So I bought this awesome book; The Encyclopedia of Fashion Costume and Culture and thought I might share some parts of the book. Before you roll your eyes at me, I also bought encyclopedias for less girly stuff The images here are from Google. The chronological timeline is from the book.
THE BEGINNING OF HUMAN LIFE ■ Early humans wrap themselves in animal hides for warmth.
c. 10,000 B.C.E. ■ Tattooing is practiced on the Japanese islands, in the Jomon period (c. 10,000–300 B.C.E.). Similarly scarification, the art of carving designs into the skin, has been practiced since ancient times in Oceania and Africa to make a person’s body more beautiful or signify a person’s rank in society.
c. 3100 B.C.E. ■ Egyptians weave a plant called flax into a light cloth called linen and made dresses and loincloths from it.
c. 3100 B.C.E. ■ Egyptians shave their heads to keep themselves clean and cool in the desert heat, but covered their heads with wigs of various styles.
c. 3100 B.C.E. ■ Egyptians perfume their bodies by coating their skin in fragrant oils and ointments.
c. 3000 B.C.E. ■ Men and women in the Middle East, Africa, and the Far East have wrapped turbans on their heads since ancient times, and the turban continues to be popular with both men and women in many modern cultures.