It was vitally important to a well to do lady of Rome that she didn’t look like she had been working out in the fields all day, so she would go to great lengths to look pale and delicate. A Roman lady would use chalk in her skin, to whiten it, and draw blue lines with mineral powder on her arms, to suggest a hint of the veins showing through from beneath the skin.
Ancient greek royal dress with elaborate designs and golden patterns www.tmth.edu.gr/... Clothing in ancient Greece primarily consisted of the chiton, peplos, himation, and chlamys. While no clothes have survived from this period, descriptions exist from contemporary accounts and artistic depiction. Clothes were mainly homemade, and often served many purposes (such as bedding).