The ancient Roman toga is synonymous with Roman clothing and Roman culture. However it’s use and forms varied through time. It was a clear sign of status, rank and citizenship and indeed had different types for different occasions.
The woolen Toga was the traditional Roman clothing of male Roman citizens of adult age. Over the ages it gradually fell out of use and became part of formal dress on particular occasions by certain ranks of Roman citizen. Roman children would wear the sacred Toga Praetexta which was simply decorated in regal purple whilst that of men was typically of some shade of white, the whiter the better.
There were various types or variants of the Toga for different occasions. For example black at funerals or white at weddings. The Toga Picta was very particular and more heard of in the earliest times of ancient Rome. Supposed to be patterned or with images on it which we suppose would have been achieved by embroidering or stitching over the basic toga. An example of the Toga Picta might be seen on the Etruscan tomb known as the Francois tomb.