The Himation was not exclusively a feminine garment; it was also
worn by men. It was an oblong piece of material, woven with a border,
and in dimensions approximately eighteen feet by six feet.
During the sixth century of the Classic Period, it was often the sole
How to wear it. It was draped over the left arm, with one end hanging in front, the rest of the material being drawn across the back,
round the body on the right side, and over the left shoulder again.
As civilisation progressed, it was deemed necessary by ordinary
men to add an under-garment—either the chiton or the kolobus.