A scarlet red and navy blue lace dress by Erdem, from autumn/winter 2009, is one of the stars of the exhibition.
This white cotton lace dress with moulded leather collar is Alexander McQueen, from the late designer’s 1999 spring/summer collection.
This Bug jacket and dress by Schiaparelli dates back to 1938.
This arresting tartan Satin Dress was worn by a fashion-conscious woman in the 1860s.
A jazzy gold lattice work and lace dress by Paul Poiret, 1925.
This high-necked cream and lavender summer dress has polka dots, bows and lace and was made by an unknown dressmaker in the early 1870s.
An unusual Veuve Clicquot Champagne bottle dress…
As pictured on this unknown woman at a fancy dress party in 1902.
An exquisite 17th century silver tissue dress – the oldest piece in the exhibition.
Images: Bath Fashion Museum