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Fashion Quiz 💅🤩💅

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15 questions
English
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1

Which of these items is named for a deadly weapon?

Stiletto heel

Brogue Shoes

Fedora Hat

Henley Shirt

40% got this right

The tall thin stiletto heel gets its name from the stiletto dagger, a sharp pointed knife with a slender blade.
2

Which of these best describes zhuzhing an outfit?

Making it more exciting

Copying it from a magazine

Toning it down

Wearing it 2 days in a row

45% got this right

The earliest records of zhuzh show that it is part of Polari, an argot used in Britain since perhaps the 18th century.
3

Which of these can be traced back to the Persian words for “waist” and “band”?

Cummerbund

Dirndl

Jodhpurs

Pashmina

51% got this right

A cummerbund is “a broad waistband usually worn in place of a vest with men's dress clothes.
4

Prêt-à-porter literally means…

Ready to wear

Custom made

Vintage or antique

Dry-clean only

58% got this right

Prêt-à-porter clothes are produced in standard sizes and can be worn right off the rack.
5

Panache originally referred to…

Feathers worn in a helmet

A dress made of rescued burlap

A priest's frock

A thick waterproof coat

Hard  27% got this right

Derived from the Latin for “small wing,” panache now also means “dash or flamboyance in style and action.”
6

Which of these garments are named for an Italian island?

Capris

Cardigans

Espadrilles

Gaiters

58% got this right

Capris are “close-fitting women's pants that end above the ankle,” and they are named after the Italian island of Capri.
7

A milliner is someone who designs and sells…

Hats

Dresses

Shoes

Suits

39% got this right

The word milliner is derived from Milan, an Italian city that has long been a center of the fashion and textile trades.
8

Epaulet comes from the French word for what body part?

Shoulder

Ankle

Glutes

Wrist

52% got this right

Epaulets are perhaps best known as the ornamental fringed pads worn on the shoulders of some military officers.
9

Which of these clothing items is named for a New York City suburb?

Tuxedo

Culottes

Galoshes

Negligee

42% got this right

The tuxedo was named for Tuxedo Park, New York, which became a very swanky retreat in the 1800s.
10

Which of the following was named for a nuclear weapons testing site?

Bikini

Derby

Sarong

Spandex

40% got this right

Designer Louis Réard debuted his skimpy bikini in July 1946, days after nuclear testing on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.
11

Which of these fashion terms originated as “an old gold coin of Italy and Turkey”?

Sequin

Macrame

Peplum

Rhinestone

41% got this right

A sequin is “a small plate of shining metal or plastic used on clothing” but it began as a gold coin sewn onto garments.
12

Which of these words comes from the name of a country?

Suede

Fleece

Gingham

Silk

Hard  32% got this right

Suede comes from the French phrase gants de Suède, meaning “Swedish gloves.”
13

The color taupe gets its name from what animal?

Mole

Pigeon

Python

Tuna

36% got this right

From the French word for “mole,” taupe is a mole-like brownish gray color.
14

Which of these means “having colors or tones that shade into each other”?

Ombre

Paisley

Taffeta

Tartan

66% got this right

Ombré comes from the French past participle of a verb meaning “to shade.”
15

An extra-fuzzy sort of yarn, chenille comes from the French word for what animal?

Caterpillar

Eagle

Porcupine

Squirrel

42% got this right

The velvety cords of chenille have a protruding pile, similar to the hairs on a caterpillar.