The Celts had a zest for life and reflected that zest in their clothing. They loved bright colors, be it on their clothing or on their skin. Both men and women loved jewelry of all kinds.
The Celts were actually very clean people, for they used soap long before the Romans did. It is noted that they bathed every day, washed their clothes often, and combed their hair at least once a day, after their baths.
Celtic women were seen to wear either a sleeved tunic tucked into a large, gathered belted skirt, or simply an ankle-length tunic with a belt. They wore their hair long, braided or piled up on their heads. It is noted that women also had a rudimentary form of nail polish, for they would dye their nails crimson. They would also dye their eyebrows with berry juice so that they would appear black and redden their cheeks with a plant called "ruam".
Men on the continental mainland, wore trousers with a tunic. The men in Britain and Ireland though, wore a thigh-length and a cloak, the ever present dagger or sword, and leather or fur footgear tied around their legs. Men would wear their hair at shoulder-length and mustaches were common.
Both men and women loved jewelry of all kinds and wore it often. Broaches, necklaces, pendants and other jewelry were carved with their elaborate artwork, guarding them from the evil eye or the many curses that could be placed on them. Numerous types of hair ornaments were also used by both men and women. Women sometimes even sewed bells on the fringes of their clothes.
Their clothing were usually made in wool died in vibrant colors of red, green, blue, or yellow. They used different plants, roots and bark to make the dyes of different colors. In the beginning, both men and women wore a large rectangle of fabric tied to their right shoulder as a cloak. These cloaks were usually woven in bright plaids, checks or stripes forming patterns. In later years, they wore large hooded capes that reached down to their knees to ward off the weather.