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Roman Clothes

Most Romans dressed up in long, flowing pieces of material.

Everyone wore a knee-length dress called a tunic. It was held at the waist by a belt.

Tunikaklädd romersk arbetare, Nordisk familjebok

Women wore a dress called a stola over the top of the tunic and sometimes a big shawl too. Rich women had slaves to help them do their hair and make-up. They: wore lots of jewellery, put chalk on their face and painted their lips red.

Escultura romana Baelo Claudia

Important Roman citizens wore a woolen robe arranged in folds called a toga to look smart. Only the Roman emperor wore a toga with a purple stripe around the hem.