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Ladies of the Minoan Court by John Duncan, 1917, from Myths of Crete and Pre-Hellenic Europe by Donald A. Mackenzie

Minoan woman in Fitted Bodice.Greece & Crete - Minoan women: long, dark, curly hair, colorful ruffled skirts, bodices cut underneath the breasts

theladysarah - Ancient Minoan Dress

Minoan Women's Dress: Skirts that were bell shaped.Fitted form or V shaped ruffled. Costumes also exposed breast.

Saffron gatherer in fresco from Akrotiri, Thera.    As you can clearly see here, Minoan women wore belts to hold up their culotte-like pants and their skirts. Also, they were the first civilization to wear corset-like metal belts underneath if their clothes to emphasize the waist on both women and men.  This is the link for the original picture. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wall_Paintings_of_Thera

Saffron gatherer in fresco from Akrotiri, Thera, 1600 B. Minoan women wore belts to hold up their culotte-like pants and their skirts. They wore corset-like metal belts underneath their clothes to emphasize the waist on both women and men.

Ancient Minoan Costumes. Greek crete clothing. The Camp-Stool Fresco

The Camp-Stool Fresco. The Palace of Minos at Knossos.

Bell-shaped skirt and blouse with exposed breasts The Stream of Time: Pre-Temple BCE) female Minoan fashion, by Tadarida

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Upper left are a pair of earrings resembling bull heads. Santiago Mcavoy uploaded this image to 'Arte/Minoicos'.

On an island Crete, fashions were much different than those of the rest of the world.  Late Minoan clothing consisted of a tight blouse and bellshaped skirt. Women wore early forms of corsets and crinolines. Minoan Greece .:3:. by Tadarida.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

On an island Crete, fashions were much different than those of the rest of the world. Late Minoan clothing consisted of a tight blouse and bellshaped skirt. Women wore early forms of corsets and crinolines.

The Minoan civilization flourished in the middle Bronze Age on the Mediterranean island of Crete (circa 2000-1500 BC). Art by Giovanni Caselli (Minoan dress/user: Aethon)

The Minoan civilization flourished in the middle Bronze Age on the Mediterranean island of Crete (circa 2000 BC). Art by Giovanni Caselli (Minoan dress/user: Aethon)

Ancient Minoan Costume. The Palace of Minos at Knossos.

The Palace of Minos at Knossos. Early Cretan civilization in Knossos.

One of the three skirt styles from the Minoans. The style is made of a series of horizontal V-shaped ruffles or flounces. 2900-1100BC

One of the three skirt styles from the Minoans. The style is made of a series of horizontal V-shaped ruffles or flounces.

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Minoan women wearing the long dresses with low necks, typical of the period.

Μινωϊτισσα Καλλονή - 2200 -1600 π.Χ.  Minoan lady - 2200 - 1600 BCE

Μινωϊτισσα Καλλονή - 2200 -1600 π.Χ. Minoan lady - 2200 - 1600 BCE

Minoan fresco, love this culture, they would jump the bulls

Minoan fresco, love this culture, they would jump the bulls- wall is treated with lime and plaster becomes permanent part of surface- earliest were created by minoans in Crete

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