People of the World Dress (Mexico)

People of the World Dress (Mexico)


  • From The Oaxaca Collection.
  • Handmade in the Valles Centrales of Oaxaca, Mexico.
  • Cotton muslin with hand-embroidered people in all colors of the rainbow with handsewn, zig zag rainbow thread seams. Embroidered on both sides.
  • Traditional, purple sash ties around the waist.
  • One size (S/M/L), loose fitting. Model (aka Jess) is 5’7”, size 2-4 in dresses. 

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So darn cute. Pure joy. People of the world, unite! You’ll just be happy wearing this, and make other people happy too while you’re at it. Even my travel companion, a woman of refined sophistication who typically sticks to more earthy tones, couldn’t help but get a little people dress.

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.