My first time I stayed among the locals, venturing into the bazaars unchallenged, often donning a burqa.
From the fall runways to city streets, men are donning kilts and other skirts this year.
Nearly bald at his death, he was donning a black wig stitched into the “fuzzy strands of his closely cropped white hair.”
1520s, from Spanish or Portuguese don, title of respect, from Latin dominus "lord, master." The university sense is c.1660, originally student slang; underworld sense is 1952, from Italian don, from Late Latin domnus, from Latin dominus (see domain). The fem. form is Dona (Spanish/Portuguese), Donna (Italian).
early 14c. contraction of do on (see doff). "After 1650 retained in popular use only in north. dialect; as a literary archaism it has become very frequent in 19th c." [OED]. Related: Donned; donning.