A close up of a pearl necklace - in graphic house style

Is this 1990s or Victorian?

Older generations love to remind us that styles “come back around” – but how much did the Victorians influence 1990s fashion? From jewellery to glitzy purses, let’s test your eye: are these items from the V&A collection 20 years old, or over 120?

Question 1 out of 8:

In this case all that glitters is gold – but who wore it?

Gold and diamond bracelet
Question 2 out of 8:

This hat has seen some long, hot summers – but during which century? 

Black and green satin bonnet
Question 3 out of 8:

Is this ring showing the Virgin Mary from an old monastery or a modern fashion collection?

Ring showing the Virgin Mary
Question 4 out of 8:

What is this item of clothing, and how old is it?

Satin corset from a court dress with embroidered flowers
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Just a quick random question – you don’t have to answer it if you don’t want to.

Have you heard of the V&A Museum (or Young V&A)?

[This doesn’t affect your result]

I found out today 19%

I already knew about it 26%

Nope, it’s new to me 27%

Not really sure what that is 29%

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Question 5 out of 8:

Is this a Victorian nightgown or a 1990s summer dress? 

White silk mini dress
Question 6 out of 8:

How about this gold necklace engraved with Medusa heads?  

Gold necklace with Medusa heads
Question 7 out of 8:

What’s this necklace of roses made of?

Necklace with red and silver roses
Question 8 out of 8:

Finally, which era does this glittery purse belong to? 

Black silk purse with bead embroidery

Are you ready to get your results?

Customised blue and white adidas trainers, with comical stick on eyes, nose and teeth dancing back and forth. 

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