July 8 – Oct 3, 2022

The Little Black Dress: Fashionable Evolution and Societal Change

This exhibit offers not only a fascinating glimpse at how the little black dress as a garment has evolved throughout the 20th century, but also provides an interesting look at how this evolution has been reflected in the changing roles of women in society from 1910-1980.

How were silhouettes and fabric choices impacted by the women’s suffrage movement? What did the Second World War mean for hemlines? How was the women’s liberation movement and the social change of the 1970s reflected in the clothing women of the day were wearing? Discover the answers to these questions and more in a historical walk through time.

Whether you are interested in the garments themselves or the history behind them, this exhibit promises something for everyone!

In addition, the Museum will be hosting an exhibition opening ceremony officially welcoming the Little Black Dress exhibit on Friday July 15th at 6:00pm in the Peter Garnham gallery. Learn more and register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/little-black-dress-exhibition-opening-at-the-sidney-museum-tickets-373390329527