Ancient Roman Fashion for Women

The appearance of the ancient Roman women signified wealth and status. The model I made was one that belonged to the higher class at that time. Women's appearance were one of the few things they had freedom with which is why they valued it as much as they did.


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Under tunic

The under tunic was obviously the bottom most layer on their "dresses"

photo by me!

Stola

The stola was the layer that would be worn on top of the under tunic. This garment could be either kept white or dyed any color that was available.

Animated photo credit: "Ancient Roman Clothing (." Ancient Roman Clothing (. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Mar. 2015. Other photo by me!!

Palla

The Palla was the "sash" they would wear over the stola. This could also be dyed, and was more commonly dyed than the stola.

photo by me! (sorry about the shoes, they are all I had)

Shoes

Their shoes were typically a brown leather that would go up to mid-calf and lace around to the sole of the shoe.

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photo by me!

Accessories

The two pictures above are just two of the accessories they would wear. They would wear bracelets high up on the arm or low on the wrist. They would also often wear necklaces and earrings.

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Hair

Flavian and Antonine hairstyles were the most famous. The styles were drilled with curls and braids. They could wear veils that could be attached to the back or front of their heads. The hair could be combed into two parts; the front section was combed forwards and built with curls, while the back was coiled into an elaborate bun.

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Excellent! Love your creation photos side-by-side with actual historical photos.