BATH IN FASHION BLOGGERS EVENT 20/03/16 - BATH FASHION MUSEUM

23/03/2016

Bath is a town that screams eccentricity. From it's Fashion Museum to it's fashion events, there's something for every fashion lover! Along with it's history, attractions and cobbled streets, it is a beautiful little town that would be enough to draw most people to it! So, when I was invited to the Bath In Fashion bloggers day, I was completely thrilled and (after a little nervousness) absolutely ecstatic about attending. What more could you want? Meeting new bloggers at an event held in the heart of Bath, by Bath In Fashion, it almost sounds like a dream. And oh my,  I definitely made the right decision to attend!
Bath In Fashion Bloggers Event

The day began at the Bath Fashion Museum where we all met up in the beautiful museum cafe for a briefing of the day and a little gathering with coffee and tea to prepare us for a very busy day. We all mingled within our groups and got to know each other and our blogs. We all spoke about what we do beyond blogging, which was in fact very interesting. The event has definitely left me with new blogging friends that I will keep in contact with!


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After we had all had a chance to mingle and get to know one another, we were lucky enough to have a tour around the new exhibition at the Bath Fashion Museum to see all of the beautiful historical clothing items. This was, without a doubt, one of the best starts to a blogger event and even one of the best parts of the day!

This new exhibition is called The History of Fashion in 100 Items and the pieces date from the 16th and 17th centuries up until the 21st century. There are many items from the likes of famous fashion designers such as Christian Dior, the Houses of Worth and Lucile and Alexander McQueen. You can see how fashion has evolved over time and it reminds you how important fashion is in the world, although it's not always considered that way. Pictures could never do these beautiful exhibition pieces justice, but here are a few items I found.
Bath Fashion Museum Tour

Late 18th Century Shoes
Late 18th Century Shoes

1740s Open and Closed Robes
1740s Open and Closed Robes

1740s Stomacher and Clogs
1740s Stomacher and Clogs

1750s Men's Suit
1750s Men's Suit

1750s Open Robe
1750s Open Robe

1760s Silk Robe
1760s Silk Robe
1810 Pelisse, 1815 Gowns and 1816 & 1817 Frocks
1810 Pelisse, 1815 Gowns and 1816 & 1817 Frocks

1850s Shawl and Tophat
1850s Shawl and Tophat

1870s Evening Dress
1870s Evening Dress

Late 19th Century Shoes
Late 19th Century Shoes

1860s Dress
1860s Dress

1870s Dolman
1870s Dolman

1890s Day Dress
1890s Day Dress

1890s Corset and Boy's Outfit
1890s Corset and Boy's Outfit
I found the boy's outfit really interesting. It was around about the 1890s when boys and girls began to wear different clothes. Before this time, they would have worn gender-neutral clothes. This was a huge step in fashion and shaped future fashion trends massively!
2011 Evening Dress
2011 Evening Dress

Men's Banyans and Lady's Dress
Men's Banyans and Women's Dress



21st Century Evening Dress
21st Century Evening Dress


Shakespearean-Time Gloves
Shakespearean-Time Gloves
There was so many memorable pieces in this collection that it was hard to only pick a few of my favourites. I managed to narrow it down to 3 pieces, though!

1) My absolute favourite item was the dress to the right in this image, worn by Elizabeth Taylor. It is such a simplistic shape but an absolutely gorgeous item. And who other than Elizabeth Taylor would have worn this? It's absolutely flawless and very glam!
Elizabeth Taylor Dress
2) These 19th century shoes also stuck in my mind. They look as if they have come straight from a fairy tale. They have a very fragile look, yet look very elegant and almost ballerina-like. It's just amazing to think that these shoes were worn by people like us, they look far too fragile!
19th Century Shoes
3) The last item that I absolutely adore is this mid-18th-century red women's dress! I absolutely love the detail on this dress and the red and floral design. The style of the dress just screams 18th century!
Late 18th Century Lady's Dress
Fashion is such a huge interest of mine and I love delving into the history of fashion and going back in time to when heels were hard pieces of wood with some material on. The pain women would have gone through to look good was clearly immense - as a fellow fashion lover, I must salute them for that!

This museum is definitely a massive credit to Bath and if you are planning a visit soon, this is definitely a must-see! I could easily spend a few hours in here, it's such an interesting exhibition! To find out more, visit the Bath Fashion Museum website or browse through the #HFx100 hashtag on social media!

7 comments

  1. Sounds like you had an amazing time and from those photos it looks so interesting! Xx

    Kate// katerosexo1.blogspot.com

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  2. Looks like such an amazing event. I'm glad you had a great time
    xx
    Terica
    www.citihippie.com

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    1. Thank you T'erica, it was brilliant! xx

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  3. This is so cool! I wish I could of came! I would love to meet you one day X

    Thrifty vintage fashion

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    1. You should come next year, Nicole! It would be lovely to see meet you at such an amazing event! xx

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  4. This looks amazing! Living just down the road from Bath I really need to go to the Fashion Museum! Sounds like a great event, I definitely need to start attending more Bath and Bristol blogger events! x

    http://chloeharriets.com/

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