Yesterday’s fashion

There are plenty of beautiful Georgian houses in Blandford Forum (built after the town’s Great Fire in 1731) and one of them, Lime Tree House, is home to the Blandford Fashion museum.  Exhibitions show visitors historic dress and textiles and the connection between fashion and social history. Members of BEWI were treated to an informative talk and tour by one of their volunteers and the opportunity to wander through the rooms at our leisure.  Currently, one area is dedicated to Olympic clothing, some on loan by Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson and another room displays nightwear from Baby Doll nighties to exquisite fine white lace on a modest full length nightdress.  There is such a great range of outfits, something for everyone plus an excellent tearoom and some bits and bobs to try on.

Most definitely worth a visit.