When you land in Greece today you will see girls and women dressed almost similar to girls and women worldwide. The global fashion is very much present in Greece today. But how were things thousands of years ago? How did women of ancient Greece dress? Did the rich wear better and different types of clothes than the poor? Let us have some insight into this topic and know about the Clothing of Ancient Greek Women.
Clothing of Ancient Greek Women
Clothing of Ancient Greek Women that was loose and most of their Greek clothing was white in color. Women typically wore sleeveless tunics which were ankle length. The tunic was a rectangular fabric which would be tied using buttons or pins at the shoulder and would usually cover the entire body. There were armholes on both sides of the garment with the rest of the open portions pinned or sewed.
The type of tunic worn by women was called peplos and it was usually made by a heavier woolen material. The garment could be draped in different ways to show different styles. Most of the clothing was white while some wealthy Greek people could afford to get their fabrics dyed in bright colors.
In the winters and when the temperatures would reduce, the Greece women would wear a cloak over their tunics which was called a himation. The garment was similar to the tunic but was thicker and hence gave warmth.
Ancient Greece women’s Makeup
Ancient Greece women also wore some makeup like white led powder or chalk and Greek jewelry like earrings, necklace, and bracelets. They would also sometimes wear flat-brimmed hats.
Overall the clothing back then was very subtle and simple and in ancient Greece, there was not much of a difference in the everyday clothing of men and women or the rich and poor. There were differences but not many.