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Some individual keywords linked to Dress are illustrated with a selection of portraits below. To explore the full list of keywords and within each the full set of portraits in each category, go to the Subjects and Themes section under Portrait in Advanced Search and choose the Dress ... option.

Crowns and tiaras

Portraits showing sitters wearing crowns, tiaras and garlands.

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Eyeglasses and spectacles

Portraits showing sitters wearing or using spectacles, monocles, magnifying glasses and other implements to aid vision.

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Portraits showing sitters with different types of fans, including folding hand-held, feather and mechanical fans.

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Portraits showing sitters wearing different types of gloves, including evening, white, medical, winter and boxing gloves.

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Hats and head attire

Portraits depicting different styles of hats including turbans, bonnets, sunhats, helmets, military hats, top hats and bowler hats.

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Portraits showing original, signature and exquisite jewellery designs.

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Masks and disguises

Portraits depicting masks or disguises including sitters masking their faces with hands, veils and extensive make up.

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Umbrellas and parasols

Portraits depicting different styles of umbrellas and parasols in open and closed states.

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