I'll spare you the Wikipedia search and just tell you: WAG is short for "Wives and Girlfriends." The acronym was first used by the British tabloid press to describe the Wives And Girlfriends of the England national football team back in 2004. Following the 2006 World Cup in Germany the term took a more mainstream turn, and since then has been used to describe anyone with a style or look similar to a British footballer wife. (Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Gwen Stefani and even Gwyneth Paltrow exhibit WAG qualities).
Now that we're clear on definitions, let's get back to the bigger question: are you a WAG? Telegraph online recently published a "You might be a WAG if you've done XXX" quiz, which if nothing else gives you a sense of what it takes to dubbed with this dubious honor.
You know you're a WAG if you answer yes to three or more of the following questions:
- Do you own a set of hair straighteners?
- Is there anything in your wardrobe from Dolce & Gabbana/Karen Millen?
- Do you own a velour tracksuit?
- Have you ever had a French manicure?
- Do you own any jeweled shoes?
- Have you ever owned, or wanted to own, a vanity case?
- Do you own sheepskin boots - even fake Uggs?
- Do you wear a baseball cap?
- Do you regularly use fake tan?
- Have you ever had a personal trainer?
- Have you spent more than $600 on a bag?
- Have you ever copied a celebrity's outfit (be honest now)?
- Do you read Heat/Ok!/Hello!/Grazia magazine?
- Have you ever had Botox?
- Have you had your teeth whitened?