Baring the Female Shoulder in Ancient Greece

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In both costume and garb, a version of the one-shouldered dress has come to be affiliated with Grecian and Roman attire. A version of a garment in which the wearer bares one shoulder existed in ancient Greece without doubt, but it appears to be constructed quite differently than its interpretations. Further, it seemed to have been used sparingly and in very specific circumstances for women. In this work, we argue that the appearance of the one-shouldered dress indicated a sharp departure from female behavior in proper Grecian society.