I would say that there is a great variety of Mexican dresses. We found out that people in Mexico and the world refer to so many different styles with the same term. And there are so many types of dresses because of the very rich cultural background throughout Mexico and the European influence in the different regions during colonization.
Check out our collection of Emroidered Dresses. Hand-crafted in the Southern states of Mexico; mainly Puebla and Oaxaca.
There are designs with a practical use today. They have the typical Mexican color and style with a modern touch.
Mexican embroidered dresses
Usually colorful, simple and ethnically handcrafted. There are many regions where these are crafted but the most famous are from the states of Puebla, Oaxaca and Yucatan.
Mexican wedding dresses
Beautiful, simple and elegant designs for a town or beach wedding. There are also summers, spring, fall or winter wedding dresses, or short, corset or vintage wedding dresses.
Modern Mexican traditional dresses
Modern, stylish, simple, usually embroidered with luscious earth tones, and vibrant designs.
Mexican fancy dresses
Popular designs some with embroidery or Mexican symbols and styles.
If we refer to pre-Hispanic dresses the more recognizable ones would be those related to the main civilizations in México; Thankfully, these dresses are still made by indigeneous people today and they use the same techniques, forms and colors that were used before the Spanish colonization. For example, they still use backstrap looms, with forms of squares, rectangles and parallelograms.
Probably the most unique style withing Mexican clothing. With rich history, these pieces are sophisticated. They do offer symbols and ideas to designers which make modern extraordinary garments.
Very nice designs of big flowers make these pieces in fashion.
Traditional Mexican Dresses
Post Hispanic typical; those related to specific geographic areas or states of Mexico. Find some of the most beautiful designs from the states of Tabasco, Michoacan and Campeche.
Used at the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region mainly Oaxaca.
Used at the Yucatán Peninsula region mainly in Yucatán; very much influenced by the Mayan culture.
Northern states of Durango, Tamaulipas and Nuevo León.
Central México, including Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas and Querétaro.
Used at Mexican Gulf region, mainly in Veracruz.
Typical Mexican Dress
Within the traditional dresses, there are the Mexican folkloric dress designs recognized as part of Mexican culture.
The China Poblana dress is an Asian influece in the time where Spain conquered Mexico and Philippines.
"The dress style now known as China Poblana, a white blouse and colorful embroidered red and green shirt, has evolved to include the national symbols of Mexico - an eagle clutching a snake, and prickly pear cactus." (ASIAN INFLUENCE IN MEXICO STEMS FROM SEVENTEENTH CENTURY By Mark D. Lacy)
Soldadera or Adelita
Women soldier that "occasionally fought in battle, generally traveled with the revolutionary armies to forage for food, cook meals, nurse the wounded, wash clothes, and other services not provided by the military".(www.actlab.utexas.edu/~geneve/zapwomen/.../paper.html).
Adelita is the name of a song about a Soldadera who has become the most famous icon.
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