Court dress

  • an example of court wig and gown worn by judge george william paul, 1874

    court dress comprises the style of clothes and other attire prescribed for members of courts of law and for royal courts. depending on the country and jurisdiction's traditions, members of the court (judges, magistrates, and so on) may wear formal robes, gowns, collars, or wigs. even within a certain country and court setting, there may be times when the full formal dress is not used, such as in trials involving children (who might be intimidated by the robes and wigs).

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An example of court wig and gown worn by Judge George William Paul, 1874

Court dress comprises the style of clothes and other attire prescribed for members of courts of law and for royal courts. Depending on the country and jurisdiction's traditions, members of the court (judges, magistrates, and so on) may wear formal robes, gowns, collars, or wigs. Even within a certain country and court setting, there may be times when the full formal dress is not used, such as in trials involving children (who might be intimidated by the robes and wigs).