Greek Civilization ~ 5,000-3,000 BC

How Fashion Defines Men and Women Through the Ages

For the common people, agricultural work was the overwhelming reality of their lives. Greek Life Even the rich, who did not labor in the fields themselves, tended to oversee directly the farming of at least some of their property. This mainly outdoor life: farming, hunting, horseback riding would determine the main form of men’s fashion.
For Women, clothes were normally made at home from locally available wool or flax (used to make linen). The two most commonly worn garments were the chiton (tunic) and the himation (cloak). Cut into a simple rectangle measuring half again the height of the person wearing it, it was folded over, wrapped around the body, and pinned at the shoulders and side. It was sleeveless, with large arm openings. The way to tell a woman of means were the versions she wore that were decorated with elaborate woven figures or designs. They were also made of linen that fell into more elaborate vertical folds than its heavier wool counterpart.

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