Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Clothing through the ages at Worthing Museum

Last term I had to do a project for uni on one of the dress collections at Worthing Museum in Sussex. The collection I had to study was decidedly modern and not to my taste, but since I was at the museum I thought I would take a quick look at the rest of the exhibitions. I am so glad that I did, as they had a lovely one on called 'Blooming Marvellous'. It contained clothing with floral patterns on, from the late 17th century to present day. It was very interesting and had some beautiful costumes. If you find yourself in Worthing before the 4th June, you should definitely pay a visit to the museum. Here is the museum's website.

Here are a few photos of some of the beautiful costumes:

A pair of adorable baby's shoes :)

This dress was made in the 1940s but later in the 50s, as there was still rationing, the dress was cut and the ribbons added to make the dress look longer, so more in keeping with the fashion of the time. (I had no idea that people did this!). 

Beautiful baby's bonnet :)

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous!! I love the pictures! Sounds like an awesome project! :0)