Typical clothing of Mexican women

Mexican women

Each country has its own customs and their traditions, something that undoubtedly makes each country and its people special and unique in the world. In addition, the traditions and way of thinking of people is also usually reflected in the way of dressing of that society.

Today, I want to talk to you about the typical clothes of Mexican women so you can see how they dress today and the customs that change their clothing.

Some brushstrokes on the typical clothes of Mexican women

Traditional clothing of the women of Mexico

There are countless typical clothes in Mexico, which have been transmitted for centuries and still stand out. Their dresses are still shown and dazzled by their tradition and that is why they captivate the national and foreign public by the design of their colors and textures, making these clothes, a mixture of colonial techniques and indigenous symbols that are directly related to the Mayan and Aztec culture. It is also worth mentioning that typical Mexican clothing is usually made on the basis of silk.

We have already spoken on a previous occasion about the costume of the mariachis or charros. With regard to women, the typical costume of the Jalisco area is a wide dress, of different colors. At the top, the long-sleeved blouse is adorned with colored ribbons.

Generally, the traditional dress of Mexican women, is similar to that of Jalisco, although with some variations, Depending on the region, the upper part is white, with ornaments and embroidery of various types, depending on the region, and the lower part is a wide skirt that reaches the feet.

Mexican dress for women

This is not seen in the typical costumes of the capital Mexico DF, which have a clear Aztec roots (remember that in the past this city was nothing less than Tenochtitlán, capital of the Aztec Empire).

In some regions like Colima, the capital of Jalisco; and Aguas Calientes, among others, combine some Aztec motifs with fashion brought from Spain. It is also worth noting that to each dress, they add something representative of the region. For example, in Colima, the costume is adorned with motifs of the Mexican patron saint, the Virgin of Guadalupe, which does not happen in the beautiful and harmonious Oaxaca, where the costume is a combination of the fashions of Europe with the traditional of the Aztecs.

Next I am going to tell you a little more about the typical clothes of Mexican women, do you want to know more?

The dress is a mix of indigenous and imported cultures

Mexican women with tourists

After the arrival of the Spanish, Christianity spread rapidly and today almost 90% of Mexicans are Catholic. But we must not forget that the indigenous and pre-Hispanic reflection of the Mayan civilization continues to be very prominent in Mexican culture. All of this led to the development of a pure multi-ethnic and multi-continental society in Mexico.

The traditional clothing of Mexico is a mixture of indigenous and imported cultures. Mexico is not a small country and having such a wide geography, clothing can vary depending on the climate of the place. So there is a great variety of clothing in the Mexican population that varies from region to region.

Many people still like to wear hand-woven garments, there is no distinction of the textile characteristics of different indigenous groups, but most of the fibers are from hand-spun cotton or locally grown silk. Butterflies and floral motifs are common and eye-catching in many regions.

Traditional clothing of Mexican women

Traditional clothing in the women of Mexico

If you want to take a look at traditional Mexican clothing for women, a lot is revealed in the handcrafted garments. There is also a confluence of European and native elements, with striking colors.


It is a sleeveless tunic. It is a garment that is used to identify the origin and thanks to this garment women can be distinguished and know about the community from which they come. The designs too they can transmit the marital status of the person wearing it.


It is used especially as a dress for a party or a special occasion. It consists of two rectangular pieces of woven fabric with a small poncho. They are made of cotton wool and They can be embroidered with animals, floral prints and graphic designs. Depending on the community of the woman, the quechquémitl can be made with different techniques.


Shawls are multifunctional garments and are usually made of cotton, wool or silk. Are used to cover the head or body as if it were a shawl. They wear distinctive designs with striped colors of different shades to know where they come from.


Women who do not wear huipiles can wear traditional blouses that are made from basic commercial materials. These garments reflect the traditional Mexican spirit and are embroidered with color patterns, they also have pearls and lace for their greatest beauty.. Other common t-shirts are constructed with cotton.

Traditional mexican dresses

Casual dresses

Modern mexican woman

Another staple in the Mexican woman's wardrobe is casual dress. Casual dresses dream of being roomy and embroidered with bright colors and vibrant designs. They are normally used for celebrations. The best thing is that this type of dresses can be worn by any woman regardless of how the body is, they fit very well.


The outskirts are skirts that are also known by other names such as: entanglement, chincuete, petticoat, posahuanco, petticoat and more. There are many styles of lack that the Mexican woman can choose, but whether she chooses one or the other will depend mainly on her origin and her personal tastes. Some women like to wear skirts at the ankle and others at the knees.

These are some forms of typical clothing that you can find in Mexican women. But it can also be said that more and more Mexican women, in addition to continuing with traditional or typical clothing from their region, like to dress modern to feel even more beautiful and attractive following a more modern fashion.

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  1.   alice castellanos said

    Thank you for showing beautiful photos of the people of our country, I am a painter and I want to make a collection that dignifies us

  2.   Andrew said

    Hello, I am Argentine and I am very sorry for that ordinary comment, we do not all think the same, do not give importance to the things they say, unfortunately our youth is lost
    I love their customs, my daughter has to act for the day of the Americas and she chose to dress as a Mexican, that's why I'm looking to see how I can make her costume.

  3.   Natalia said

    I am Argentine and I love Mexico although I never visit it at the moment I am preparing a number of typical dances of your country to do with the children in kindergarten I am a teacher, I love the super happy music, its colorful clothes and as you say totally rooted to its roots, something that we Argentines forget all the time and we only remember for a terrible soccer World Cup !!!!!!!!
    recently a relative went to Mexico they came back delighted with everything. Please do not classify all Argentines the same because I am Argentinian and I think totally different, I congratulate you for always giving relevance and importance from the heart to your roots.

  4.   GABRIEL said

    I am a dance teacher and I can help you. to get music and costumes in the design. as long as they run it as original as possible.
    on the other hand, unfortunately there are Mexicans who do not know Mexico. but what

  5.   Greece said

    Hahaha I was bored but reading this conversation amuses me haha ​​the Mexicans are better, period xD

  6.   jasminecitha said

    I love the accent that they carry in their voice when they speak, I also like their clothes because they are like all artezana and I like that the same …… ..still it lacks a little more information but the exhibition is still good and now although you do not Believe me I have to talk about Mexico I hope I do well and I get a seven hahahahaha well bye

  7.   Mariza said

    The objective of this page is for people from other countries to know the way of dressing of some states of Mexico and to know how indigenous people used to dress before and now. What a pity that there are people so ignorant that they do not know how to value Mexican culture. You have to be proud of being Mexican and have a beautiful culture such as the indigenous one.

  8.   angelica said

    This good father the fashion of the oldest time as fashion has been passing and the dresses are the best

  9.   Windows SAR said

    All those who speak ill of other countries will be punished with 36 hours of detention or a $ 3000 fine

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  11.   elda said

    I have been lucky enough to live in different countries and they are all beautiful for their customs, traditions, people, etc. But Mexico, Peru and Bolivia have a culture that is unique, we do not offend because we are and we speak differently or we dress, the beauty of our continent is the vast culture and traditions of each country, Fernanda I hope that one day you can travel through our continent and he will see what beautiful people we are, and he invites you to come to Mexico, Aguascalientes.