A close up of a pearl necklace with a polkadot background and a glow around the image

Fashion era quiz: 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
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]
A photo of the V&A collection of a toy Jabba the Glob made by Hasbro for the Star Wars film The Phantom Menace. The toy is green and shows Jabba with a frog hanging out of his mouth next to a tub of Star Wars slime.

Yes and I love it! 14%

I already knew about it. 11%

Nope, it’s new to me! 38%

Not really sure what it is? 36%

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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?