The typical costumes of Mexico are the result of a mixture between the indigenous people (Aztec and Mayan cultures, among many other ancestral indigenous groups) and the Spanish. Each of the costumes is a faithful witness of Mexican folklore. Here we share a list of some of the most beautiful ones.
This is perhaps the costume with which Mexican folklore is recognized around the world, for its beauty and colorfulness. The typical jalisco costume of the women in Jalisco shows colors like Mexican pink, red, yellow and light blue; it is specially designed for when dancing. The shoes are always high heels and often white. The women's hair is braided and adorned with brightly colored ribbons.
The dress of the famous poblana tableware is considered typical jalisco costume of the women of Puebla. Although in reality it was only typical of some urban areas in the center and southeast of the country, before its disappearance in the second half of the nineteenth century. This costume is attributed to Catarina de San Juan, but it incorporates elements of the various cultures that were mixed in New Spain during three centuries of the Spanish Colony.
Of Spanish origin, this beautiful costume evolved over time and the dark and heavy fabrics of the Spanish costume were gradually replaced by light and fresh fabrics such as organdy, muslin and cotton. Thus, modifications and changes were gradually made according to the climate and life on the beach. When the War of Independence triumphed, and after the social and political change in the country, ferns and lace arranged in baroque profusion began to appear in the costumes.
The Quexquémitl, from the Nahuatl Quechquemitl , which means “tip of the neck”, is a characteristic garment of Chiapan dress. It is destined to cover the torso of the women. With some changes, this garment has survived until contemporary times, especially among the Nahua peoples of Puebla, San Luis Potosi and Hidalgo; the Otomi and Mazahua in the center of the country and the Huastecos. Among the Purepecha, it persists in the town of Angahuan.
The women's clothing is the same as that used in the 19th century: blouse and skirt. The white blouse, in soft and fresh fabric like the Dacron; the chest, with folds; the sleeves are wide and fluffy; the skirt of cashmere, wool, waterproof or polyester fabric, in dark or pastel colors.
Its cut has a base of twelve leaves with six hidden folds; it has six frets formed with a herringbone or a lattice ribbon and ends the decoration with large buttons lined with the same material as the frets. The typical jalisco costume is accompanied by white or black boots or shoes.