Fashion display at Brechin Town House

Fashion through the ages: Some of the exhibits on display, including a wedding dress from the 1700s

Fashion through the ages: Some of the exhibits on display, including a wedding dress from the 1700s

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A NEW exhibition has gone on display at Brechin Town House Museum.

Featuring art work and fashion from the Angus area, the collection can be viewed between 10am to 5pm from Monday, July 16 to Saturday, July 21.

The exhibtion, called Frills And Furbelows, features a fantastic array of clothes, accessories and paintings from the Angus area, covering the last two centuries.

The oldest dress in the collection is a wedding dress from the late 1700s. The dress is a piece from the Town House Musuem’s own collection.

Much of the other pieces of clothing on display have been lent to the museum especially for this exhibtion. The paintings on display are fashion related. They feature work from local artists including Montrose artist James Waterston Herald.

Accessories from the Victorian era highlight the influence of Queen Victoria on mourning clothes, with a display cabinet dedicated to black accessories, including a mourner’s brooch that would hold the hair of a departed loved one. A spokesperson from Angus Council said: “From the high waists of the Regency period and the time of Jane Austen, to the crinoline dresses of the Victorian years with their impossibly tiny waists, and often extravagant fashions to the simple styles of the 40’s, there is something here for everyone.”