Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday that commemorates the liberation of Mexico by the French armies in 1862 at Puebla, located in the northern part of the nation. On this day, Mexicans dress up in colorful outfits, play music and dance, and eat traditional festive Mexican foods like corn salsa, guacamole, burritos and enchiladas. Since the Mexico flag colors are white, red, and green, efforts are made to duplicate the appearance of these colors in food and dress. Ladies wear the best dress in their wardrobe for this day of celebration. Even if you are not Mexican, or don’t know of anyone who is Mexican, you can still hold a party in observance of this popular Mexican holiday. Below are the top five dresses to wear if you plan on going to a Cinco de Mayo party this year:
This beautiful red dress with black lace trim and lace shawl is perfect for any Cinco de Mayo celebration held at a family or friend’s house. Floor length with short sleeves, this dress is sure to be the hit for this year’s celebration. This can be worn to a club celebration where people of all ethnicities come together. Sizes: small, medium, and large for only $39.93 at Costumes for Less.
When in doubt, go with the traditional Mexico colors: white, green, and red. This beautiful small sized dress with a full skirt is what many Mexican women wear on the Cinco de Mayo. Ruffled short sleeves and white lace at the hem of the skirt make this dress perfect to wear for the holiday. Perfect for a Cinco de Mayo celebration held by your Mexican friends. Be ready to twirl on the floor in this outfit! Available through ebay for $5.99.
Here is a red dress with a black belt laced in front. The neckline is shirred and the full skirt has shirred trim at the base. Top this dress off with a pair of black heels and be ready to feast on delicious Mexican food while your friends and family admire you in this knockout dress. In small, medium, large, and extra large for $59.95 from Costume Craze.
This pretty colorful embroidered dress is very Mexican in decoration. Made of cotton, this dress has short sleeves with flowers across the top and a large floral basket below the hips on the front.Light and airy, this is the dress to wear on a hot, late spring day. Wear this dress to a celebration held by your friends. The size is medium and available through Vintage Trends for $68.00.
Wear this pretty pink cotton dress with lots of embroidery for your Cinco de Mayo party. Full length with short sleeves, this can be worn to a party held by friends or family. Colorful embroidery adorns the top and front part of the dress. In size medium for $68.00 from Vintage Trends.