The materials and styles of clothing worn during the Stone Age varied according to the part of the world. In general, the hunters and gatherers of this period wore fur and leather garments. The innovation of weaving in the late Stone Age introduced complex linens.Continue Reading
Based on artifacts found in areas such as Germany and Denmark, the people of the Stone Age, the vast historical period that lasted until up to 3 million years, ending somewhere between 6000 to 2000 B.C.E., seem to have relied on products gathered from hunted animals in order to stay warm. The wearing of furs and even leathers was probably the most reliable method of clothing.
Because most finds concerning the Stone Age are inconclusive, it is difficult to say precisely how people wore these materials and what fashions may have existed. According to depictions of ancient peoples made through wall paintings, we can assume that Stone Age women generally wore skirts, while men wore loose trousers with a loin cloth. In the European Upper Paleolithic period, however, it seems that certain communities began to experiment with the flax seed, leading to the creation of woven linen clothing. Evidence of weaving dating back as far as 27,000 years ago has been found in the Czech Republic.Learn more about Historical Dress
The Olmecs are believed to have worn little or no clothing. This assumption is based on artifacts, particularly sculptures, that have been unearthed at Olmec city sites and credited to the ancient civilization. It is believed that if the Olmecs did wear clothing, it was simple in design, such as a loin cloth or skirt.Full Answer >
According to one research study, Stone Age (Paleolithic and Neolithic) people dressed in clothes made from sheep and cattle hair. A man frozen in ice and discovered by scientists in 1991, dubbed "Oetzi," wore a coat, leggings and moccasin shoes.Full Answer >
During the 1960s, women's fashions ranged from miniskirts to hot pants and included a wide variety of styles and fabrics. The decade was known for its "anything goes" atmosphere, which encompassed fashion among other aspects of culture.Full Answer >
Attire in the 1960s was more formal than the styles that were popular in 2014, but attire became more casual in the 1970s. Women in the 1960s wore formal hats, and even while at home cooking or cleaning, they wore skirts and blouses. Businessmen wore suits and ties for everyday wear. During the 1970s, hats for both men and women became less popular, and women began wearing pants more often.Full Answer >