Freeborn girls, that is, girls whose moms and dads weren’t slaves, wore the exact same costume as free-born men: a toga used more than a tunic. The toga had been the toga praetexta with a border that is purple needed to be manufactured from wool. The purple edge had been, at the least in origin, apotropaic—that is, it safeguarded the wearer resistant to the Evil Eye or other unseen perils which may strike a kid. Continue reading The Dress of Roman Ladies. A Lady’s Dress.