The peplus was covered with embroidery, worked by select virgins of the noblest families in Athens.
"That were easy to tell," Nigidia murmured over the end of the peplus she held.
The pharos was probably a linen garment of Egyptian origin, which was sometimes worn instead of the peplus.
There was no garment, like a cloak, to be worn over the peplus.
The peplus was covered with embroidery worked by virgins of the noblest families in Athens.
As the peplus was open at the sides, the girdle was the second most important article of feminine attire.
Is it a question of classical dress—what a tunic was like, or a chlamys, or a peplus?
The clasps or buckles which bound the tunic or the peplus, usually shaped in the form of an arc, exhibited rare beauty.
But Vitelius burst forth again in unexpected laughter, and began to search for his ring in the peplus of Calvia Crispinilla.
peplos pep·los (pěp'ləs, -lŏs')
n. pl. pep·los·es
The coat or envelope of lipoprotein material that surrounds certain virions.