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1. a garment worn by citizens of ancient Rome, consisting of a piece of cloth draped around the body
2. the official vestment of certain offices



an outer garment worn by citizens of ancient Rome. A type of robe, the toga was usually made of white wool; the togas of equites (knights) and senators were decorated with a purple border. The all-white toga candida was worn by those seeking public office (hence the word “candidate”).

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Rukhsana, of Hall Green, Birmingham, knew she wanted something different - which is what she has set out to achieve with her store TOGA + Loll in Drury Lane, Solihull.
But no, she wants full Imperial glamour, toga, hair up and a bracelet.
The Cottage Grove Hysterical Society, organizers of Saturday's fourth annual Animal House Celebration Toga Party, is aiming to make a statement:
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Why we care: We confess--we're a sucker for sweaty guys in togas.
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MORE than 1,000 skeletons, bizarrely dressed in elegant togas, have been found by archaelogists exploring a burial chamber in Rome.
30, 2003, with a re-enactment of the parade scene that drew at least 2,166 participants, almost all of them in togas.
Togas were white, so it's possible that the Romans wore white socks to match their togas.
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