Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome are very close together when it comes down to fashion, but there are a few differences. I’m grabbing it all together on the explanation page for you so you can check if the garment you had in mind is really in the right period for you. If you need specific dates on garments, just contact me for more information.
Okay, let’s be clear on this dress. It is not modelled after a dress anywhere near Antiquity. It is heavily inspired by it, but not historical correct. It does have the same base principles of Ancient Greek and Roman clothing.
Palla – Pallium / Himation
Ancient Roman / Ancient Greek
The Palla is a large rectangular scarf (historical correct in wool), worn mostly by women. The Pallium was the male version of the Palla, but it got replaced by the Toga. It was probably modelled after the Greek Himation, which was worn by men and women.