Traditional Hispanic clothing is brightly colored. It was almost always made of woven fabrics, sometimes with patterns woven right into it. Wealthy people were able to make their clothes from silks and satins, and some men wore capes on their shoulders and sashes like belts. Sometimes wealthy people even used gold and silver thread in their clothes.
Modern Hispanic clothing is like clothing worn all over the West. Men prefer trousers and shorts, while women may wear these as well as skirts and dresses. Hispanic clothing is still considered colorful and decorative. Ruffles, on skirts, sleeves, even socks, are a common in women’s clothing. Hispanics often “dress to impress” and like to wear clean, well made clothing.