The Egyptian clothed figure exhibits two typical figures. The first is an extreme scantiness of simple, undraped garments that reveal the figure even when the garment covers the whole body. Egyptians concentrated on draping material across the body and center they folds on the front of the body. When they did this it would show the out line of the back.
Egyptian garments are always simple in their construction and cut. The major changes that the garments went through as time passed on and the Empire took control was that they were more ample in their material. This gave the them more cloth to drape gracefully across the body. The clothes of men and women were fundamentally alike.
Men wore little clothes, however clothing in the Egyptian period was influenced by two things: the first the position of the wearer and then the second its adaptation to the convince of the wearer. Men wore their hair In a Bob or thick and abundant in a long style. They wore headdresses and fillets that wrapped around their curly locks of hair. Women wore fillets and headdresses too. Their tunics were like the men's but belted higher and the clothing was short-waisted with the material confined to the breast and radiated from them.
Notable Crinoline Costume Elements
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