Whether you're a student of design or history, a fashion professional, or simply a lover of clothing and accessories, there's every reason to
the West of England Costume Society (WECS).
Formed in 1973, the WECS is an inspiring group of likeminded enthusiasts. Our members come from all walks of life and joined for many different
reasons. Yet together, we share the same passions: to study costume, with allied decorative arts and their history - and preserve important and
valuable items of dress from the past and present.
Meet the committee
events to match your interests
Become a member of the WECS and you'll gain exclusive access to a wealth of
, including study days, VIP visits and Christmas meetings.
You'll also receive WECS Wardrobe: our free,
packed with news, reviews, insights and information on events.
WECS today and explore your curiosity for historical and contemporary dress and
We look forward to welcoming you.