ROMAN CLOTHING

Ancient Roman Clothing (men)

Senator - White toga, purple bands and boots

Knight - White toga and tunic, purple bands and sandals

Magistrate - White tunic, purple toga, gold embroidery

High Rank - White tunic, purple tunic, gold embroidery

toga-1.gif - 11754 Bytes
Toga

 

togawear-2b2.jpg - 29907 Bytes
How to dress in a toga

 

 

 

Men's Footwear:

 Boj50033.gif (19032 bytes) Boj50034.gif (10501 bytes) Boj50035.gif (8185 bytes) Boj50036.gif (7627 bytes) Boj50037.gif (12887 bytes) Boj50038.gif (10098 bytes) Boj50039.gif (14963 bytes) Boj50040.gif (7002 bytes) Boj50041.gif (7571 bytes) Boj50042.gif (7365 bytes)      

 

 

Ancient Roman Clothing (women)

Under tunic, stola, palla

Under tunic, stola, palla

Purple stola, gold embroidery

Young woman - Under tunic stola

 

 

 

picture1-1.gif - 13047 Bytesstola-palla-2.gif - 12551 Bytes

 

 

 

 

 

Women's Hairstyles
 

hair
Women's hairstyles varied from period to period and were often very elaborate. Sometimes the hair wasn't thick enough for the current style and then wigs would be worn. (A) This complicated structure of plaits piled on top of the head was worn by young girls on their wedding day. (B) and (C) The "bird's nest" or "diadem" style appeared under the Flavians and lasted a long time with variations. (D) An early hairstyle. Until the middle of the first century, styles remained fairly simple.
hair

(E1) A long-sleeved tunic was put on first and over it (E2) a shorter tunic with short sleeves. (E3) The outfit was comleted by a cloak fastened with a buckle on the right shoulder

(F) Women's tunics often had sleeves fastened with buckles. The over garment was often sleeveless and a cloak would be worn over it. All these garments were dyed in different colours, usually quite bright ones.
hair
(G-H) The most common form of footwear was the sandal laced across the instep. (I) Boots like this called a cothurnus or buskin were regarded as divine garments and were supposed to be worn by the gods. Some emperors wore them too. In the theatre they were associated with tragedy in contrast to the flat soccus worn by comic actors. Some people particularly soldiers and wagoners wore short ankle-length boots (peronis). (J) Philosophers and people who believed in the simple life wore light sandals, often made of papyrus, (K) the cartabina, also laced across the top, was worn by peasants.

 

Ancient Roman Accessories

sandle

Sandal

Helmet

Plumed Helmet

Sandle

Sandal

Wig and Necklace

Wig and Necklace

Hair Pins

Hair Pins

Wig

Wig

earring

Earring

ring

Ring

fibula

Fibula

buskin

Buskin

corselets

Corselets with Kilts

shoe

Soft Leather Shoe