Both men and women in Egypt wore tunics which were sown to fit them. These tunics were like a long T-shirt which reached to the knees for men and to the ankles for women. They were usually made of linen and were nearly always white. During the old and middle kingdoms, men usually wore a short skirt called a kilt. Women wore a straight fitting dress held up by straps. The wealthy men wore pleated kilts, and the older men wore a longer kilt. When doing hard work, men wore a loin cloth, and women wore a short skirt. Noblewomen sometimes wore beaded dresses. During the New Kingdom, noblemen would sometimes wear a long robe over his kilt, while the women wore long pleated dresses with a shawl. The king wore very elaborately decorated sandals and sometimes decorative gloves on his hands.