It’s almost Cinco de Mayo! And we all know what that means – lots of booze and Mexican-inspired dresses flooding the fiesta.
We’re pretty sure any flouncy, frilled and vibrant-colored dress will make a great Cinco de Mayo outfit. But since we’re celebrating a Mexican fiesta, why not go for something more symbolic and truly Mexican? Like Mexican embroidered dresses perhaps?
Mexican embroidery is a cultural tradition that is still alive to this day. There are lots of types of Mexican embroidery depending on the indigenous community that does it by hand, including the beautiful Otomi embroidery.
The tradition was originally intended to be a way out for struggling Otomi farmers in Sierra Madre Oriental, Hidalgo. Mexican Otomi embroidery usually features birds like the rooster and other animals, including flowers and leaves, like the ones below.
Equally-stunning embroidery can also be found in these Mexican kaftans by Pippa Holt. Using heavy-weight cotton-canvas, Mexican artisans skillfully illustrate geometric and floral figures on these clothing items by hand!
Wearing any of these gorgeous Mexican-embroidered dresses is a great way to get into the spirit of fiesta and show love for Mexico! But in case you want to raid your wardrobe for something festive and a-la Mexican, check out the colorful and festive dresses below for some inspiration.
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