In Rome and in the Mediterranean parts of the Roman empire, the sun’s warmth enabled Romans to wear next to nothing. The tunic, a long t-shirt like garment, was the most common piece of clothing. Women could add a kind of long cape, the palla. For the rich and important inhabitants of the empire, the toga was very popular, which was actually a very precisely draped sheet. In the Northern Provinces Romans used warmer types of cloth for their tunics, which were worn in layers. Over these tunics, the Romans in the north wore short palla-like overcoats and probably even trousers.