Welcome

Whether you're a student of design or history, a fashion professional or are simply interested in costume, textiles, accessories and decorative arts, there's lots going on at the West of England Costume Society to entertain and inspire you.

Every year, we hold two study days including talks from leading speakers on particular themes and we also meet twice a year for talks, usually in Bath or Bristol, at our Annual General Meeting and Christmas Social. In addition, we run visits to various places and exhibitions of related interest with, where possible, guided tours and behind-scenes-access.

Have a look at what's on ...

... and events you may have missed.

And don't forget our facebook page. West of England Costume Society

Become a member of WECS and you'll gain privileged access to a wealth of events, including study days, VIP visits and Christmas meetings.

You'll also receive WECS Wardrobe; our free, three-issues-per-year members' magazine packed with news, reviews, insights and information on events.

Join WECS today; we are a friendly and welcoming group. Come and explore your curiosity for historical and contemporary dress and fashion.

We look forward to seeing you.

Formed in 1973, WECS is an inspiring group of like-minded 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 to help preserve important and valuable items of dress from the past and present.

The society is run by a committee drawn from the membership who organise the events.