What was the nature of clothing in the ancient Egyptian civilization?

The clothes of Egyptian queens were distinguished by their length, beauty, dignity, magnificence of fabrics, ingenuity of design, and sophistication in decoration.

Many people imagine that women in the Pharaonic civilization wore short clothes and were almost naked… what has been depicted in many pictures, through some movies or by some fashion models.. . is not really true?

Against that background, Director of the Museum of Antiquities – Bibliotheca Alexandrina Hussein Abdel Basir said that men in ancient Egypt often wore short clothes . It is often used to cover the private parts and lower body areas.

What was the nature of clothing in the ancient Egyptian civilization?
Some of the men’s and women’s costumes of ancient Egypt.

This is due to the nature of men’s work outside, which requires them to be comfortable and free to move , whether in the field, in battle or in other activities…

“The kings of ancient Egypt wore their distinctive military uniforms, bearing many royal symbols that confirmed and represented their high position in ancient Egyptian society as representatives of the gods. on the earth. Men’s breasts in ancient Egypt were often bare ,” said Abdel Basir.

“We found that women, especially upper-class and aristocratic women, often wore long, formal dresses, their shoulders not bare, with short or long sleeves.

The clothes of Egyptian queens were distinguished by their length, beauty, dignity, magnificence of fabrics, ingenuity of design, and sophistication in decoration. Their clothing is characterized by multiple layers of clothing.

In contrast, the costumes of maids and lower classes tend to be looser, transparent, and sometimes short in length.

The costumes of low-class maids and women are shown to be rather revealing, especially in banquets, parties, etc. performed in ancient Egyptian art for purposes related to the afterlife.

Women who go to work also wear simple but still formal clothes,” concludes Abdel Basir.

Abdel Basir also pointed out that ancient Egypt was a very conservative society, especially in portraying women, as women were of great importance in ancient Egyptian society.