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A cloak is a type of loose clothing that is worn over indoor clothing and serves the same purpose as an overcoat; it protects the wearer from cold, rain, or wind, for example, or it can be part of a fashionable outfit or uniform. Cloak have been used by a myriad of historical societies; many climates prefer to wear a full garment that is easily removed and does not constrain the wearer with sleeves. Over time, the designs of cloak have been modified to match the fashion and textiles available.

The cloak are generally fixed at the level of the neck or on the shoulder, vary in length, from the hip to the ankle, the mid-calf being the normal length. They can have a hood attached and can cover and secure the front, in which case they have holes or slits for hands to pass through. However, the cloak are almost always sleeveless.

The ancient Greeks and Romans were known to wear cloak. Greek men and women wore the himation, from the archaic to the Hellenistic periods (around 750-30 BC). The Romans would later wear the Greek-style cloak, the pallium. The pallium was quadrangular, square-shaped, and rested on the shoulders, much like the himation.

The Romans of the Republic would wear the toga as an official manifestation of their citizenship. It was denied to foreigners and was worn by the magistrates on all occasions as a badge of office. The toga was said to have originated in Numa Pompilius, the second king of Rome.


As a full evening dress in Western countries, ladies and gentlemen frequently use the cloak as a fashion statement, or to protect the fine fabrics of evening wear from the elements, especially where a cloak would crush or hide the garment. The opera cloak are made of quality materials such as wool or cashmere, velvet, and satin.

Women can wear a long cloak (over the shoulders or ankles), usually called a cloak , or a full-length cloak. Men wear an ankle-length or full-length cloak. Formal cloak often have expensive and colorful linings and trim like silk, satin, velvet, and fur.

Cloaks are a basic item of clothing in the fantasy genre due to the popularity of medieval settings, although fantastic cloak designs normally have more resemblance to 18th or 19th-century cloak rather than to medieval one. Vampires; the best-known stage version of dracula, who first made actor Bela Lugosi prominent, featured him wearing it so that his exit through a trap door concealed on the stage could seem sudden.

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