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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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For example they collect together used saris, launder them and use them as the basis for a toga.
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:
They found several members of the group in the bar, wearing togas made from ripped bed sheets.
James, who plays Sabinus, said: "The togas took a little getting used to.
Why we care: We confess--we're a sucker for sweaty guys in togas.
When they tried a toga on, for example, it was not just dressing up - they learned that this was an impractical and hot garment that was a status symbol too.
Her son Steven, a 20-year-old player at the club, persuaded his team to kit themselves out in togas and pink tutus for a fundraising match.
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.
TOGAS AND VIDEOS: At the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City, ``Gladiator'' buffs will gather for an unofficial Oscar party at 3 p.
It's sure to be a hit with tourists - but even in July, Scotland might be a bit cold for togas.