In the early Ancient Roman era women also wore a toga. Toga wearing was a legally defined status indication exclusively held by freeborn, not freed, and as an impractical garment, distinguished the wearer as not being of the working class.
Freeborn children of nobility of both sexes wore a Toga Praetexta
Lēx Iūlia proscribed some dignity vulnerable status women ( Pudīcitia • Fidēs • Cloelia ) to be ineligible to wear a stola instead, prescribing wearing a Toga Muliebris • Meretrīx Meretrīcēs • Mereō (“merit, deserve”) + -trīx. (she who earns). •