Got the Azules Dress (Mexico)

Got the Azules Dress (Mexico)

140.00

  • From The Oaxaca Collection.
  • Handmade in the Valles Centrales of Oaxaca, Mexico.
  • Made from all the colors on the inside of a rainbow: blue, indigo, violet.
  • 100% handwoven cotton with handsewn, purple seams.
  • One size (M/L), loose fitting. Model (aka Jess) is 5’7”, size 2-4 in dresses. 

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Blue is my favorite color, so I may be biased. But you could stare at this dress all day and feel calm and happy. There are so many shades of blue and purple, with hints of white interwoven throughout to give it a softness and approachability. The colors are stunning. This dress is a little larger and longer than most others in the collection, so expect this to fit more like a caftan. This dress could be worn year round.

More About This Style of Dress

Nearly every dress in this collection can be more accurately called a huipil (pronounce wee-peel). A huipil is a traditional garment worn by indigenous women in Mexico and other regions in Central America. Huipiles vary greatly in their intricate patterns and vibrant colors across regions and villages. Nearly each village has a unique style and pattern.

Traditional huipiles are handwoven using techniques passed down over many generations. These loose-fitting tunics are typically stitched together from three rectangular pieces of handwoven fabric, which is then heavily decorated. A single huipil can take up to six months to complete. The result is a one-of-a-kind work of wearable art that can be cherished and worn over a lifetime.