An example is the law about clothing tribune (215 bc BC), directed against the luxury clothes Roman women. Strictly speaking, the more likely this danger is from Greece, after she became dependent on Rome (146 BC) and Romans had the opportunity to directly perceive the Greek culture, higher than their own. In addition, the clothing of the Greeks was more comfortable, lighter, more elegant. At this time, the majestic, but inconvenient, hampering movement toga saved only as a civilian (front) suit, and everyday clothing is very close to the Greek. A role similar to that in Greece the chiton, Rome begins to play a tunic (Latin tunica). She often wore a house dress, without any kind additions.
The difference between the tunics and chitons was that the coat consists of a single piece of tissue and wound on the body and tunic same (as a kind of long shirts) worn over the head. Initially, it was sleeveless, with slits for the hands (arms to the elbow appeared later), ends below the knee, and girded on his hips. Tunick had a rectangular pattern. On the chest and back were purple stripes – one or two (they can be denoted, for example, Rank senator). The main color was white (tunica pura – pure"), material was wool. Later, men began to wear a tunic which reached the heels, and as more material wealth became even more tunics worn once – one to another. Roman women wore the same clothes, but always broader and long-to-toe.