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In general fashions from the Ancient Greek and Roman periods and before were simple as clothing expressed practical function over stylistic form Generally womens garments were loose and flowing never tight-fitting Tunics often covered the wearer with layers of draped fabric and were worn by both men and women The most basic garment for women of Ancient Greece was the Doric peplos commonly worn through the beginning of the sixth century BC Made from a rectangle of woven wool the Doric peplos measured about six feet in width and about eighteen inches more than the height of the wearer from shoulder to ankle The fabric was wrapped around the wearer with the excess material folded over the top and pinned on both shoulders The extra fabric was allowed to fall freely giving the impression of a short cape Pins used for fastening the shoulders of the peplos were originally open pins with decorated heads but they were later replaced by fibulae or brooches Fabrics were plain and for the most part undecorated This was the general rule in the Western world In particular during the archaic period clothing was generally white or off-white and commoners were forbidden to wear red in theaters or public places By the fifth century however clothing began to feature a wider range of colors Todays woman does not have a specific style of clothing that she is expected to wear nor are there only certain colors that she can wear in everyday clothing As for those that work in business there are dress-codes that require a professional attire to be worn to the office Women in corporate America are not expected to come into work wearing mini-skirts and no stockings There is a standard that businesses expect from their employees Most of our clothing designs are modeled after what is hot also known as a fad and they quickly change No style of clothing really stays in for
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