, bejeweled Ehrran Montoya suit and a silver Russel May gown, respectively.


FranSeth ABS-CBN Ball 2023


The young superstar couple of Francine Diaz and Seth Fedelin stunned on the red carpet as Francine paired a bedazzled gold gown by Val Taguba with long wavy hair and wispy bangs and Seth donned a suit with his now-signature sunglasses.


Vivoree & Brent ABS-CBN Ball 2023


Vivoree Esclito and Brent Manalo made bold choices with their contrasting outfits. Vivoree wore a custom sheer, sequined, and feathered Lauren Vito gown with LVNA by Drake Dustin jewelry, while Brent donned a structured white Joey Samson suit with Tiffany and Co. jewelry.


Loisa & Ronnie ABS-CBN Ball 2023


Actors and performers Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte, or LoiNie, served couple realness. Loisa wore a fitted gown with a corset-like top and hip cut-outs designed by Bonita Penaranda, while Ronnie paired a Dior tux with a velvet bowtie, cummerbund, and white Balenciaga sunglasses.


Alexa & KD ABS-CBN Ball 2023


Young stars KD Estrada and Alexa Ilacad mixed classic and modern as KD wore a Traje de Boda by Shirley Arambulo-Lustado suit while Alexa wore a fitted, chandelier-like lime green halter gown by Mak Tumang.


Maris & Rico ABS-CBN Ball 2023


The people’s spirit queen Maris Racal took glam to whole ‘nother level as her gold sequined gown was flanked by giant blue sleeves and and a matching blue overskirt. Her partner Rico Blanco looked sharp in a J.E. & Company tuxedo suit.


KathNiel ABS-CBN Ball 2023


The ever-iconic KathNiel graced the red carpet with pure elegance, as usual. Kathryn Bernardo wore a daring and modern bejeweled Mark Bumgarner gown with a trendy wavy bob with bangs while Daniel Padilla donned an elaborate black kimono over a classic suit with a vest.

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Can’t Buy Me Love’s Full Trailer Got Us Even More Excited For DonBelle’s First Teleserye

Love comes with a price tag.

DonBelle brings the drama and the romance to primetime with their upcoming teleserye Can’t Buy Me Love, airing on October 13! We already can’t wait for the show to air.

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Action, drama, and a whole lot of romance are in store for Bubblies and soon-to-be-Bubblies starting October 13! Can’t Buy Me Love, the upcoming teleserye starring Gen Z icons Belle Mariano and Donny Pangilinan, dropped its full trailer last Monday. The highly-anticipated primetime series looks to be an exciting romp filled with thrills and suspense, love and laughs, and of course, that classic DonBelle charm.

In the trailer, also seen in the series’ previous teaser, Caroline (Mariano) seems to be abducted by unknown men and left to drown, but Bingo (Pangilinan) saves her. She assumes he’s the one who kidnapped her, but eventually warms up to him, and so starts their unorthodox relationship. Quick scenes show Caroline and Bingo’s respective struggles with family and the treacherous road ahead involving deaths, dangers, and secrets—one that they’ll traverse together. It’s definitely something new from the couple—a love story tackling different cultures, crime, and an unusual first meeting between leads helmed by Mae Cruz Alviar, Cathy Garcia-Sampana, and Ian D. Loreños.


Belle Mariano’s Caroline Tiu is a wealthy daughter from a traditional Chinese family with a tumultuous relationship with her sister, and Donny Pangilinan’s Bingo Rivera is a young man working hard to provide for his family. The harm that befalls Caroline—her kidnapping and almost-drowning—we can assume is caused by her family’s wealth. Meanwhile, the trouble Bingo gets into, which is perhaps connected to Caroline’s problems, is caused by his own family’s lack of money to afford healthcare.

Caroline and Bingo meet at Caroline’s sister’s engagement party, where Bingo is working as a waiter. The stark contrast between Caroline’s high-society lifestyle and Bingo’s financial struggles paves the way for the series to explore the tensions between people of different class backgrounds and the lengths people go through to obtain money. It’s a fresh take on a tried-and-true trope that looks to rattle plenty of emotions from the audience.


The phenomenal Gen Z loveteam DonBelle has made many root for their romance both on and off-screen since they were first paired up in teen series He’s Into Her (2021-2022). Since then, they’ve worked on rom-coms Love is Colorblind (2021) and An Inconvenient Love (2022).

Can’t Buy Me Love is their first foray into primetime television, and is a new challenge for the pair. However, throughout their different projects, DonBelle has shown that they can act with heart and do comedy, drama, and romance like nobody’s business. And whatever screen they’re on, their chemistry straight-up leaps out of it, as shown in the 2-minute trailer, so it’ll be exciting to see what they do with Caroline and Bingo. And further solidifying DonBelle’s first teleserye as a TV moment, the show will premiere on Netflix on October 13, a full three days before it airs on TV.

Can’t Buy Me Love also features a star-studded cast that includes Ruffa Gutierrez, Maris Racal, Albie Casiño, Nova Villa, Agot Isidro, Enzo Pineda, Rowell Santiago, Vivoree Esclito, Darren Espanto, Celeste Legaspi, Kaila Estrada, Karina Bautista, and Joao Costancia. Just from the trailer, we learn that the storyline is set to have many twists and turns, the production is grand and immersive, and that DonBelle is embarking on a thrilling new chapter.

Can’t Buy Me Love will premiere on Netflix on October 13, iWantTFC on October 14, and Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, Jeepney TV, TFC, A2Z, and TV5 on October 16!

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