Everyday Fashion: The San Antonino Dress

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The San Antonino dress, also known as the traditional Mexican dress, is characterized by the delicacy of its embroidery and the preservation of traditional forms and motifs. This particular style of Mexican dress has soared in popularity over the years; many admire the intricate hand embroidery and vibrant colors, but few know the history behind these stunning pieces. The one-of-a-kind garments are named after the town in which they originated in: San Antonino Castillo Velasco, located adjacent to Ocotlán and south of Oaxaca. The dress often takes days—sometimes weeks—to complete, each one a true work of art. Because of the nature of the process, no one dress will ever be exactly the same.

Our brilliant and ornate San Antonino dresses have long been a customer favorite here at El Interior. We recently received a new shipment of these beauties from Oaxaca, so we decided to head out on the town to showcase a few of our favorite Mexican dresses. We’d like to thank our lovely models, Ixi and Megan, for sharing their time and incorporating their own personal styles into these photos!

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Ixi wearing a cherry red San Antonino dress with multi-color embroidery. We love how she matched the garb with a pair of classic white Converse—a testament to just how versatile these Mexican dresses really are! Add your favorite hoops or statement earrings to complete the look.

 

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Ixi wearing a white San Antonino dress with multi-color embroidery. This would make the perfect cover-up for a day at the beach!

 

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Megan wearing a black and white San Antonino dress. This color combination looks amazing paired with neutral wedges!

 

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Ixi wearing a pink San Antonino dress with gold embroidery.

 

Megan wearing a white San Antonino blouse with multi-color embroidery.

 

Megan wearing a pink San Antonino blouse with purple embroidery.

 

Ixi wearing a pink San Antonino dress with gold embroidery and Megan wearing a purple San Antonino dress with gold embroidery. These would make marvelous bridesmaid dresses!

 

Ixi wearing a burnt orange San Antonino dress. You can shop our entire collection of burnt orange Mexican dresses and blouses (great options for game day!) here.

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