Egyptian clothing did not change much throughout ancient times. Clothes were made of pleated linen. Linen was woven from fibers of the flax plant and was light and easy to wash.
Clothing was draped, pleated and wrapped around the body. Men wore loin cloths when doing hard work while women wore short skirts. The wealthy men also wore pleated kilts (short skirt) and the older men wore a longer skirt. They also wore shirts like our T-shirts.
Women also wore long linen skirts. They also wore shawls and sheer ankle dresses. Women wore jewelry, perfume and makeup, especially eye paints.
Children usually did not wear any clothes during the summer months. In the winter months, they wore wraps and cloaks. Young girls would usually keep their hair in pigtails while boys had shaved heads, except for one braided lock worn to one side.
Most people wore their hair short. Wigs were worn by both men and women for decoration and protection from the sun. Most people also went barefoot, but wore sandals on special occasions.