Fashion in Mexico |

Embroidery, hand painting, and flowers are just a few of the elements included in traditional Mexican dresses.

PHOENIX – In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, 12 News gives you unlimited access to some of the most beautiful and intricate traditional Mexican dresses.

From embroidery to hand-painted elements, each of these five dresses is aesthetically unique while respecting basic design elements.

Guadalajara de Noche

These dresses are typical of beauty queens and holidays. Some of the most beautiful designs are worn by singers and each requires hand-sewn sequins to be hand painted.

These dresses are worn at night or in dark environments as the shine of the design stands out.


The traditional Chiapas dress has its origins in the Mexican town of Chiapas de Corzo in the 20th century.

These dresses are made of embroidered flowers with an off shoulder design. Chiapas dresses have a wide range of designs depending on the region of the country in which they were made.

Charro costume

The charro costume has its origins among the Métis in the 16th century and is generally worn for parties. Over time, it has evolved to show very beautiful craftsmanship.

In the mid-19th century, the design was changed slightly but was aimed at preserving some original design details, including different uses of embroidery and gold or silver buttons.

This is considered to be the typical Mexican attire and aims to honor the culture of the country.


The Sinaloa dress is one of the most colorful in Mexico.

At first, costumes of these colors and patterns were reserved exclusively for women. It was only in the 1960s that men were able to participate in traditional dances that required this kind of dress.

Over time, the men’s design has been designed to complement the women’s design perfectly.

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