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Ethics Roman clothing had its own distinct forms but owed much to that of the Ancient Greece fashion and culture. As undergarments Romans would usually wear a simply loin cloth knotted on each side. The most basic garments Ancient Romans wore were the tunic and togas. Tunics were usually informal and wore as an indoor costumes, while togas were official and outdoor costumes. Still, the upper class people wore their tunics with some decorations so as to distinguish themselves from the slaves and also to denote a person's status in society. Togas were adopted from the Greek fashion and were the common dress most would wear before leaving their homes. However, the togas which were a heavy garment, is often varied in color, style or richly embroidered indicating the person position in the Empire. Therefore, getting dressed in Ancient Rome, one has to be aware of the rules of social standing and social custom. Dressing up in Roman clothing has recurred over and over again from the times of Shakespeare's to Cinema productions such as Cleopatra, Ben Hur and The Gladiator. The beauty of ancient clothing styles of the Romans definitely has a long lasting impact and influences on today's modern fashion industry. Not to forget the varied hairstyles a Roman lady would wear, Roman hairstyles are often characterized by being very intensively elaborated. They often tied their hair tightly with ribbons at the crown of the head or changed to hair arranged in layers, with an abundance of ringlets falling to the sides. They even had hair dyes and bleaches. Roman lady preferred to dye their crowning glory in golden-red, adding to the thickness and length with hairpieces, and holding it together with jeweled hairpins. This wonderful game transit you back to time of the Roman Empire allowing you to fascinate how you would do your hair and what you would be or dressed if you were there.
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