When the Spaniards first saw the Mayans, their eyes couldn't believe what they were seeing. The Mayan clothing was very much like it is today, bright and beautiful. They believed that they had found an advanced culture. They believe this because most cultures that they had discovered in the Carribean Sea wore no clothing at all. At the time Aztec and Mayan clothing was very similar in appearance. Men wore cotton loincloths, and women wore wraparound skirts of cotton. Blouses were very similar to today's styles, with holes for the arms and head. The more embroidery, the higher the class.