Although we think of Greece today as a relatively small country in the east of Europe, it was at one time the ‘it’ place of its day. It was a country of eminent thinkers and put Greece at the forefront of civilized thought and argument. Manners and costume also helped create a Greek culture that gave additional structure to one of the greatest civilisations the earth has seen.
Consequently Greece has influenced every other nation that has risen to power since. The ideas, philosophies and writings left behind by the Greeks and the resultant archaeological finds from old ruins have created a good source of Greek era material and especially of costume.
The Ionic and Doric styles formed the basis of the ancient Greek costumes