Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Fashion of the Day: Chlamida

Here's an example of a chlamida, a Greek piece of clothing. Chlamida is the original Greek name for these and I had a difficult time finding this on the web as everything I searched ended up being about the venereal disease that sounds like it. Oy! Is anyone today up to wearing one of these? No clothes underneath just the chlamida, as the last photo shows. I imagine only men wore these.


S.R.Orsulak said...

I imagine that the men that wore these were warriors, maybe I'm wrong but I'm just guessing.

PEPLUM cinema said...

Yeah, probably

Anonymous said...

Who is the man in the color photo? (Or, what film is this from?)

Anonymous said...

In Greek we also use the word chlamyda (ΧΛΑΜΥΔΑ) to mean Peplum movies !!
The word derives from the ancient Greek chlamys (ΧΛΑΜΥΣ), pl. chlamydes (ΧΛΑΜΥΔΕΣ).

Anonymous said...

A warmer option was to wear it over other clothing. See Greek Travelling Costume image at:

Also, check out this cool site to make your own: