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A Fashion Basic Quiz

Aug 17, 2007
You are a fashion diva when you look great, feel great, and sound great.

The basic of basic fashions are known as those items that everyone needs. Even though your choice of color, fabric, and style is a matter of individuality, you must always consider the basics.
Not only is it important to pay attention to your basic wardrobe, your accessories can and often do make your fashion wardrobe complete and unique.

Accessories do not always have to be expensive. Bargain department stores carry a wealth of inexpensive and attractive selections of costume jewelry, scarves, and belts. Just make sure the items you purchase are in good taste. And remember, quality over quantity is always best. Purchase items that are of good quality in both fabric and design; looks great on you, and is in a style that fits your personality. That garment will last longer and raise your self-esteem.

After making sure your closet consists of the basic essentials, you can round out your basic wardrobe with the following items:

O One tailored or casual dress

O Two blouses, one to wear with a suit, and one of a dressy fabric for evening

O At least two scarves, one in a print, and one in a solid color

O A pantsuit

O At least three complete sets of under fashions

O Suitable sleepwear in pajamas or gowns

O A pair of slippers

O Five to six pairs of panty hose

Now you can start planning or updating your basic wardrobe. Before buying any item, decide first on your color choices. Spread out your purchases based on your budget and needs. Allow for lots of time and keep in mind that it is more important to buy the right item for the right occasion.

Now, test yourself on your basic fashion knowledge. For each of the following questions, give yourself twenty points if you know the correct answer. A perfect score equals 100 points. A passing score equals 70 points. Answers appear at the end of the Quiz. Good luck!

What are the colors of a basic coat?
a. Black, brown, navy, and neutrals
b. Red, gold, green and yellow
c. White

What are the basic fabrics of a suit or pantsuit?
a. Sheers
b. Heavy cotton, lightweight wool, or good flannel
c. Natural Silks

What is a basic style for daytime dresses?
a. One that is easy to dress up or dress down
b. Floor length
c. Sleeveless
What are the basic colors and styles of after-five dresses?
a. Basic colors are absolutely necessary and from gowns to shorts
b. Basic colors are not necessary and may be evening gowns to velvet pantsuits

What two basic accessory items are always in good taste?
a. A luxury fur coat, and a sequined handbag
b. A two-piece set of expensive luggage
c. One pair of pearl earrings, and a single strand pearl necklace

Correct Answers:

1. A
2. B
3. A
4. B
5 C

If your score is 60 points or below, your sense of fashion is not what it should be.
If your score is 80 points, congratulations. You did a good job.
If you scored 100 points, call yourself a fashion diva.

Wearing the right outfit for its intended purpose reflects on your good taste. And good taste is essential when the investment for quality fashions comes out of your pocket. Wearing those items that fit your personality and figure is also important. So, learn to choose and spend wisely.
About the Author
Gerri D Smith creates fashions for women who love to dress for elegant evenings. Elegance expresses a sense of luxury, style, glamour, and grace. It is found where beauty and style intersect with your imagination. Visit, http://www.distinctiveimpressions-2.com
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