uwmspeccoll: Fashion Friday—Costumes of the W…


Fashion Friday—Costumes of the World

We continue our chronological march through fashion history as we take a look at ancient Roman fashions according to Costumes of the World. Plates 13-17 feature selections ranging from 700 – 30 B.C.  We were delighted that color trends begin to broaden from those that marked the Greek period, though to our rather untrained fashion eyes the cut and design of the Greek and Roman robes, tunics, and sandals seem remarkably similar.  

If you didn’t catch the first posts in this new fashion series, you may want to take a look at them in order to view a wider range of ancient fashion options. Or, browse through the Fashion Friday series for a look at (somewhat) more contemporary fashions.  

Katie, Special Collection Graduate Intern