Roman Clothing. By Catherine B. Women’s . The s tola is the traditional dress of a married Roman w oman, worn over the tunica. Wealthy women would wear elaborate colors and used fans and wigs. Women wore jewelry like rings, which was the most popular throughout the empire. .
By Catherine B.
The stolais the traditional dress of a married Roman woman, worn over the tunica.
Wealthy women would wear elaborate colors and used fans and wigs.
Women wore jewelry like rings, which was the most popular throughout the empire.
The main dress of the man who is a Roman citizen was the toga.
As all fashions the toga went out of style for many reasons.
Most didn’t wear a toga, they wore a tunic.
The toga came in a variety of colors to show social status.
Men would wear rings that could stamp his families seal on to hot wax.
The toga was only worn in public.
The children in ancient Rome took after their parents and wore the tunic/tunica.
Children had toys and other play things that they would trade out once married.
This is when the girls started to wear the stola and the men the toga.
The Roman women would have elaborate curls in her hair.
The men’s hairstyles would depend on how the Emperor was wearing his hair.
The most popular accessories were jewelry and fans.
Toga virilis – made of undyed wool, this toga was off-white in color and was the “everyday” toga for an adult male citizen.
Toga praetexta – Also off-white in color, this toga featured a wide purple border that denoted the wearer was a Senator or some type of Magistrate, such as an aedile or consul. Stripes of varying width would have indicated the specific government position
Toga pulla – this toga was a dark gray or brown garment that was reserved for periods of mourning.
Toga candida – A toga for political candidates, its bright white-dyed color symbolized the candidate’s purity and honesty.
Toga picta – this special toga was dyed purple (the color of royalty), and featured elaborate gold embroidery. It was worn by victorious generals during triumphal processions, and later by Emperors for official state events.