Ancient Rome was a place were you have to make your own clothes and shoes.The clothes of Roman women and girls was simple in cut;styles changed little for centuries.The effect varied with the quality of materiel and the grace with witch garments were worn.Ordinary a matron was dressed in a subligaculum,an under tunic,an outer tunic (stola).She often wore a scarf indoor and a palla (shawl) outdoors.Over or under the inner tunic she often had a belt or sash to support the breasts.Her under tunic corresponded to a chemise or slip, although sometimes it had short sleeves. It came to her knees and was not so full as her outer tunic. Neither tunic had colored stripes. Women usually wore both tunics, even in the house.Tunics were adopted in early times and became the chief garment in the Indus class. (Undergarments) It was a plain woolen shirt made of two pieces, back and front, sewed together at the sides and on the shoulders. Openings were left for the arms and the head. The cloth extending beyond the shoulders formed sleeves, but these were usually short, not quite covering the upper arm. A tunic reached from the shoulders to the calf of the wearer, who could shorten it by pulling it up through a belt; usually it covered the knees in front and was slightly shorter in the back. A tunic to the ankles was an unmanly fad.The toga was the most oldest and important garment that a man wore. It went back to the earliest times, and for more than a thousand years the toga was the sign of Roman citizenship. It was a heavy white woolen robe that enveloped the whole figure and fell to the feet. It was massive and bulky, yet graceful and dignified in appearance. However, it suggested formality. In any social gathering or event, Romans had to wear a toga.n Cicero's time it was just coming into fashion, a cloak called lacerna, which seems to have been used first by soldiers and the lower classes, and then adopted by the upper classes because of it's convenience. Men of wealth first wore it to protect their togas from dust and/or rain. It was a woolen cape, short, light, and open at the side, but fastened with a brooch or buckle on the right shoulder. It felt so good on and easy to put on that men began to wear it without a toga underneath. This practice became so general that Augustus issued an edict (an order) forbidding the use in public assemblies. Under later emperors the lacerna came into fashion again and was the common outer garment at theaters. There were dark colored ones for poor people, bright ones for gay (happy) occasions, and white for formal wear. Sometimes a lacerna had a hood or cowl, which could protect the head from weather or use as a disguise.