"wearing for the first time the purple-edged toga of a senator of the Roman Republic."

The Emperor Marcus Aurelius Wearing a Toga
Public DomainThe Emperor Marcus Aurelius Wearing a Toga - Credit: Klaus-Dieter Keller/Wikimedia Commons
A toga was a form of clothing worn by Roman citizens. It was a white, wrap-around piece of cloth that draped over one shoulder, usually worn over a tunic. Togas were worn exclusively by men. Senator’s togas were marked by a purple stripe.

Watch this video to learn how to make your own toga from a bedsheet, or click here for instructions.