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  Changing Face of Fashion Through Time editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz discusses the changing fashions throughout time and how they were reflected in either books, music, movies or television as time went on. Have fun.
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Feb 29 24
Creedy gold member
Feb 29 24
7633 plays
  Born This Way   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Would I lie to you? I've looked this good since the day I was born! I wouldn't particularly need to worry about any of the subject matter here (being immaculate and all), but for others, it's everything.
Easier, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jan 18 24
kyleisalive editor
Jan 18 24
6417 plays
  A Century of Fashion   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
From the 1900s to the first decade of the 21st century, each decade became associated with a particular fashion - or so it seems. This quiz takes you on a journey through those decades.
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, May 15 12
Creedy gold member
5368 plays
A Bouquet of Lace and Confetti
  A Bouquet of Lace and Confetti editor best quiz   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
A bride expects her wedding to be the most magical and memorable day of her life. Take this quiz to find out about all the fripperies and bibelots used to make the bride feel special.
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Jan 03 15
1275 plays
  Dress Me Up   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'm going out, but I have no idea what to wear. This is always such a dilemma for me, since I am so very fashion conscious. Really. Help me out?
Easier, 10 Qns, malik24, Jan 29 12
5851 plays
  Suit, Shoe or Sparkle?    
Classification Quiz
 10 Qns
In the hectic and stressful world we live in, there's nothing like a little luxury to make one feel pampered. These brands all provide that. However, what are they most known for? Clothes, shoes or jewellery? Sort the brands into the correct category.
Easier, 10 Qns, KayceeKool, Sep 25 22
KayceeKool gold member
Sep 25 22
481 plays
  Heigh-Ho! It's off to IRON I go!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If, like me, you hate ironing, why not take a break from this thankless chore, put your feet up and have a look at these fashion items which have probably found their way into ironing baskets across the world.
Easier, 10 Qns, KayceeKool, Apr 22 11
KayceeKool gold member
4150 plays
  Fashion Impossible!   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We should all know from past experience that fashion trends change. What we think looks impossibly good today may look impossibly bad tomorrow...
Easier, 10 Qns, lones78, Jun 29 21
lones78 gold member
Jun 29 21
5106 plays
Hanbok An Icon of Korean Style
  Hanbok: An Icon of Korean Style   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
The current popularity of Korean culture is not only about pop music and food. One of the aspects of Korea's rich cultural heritage that has recently acquired fame in the West is "hanbok", the traditional Korean costume.
Average, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Jul 18 22
LadyNym gold member
Jul 18 22
130 plays
  Fashion in Time and Space   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
When travelling in the TARDIS with the Doctor one can see fashions from many countries and many eras.
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Oct 13 14
5076 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What name is given the fine gold or silver threads used in traditional embroidery?

From Quiz "Help! Carmen Sandiego in Indian Avatar"

  Going into the Wind    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Four Winds (JanIQ, zorba_scank, lones78, and shuehorn) are very appreciative for versatile and protective fashion and cosmetics that can protect us from the elements, most specifically, from the wind. How much do you know about these items?
Average, 10 Qns, shuehorn, Jun 29 21
shuehorn gold member
Jun 29 21
4969 plays
  Consumers of a Certain Age   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Fashion is a fickle thing and every era seems to bring its own fad or style. Consumers of a certain age should be able to recognize these looks that have been popular through the years.
Easier, 10 Qns, KayceeKool, Feb 20 19
KayceeKool gold member
Feb 20 19
1579 plays
  Frightful Fashions!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on fashions that are simply frightful! I bet everyone that takes this quiz is guilty of wearing at least one of these Frightful Fashions!
Average, 10 Qns, BlueCheer, May 26 22
May 26 22
5438 plays
  Sarong Feels So Right   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
The Last Ones In are glad to invite you to take a trip through the world of traditional dress! Can you match those exotic item of clothing with their country/region of origin?
Easier, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Mar 03 17
LadyNym gold member
1313 plays
Men in Tights
  Men in Tights   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
From Ancient Greece to the sword wielding men of medieval Britain, and from the elegant Beau Brummell in Regency Bath to the modern Movember movement, let us take a closer look at men's fashion throughout the centuries.
Tough, 10 Qns, Plodd, Dec 24 16
367 plays
  Flashes of Fashion from the Roaring '20s   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Cosmetics and radically different clothing were statements of the '20s when the world turned its back on World War I. Team Phoenix Rising examines some of these cultural items indicative of the era.
Average, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Jan 23 18
1nn1 gold member
Jan 23 18
479 plays
  Oh, How We the 1950s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's a quiz about some of the highlights of the style of women's clothes during the 1950s. Much has been left out because of lack of space, but I think the important changes are here. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, habitsowner, Oct 29 15
5066 plays
  Llamas in Pyjamas   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
As David Bowie once said, "Ooh, fashion!". The Revenge of the Llamas team is showing off some unique and popular items of clothing from around the world. Hold that pose and smile for the camera.
Average, 10 Qns, eburge, Jul 15 12
eburge gold member
824 plays
  Jonnowales and the Damaged Dry Cleaning editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Jonnowales is on a trip around the world but he has the misfortune of having his clothes damaged by dry cleaning companies in ten different countries! Can you help him find something new to wear? Enjoy.
Average, 10 Qns, jonnowales, Aug 29 09
1928 plays
  Big Problems, Small Bottles   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
No matter how large or small your problems with your appearance may be, there's sure to be someone offering a small bottle with the perfect solution (for a price). Please help me solve my problems.
Easier, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Dec 12 16
looney_tunes editor
745 plays
  Victorian Edwardian Fashion Vocabulary    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Fashion and social standards thereof were both daunting and charming during these two specific eras in time. Can you match the clue to the fashion vocabulary?
Easier, 10 Qns, researcher53, Nov 29 16
461 plays
  1980s Fashion & Beauty    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is very easy, but you will be saying, "Oh, I remember that" or "I had that". Have fun strolling down Memory Lane!
Average, 10 Qns, joopie, Feb 13 15
5757 plays
  Going Out in Style   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Given the numerous cultural and religious ethnicities that make up India, it is not surprising to see the wide diversity in clothing and related fashion items. This quiz presents just a small sample of them.
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Jun 17 12
zorba_scank gold member
589 plays
  Fashion Through Time    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Know your fashion? Test your skills...
Average, 15 Qns, Tans, Dec 25 14
3854 plays
  Don't Wear Socks with Sandals    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Everyone knows that wearing socks with sandals is a fashion faux pas. Check your fashion sense and your knowledge of fashion in general with this quiz. I dedicate it to Terry, who came up with the title.
Tough, 10 Qns, Cymruambyth, Nov 26 09
Cymruambyth gold member
1169 plays
  Help! Carmen Sandiego in Indian Avatar    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Carmen Sandiego has landed in India. From the descriptions, can you guess what she is wearing or the clothing styles she has taken an interest in?
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Feb 15 19
zorba_scank gold member
Feb 15 19
292 plays
  They Need To Adore Me So Christian Dior Me    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The fashion designers behind some of the most memorable Academy Awards Red Carpet dresses. The title is from the musical "Evita" and the song "Rainbow High".
Average, 10 Qns, tiye, Jun 29 21
tiye gold member
Jun 29 21
504 plays
  Mr. Blackwell's Worst Dressed List   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Anytime you're on a list you want to be at the top, right? Maybe not this one. For 35 years Hollywood critic, Mr. Blackwell has named his list of 10 clumsily clad celebrities. All quotations are from Mr. Blackwell's biography.
Tough, 10 Qns, paulmallon, Jun 29 21
paulmallon gold member
Jun 29 21
762 plays
  What Makes You Beautiful   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Over the years people have gone to great lengths to be considered beautiful.
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Aug 05 12
879 plays
  70s Fashion & Beauty    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you were a teen in the 70s, and thought you were way cool, I am sure you used some of these.
Difficult, 10 Qns, joopie, Jan 09 06
4463 plays
  Famous Dresses    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some dresses have behaved like "the shot heard around the world" and have become famous virtually over night. Let's take a look at some of these iconic frocks, those who designed them, and the ladies who wore them.
Average, 10 Qns, Belleiscute, Dec 10 12
527 plays
  History of Fashion - Did We Really Wear That?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A stroll through the history of fashion. I will give you an item that was in daily use in its day, sometimes from as recently as the 1960s sometimes from as long ago as the 17th century. Will you recognise them?
Average, 10 Qns, cione, Oct 29 15
2488 plays
  Victorian Edwardian Fashion Vocabulary Part 2    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Players asked for Quiz 2. Fashion and social standards during the Victorian & Edwardian eras were both charming and daunting. Can you match the clue to its fashion vocabulary?
Average, 10 Qns, researcher53, Dec 18 16
296 plays
  Victorian Edwardian Fashion Vocabulary Part 3    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Part 3 - Fashion and social standards during the Victorian & Edwardian eras were both charming and daunting. Can you match the clue to its fashion vocabulary?
Average, 10 Qns, researcher53, Jan 19 17
241 plays
  Little Black Project: Dusky Dresses    
Multiple Choice
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Can we write ten quizzes on one single colour? Yes we can, we already did. Here's another grand offering by Team Blue. This one is based on fashion that share "black". Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, em1958, Jul 05 19
em1958 gold member
Jul 05 19
259 plays
  Bonnet, Hoop, Petticoats: Fashions of the 1860s    
Multiple Choice
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If you're a woman, come here to get dressed from the skin out in the fashion of the 1860s. Gentlemen, avert your eyes a moment, or take the quiz too if you'd like, whichever you want.
Tough, 10 Qns, littlepup, Nov 29 16
175 plays
  Versace on the Floor    
Multiple Choice
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With a reported cost of $30,000 a ticket, the 2019 Met Gala was an extravagant affair. Extravagant is also an excellent word to describe this year's theme - camp! What do you remember of the celebrities and outfits featured at this lavish event?
Average, 10 Qns, malik24, Jun 29 21
Jun 29 21
124 plays
  I Wonder What This Button Does?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Let's journey through the history of the button together. Hopefully, we'll learn some interesting facts along the way!
Average, 10 Qns, limabone, Jul 25 09
669 plays
  Forties Fashion    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Post World War 2 fashion is what this quiz is about. This topic interests me a ton and I hope you will enjoy learning more about it.
Tough, 10 Qns, vballchica12, Jun 29 21
Jun 29 21
1875 plays
  Do You Know Oshare and Visual Kei?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How well do you know the Oshare and Visual Kei? This quiz focuses on the fashion and the bands.
Average, 10 Qns, xm0nkeybabyx, Nov 19 23
Nov 19 23
620 plays
  Guess the Product!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz on different hair and beauty product ranges. All questions are multiple choice. WARNING - only attempt if you live in the UK!
Average, 10 Qns, alexf500, Aug 22 11
1775 plays
  In The Name of Fashion    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The strange things we do in the name of fashion! How much do you know about the weird things our predecessors did just to look good?
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, poodog, Feb 13 15
Very Difficult
2511 plays
  20th Century Fashion    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For all fashion lovers!
Difficult, 10 Qns, Seiva, Jan 05 19
Jan 05 19
3890 plays

Fashion & Beauty Mixture Trivia Questions

1. Why did many actresses wear black dresses to the 75th Golden Globe Awards ceremony in 2018?

From Quiz
Little Black Project: Dusky Dresses

Answer: In protest against sexual harassment in the entertainment industry

The 75th Golden Globes ceremony took place seven days after the founding of the Time's Up Movement on January 1, 2018. The movement formed part of a wider campaign against the sexual harassment and assault of women in the movie industry at the hands of some of its most powerful male figures. Famous faces who turned up on the red carpet wearing a range of glamorous, but black, dresses included Dakota Johnson in a Gucci design, Nicole Kidman wearing Givenchy and Angelina Jolie in an Atelier Versace designed gown. (Question provided by Fifiona81)

2. Carmen's first choice was this beautiful, versatile Indian garment worn by women across the country - a six or nine yard drape that covers the whole body. What was Carmen wearing?

From Quiz Help! Carmen Sandiego in Indian Avatar

Answer: Saree

A saree is simply a long piece of fabric, usually six yards in length, but sometimes also up to nine yards long, that is draped around the female body. Across India, it is worn in different styles based on regional variations. The chest is covered with a tight blouse while a long underskirt is worn below and used to tuck the pleats of the saree. The other options are all traditional wear from other parts of the world.

3. Fashion and cosmetics turned the world upside down after the austerity of the war years. Which close-fitting, bell-shaped hat was all the rage in the roaring twenties and became a symbol of the decade?

From Quiz Flashes of Fashion from the Roaring '20s

Answer: Cloche

The cloche hat was introduced to the fashion world in the mid-1910s by Parisian milliners Caroline Reboux and Lucy Hamar. Its name was derived from the French word for "bell". The hat was a popular haute accessory from about 1922 until the early thirties. Cloches were close-fitting, and usually made of materials that conformed to the wearer's head. They often featured a brim and/or accents such as brooches, feathers, applique, etc. This question was fashioned by Phoenix Rising team member JCSon.

4. Following the austerity of the First World War, the 1920s brought about a change in the way woman dressed and behaved. What was the name given to the consumers of a certain age who wore bobbed hair, shift-like dresses and cloche hats?

From Quiz Consumers of a Certain Age

Answer: Flapper Girls

The 1920s, especially the latter half, were known as the "Roaring Twenties" as people tried to forget the horrors of the First World War. Women found a new freedom and the "Flapper Look" became all the rage. The Flapper's hairstyle de jour was a short, sleek bob, often topped by either a close fitting hat such as the cloche or with a headband worn round the forehead and often adorned with feathers and jewels. Hemlines rose on low-waisted dresses which allowed women to move freely. The look was boyish with a flattened bust line and few curves. Make up was dramatic with bold eyeliner and red lipstick being popular.

5. What was one of the first layers, when a woman dressed in the 1860s?

From Quiz Bonnet, Hoop, Petticoats: Fashions of the 1860s

Answer: chemise

The chemise was a garment that had been around for decades. In the 1860s, it was generally white cotton, knee-length give or take, with very short sleeves and a broad neckline, decorated around the neck and sleeve openings if anywhere. It had a short slit at the throat and a button, which could even be the removable kind of button to make laundry easier. The chemise absorbed all the oils and sweat, even though everyone knows women don't sweat, so a woman usually owned many of them and they got heavy laundering.

6. At the 2005 Academy Awards ceremony, Hillary Swank wore a striking, blue Guy Laroche gown. What was the strong feature of her dress?

From Quiz They Need To Adore Me So Christian Dior Me

Answer: Deep-plunging back line

Swank's gorgeous gown featured long sleeves, a high front neckline and a dramatic, low-cut back. It was an excellent choice for her long and slender figure. Guy Laroche (1921-1989) was a French Haute couture designer who used vibrant colors and plunging front and back lines. His business included fragrances and homeware. As of 2007, Swedish-French designer Marcel Marongiu is creative director of Guy Laroche.

7. Although not credited with designing the "little black dress", this couturier made it acceptable to wear the LBD for events other than funerals. Which designer is this?

From Quiz Famous Dresses

Answer: Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel

The death of her lover and benefactor, Arthur Capel, prompted Chanel to "make the world mourn for him", by wearing his favorite garment, a black blazer. She subsequently designed a series of simple black dresses to complete the look and launched the enduring fashion of the LBD. As Christian Dior remarked: "With a black pullover and ten rows of pearls she revolutionized fashion."

8. Beauty patches made of silk or velvet were a popular face adornment in the 17th and 18th centuries. What blemish were they often used to cover?

From Quiz What Makes You Beautiful

Answer: Smallpox scars

Smallpox was very prevalent in the 17th and 18th centuries, and survivors were often left with very bad facial scars. Beauty patches were used to cover the worst of these, as well as being used to draw attention to especially good features. It was not unusual for men to use make up at that time so patches were used freely by both sexes. They came in a variety of shapes; hearts, stars, crescent moons. They were used more than once and were kept in special patch boxes. Some of these, especially those that belonged to the wealthy, were highly decorative and are now very collectible.

9. Tight fitting ankle length trousers known as jodhpurs originated in the Indian state of Rajasthan. What activity are these clothing items generally associated with?

From Quiz Going Out in Style

Answer: Horse riding

Traditionally worn by the royal families in Rajasthan during horse riding, these trousers were originally broad at the hips and snugly fitting from the knee to the ankle. Realising the comfort in adopting these trousers during equestrian activities, army officers during the British Raj also took to donning these garments. The wearing of jodhpurs during polo games also helped to increase their popularity.

10. Ralph's hat collection is bigger than you'd think it would be. Ask him what his favourite is, and he'd say the fez. From which country does the fez originally come?

From Quiz Llamas in Pyjamas

Answer: Morocco

Named, of course, for the Moroccan city of Fes, the fez is a traditional hat (usually coloured red) that came about in the seventeenth century as an indication of status in parts of Morocco. They became a symbol of the Ottoman Empire, and were worn initially by military officials, before becoming more widespread. Nowadays, fezzes are worn by many people across Morocco, Egypt, Turkey and other Arabic countries. The fez saw a significant resurgence in popularity in Western countries in 2010, thanks to the British science fiction television program 'Doctor Who' in an episode entitled 'The Big Bang', during which the Doctor, the central character, dons a fez and declares that he wears a fez now and that "fezzes are cool". As Ralph struts around showing off his fez, eburge can't help but think that Ralph too joined the fez craze after the 'Doctor Who' episode. Ralph disagrees and says he's the one who gave Tommy Cooper the idea of wearing a fez.

11. Marcus Antonius, as portrayed by Richard Burton, was a main star in an award-winning movie of the 1960s, which was also a good example of the kind of clothing worn by people during the days of the Roman Empire. What movie was this?

From Quiz Changing Face of Fashion Through Time

Answer: Cleopatra

This movie told the story of the dying days of the great kingdom of Egypt as represented by its queen, Cleopatra. It featured a large and impressive cast. The three main ones however were Richard Burton as a Roman General Mark Anthony (Cleopatra's lover); Rex Harrison as the great Julius Caesar (another lover before Mr Anthony); and the beautiful Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra herself, the queen who was trying to cement her power and stabilise her kingdom. It had a tragic ending as we all know, with all three main protagonists destroyed, Egypt on the decline, and Rome with only a few hundred years left of its glory. Both men and women wore togas as everyday clothing during the days of ancient Rome, and they wore them right up until the second century AD. After that, only men, and ladies of the night, wore the toga, while upper class women opted for more covering and fuller outfits. The distinction between the various classes of Roman society was reflected in the material and colours used to make the garment. An upper class man's toga would be made from finely woven wool of good quality, while someone from the lower classes would have a toga made out of coarse cheaper materials. Colours featured on togas represented position as well. Magistrates displayed a purple border on their garment, while the border of a general's toga was gold. Emperors of course wore the full purple. If any great celebration was underway, a red border on all togas marked the occasion. Hardly any first hand accounts written about ancient Rome have survived. One such was "Ab Urbe Condita" by the Roman historian Titus Livius. This comprised 124 volumes, only 35 of which still exist. They cover most facets of Roman history and life from its beginnings to his own time period 59 BC to 17 AD. Most of our knowledge of the clothing worn in ancient Rome comes from historical research, and perhaps even the few statues remaining from that period of history. The movie "Cleopatra" helps to bring it all to life a little more.

12. During what age did buttons appear?

From Quiz I Wonder What This Button Does?

Answer: The Bronze Age

About 3,000 years ago, buttons made their debut. These early buttons didn't actually fasten anything but were worn as decoration.

13. In the 1970s, an "angel" of an actress gave the whole country a new hairstyle to emulate. The hairstyle basically consisted of flipping out all the edges of your hair. What actress gave us this highly-copied but never equaled hairstyle?

From Quiz Frightful Fashions!

Answer: Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett starred on the show "Charlie's Angels" from 1976-77 and again from 1978-80. She is also famous for being on a certain poster! You know the one ...

14. In 1947 the fashion world changed dramatically. What was this look nicknamed?

From Quiz Forties Fashion

Answer: The New Look

In 1947 the "New Look" was introduced by Christian Dior to the world. It was dubbed the "New Look" by a fashion magazine editor named, Carmel Snow.

15. From the 17th century - what was a farthingale?

From Quiz History of Fashion - Did We Really Wear That?

Answer: A wide hoop worn under ladies' gowns

The farthingale did not give an attractive look ... a wide framed petticoat worn under gowns. One description has them as 'low in the front, high in the back and wide enough on the sides that I may rest my arms'. King James tried to ban them from court because they took up too much room!

16. This product packaging is bright pink. The surname is like the name of a particular breed of dog, and most of the products' main purpose is to make hair shiny and straight.

From Quiz Guess the Product!

Answer: Lee Stafford

Lee Stafford products are sold in Boots stores. A picture of a Staffordshire terrier is shown on every product. The range is fairly new and has products to make hair sleek and straight, very shiny and have more volume, using extracts of green tea.

17. This was the only color to wear denim in the late 80s. If you couldn't afford them, what color could you make them from last year's blue jeans?

From Quiz 1980s Fashion & Beauty

Answer: acid-washed

If you were VERY cool, you had a matching stonewashed jacket!

18. Who was the first fashion designer to release a fashion-related fragrance?

From Quiz 20th Century Fashion

Answer: Paul Poiret

His fragrance was released in 1911, and it was called 'Rosine' after his daughter.

19. When did individuality of fashion designing begin to emerge?

From Quiz Fashion Through Time

Answer: 1700

In 1700 styles were set by Royalty and carried out by the dressmakers who served them.

20. What did the Press dub the stunning black dress worn to a 'Vanity Fair' function by Princess Diana in June 1994, on the night Prince Charles' tell-all interview appeared on television?

From Quiz Little Black Project: Dusky Dresses

Answer: The Revenge Dress

When Princess Diana stepped out of the car as an official guest at the Vanity Fair party, photographers had a field day. She was clad in a form-hugging, off the shoulder black silk dress, certainly not the demure look expected of royalty. That same evening, Charles appeared on an internationally televised program, speaking about their failed marriage, and effectively confessing to having been unfaithful. In fact the controversial dress had been made for Diana by Christina Stambolian three years before, and had not been worn because Diana thought it was too revealing. She had been planning to wear a Valentino dress that night, but protocol was broken and the Press was told ahead of time what she would be wearing, so she made the last minute switch to the Stambolian dress. It certainly caused a stir. (Question provided by windrush)

21. One of the staples of the fashion industry which should be recognizable to consumers of most ages is the classic "Little Black Dress". Which designer was responsible for popularising this "go-to" outfit?

From Quiz Consumers of a Certain Age

Answer: Coco Chanel

Considered to be an essential component of every women's wardrobe no matter what her age, the "Little Black Dress" or "LBD " is an enduring item in a world known for change and fleeting popularity. Although versions of a black dress had been around for years, given that black was the colour of mourning, it was Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel who made it the staple item in the wardrobes of millions of women. The publication of her design of a simply cut, short black dress in the American version of "Vogue" in 1926 introduced the "LBD" to the world and it has never really left. Today it is still the first choice of millions of women when faced with that awful dilemma - what to wear.

22. Husband and wife design team David and Elizabeth Emanuel created this over the top extravaganza of ivory silk, taffeta and lace, glittering with seed pearls and crystals, for "the wedding of the century". Which famous bride wore the gown?

From Quiz Famous Dresses

Answer: Diana, Princess of Wales

The bride was dwarfed by the gown and enormous 25 foot train that followed her down the aisle. Although not the most fashionable of garments (the poufy, crinoline- like skirt that resembled crumpled Kleenex once she alighted from the Glass Coach, and the unflattering overly-large bodice and neckline mimicking a Pierrette costume) this gown set the standard in bridal attire. Or as one designer griped "It set wedding couture back at least ten years."

23. Queen Elizabeth I was much admired by many of her subjects, who wanted to emulate her. They used a mixture of quicklime, lead, sulphur and water to achieve what?

From Quiz What Makes You Beautiful

Answer: Red hair

Queen Elizabeth I was noted for her flaming red hair, and many people wanted to pay tribute to her by having their hair the same colour. Unfortunately bottles of hair dye weren't yet invented, so they came up with their own recipe to achieve the effect. Used too often, or in the wrong proportions, it certainly kept both the wig makers and undertakers gainfully employed.

24. Which Indian statesman gave his name to a type of waist length jacket with a mandarin collar that incorporates elements of both the western suit jacket and the Asian long coat called the achkan?

From Quiz Going Out in Style

Answer: Jawaharlal Nehru

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was one of the key figures in the Indian struggle for independence and became the first Prime Minister of independent India. Nehru commonly sported the achkan or sherwani, a long fitted coat that reached up to the knees. This inspired the Nehru jacket which has a closed mandarin type collar and reaches to the hip of the wearer. Nehru is not known to have actually worn this jacket, however, the garment was marketed using the term 'Nehru jacket' and has been known as such ever since.

25. Thinking about a time when the Heidelberg Electric Belt was all the rage brings tears to Ralph's eyes. The wearer had surges of electricity applied to which part of their anatomy?

From Quiz Llamas in Pyjamas

Answer: The genitalia

This entirely genuine product surely falls into the category of "What on earth were they thinking of?". It was promoted in the first decade of the twentieth century, sold by Sears, and advertisements claimed benefits in combatting exhaustion alongside "impotency, rheumatism, sciatica, lame back, railroad back, insomnia, melancholia, kidney disorder, Bright's disease, dyspepsia, disorders of the liver, female weakness, poor circulation, weak heart action and almost every known disease and weakness". Ralph shares glendathecat's view that the very idea is quite shocking.

26. 1951: The year of the little waist. To magnify that asset, the skirts were made big and full, and often were stiffened with interlinings. Another way of ensuring the skirt stayed "big" was to wear a _____________ under it?

From Quiz Oh, How We the 1950s

Answer: Crinoline

We didn't go all the way back and come up with hoops again, but we did love our crinolines. Sometimes, if we had them, we could wear more than one crinoline underskirt, and if they were harmonizing colors, we'd really feel snazzy.

27. Made popular by such celebrities as The Beatles, Sammy Davis Jnr and Johnny Carson and an essential part of any hip man-about town's wardrobe in the 1960's and early 1970's, which piece of clothing is named after a famous Asian leader?

From Quiz Heigh-Ho! It's off to IRON I go!

Answer: Nehru jacket

The Nehru jacket was a hip length, single breasted tailored jacket with a single row of buttons and a mandarin collar which was very popular in the 1960's and early 1970's. The design was based on the traditional achkan or sherwani as worn by Jawaharlal Nehru who was the Prime Minister of India from 1947-1964. The 1960s heralded an exploration of eastern cultures and, after they had visited India, The Beatles began wearing this style of jacket. They were made from a wide range of fabrics including cotton, wool, brocade, vinyl and even sharkskin. Sammy Davis Jnr, who called them his "guru coats", was reputed to have owned over 200 of them and Johnny Carson famously wore an Oleg Cassini designed Nehru jacket on "The Tonight Show". The fad however ended within a few years and Nehru jackets came to symbolize someone who was unsuccessfully trying to be hip and cool. This was immortalised in the 1994 song "Nehru Jacket" by Love Battery about a man in a Nehru jacket and bell bottoms trying, in vain, to get a date. A smile while you iron: "My second favourite household chore is ironing. The first is hitting my head on the top bunk bed till I faint." - Erma Bombeck

28. Who caused a scene on her Blond Ambition tour (in the 1990s) with a Jean Paul Gaultier impossibly impractical pointy bra?

From Quiz Fashion Impossible!

Answer: Madonna

In 2010 it was revealed that Jean Paul Gaultier had teamed up with La Perla (lingerie house) to release a new 'cone bra'. Styled on the 1990s Madonna version, this bra was designed for everyday use and although completely impractical, it was said to open up the fashion world to a whole new world of clothing design. Madonna wore the Jean Paul Gaultier designed cone bra/corset on her 'Blond Ambition' tour in the 1990s. Deborah Harry was known for her solo work and with the group Blondie, with her first solo album being released in 1981. Neither Britney Spears or Lady Gaga were active in the early-mid 1990s and both were definitely way too young to go dancing around on stage in their underwear - costume or not!

29. What most likely caused the button to become popular as a fastener?

From Quiz I Wonder What This Button Does?

Answer: Clothing became more fitted

Someone eventually had the idea that a button could be functional as well as ornamental. A little loop of thread soon accompanied the button, helping to keep garments fastened.

30. According to Stacy London and Clinton Kelly of TLC's 'What Not to Wear', who or what is a woman's best friend?

From Quiz Don't Wear Socks with Sandals

Answer: A good tailor

Fans of the TLC program 'What Not to Wear' will know that Clinton Kelly and Stacy London, who co-host the show, maintain that a woman can forget diamonds and advice given by her best friend and mother, and should focus instead on finding a good tailor or seamstress. The Gospel of 'What Not to Wear', as preached by London and Kelly, is that the secret to dressing well is simplicity, avoiding fashion fads, and wearing clothes that fit properly, regardless of body shape.

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