Mexican Outfits

Mexican outfits are the different types of garments that are uniquely Mexican used in special events and celebrations.

Outfits go from the formal and traditional costumes for traditional celebrations to the most basic iconic picture of the Mexican country men. They differ in style, color and quality.

Celebration outfits are used in charrerias (rodeo kind of event), during patriotic and religious holidays in parades, dance performances, plays and competitions. They are part of Mexican folklore and traditions.

Mexican traditional outfits may also represent a specific social or ethnic group.

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  • For example there are outfits used by specific indigeneous groups in Mexico. In fact every indigeneous community has unique traditions with respect to clothing (Take a look at traditional Mexican clothing for more info on this).

  • There are also outfits used by a specific region such as the NorteƱos (which means from the North). Men and women from the North like to wear shirts with square patterns, a cowboy hat, and boots.

  • Another example is the typical mexican outfit with a sarape and a big Mexican hat which in real life is used by people in the country who spend the day working in the fields.

  • In the US, the Mexican and Mexican-American community also celebrates their origins wearing an outfit or a Mexican costume.

Types of Mexican Popular Outfits

Here are some of the most typical types of traditional garments used today in Mexico for festivities, events and celebrations, and also outfits that are recognized worldwide as Mexican symbols.

  • The Charro costume. A typical Mexican cowboy suit.

  • The Mariachi costume. The suit used by Mariachi bands derived from the Charro costume.

  • The China Poblana dress beautifully decorated.

  • Colorful sarapes which are well recognized as part of Mexican folklore.

  • The sombrero or Traditional Mexican hat, which is a trademark of traditional Mexican clothing.

  • The rebozo which is like a shawl and very elegant.


Mexican traditional outfits are pictures of Mexican culture. They reflect the background, history and traditions of the country. Today Mexican outfits are sought by enthusiastic worldwide.




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