The Minoans were famous for their brilliantly colored and elaborately woven textiles; the designs here are as authentic as I could make them, given the sometimes fragmentary nature of the source material, and are taken from a variety of originals such as frescoes and statues. The colors are mostly based off the somewhat limited fresco palette, which, although pigments don't give quite the same types of colors one gets with natural dyes, is still a perfectly plausible range. I've added some purple outfits, too, assuming use of the murex dye.

The bare-breasted designs are authentic; I've included the less-distracting bloused ones too (which are also authentic, just a lot less common) if you prefer them.

For now they're in light and medium skin tones. Click on the picture to download the zip of each individual dress texture; click on the link below each picture for the zip of the mesh itself. Since Minoan dresses were generally the same shape, I'm only using a few meshes here, and you will only need one copy of each. The B209fafit mesh is a Maxis one from Makin' Magic, so if you have that expansion pack already you don't even have to download that one.

The artwork for the heads can be found on the Heads page.

 

FAT:

BH01fafat by Mermaid Cove (closed)

After partial fresco from Hagia Triada; what's left of it only shows the skirt part, so the top is a guess. Bare-breasted version in blues and red for light skin tone.

BH01fafat by Mermaid Cove (closed)

Variation with blouse in deep blue for light skin tone.

BH01fafat by Mermaid Cove (closed)

In shades of saffron and red; bare-breasted version for medium skin tone.

BH01fafat by Mermaid Cove (closed)

Same but with cream-colored blouse.


BH01fafat by Mermaid Cove (closed)

Mykenaean dress in ochre-yellow; top part from a fresco fragment. The blouse is original, for once! For light skin tone.


BH01fafat by Mermaid Cove (closed)

Version in blue stripes for medium skin tone.

BH01fafat by Mermaid Cove (closed)

Simpler Mykenaean dress in indigo blue, inspired by one on the Hagia Triada sarcophagus.

 

BH01fafat by Mermaid Cove (closed)

Variation of same with blouse, light skin tone.

BH01fafat by Mermaid Cove (closed)

Mykenaean dress in shades of Tyrian purple, for light skin tone. Loosely inspired by a dress on the Hagia Triada sarcophagus.

BH01fafat by Mermaid Cove (closed)

Variation with blouse, for light skin tone.

BH01fafat by Mermaid Cove (closed)

Another of the Mykenaean dresses loosely inspired by the ones on the Hagia Triada sarcophagus. Medium skin tone.

BH01fafat by Mermaid Cove (closed)

Variation of last with blouse for medium skin tone.

BH01fafat by Mermaid Cove (closed)

Red Mykenaean dress sorta-kinda after one on the Hagia Triada sarcophagus. Medium skin tone.

BH01fafat by Mermaid Cove (closed)

Variation with blouse for medium skin tone.

LH01fafat by Mermaid Cove (closed)

Buyable nightie for the Minoan and Mykenaean woman. Light skin tone.

LH01fafat by Mermaid Cove (closed)

Buyable Minoan nightie for medium skin tone.

FIT:

B209fafit by Maxis (MM)

From a fresco at Thera; the colors are identical to the painting. The original had these sort of bat-wing sleeves, but the mesh wouldn't allow for it, so they're closely fitted. Light skin tone.

B209fafit by Maxis (MM)

Variation on the last one for medium skin tone.

B209fafit by Maxis (MM)

After a votive terracotta dress found at Knossos; the design is of saffron crocuses, which the Minoans harvested for the spice and for dye. Light skin tone.

B209fafit by Maxis (MM)

Same, but in shades of Tyrian purple, made from the murex shellfish. Medium skin tone.

BJ05fafit by Jerome

After the famous little faience Snake Goddess statuette found at Knossos; blue variation for light skin tone.

BJ05fafit by Jerome

In blue with blouse for light skin tone.

BJ05fafit by Jerome

The authentic color scheme from the Snake Goddess statuette, though sans the snakes (they get in the way of household chores). Medium skin tone.

BJ05fafit by Jerome

With blouse for medium skin tone. Action pose!

BJ05fafit by Jerome

After one of the saffron frescos at Thera, though the jacket was originally yellow. I don't remember now why I changed it to blue, but the skirt is exact. Light skin tone.

BJ05fafit by Jerome

With blouse, for light skin tone.

BJ05fafit by Jerome

In shades of Tyrian purple from the murex; medium skin tone.

BJ05fafit by Jerome

Same but with blouse.

BJ05fafit by Jerome

After a painting of a votive statuette. The necklace is technically Mykenaean, but close enough. Light skin tone.

BJ05fafit by Jerome

Same with blouse for light skin tone.

BJ05fafit by Jerome

Couldn't resist the pose, as it was too silly. Blue variation of same, for medium skin tone.

BJ05fafit by Jerome

With blouse, for medium skin tone.

BJ05fafit by Jerome

Bodice a variation after the famous "Petite Parisienne" fresco at Knossos; the skirt is an educated guess (as it's lost in the original). Light skin tone.

BJ05fafit by Jerome

With blouse, for light skin tone.

BJ05fafit by Jerome

Bodice in the original color scheme of the fresco, for medium skin tone.

BJ05fafit by Jerome

Same, with blouse, for medium skin tone.

L645fafit by Jerome

Buyable Minoan nightgown for light skin tone.

L645fafit by Jerome

Buyable Minoan nightgown for medium skin tone.

   
SKINNY/THIN:

B209faskn by JackWolfsim

THIN version of the B209 mesh above and uses a different mesh. Design in cream and yellow from one of the Theran murals. For light skin tone.

B209faskn by JackWolfsim

Same as last, but with blouse. Overskirt tied on somewhat haphazardly with a cord, just like the original. For light skin tone.

B209faskn by JackWolfsim

In blues for medium skin tone.

B209faskn by JackWolfsim

With blouse, for medium skin tone.

B991faskn by Maxis (renamed formal mesh from Hot Date)

Dress in gold and blue for the skinny Minoan woman. Bodice after a fresco of a priestess from Akrotiri; with pendant of two bees in gold. Light skin tone.

B991faskn by Maxis (renamed formal mesh from Hot Date)

Variation in blue and red for medium skin tone and skinny body type; gold pendant of Minoan nature God.

   

Policy: Objects and skins by Thalia at Magnolia Sims. Do what you like with my objects and skins: clone, recolor, share, make different versions of skins for different skin tones and body shapes, whatever. Credit would be good, and if you could link I'd appreciate it; but you don't have to. Just don't put anything of mine (altered or unaltered) on a pay site, and don't take credit for something you didn't make. Meshes are not mine, as I can't make them myself; if you want to use them you'll have to refer to the original maker's policy, which I've generally included in the zip. Though if I'm using them, they were good to use when I checked.