There is a great variety of Mexican dresses. And there are so many types of dresses because of the very rich cultural background throughout Mexico. There are the modern Mexican dresses with indigenous influence and the traditional dresses: embroidered, folkloric, typical, regional or pr-Hispanic dresses.
Contemporary and Modern Mexican Dresses
Mexican Fancy Dresses
These dresses are created by designers that are interested in promoting Mexican traditions and textile culture.
Mexican Wedding Dresses
There are also summers, spring, fall or winter wedding dresses, or short, corset or vintage wedding dresses.
Traditional Mexican Dresses
Mexican Embroidered Dresses
There are many regions where you can find original, authentic Mexican embroidered dresses; but the most famous are from the states of Puebla, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Yucatan
Folkloric and Typical Mexican Dresses
Jalisco Typical Dress
This dress is also called ranchera dress.
A similar variation called the ribbon dress for escaramuzas is used in Charrerias (Mexican style rodeos).
Soldadera or Adelita Folkloric Dress
The Adelita, soldadera or revolutionary dress is in reality a version of the Jalisco dress with a stamped fabric skirt in lieu of the plain color with ribbons. It was used by women that would come to the battlefield and traveled with the revolutionary armies to help to cook meals, provide care to the wounded, wash clothes, etc.
China Poblana Folkloric Dress
Tabasco Typical Dress
The Tabasco typical dress is becoming very popular thanks to its simple yet beautiful design. The skirt is typically a stamped flower pattern, but the gala version is on dark blue fabric. The nice hand embroidered ribbons make you look stunning.
Chiapas Typical Dress
Pre-Hispanic Mexican Dresses
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 back-strap looms, with forms of squares, rectangles and parallelograms.
Aztec dresses are probably the most unique style within Mexican clothing. With rich history, these pieces are sophisticated. They do offer symbols and ideas to designers which make modern extraordinary garments.