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Roman clothing styles, especially elite men's and women's ceremonial styles were remarkably stable. How one dressed and how well one wore the traditional toga (men) or stola and palla (women) said much about your social status and maturity. A male citizens put on his first toga (became "togatus") at puberty in a special ceremony, and a woman would adopt matronly garb when first married.


ANCIENT ROMANS MENS CLOTHING : Stola, Chiton, Chlamys, Palla. Chiton - elbow to elbow and below knee when unbelted; Chlamys- about 2.5 yards by 45 inches...throw a couple of W's into the stripe...