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.
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.