(ᾤα λουτρίς; ṓia loutrís, subligar). Men and women wore loin cloths or bath towels made from sheepskins or cloth during the communal bath in bath houses (Poll. 7,66; 10,181, perizoma , subligaculum ), women also wore a breast band (vase paintings, ‘bikini girl’ of Piazza Armerina). Men's bathing costumes could also be made from leather (aluta, Mart. 7,35,1). In Pap. Cair. Zen. 60,8, there is mention of an ἐκλουστρίς (ekloustrís). It is uncertain if bonnets (vesica) were worn.
R. Ginouvès, Balaneutikè, 1962, 223-225