welcome

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 join the West of England Costume Society (WECS).

about us

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 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 us

Join WECS today and explore your curiosity for historical and contemporary dress and fashion.


We look forward to welcoming you.