Our Christmas meeting is fast approaching so book soon!

With chit-chat, mince pies and mulled wine and a talk by Fiona Ffoulkes on The Production and Consumption of Luxury Fashion in Paris 1795-1855, it promises to be a most enjoyable afternoon. For further information go to our future events page.

Wanted: New Secretary and Membership Secretary

We are looking for a new Secretary and Membership Secretary to join the committee in February 2017. If you would like to consider either of these roles then click on Secretary or Membership Secretary for a list of what you would be expected to do. If you have any questions just contact us.
Think about it - we're quite a nice bunch really.

welcome to our website

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, 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 preserve important and valuable items of dress from the past and present.

The society is organised by a committee drawn from the membership.

events to match your interests

Become a member of the 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 us

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

We look forward to welcoming you.