It is astonishing to see how the different events in history have influenced and alter the way people have dressed throughout time.
The clothing used in the ancient world extremely reflects the technologies that these peoples mastered. Archaeology plays a remarkable role in documenting this aspect of ancient life, for fabric fibers, and leathers sometimes are well- maintained through time. In many cultures, the clothing worn was indicative of the social status attained by various members of their society.
The earliest form of humane clothing made from fabric would have been the simple wrap and drape technique, using the uncut material. As fabric does not persevere well, we must rely on early paintings and sculpture for information. From this, we learn that Ancient Egyptian men dressed in a scientist (loin cloth), while the Pharaohs also had a semi-transparent long fringed tunic called a Kalasiris. Women wore long tunics.
The ancient Greeks wore the Chiton, Chlamys (short cloak), Himation (large cloak), kredemnon, Examis and Peplos – all seamless clothes, some secured by pins/brooches, and some tied with cords.
The Etruscans, a fellow of Ancient Greece, lived in what is modern Italy. Their Tebenna and Trabea are thought to be an antecedent of the Roman Toga. As incompatible to the male Toga, Roman women wore the Pallium (a full cloak), or a draped tunic.
The Etruscans seem to have worn sewn garments, but the Romans eschew those, as they did the long trousers worn by some barbarian tribes they encountered while amplifying their empire.