Throughout, human history each civilization and era had certain social features. If you had noticed that only human being is wearing. This feature made every age stand apart from each other and a very important one was the clothing that people wore. From the beginning of ancient times to the present day clothing has undergone many transformations.
There were quite a few outfits that were not only popular back then but which have also had an impact and influence on subsequent cultures and communities.
In most cases, new designs and styles come to market because of the discovery of new fabrics and materials, undoubtedly the trend that fashion dictates. Here are some of the most preferable and comfortable wore costumes among the people in each civilization.
Popular Clothing During Ancient Civilization
The Ancient Greek Clothing
Ancient Greece comprised lengths of rectangular linen or wool fabric. The Greeks prefer to wear light clothes as the climate was hot for most of the year. The length of clothing differed between men and women. Women’s clothing was to their ankles and while men wore their robes to knees.
Mostly they wear tunic (either a peplos or Chintan) and a cloak (himation). The chiton was a lighter tunic, often pleated made of line and wore by both genders. I make peplos of wool and wears them as an inner tunic by women. The upper part of peplos was folded down to the waist and formed the so-called Apoptygma.
The Ancient Rome Clothing
Ancient Rome people comprised a short-sleeved or sleeveless, knee-length tunic for men and longer sleeve tunic for women. On formal occasions, married women wore a woolen mantle, known as Palladium over a still a simple long-sleeve garment. Men wore a woolen toga draped over their tunic.
The Ancient Egyptian Clothing
The ancient Egyptian fashion comprises clothes adorned with a variety of colors and precious gems and jewels. Although Egyptians were famous for their wall painting and statues, though they were like to be known for clothing. The Egyptians used linen made from flax- (a plant grew along the Nile), to make most of their clothing light and cool material perfect for the tropical climate.
White color was the most common choice in clothes but they also used red, blue, and yellow. A men’s wear around skirt tied at the waist with a belt. Egyptian women’s wear full length straight dresses with one or two shoulder straps.
The Ancient India Clothing
India was the first one to grow cotton even at the stone age (5000 BC). Men’s wear dhoti, a cloth wrap around the waist and knotted at the back. Men also wear a turban on their heads. Woman’s water short skirt from waist to knees and choli tops. Clothing in India changed depending n different ethnicity, geography, climate, and cultural traditions of each region and people.
Historically, men’s & women’s clothing has evolved from simple garments like Kaupina, Langota, dhoti, lungi, Sari, Gamcha, Salwar Kameez, and Loincloth to cover the body.
The Ancient Persian Clothing
The Persian attire which took on historical significance during the middle of 6th century BC was based on Assyrians and Babylonian with some of their additional elements. Persian people wore Kandis a kind of wool or silk tunic imported from far East
The Ancient Arabic Clothing
The people of Yemen wore shirts or Kamis. Underneath they used a few loosely knit canvas breeches called Schirwal. Muhammed commanded them to wear the “Ihram”, every Muslim should dress on his pilgrimage to Mecca. To cover their heads, the Arabs used a turban called an Amama.
The Ancient Japanese Clothing
The amazing facts of Japanese civilization (In 283) is that two women traveled from Korea to Japan to teach silk fabric and brocades. In a 300-year Japanese dress was similar to Chinese later on Emperor Yuryaku ordered reforms in the dress.
I used the Kasane or lose tunic along with a shirt sack called “Akome”. The “Hqkama” was a loose shirt that came only a few centimeters from the knees and showed “Shita-Gutsu” or socks. The ladies are always worn Kimonk which is a loose gone with long sleeves and a waist belt on the back they wore a kind of now or cushion.
The Ancient Chinese Clothing
The Chinese wore a robe or a shirt for the upper garment, while the lower garment was commonly a pleated skirt. Ancient Chinese clothing was also influential to other traditional clothing such as Japanese. Chinese clothing had developed varied styles and exquisite textile techniques, particularly on silk.
The Indus Valley Civilization Clothing
The Indus valley people comprised loincloths for men. The wrap skirts and shoulder shoals for women, sandal made of cloth. They also use cotton and woolen fabric in clothes.
The Maya Civilization Clothing
The Maya wove beautiful fabrics using cotton, hemp, and other fabrics. Maya made clothes to drape, not to fit. Maya people loved to wear one lose garment on top of another. Women wore a loose blouse and long skirts that wrapped around them They add a colorful woven belt and also wear a hip wrap which was a long scarf wrapped around their hips and knotted to side or back.
Men wear loin clothes over which they wore a wrap-around kilt. Many men wore colorful cloth turbans on their heads.
No matter which civilization, every civilization has their own style and fashion to wear clothes. It is also used to symbolize the social status, someone’s family, and community by their clothing.