Ancient Roman FAQs
Clothing - Men's and Boy's
Common men wore a knee-length tunic , that either had sleeves or didn’t . Men wore a cloak over their tunic, that was thrown over their shoulder and carefully wrapped around the body. More important Romans wore a toga. Boys would also wear a tunic down to their knees, but more important ones would wear a toga bordered with purple. Children would wear a special charm around their neck called a bulla that was given to them shortly after birth. The choice of attire and how formal you dressed would help show your social status.
Clothing- Women's and Girl's
Women wore a long tunic that was often went down to their ankles. Over this the women wore a stola that was worn from neck to ankle, high- waisted and fastened at the shoulders with clasps. Wealthier women wore longer tunics made from more expensive cotton or silk. They also wore lots of jewelry and make-up. They would have specially trained slaves that would help them get dressed. arrange their hair and put make up on their faces. Girls would often wear a tunic with a woolen belt around the waist.
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