Court dress is the dress worn at very formal occasions and ceremonies that are in the presence of a monarch (such as an enthronement ceremony). The entire ensemble of clothing can consist of many complex layers and look very elaborate. Court dress is similar to the xuanduan in components but have additional adornments and elaborate headwear. They are often brightly colored with vermillion and blue. There are various versions of court dress that are worn for certain occasions.
Court dress refers to:
|Mianfu||冕服||religious court dress of emperor, officials or nobility|
|Bianfu||弁服||ceremonial military dress of emperor, officials or nobility|
|Chaofu||朝服||a red ceremonial court dress of emperor, officials or nobility|
|Gongfu||公服||formal court dress according to ranks|
|Changfu||常服||everyday court dress|
The practical use of court dress is now obsolete in the modern age since there is no reigning monarch in China anymore.
... The current Speaker no longer wears the traditional court dress outfit, which included knee breeches, silk stockings and buckled court shoes under ... Bercow chose not to wear court dress altogether in favour of a lounge suit as he felt "uncomfortable" in court dress (he wore morning dress under the State Robe at State Openings) ... stopping any given Speaker, if he or she chooses to do so, from assuming traditional court dress or anything he or she deems appropriate ...
... In court, a Lord Justice of Appeal's apparel consists of a black silk gown, court coat or waistcoat and a short bench wig ...
... The Gerald Garson matter, where the NY Supreme Court Justice's robing room was secretly videotaped in a bribery investigation ...
... During the early history of the United States, the court dress of judges and practising lawyers closely mirrored British court dress of the 18th century both wore white powdered wigs and (typi ... Today, generally judges of both state and federal courts are free to select their own courtroom attire ... plain white collar similar to that used in academic dress ...