Skip to main content


Scope note

Decorative attachments resembling suspenders, with shaped straps which pass over each shoulder, and sometimes connect to a matching waistband. The straps are sometimes connected by horizontal bands across the chest or back. NMAHDC

Term type


Getty AAT term number


Equivalent Terms used



12yrs ago

Citation for print

This page can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Terminology definition for: bretelles" Web page available at: Accessed: 2024-07-14 11:17:35

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this page on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=|title=Terminology definition for: bretelles|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-07-14 11:17:35|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...