Roman Clothing

Roman Clothing

Below you will find eighteen remarkable drawings of Roman Clothing. They are from the book The Costume of the Ancients by Thomas Pope, which was published in 1875. You’ll find outfits worn by a Roman emperor and empress, a priestess, a matron, a young man, and more. Roman clothing was all about social status and practicality. The most common garment was the tunic, a simple draped rectangle worn by both men and women, though its length varied by gender. Upper-class men wore the toga, a large woolen drape requiring skill to wear properly. Women added a colorful stola and palla over their tunics for a more formal look. If you find these examples of Roman Clothing useful, be sure to take some time to look at the pages with more Roman Clothes or Jewelry from Ancient Rome. Enjoy!



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