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History 6, Review Essay 31 – Roman Fashion

Now days we have fashion shows, magazines, and TV to show us the new fashion trends. But in Ancient Rome there were no fashion shows, magazines, or TV. The Romans got their fashion from the Emperor and his wife.

The common men and women wore tunics or togas. Tunics were used on a daily basis. ; while togas were used for formal occasions due to their uncomfortableness.

Women wore ankle length tunics and a stola over their tunics, a stola is a robe that the women put over their tunics. They wore a palla on their hair, which is a rectangular piece silk or cotton over their hairstyles. Now, what did they do with their hair, was, at first, simple buns (before the Empire), then it was plaids, braids, and wigs (after the Empire).

Men wore knee length tunics. Before the Empire they had short hair and beards. After the Empire they had clean shaven faces and their hair was a bit longer.

All Romans wore leather sandals, only soldiers or worker who had to be outside constantly wore boots.

Children typically wore what their parents wore. Tunics and sandals.

That’s basically all the Romans wore on a daily basis. Thanks for reading!


Author: sophiaelahirpc

Part-time 10th Grade student in the Ron Paul Curriculum. Full-time teen writer living in Singapore.

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