A selection of portraits linked to Dress. If you are looking for a specific Dress you can explore the Advanced Search feature and choose the Dress option under Subjects and Themes.
Crowns and tiaras
Portraits showing sitters wearing crowns, tiaras and garlands.
Eyeglasses and spectacles
Portraits showing sitters wearing or using spectacles, monocles, magnifying glasses and other implements to aid vision.
Portraits showing sitters with different types of fans, including folding hand-held, feather and mechanical fans.
Portraits showing sitters wearing different types of gloves, including evening, white, medical, winter and boxing gloves.
Hats and head attire
Portraits depicting different styles of hats including turbans, bonnets, sunhats, helmets, military hats, top hats and bowler hats.
Portraits showing original, signature and exquisite jewellery designs.
Masks and disguises
Portraits depicting masks or disguises including sitters masking their faces with hands, veils and extensive make up.
Umbrellas and parasols
Portraits depicting different styles of umbrellas and parasols in open and closed states.
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