This exhibition has now closed, find out what else is going on at Fashion Museum

Exploring women's role in the First World War through items of their clothing.

Women’s fashion changed drastically during the First World War as they took on ‘men’s work’. Standards dictating what was acceptable for a woman to wear no longer applied, and the corset disappeared as trousers instead became the norm.

This exhibition explores how women’s lives and roles were revolutionised during the conflict and the way this influenced the clothing they adopted. Included are examples of official uniforms and civilian dress, as well as costumes from the television series Downton Abbey.

Fashion Museum

Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2QH

01225 477 789


Opening times

​Daily, 10.30am – 6pm (last entry 5pm); Jan-Feb and Nov-Dec, 10.30am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)

Free entry with National Art Pass

Free exhibitions with National Art Pass

10% off guidebook

Valid to 31 December 2020

Visit the Fashion Musem with your National Art Pass and receive a 10% discount on Treasures, a lavishly illustrated guide to the permanent collection.

Haven't got your pass yet? Learn more

Exhibitions and events at Fashion Museum

Exhibitions nearby

Back to top