Mexican costumes are famous for being bright and gorgeous. There are many distinct designs of traditional Mexican costumes based on ceremonies, holidays and festivals. The fabrics used for these costumes are wool, silk, cotton, bark and more. The colors for the costumes normally are yellow, red, brown and green.
Let’s see the various kinds of men and women Mexican costume:
Mexican costumes for Men-
- Sombrero– A wide-brimmed hat, made mostly from straws. This is the most recognizable part of Mexican clothing across the globe.
- Sarape– A bright and vibrant colored cloth with fringe, usually used as blanket or coat.
- Guayabero– A shirt used for both formal and casual clothing. It is often heavy embroidered. It is perfect for the Mexican temperature.
- Charro suit– A costume was wornon Día de losMuertos; it is a superbly embroidered suit.
- Poncho– A warm outerwear admired all over the world. A simple piece of attire with a hole where the head goes in and no sleeves.
- Baja jackets– Hooded shirt popular among the youth which has large pockets on the belly and is very colorful with stripes.
Mexican costumes for Women-
- Huipil– Sleeveless tunics generally made from wool or cotton decorated with beads, patterns, lace, and embroidery.
- Quechquémitl– Festive poncho wore during ceremonies, festivals and holidays. These are handwoven and heavily embroidered, very colorful and eye catching.
- Rebozo– These are shawls made from cotton, silk or wool. Region and community are represented by the pattern and color on a Rebozo.
- Fustian – Wide and embroidered skirts in bright colors, made of cotton, lace, silk and wool. They are generally ankle length.
These are the broad categorisation of clothing for Mexican costumes. The common element in all the pieces of clothing is the bright colors and embroidery. Traditional Mexican costumes styles were inherited from various communities and were evolved over the years with the Spanish colonisation.