Tierra Roja Dress (Mexico)

Tierra Roja Dress (Mexico)


  • From The Oaxaca Collection.
  • Handmade in the Sierra Norte region of Oaxaca, Mexico.
  • Muted cherry red, handwoven cotton dress with loose fringe and handsewn seam finishes.
  • Hand-embroidered, geometric floral details on front side.
  • 100% cotton.
  • One size (S/M/L), loose fitting. Model (aka Jess) is 5’7”, size 2-4 in dresses. 

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The soft cotton of this dress lends itself to elegant draping for almost any body type. This dress is bold but not overdone. The restrained red base and simple, geometric shapes lend it a strong femininity. I think you’ll feel pretty confident and hot rocking this dress, without trying. I think it would look kick ass with some booties.

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.