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Between the 7th and 1st centuries before the Christian age, the garment that men and women used was the chiton, a rectangular piece of wool that was gather over the shoulders with a fibula which was a brooch.
The women used a long chiton that cover they ankels, men wore it short instead and only reached the knees.
The priest and some citizens wore a long chiton for important ceremonies.
Over the chiton, women wore the peplo, a cloth in a shawl shape that hung form the shoulder to the waist. As a shelter they use the clamide, a wool rectangular blanket with weigth at the extremes to avoid the wind lifted them; it was fitted by a buckle on the shoulder or chest.
Both men and women wore the himation, a piece of fabric one metro and a half and three metros long that only covered the shoulder.



1. Different kinds of footwear.
2. Feminine headdress.
3. Belt.
4. Bracelets and hoops.

The theatre in Greece had an enormous importance and actors used a special dressing as the plays were held in the open air and had to be heard and seen form the galleries where the public sat. The actors wore a different mask in tragedy or comedy and wore Buskins, a shoe with a high sole to built up their size.

Both men and women were keen on perfumes.

The hair was shot on men and worn a headband and women let their hair fall, sometimes curtly and some others pinned in a ringlet with bone or ivory hairpins.

When travelling, men used a wide wide brim felt hat that was hold with a strap below the chin, this hat was called petasos.

The embellishment (earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings) were of a great importance and of an incomparable beauty as all the art Greece legate us.



1. Greek comedy actor de comedies with clamide and chiton held by a double belt.
2. Himation.
3. Woman with chiton and peplo.
4. Typical hat on women.

Author: Vicen


Article from the website: Moda en la Historia