A full-length dress worn by women or elderly men; a shorter version (chitoniskos) may be worn by youths and workmen. It takes the form of a tube, fastened at the shoulders and upper arms, so that the edges form loose sleeves, and is usually belted. It may also be sleeveless.
Above left: Statue of a woman wearing a chiton, about 50 BC-50 AD. Barbier-Mueller Museum, Switzerland 202-117 © Barbier-Mueller Museum, Switzerland
Above right: Drawing from John Boardman, Archaic Sculpture Pg. 68. © John Boardman