In ancient Rome women athletes wore leather briefs and brassiere for maximum coverage but the ability to compete.
Clothes were mainly homemade, and often served many purposes such as bedding. The upper part of the peplos was folded down to the waist to form an apoptygma.
Linen is a light and cool fabric that worked well in the hot climate of Egypt.
The picture to the right shows the flax growing process. Peplos, Chitons The inner tunic was a peplos or chiton. It was a long and laborious process.
It was usually a heavier woollen garment, more distinctively Greek, with its shoulder clasps.