Clothing in ancient Greece was quite simple, often consisting of a simple rectangle of cloth set on the body and draped on one side, without seams and used in the same way by both men and women. Women also wore a garment called a peplo.
The use of various fabrics enriched over time such simple garments causing a real social distinction based on the more or less high value of such fabrics.
The men wore a long tunic considered the national dress, called Chitone, enriched with a narrow belt at the waist adopted from the 5th century onwards. The slaves stared at the dress on one shoulder, while the free men stared at it both, while children and soldiers did not wear the belt, which gave more ease in movement. The fabrics adopted were cotton, linen and wool.
Above the tunic, both men and women wore a cape called himation, it was carried casually resting on one shoulder or both, while the military used shorter cloaks called chlamides, often equipped with clasp.
Himation was also adopted by philosophers and generally worn on one shoulder.
Women's clothing, in ancient Greece, as we have seen, was similar, but aristocratic women wore an ankle-length tunic characterized by a side slit, all often enriched by a train.