The Chiton, a loose fitting Greek tunic worn by both men and women, was the actual main garb of the Greek. It is known from the 4th century BC. It could be short, to the knees, or it could be long, fallen to the feet. It was made from linen and had the shape of a rectangle in which one slipped in. So it had not to be fixed on the shoulders by clambs. Mostly it was without sleeves. It could be worn without belt or belted so that there was a plaid, called Ampechonin or Diploidion, which could hide the belt. Often another cloth was worn over the Chiton (see below).

Priestess of Demeter with belted Chiton.

Dionysos in short Chiton, belted, long-sleeved (Mesambria AMNG 4018).

Artemis with Chlamys over long belted chiton (Hadrianopolis Jurokova 591).