History of Clothing

  • 1 CE

    History of Clothing

    History of Clothing
  • 200

    20,000 B.C.

    20,000 B.C.
    In Europe people make warm clothes such as trousers, coats and boots from animal skins using bone needles
  • 220

    10,000 B.C.

    10,000 B.C.
    During the glaciers, the man had to take refuge in the caverns, so he began to use new elements to make warm clothing that he was forced to wear, covering his entire body.
    With slivers of polished bone he created the needle to sew his garments and created the brooches made of bone.
    As a complement, hats, boots and leather shoes were used.
  • 280

    4,000 B.C.

    4,000 B.C.
    Popular wardrobe: shenti, cloth cinched at the waist with a leather belt. Fabric according to the social hierarchy.
    Nobility: on the shenti a transparent linen tunic called kalasyris. Ornamented in the outline with gold and rhinestones such as turquoise, coral, ebony and tortoiseshell.
    Feminine: long skirt with high waist fastened with two straps. Short coat covering the shoulders. The servants were naked.
    Footwear: for special occasions. Sandals of vegetal fibers, braided leather and papyrus.
  • 300

    2,000 B.C.

    2,000 B.C.
    They wore skins of sheep and goats.
    The man wears a skirt sectioned horizontally, held by an embroidered belt.
    The king uses the costumes in a long way, the priests under the knee and the men of the village let see the left leg up to the knee.
    The women wore an embroidered tunic with fringes widening on the ground, a shawl enhanced with metallic embroidery. The short sleeve at the height of the elbow and the neckline held by a pearl.
  • 360

    Persians (Century IV) B.C.

    Persians (Century IV) B.C.
    The typical garment was a tunic of wool, yarn or silk imported from the Far East, which fit the body and had wide sleeves. The king used purple color. They usually wore the tunic held with a belt. It appears the use of the underwear and the embroidery of application, technique that was introduced in Europe after the Crusades.
  • 476

    Middle Age

    Middle Age
    The woman wore a double tunic to her feet, a cloak with a brooch in the center, and a veil covering her head to show herself in public.
    The man, an inner shirt, over it a short tunic, covered the legs with the trousers up to the thigh and a cloak sometimes with hood.
    Fashion from the end of the XII to the XVI: gayadura. (combine different bright colors in the same garment)
  • Jan 1, 1400


    Luxury fabrics such as velvet, brocade, damask, lace and silk were used.
    The wool, linen and cotton were for daily clothing.
    The style "Acuchillado" was popularized, leaving visible the lining of the garment or a different fabric underneath.
    Rectangular shapes in the garb of the man and hourglass for the woman.
    Use of the handkerchief, the fan and the gorget. More details about The Renaissance
  • Romanticism

    In the 1850s, the first designer, known as the father of haute couture, Charles Frederick Worth, appears.
    The sewing machine was invented, the first fashion magazines were published and the first fashion shows were organized.
  • 20th Century

    20th Century
    Tailor suits and cut with masculine influence for women who join the working world.
    The dresses are long, covering the shoes, the feathers and the lace make furor in big hats with infinity of adornments.
    Fashion was only followed by the English and French upper classes.
  • 50s

    At the end of the war the clothing began to be of higher quality.
    The housewives were no longer messy, their main goal was to always be nice for her husband.
    Accessories of the time are hats, handkerchiefs (to keep the hair while walking in the convertibles), gloves, wide belts, large jewelry and wallets.
    Icon of the time: Marilyn Monroe.
  • 60s

    n the middle of the decade the mini skirts appeared, the trousers narrowed, the lapels and ties were dwarfed.
    The three most influential fashions were rockers, mods and hippies.
    The most colorful prints predominate.
  • 70s

    It was a very diverse time influenced mainly by rock and hippies.
    Flowered themes that mix with "retro fashion", highlighting the boots among women.
    Cotton was replaced by lycra.
  • 80s

    The most emblematic pieces of the decade were the loose and colorful shirts, frequently stamped and with big shoulder pads; also tight pants; faded jeans, vests, straight skirts and miniskirts.
    The disco fashion brought extravagant clothes full of sequins, exaggerated shoulders and leather.
  • 90s

    This era was based on variety and not on a specific trend. People tried to put on what made her feel more comfortable.
    Lycra, spandex and synthetic skins were popular.
    High waist jeans with Friends type shirt.
    Converse style shoes.
    At the end of the 90s, he started the hip hop style with baggy jeans at the hips and heavy black boots.
  • 21th Century

    21th Century
    It begins to speak of urban tribes and a series of brands and styles are associated to each of these "tribes". (punk, emo)
    The suit and the classic dresses are worn only on special occasions and to work in exclusive environments or for the client.
    The costumes and dresses of luxury brands are custom made again and paid for exclusivity
  • Present

    Nowadays the people dress up as they want