5 handmade Cinco de Mayo outfits

Montse Caloca

Posted on April 24 2019

5 handmade Cinco de Mayo outfits

Cinco de Mayo fiestas are coming up soon with margaritas, sombreros and fake mustaches for everyone. Cinco de Mayo is the day when most Americans wear a Mexican outfit, ask for a Corona beer and show off their Mexican side (existent or nonexistent it doesn't matter, what matters is the multicultural party!) And hey, if you are a party lover like me, you are probably already planning what to wear and where to go, so, if you are looking for some Cinco de Mayo outfits you are in the right place.

But, before you drink your margaritas and put on your Mexican dress, do you know what Cinco de Mayo actually is, or why Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in the United States? Well, it’s not Mexican Independence Day (I’m sure you already know that) but it is when the Mexican Army won their victory against the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. It is important to those in the States because it helped to stave off the French while the U.S. Union forces made advances. Today, Cinco de Mayo is much more popular in the United States than in Mexico. And while it’s nominally about honoring Mexican-American culture, let’s be honest – it’s Taco and Margarita Day as far as most people are concerned.

Now, after a little bit of culture let’s put our party hat on! What are you wearing? We suggest a Mexican outfit (a real, original and unique one), because yes, you can go and buy an Amazon costume but, hey! Let’s take it to another cultural, ethical, and conscious level.

I want to share with you 5 Cinco de Mayo outfits full of tradition, color, and handmade vibe. These Cinco de Mayo outfits include Cinco de Mayo dresses and Mexican tops handmade by indigenous communities in Tuxtepec Oaxaca, San Cristobal de las Casas and San Gabriel Chilac Puebla, Mexico

Each one of these Cinco de Mayo outfits is handmade by women in remote areas of Mexico. These indigenous communities have shared their versions and visions on textiles from generation to generation. Entire families learn different sewing techniques starting at a very young age. When you wear one of these Mexican outfits, you help to preserve their history, culture and to provide a better quality of life to their families

Here they are Cinco de Mayo outfits


1. Mexican dress

You can’t go wrong with a Mexican dress! Wear it with a belt and nice open shoes.
Cinco de Mayo outfit

Dress $39
Earrings  $15

2. Cinco de Mayo outfit

A long skirt, with a nice embroidered top.
Cinco de Mayo outfit

Long vintage skirt $25
Earrings $15
Campesina blouse $29

3. Mexican Top

cinco de mayo outfit
Pay special attention to details, match it with jewelry

Paloma Top $32 
Earrings $15 

4. Chic and modern style

A Cinco de Mayo outfit with a short skirt
Cinco de Mayo Outfit
Off the shoulder Black Top $32
Embroidered Shoes $120
Earrings $15 

5. Rock a Huipil 

Or show off a Mexican huipil from Tuxtepec Mexico, artisans take a month to hand embroider this piece of art. 

Huipil $70
Tassel earrings $15

Last but not least, an extra outfit that will be a winner for any fiesta!
The traditional Mexican dress is better known as Puebla dress or Channel dress
Cinco de Mayo Outfit
We hope you like these Cinco de Mayo outfits! Please share your Cinco de Mayo pictures with us to feature on our Instagram

And remember, Cinco de Mayo isn’t just about drinking margaritas. It’s also about tacos, burritos, and quesadillas.

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