If you are looking for the most authentic looking Suffragette uniform dresses, then Express Yourself Costume Hire in Southampton Hampshire is the place for you!
Express Yourself stock several beautiful distinctive Suffragette Costumes and other styles of the early 20th Century also, in lots of sizes. We have lovely hats, gloves and other costume accessories to compliment our Suffragette historical costumes and of course the costume comes with the all important Suffragette sash too.
Here is a little history of Emmeline Pankhurst and the Suffragette movement to set the scene.
Emmeline Pankhurst was born in 1858 and died on 14 June 1928. Emmeline was the leader of the Suffragette movement and was a British political activist who helped women win the right to vote. In 1999 Time named Pankhurst as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century, stating "she shaped an idea of women for our time; she shook society into a new pattern from which there could be no going back". She was widely criticised for her militant tactics, and historians disagree about their effectiveness, but her determined work and sacrifice is recognised as a crucial element in achieving women's suffrage in Britain.
The Edwardian era was quite an important fashion time and Express Yourself Costumes have many fine examples of this historical fashion period.
The Express Yourself Edwardian Votes for Women costumes are genuinely high quality with many unique touches rarely found anywhere else including the famous sash worn by the Suffragettes. Our range is both in the smaller a fuller figure size range so no one is left out. All the accessories including lovely hats and gloves as well as costume jewellery are also here to give the outfit that final important touch.
The shop has one of the largest selections of high quality Historical early 1900s costumes both for men and women outside of London.
Express Yourself is based in Southampton Hampshire and close to the motorway network. The shop is very unique with a myriad of themed costume departments.
Come along and meet our friendly experienced staff.
We also offer a renowned postal service if you happen to live a long way from our shop. Just one email will set you on your way.
Prices for Suffragette Costume hire start from around £25.00
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