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Fashion Quizzes, Puzzles,& Fun - Fashion Quiz 2

50 Georgian, Regency & Romantic Costume - Quiz 2 Questions


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  1. In which centuries were decorative black velvet or silk patches used to cover smallpox scars?

  2. Which century did the height of hairstyles grow to ridiculous proportions?

  3. Which cathedral had to have its doors raised by four feet in 1776 so that gentry could enter without mishap to their coiffures? 

  4. What ornaments typically topped the high hairstyles in question 3?

  5. What was Kashmir famous for especially in the early Regency era?

  6. What was a mameluke?

  7. What was a capote?

  8. What was a leghorn?

  9. What was reticule?

  10. What was a parure and who made them famous and desirable?

  11. What was a tippet?

  12. What was a Witzchoura mantle?

  13. What was a pannier ?

  14. What was a poloniase?

  15. Which famous British towns copied the Kashmir shawls producing a British version?

  16. What word was being used to replace stays around 1800 in both England and America?

  17. What male garment did women adopt circa 1800 to prevent see-through when wearing muslin dresses?

  18. What happened to the skirts of regency dresses around 1820?

  19. Which country was the most powerful in the world in prior to 1815? 

  20. Which new invention by James Hargreaves in 1764 eventually wiped out the domestic industry of spinning yarns?

  21. What was the Poor Law? 

  22. Who invented the steam engine which brought untiring mechanical power?

  23. What is the date of the Georgian era? 

  24. When was Napoleon Bonaparte crowned Emperor of France? 

  25. Which of his wives was great fashion leader and icon of the day?

  26. What was an empire style dress?

  27. What kind of decoration was used on these simple empire dresses?

  28. What was a chemisette? 

  29. Regency era sleeves often covered the hand. What were they called?

  30. What other continental influences were seen in Regency fashions?

  31. When did waistlines reach a peak height in Regency Britain?

  32. What was a leg of lamb sleeve known as?

  33. What was an early pelisse?

  34. What was pelisse-robe? 

  35. What was a Spencer? 

  36. What was redingote? 

  37. Name the six novels Jane Austen published between 1811 and 1818?

  38. Who was Beau Nash?

  39. What was rococo? 

  40. What was the Age of Adam?

  41. Who brought back part of the Parthenon from Athens to London?

  42. How did the term The Regency come about? 

  43. When was neo gothic influence in dress fashions at its peak?

  44. Which British writers popularised Romantic images in women which were soon translated into romantic fashion in Britain?

  45. Who was Beau Brummell?

  46. What was a Beret sleeve?

  47. What was an Apollo Knot?

  48. What was a style of red cloak called in the C18th?

  49. Who invented the garment called a Mac?

  50. Queen Victoria gave her name to the Victorian age.  When was she crowned Queen of England?

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