Chiton measures 100″ around. Suggested maximum bust measurement of 54″.
Linen blend colors: Black, Red, Gold, Green, Blue, Burgundy, Purple
Note: Please note, with the difficulty of accurately representing colors on a variety of monitors, the color names are meant as descriptions along with the swatches. Please use both when deciding on what color to order. Also, despite how the colors may appear on your monitor the same color names in Wool, Silk, Linen and Linen Blends are different and do not exactly coordinate.
The Chiton is a form of clothing from ancient Greece and Rome which was worn by both men and women. Women typically wore it at ankle length while men wore it at knee or ankle length. The Chiton is little more than an artfully arranged piece of cloth, pinned and tucked into position. There are numerous depictions of Chitons found on statues, pottery and vases. Many other early cultures such as the Teutons, Britons and Celts adopted some form this style and after the fall of Rome, they kept wearing it into the dark ages. This early style of clothes is made from uncomplicated basic shapes which rely on belts, brooches, clasp or pins to create shape and form around the body. The Chiton is a simple cylinder shape that can be worn in a number of ways including pinning it at both shoulders or just one shoulder, typically the left. It can also be worn with the top folded down forming a flap covering the upper body and pinning it at the shoulders. The Chiton can also be worn by adding a small row of brooches or buttons along one edge to form neck and arm holes. After pinning in place, the fabric will drape and gather under the arms at the sides leaving the arms bare. Belt not included. See our photo gallery for examples of all the ways you can wear a Chiton.
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Shown here are some of the many ways you can wear our Chiton