HTML <figure> style Attribute

A style attribute on a <figure> tag assigns a unique style to the element.

Its value is CSS that defines the appearance of the figure element.



A style attribute on a <figure> element.

<figure style="display:inline-block;padding:10px;border: 3px solid brown;">
  <img src="/img/html/sangiorgio.jpg">

Using style

The style attribute specifies the style, i.e. look and feel, of the <figure> element.

A style contains any number of CSS property/value pairs, separated by semicolons (;).

The style attribute overrides any other style that was defined in a <style> tag or an external CSS file.

This inline styling affects the current <figure> element only.


<figure style="CSS-styles">



Value Description
CSS-styles One or more CSS property/value pairs separated by semicolons (;).

More Examples

A style attribute on a <figure> element.
Clicking the button toggles the border color.

<figure id="figure" 
        style="display:inline-block;padding:10px;border: 3px solid steelblue;">
  <img src="/img/html/sangiorgio.jpg">

<button onclick="toggle();">Toggle style</button>

  let toggle = () => {
    let element = document.getElementById("figure");

    if ( === "steelblue") { = "brown";
    } else { = "steelblue";

Code explanation

The style attribute assigns a border to the <figure> element.

Clicking the button calls JavaScript which toggles the element border color.

Browser support

Here is when style support started for each browser:

6.0 Sep 2010
4.0 Mar 2011
9.0 Mar 2011
11.1 Mar 2011
5.0 Jun 2010

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Last updated on Sep 30, 2023