Roman Children


Girls

Girls wore a tunic that reached to just below the knees. This was belted at the waist.

Sometimes this was covered by a second tunic, which was longer and often reached to their ankles.

Boys

Boys would wear a tunic to knee length. This would be belted at the waist.

Boys that were from wealthy families may at times wear a toga. This toga would have purple edging, therefore would show their wealth, as purple was the most expensive colour to dye.

Girls and boys wore an amulet around their neck that was given to them when they were very young.

This was called a Bulla and was meant to give them protection and ward off evil spirits.

Boys wore the Bulla until they came of age at sixteen years old.

Girls wore the Bulla until they were married.

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