In the Attire syntax verbs phrases are of course a constant presence. Every set of pieces that make up a full ensemble from top to toe contains one or more items that establish the action, whether passive or active, that is being expressed. In a single outfit, there is a garment, and occasionally an accessory that explains to the viewer what the wearer is doing, thinking or feeling.
So, here are a number of visual examples, with some explanation of what I believe to be the verb in play in each case. Feel free to disagree if you want to, of course, we are all making our way together through this morass of symbols.
I will start with one that is less obvious than you may think. Nope, its not the skin tight dress that is the verb here. Posed and accessorized differently, the dress though snug, would not inevitably read as it does here. In fact, what is the operative verb is her hairstyle. Everything about that particular style states, "I am on the prowl" It wouldn't matter how she was otherwise attired, the hair would still be making that same remark.
Next Kaiser Wilhelm the First in a portrait by Anton von Werner. Again it is not the obvious thing that is the action word in this statement of temporal power. Sure, you could look at this and say, its the whole schmegeggie that is the verb, but in fact, its just that very "pointedly" positioned sword. Without that sword he is just another man in a uniform bedecked with medals. When that accessory comes into play, it is motive. At once we see that he is "seeking to dominate". Don't believe me? Put your hand over the lower half of the image and see how it changes tone.
For now though, have fun looking about and trying to suss out the verbs being worn around you.