Welcome to the new WECS website

Yes it's us all right!

With a fresh, new look we've made sure it's suitable for your mobile devices and simplified booking and membership transactions.

We've added an About Us page giving something of what the Society is and does and a Gallery page with photos from our many previous events and activities.

We hope you enjoy using our site.


Welcome to the West of England Costume Society

We are a group of fashion and costume enthusiasts with varied levels of knowledge of the history and study of fashion, costume, accessories and textiles.

Based in and around Bath, our events have included themed study days with talks and discussions led by academics and practitioners, visits to collections, workshops, factories and online presentations.

Our events are open to all, but take a look at the benefits of annual membership.

Have a look around the site, and do contact us if you have any questions.

Photo: Fashion Museum, Bath

Our next events Find out more

  • 2022 AGM & Talk
    Afternoon AGM and Talk
    2022 AGM & Talk

    Saturday 12 February 2022

    Bath & County Club, Queen's Parade, Queen's Square, Bath BA1 2NJ

    After the business of the AGM is complete, Ashley Gray will give us a talk entitled Textile Revolution: The post war female designers whose vision and vitality changed our world.

  • March Study Day: Accessories
    Study Day
    March Study Day: Accessories

    Saturday 26 March 2022

    Bath & County Club, Queen's Parade, Queen's Square, Bath BA1 2NJ

    The topic of this study day will be fashion accessories during which Jacob Moss will talk on fans, Mark Wallis on men's accessories, Richard Ince on umbrellas and Sarah Delves on bags.

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Our Magazine Find out more

These are our latest, on-line accessible magazines. Click on the front cover to open the magazine.