An ex-Catholic was mentioning that when Mary appears to different people, she looks different (from the descriptions of the seers) than at other aparitions. This ex-Catholic was wondering why Mary would do that instead of always showing up as the same. I’ve heard that Mary has been known to show up in attire that is culturally familiar to the seer. This could be to make the seer more comfortable. It may also be an expression of Mary’s solidarity with the different cultures of the world–after all, she is the spiritual Mother of all cultures.
Does anyone have any other ideas or any specific information from Our Lady Herself (or any other Church figures) explaining this?