What does your style say about you? Take a quiz to find out.

Are You a True Fashionista?

Are You a True Fashionista?

by Melissa Kagan

It takes more than a love of shoes and a closet full of trendy clothes to make a true style maven. Can you speak fashion? Test your style smarts by seeing how many fashion terms you know.

What is a gilet?
1 of 10 questions

A wide brimmed hat

A waist- or hip-length sleeveless jacket or a vest

A very fitted sleeveless turtleneck

A type of padded bra

What is ombré?
2 of 10 questions

A vintage hat

A pattern or object having the shape of a V or an inverted V

Shaded, with colors graduating from light to dark

A wax-resistant dyeing technique

What are brogues?
3 of 10 questions

Britches that hit just below the knee

Menswear-inspired lace-up flat shoes

Thigh-high boots

Hunting jackets

What does the term “ruching” mean?
4 of 10 questions

Using chain as an embellishment

The addition of feathers to an item of clothing

A type of crochet stitch

The gathering of fabric for a flattering ripple effect

What is a peplum?
5 of 10 questions

A cheerleader’s outfit

A silk smoking jacket with hidden pockets

A ruffle attached to the waistline of a fitted dress, skirt, blouse or jacket

A short, pleated skirt with a button-front closure

“Bespoke” means:
6 of 10 questions


Loud print



What is a dolman sleeve?
7 of 10 questions

A sleeve in the shape of a dog’s ear

A sleeve with fringe detailing

A long sleeve, fuller at the bottom than the top

A sleeve with a large armhole and tight cuff

What is a minaudière?
8 of 10 questions

A miniature horse pattern

An oversized carryall

A small decorative case or handbag

A canvas shoe with a sole made of rope or rubber

Ikat print is:
9 of 10 questions

An eye-catching tribal-inspired print

Made up of tiny kitty cats

A subtle pattern composed of watercolors

An artsy look composed of brushstrokes

What does it mean to “color block”?
10 of 10 questions

To paint pretty pictures on wooden blocks

To pair two or more solid colors together in an outfit or on an item of clothing

To mix and match different patterns together in one outfit

To wear only black