700 Free clothing clipart illustrations, images, drawings, photos, hats, cloaks, dresses, pants, socks, shoes, pinafore, old fashions, from BC to AD 2000 plus, shows images and illustrations of many centuries of men and women's clothes. Of large size and format and is suitable for presentations and projects and school usage etc. The collection includes clothing going back to 8 A.D. Also included are old Roman, Greek, Egyptian and Byzantine clothes, The large images are too big for use on the internet. However you may use the thumbnail clip art pictures for web pages. Selections of both colour as well as black and white argiculture clip art is available the latter suitable for coloring books. Please do not use them in any other collections of clipart.  To download a thumbnail left click on the picture and then "Save As" to a directory of your choice. To download the full size image, first right click on the thumbnail and then left click on the full size image and "Save As" to a directory of your choice


Clothing or clothes protect the human body from extreme weather and other features of the environment. It is worn for safety, comfort, modesty and to reflect religious, cultural and social meaning.

The practical function of clothing is to protect the human body from dangers in the environment: weather (strong sunlight, extreme heat or cold, and precipitation, for example), insects, noxious chemicals, weapons, and contact with abrasive substances, and other hazards. Clothing can protect against many things that might injure the naked human body. In some cases, clothing protects the environment from the clothing wearer as well (example: medical scrubs).

Humans have shown extreme inventiveness in devising clothing solutions to practical problems and the distinction between clothing and other protective equipment is not always clear-cut; examples include space suit, air conditioned clothing, armor, diving suit, swimsuit, bee-keeper's protective clothing, motorcycle leathers, high-visibility clothing, and protective clothing. People also decorate their bodies with makeup or cosmetics, scented perfume, and other ornamentation; they also cut, dye, and arrange the hair on their heads, faces, and bodies, and sometimes also mark their skin (by tattoos, scarifications, and piercings). All these decorations may contribute to the overall effect and message of clothing, but do not constitute clothing.

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Last updated April 2014