Which Edwardian Fashion Item Should You Bring Back?

By: Zoe Samuel

Which Edwardian Fashion Item Should You Bring Back?
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About This Quiz

The Edwardian period was the brief time between the passing of Queen Victoria and the Roaring Twenties. It didn't last very long, but when it comes to clothing, it was a pivotal moment, literally: it marked the pivot from the traditional, all-covering garb that was common for centuries prior, to the flapper look of the jazz age. 

Big, heavy gowns with absurd apparatus underneath them began to give way to pristine white shirts and long skirts, far more practical and allowing the possibility of looking professional. Women's professional fashion began to move onto a collision course with men's, as trousers finally became an option. 

The corset was replaced with the much more comfortable, healthy, and practical bra, and the petticoats began to disappear one by one. It was a time of sleeker lines, and excellent accessories: leather gloves, high collars, brooches, and much more functional and varied boots.

In the meantime, men's fashion continued the march started by Beau Brummell from the foppish look of the Regency period to the plain, dark suit of the Victorian period. The Edwardian period was the last hurrah of the frock coat, the cravat, and the shirt that goes over your head instead of buttoning up. It wasn't the end of basically mandatory hats - that came in the 1960's - but it was the last gasp of the top hat and the bowler.

Which of these elegant - if not always practical - items do you miss the most? Which suits you the best? Which should you bring back? Let's find out!

What's your ideal Saturday night out?
Going to the drive-in.
Going to a music venue.
Hitting the gym.
Hosting a dinner party.

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What do you currently drive?
An M3 convertible.
A Cadillac ATS.
A Honda CBR.
A Ford Edge.

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Where do you like to vacation?
Germany.
The UK.
Jamaica.
France.

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What sport do you follow?
Formula 1.
Baseball.
Swimming.
Golf.

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What's your dream car?
A Morgan Three-Wheeler.
The Mercedes GLS.
The Mazda Miata.
The Chevy SS.

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If you could live somewhere other than the USA, where would you live?
The Isle of Man.
Scotland.
The French Riviera.
Japan.

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What do you do to keep fit?
I walk my dogs.
Bartitsu.
I'm a member of the local YMCA.
I just eat a healthy diet.

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How elite are you?
Not very elite.
Fairly elite.
Not elite at all.
Very elite.

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What was the best trip you've been on?
A road trip to Las Vegas.
A week in Davos.
A month, getting certified in sailing in the Virgin Islands.
A wedding in Paris.

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What did you do on your favorite vacation?
I drove on a long, lonely, winding back road.
I schmoozed with charming people in my profession.
I read three novels on a beach and worked on my tan.
I celebrated with my closest friends.

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What do you typically do on the weekends?
I work in my garage.
I buy a fistful of movie tickets and camp out at the theater.
I go to the gym.
I relax with a good book.

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How do you spend your Friday night?
I go to my favorite restaurant for dinner.
I go out to see friends.
I just catch up on sleep.
I play with my kids.

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What's the nature of your work?
I work full time.
I work a "permalance" job.
I work part time.
I'm a freelance consultant.

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What sort of position do you hold?
Middle management.
I'm an overseer.
I'm a specialist.
I'm a consultant.

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How long have you been in your current job?
Since I graduated.
Since I was about 30.
Since I was in high school.
Since I was 25.

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What is your work dress code?
There isn't one.
Suits.
No jeans.
No sneakers.

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How many days do you have off every week?
2.
1.
It varies week to week.
3.

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How did you dress as a child?
I was very wild.
I went to a school with a dress code.
I wore athletic clothes all the time.
I guess I wore what everyone else was wearing.

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Where did you go to college?
I didn't.
A top college in my field.
A party school.
An Ivy League school.

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What celebrity do you admire?
Paul Newman
Jeremy Brett
Michael Phelps
LeBron James

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What airline holds your loyalty miles?
Spirit Airlines
Delta
Southwest
American Airlines

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What is your favorite streaming service?
Acorn.
Netflix.
Hulu.
Amazon.

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What's your favorite time travel related TV show?
Doctor Who
Travelers
The Crossing
Quantum Leap

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What's the best time travel movie?
Back To The Future
12 Monkeys
Terminator 2
Somewhere In Time

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What time period would you most want to visit?
The Edwardian one of course!
The 1700s.
Ancient Greece.
The early Victorian age.

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If you could meet one deceased historical figure by going back in time, who would it be?
Inventor of the assembly line Henry Ford.
Inventor of the suit Beau Brummell.
The circus strongman John Holtum.
University founder John Harvard.

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How large is your circle of friends?
Small, but tight.
Large and loose.
I have very few real friends, but many acquaintances.
Large, and I know them all very well.

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What's the strongest tie that binds you to your friends?
Out shared love of a hobby.
Our time at school.
We all play the same sport.
We work together.

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Do you have a big family?
It's small, but I have a large extended family.
It's about average I suppose.
Bare branches, I'm afraid.
Massive.

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What do you use to keep track of time?
A pilot's wristwatch.
A pocket watch.
A smartwatch.
My telephone.

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