How Elegant Are You?

By: Jennifer Post

How Elegant Are You?
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About This Quiz

It's a common assumption that those with a lot of money are elegant. But that's not always the case. Sure, people with flourishing financials have more of a chance of being elegant in the physical sense, but elegance is more than fancy cars and diamonds. It's also defined by behavior, personality and how people treat others. When you think of elegant people, what is it about them that makes them that way to you?

You could spend years emulating someone who you've deemed elegant, all while neglecting the parts of who you are that make you elegant in your own way. Elegance means something different to everyone. It's hard to keep up with all of the new stuff out there telling you how you should look, how you should act and what makes someone "real." All that noise is just that — noise. It doesn't amount to much if there's no substance behind it. If you want to work on bettering yourself, that's fantastic. It's even better if you're doing it for you and not to impress other people. Staying true to who you are is the most crucial part of elegance. If you're unsure of your elegance level, take this quiz to find out!

On a daily basis, how do you dress?
I like to dress smart.
To the nines
Pretty casual
Mostly in sweats or workout clothes

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When you think of the word elegant, what exactly does it mean to you?
Having a good heart and caring about others
Nice things and being a nice person
Looking a certain way
Being true to yourself

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Is being polite part of elegance?
It's a really big part of it.
Not really
They definitely go hand in hand.
If you want it to be

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If you were given one wish, what would you wish for?
More sustainable resources
Diamonds
A wider range of knowledge
Less stress

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Who is the epitome of elegance to you?
Kate Middleton
Beyoncé
Jennifer Aniston
My grandma

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Where can you be found on the weekends?
In the Berkshires
At by beach house
At a zoo or museum
Brunching hard and relaxing harder

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Does it take a lot to get you out of the house?
I'm always out and about.
I don't get out of bed for less than five thousand dollars.
Yeah, I love being at home.
I try to get out, but I need to recharge too.

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How much of your camera roll is taken up by selfies?
It happens in chunks.
Most of it
Pretty much none of it
I delete them after I take them.

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What's the most embarrassing thing you've ever done?
Left the house with slippers on
Didn't touch up my roots before going out
Dropped all my groceries on the ground
I don't embarrass easily.

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Do you have a fancy food you can't live without?
Smoked salmon and crème fraîche
Caviar, of course
Filet mignon
Those fluffy omelets

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Which footwear makes you feel at your best?
Ballet flats
High heels
Ankle or riding boots
Sneakers or flip flops

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Can "classy" and "elegant" be synonyms?
Sure!
"Classy" refers to an actual socio-economic class.
I think they're different, actually.
They can be but don't have to be.

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How do you greet people you haven't seen in a while?
With a hug
Double kiss
A quick hello
Awkward small talk

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Does a life of luxury sound great to you?
Right now, it really does.
A life of luxury is the only life I want to live.
I prefer a simpler life.
Luxury means something different to everyone.

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Is there a place that you consider particularly high-end?
Paris
Fifth Avenue in New York City
The Mall of America
Pretty much anywhere with an entry fee

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Which Disney princess is the most elegant?
Rapunzel turns into a real gem.
Princess Jasmine
Cinderella. She had to work for it.
I love Tiana!

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Do you have strong opinion on politics?
I do, but I don't share them.
I don't get into it.
I'm very vocal.
Usually unpopular ones

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Is there an act of kindness that you want to practice more?
Saying "thank you"
Donating more to charity
Recycle more
Volunteer my time

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What candy would you never be caught eating?
Chewy candy
A lollipop
Sour candy
Anything artificially flavored

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Do you have a guilty pleasure?
Going to the mall and trying on prom dresses
Reality television
Planning my wedding on the internet
Eating chocolate under the covers while scrolling through social media

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You're going out for a girl's lunch. What's the topic of conversation?
The new yoga studio opening up in town
A catalog of what we're wearing
All of the shows we watch
Mostly our kids and families

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Do you kiss on the first date?
I try not to.
Heavens no!
If I like the person
There's no reason not to.

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What do you admire about members of the royal family?
Their composure
The Crown Jewels
Grace under pressure
How put together they all are

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How do you deal with anger?
I try to keep it under control.
In private
I break things.
Lots of crying and ice cream

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Which outdoor activity do you partake in the most often?
Swimming or horseback riding
Strolls in the park
Bike riding
Sitting on a bench people watching

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If you were have kids, what's one lesson you would want to instill in them?
Being a good person is more important than being right.
Everything is a competition.
Be yourself and the rest will follow.
Don't be afraid to say you're sorry.

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What's the least elegant thing someone could do to you?
Close the door on my face
Forget my name
Yell at me and make me cry
Make up rumors about me

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The red carpet is being rolled out for you. What's the occasion?
A movie premiere
My birthday
Ha! I can't even imagine.
Maybe I invented something.

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Where's your ideal place to live?
A mansion on a hill
In a castle
A townhouse in Brooklyn
A house in the suburbs

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Who is the most elegant significant other you can imagine?
George Clooney
Prince William
Ryan Reynolds
Any kind of athlete

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