Sensational Quotes for Smart People


Sensational Quotes about Fashion, Dress, and Clothing for Smart People

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  First Top-10 List of Sensational Quotes

about Fashion, Dress, and Clothing

#1 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Fashion and Clothing

Fashions fade, style is eternal.
— Yves Saint Laurent

#2 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Fashion and Clothing

Fashion is made to become unfashionable.
— Coco Chanel

#3 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Fashion and Clothing

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
— Oscar Wilde

#4 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Fashion and Clothing

Oh, never mind the fashion. When one has a style of one's own, it is always twenty times better.
— Margaret Oliphant

#5 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Fashion and Clothing

Brevity is the soul of lingerie.
— Dorothy Parker

#6 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Fashion and Clothing

I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me.
— Warren Buffett

#7 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Fashion and Clothing

I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity — all I hope for in my clothes.
— Yves Saint Laurent

#8 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Fashion and Clothing

You'd be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap.
— Dolly Parton

#9 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Fashion and Clothing

Just because you live in LA it doesn't mean you have to dress that way.
— Billboard in Los Angeles, by New York fashion house Charivari

#10 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Fashion and Clothing

Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire.
— Charles Dickens


Second Top-Ten List of Sensational

Quotations about Fashion and Clothing

#1 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Clothing and Fashion

Every generation laughs at the old fashions but religiously follows the new.
— Henry David Thoreau

#2 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Clothing and Fashion

Women dress alike all over the world; they dress to be annoying to other women.
— Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian designer

#3 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Clothing and Fashion

People ask how can a Jewish kid from the Bronx do preppy clothes? Does it have to do with class and money? It has to do with dreams.
— Ralph Lauren

#4 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Clothing and Fashion

Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich.
— Sébastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort

#5 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Clothing and Fashion

Never wear anything that panics the cat.
— P. J. O'Rourke

#6 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Clothing and Fashion

Never buy a hat with more character than you.
— Unknown wise person

#7 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Clothing and Fashion

What if my trousers are shabby and worn, they cover a warm hearth.
— Tom Masson

#8 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Clothing and Fashion

You should never have your best trousers on when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.
— Henrik Ibsen

#9 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Clothing and Fashion

A hat should be taken off when you greet a lady and left off for the rest of your life. Nothing looks more stupid than a hat.
— P. J. O'Rourke

#10 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Clothing and Fashion

Fashions are induced epidemics.
 — George Bernard Shaw


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More Sensational Quotes about Fashion,

Dress, and Clothing for Smart People 

Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.
— George Santayana

The best-dressed woman is one whose clothes wouldn't look too strange in the country.
— Sir Hardy Amies

Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
— William Makepeace Thackeray

We worship not the Graces, nor the Parcae, but Fashion. She spins and weaves and cuts with full authority. The head monkey at Paris puts on a traveler's cap, and all the monkeys in America do the same.
— Henry David

The nice thing about money is that it never clashes with anything that you are wearing.
— Unknown wise person

A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the façade of his appearance.
— Iris Murdoch

Being a well-dressed man is a career, and he who goes in for it has not time for anything else.
— Heywood Broun

Nothing goes out of fashion sooner than a long dress with a very low neck.
— Coco Chanel

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.
— Oscar Wilde

If you are not in fashion, chances are that you are out of debt.
— Unknown wise person

Most women would rather be out of money than out of fashion.
— Unknown wise person

If men can run the world, why can't they stop wearing neckties? How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck?
— Linda Ellerbee

Where women are concerned, the rule is never to go out with anyone better dressed than you.
— John Malkovich

It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic, by fashion.
Yves Saint Laurent

He thinks he is a flower to be looked at
And when he pulls his frilly nylon pants right up tight He feels a dedicated follower of fashion.
When a waiter at Buckingham Palace spilled soup on her dress:
— Raymond Douglas Davies

I will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.
— Lillian Hellman

Never darken my Dior again!
— Beatrice Lillie

Most women dress as if they had been a mouse in a previous incarnation, or hope to be one in the next.
— Edith Sitwell

I must to the barber's, monsieur, for methinks I am marvellous hairy about the face. 
— William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Nights Dream

It's easy for others to tell when you got a bargain on a suit — it doesn't fit! 
— Unknown wise person

She wears her clothes, as if they were thrown on her with a pitchfork.
— Jonathan Swift

Brown shoes don't make it.
— Frank Zappa

I am not... totally unreceptive to colour providing it makes its appearance quietly, deferentially, and without undue fanfare.
— Fran Lebowitz

Her frocks are built in Paris, but she wears them with a strong English accent.
— Saki

I thought everyone must know that a short jacket is always worn with a silk hat at a private view in the morning.
— Edward VII 1841-1910, to Sir Frederick Ponsonby, who had proposed accompanying him in a tail-coat

He wears hats, even though he has hair. Very suspicious.
— Dan Theis

The great majority of men, especially in France, both desire and possess a fashionable woman, much in the way one might own a fine horse — as a luxury befitting a young man.
— Stendhal

The desire to impress others is one of the worst forms of mental imprisonment.
— Robert J. Ringer

There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.
— Sir Ranulph Fiennes

For an idea to ever be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be always old-fashioned.
— George Santayana

There are easier things in this life than being a drag queen. But, I ain't got no choice. Try as I may, I just can't walk in flats.
— Harvey Fierstein

The only really firm rule of taste about cross dressing is that neither sex should ever wear anything they haven't yet figured out how to go to the bathroom in.
— P. J. O'Rourke

I guess I'll have to change my plan 
I should have realized there'd be another man
Why did I buy those blue pyjamas
Before the big affair began?
I guess I'll have to change my plan.
— Howard Dietz, I'll Have to Change My Plan

Where's the man could ease a heart,
Like a satin gown?
— Dorothy Parker

No matter. The dead bird does not leave the nest.
— Winston Churchill, when told that several of his fly-buttons were undone

I never cared for fashion much, amusing little seams and witty little pleats: it was the girls I liked.
— David Bailey (b. 1938), British photographer

Men seldom make passess
At girls who wear glasses.
— Dorothy Parker

In olden days a glimpse of stocking
Was looked on as something shocking
But now, God knows,
Anything goes.
— Cole Porter

Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
But not expressed in fancy; rich not gaudy;
For the apparel oft proclaims the man.
— William Shakespeare

[He] was a tubby little chap who looked as if he had been poured into his clothes and had forgotten to say "when!"
— P. G. Wodehouse

I had spent the whole of my savings . . . on a suit for the wedding — a remarkable piece of apparel with lapels that had been modelled on the tail fins of a 1957 Coupe de Ville and trousers so copiously flared that when I walked you didn't see my legs move.
— Bill Bryson

A fine woman shews her charms to most advantage when she seems most to conceal them. The finest bosom in nature is not so fine as what imagination forms.
— Dr. Gregory

An accent mark, perhaps, instead of a whole western accent- a point of punctuation rather than a uniform twang. That is how it should be worn: as a quiet point of character reference, an apt phrase of sartorial allusion- macho, sotto voce.
— Phil Patton (b. 1953), U.S. author and journalist. Esquire (New York, Feb. 1990), referring to bolo ties.

Any affectation whatsoever in dress implies, in my mind, a flaw in the understanding.
— Lord Chesterfield

A silk dress in four sections, and shoes with high heels that would have broken the heart of John Calvin. 
— Stephen Leacock, Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich (1914)

Brevity is the soul of lingerie.
— Dorothy Parker

Satan himself can't save a woman who wears thirty-shilling corsets under a thirty-guinea costume. 
— Rudyard Kipling, Debits and Credits

His socks compelled one's attention without losing one's respect.
— Saki

The hats were nearly all as though made by somebody who had once heard about flowers but never seen one huge muffs of horror.
— Nancy Milford, about Princess Alexandra's wedding

Clothes make the poor invisible. . . . America has the best-dressed poverty the world has ever known.
— Michael Harrington

I have heard with admiring submission the experience of the lady who declared that the sense of being perfectly well dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which religion is powerless to bestow.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sir, a man who cannot get to heaven in a green coat, will not find his way thither the sooner in a grey one.
— Samuel Johnson

When he buys his ties he has to ask if gin will make them run.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald

The origins of clothing are not practical. They are mystical and erotic. The primitive man in the wolf-pelt was not keeping dry; he was saying: "Look what I killed. Aren't I the best?"
— Katharine Hamnett

There is much to support the view that it is clothes that wear us, and not we, them; we may make them take the mould of arm or breast, but they mould our hearts, our brains, our tongues to their liking.
— Virginia Woolf

She wore far too much rouge last night, and not quite enough clothes. That is always a sign of despair in a woman.
— Oscar Wilde

There is no such thing as a moral dress. . . . It's people who are moral or immoral.
— Jennie Jerome Churchill

There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress.
— Joseph Addison

Wearing a hat implies that you are bald if you are a man and that your hair is dirty if you are a woman.
— P. J. O'Rourke

They [clothes] look quite promising in the shop; and not entirely without hope when I get them back into my wardrobe. But then, when I put them on they tend to deteriorate with a very strange rapidity and one feels so sorry for them.
— Joyce Grenfell, British actress, writer

I tend to wear outfits that match the walls.
— Debra Winger

Women's sexy underwear is a minor but significant growth industry of late-twentieth-century Britain in the twilight of capitalism.
— Angela Carter

I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
— Henry David Thoreau

Clothes by a man who doesn't know women, never had one, and dreams of being one!
— Coca Chanel, in Vanity Fair,of Dior's new look, 1994

All fashions are charming, or rather relatively charming, each one being a new striving, more or less well conceived, after beauty, an approximate statement of an ideal, the desire for which constantly teases the unsatisfied human mind.
— Charles Baudelaire

Fashion is born by small facts, trends, or even politics, never by trying to make little pleats and furbelows, by trinkets, by clothes easy to copy, or by the shortening or lengthening of a skirt.
— Elsa Schiaparelli

Fashion condemns us to many follies; the greatest is to make oneself its slave.
— Napoleon Bonaparte

The great attraction of fashion is that it diverted attention from the insoluble problems of beauty and provided an easy way- which money could buy . . . to a simply stated, easily reproduced ideal of beauty, however temporary that ideal.
— Theodore Zeldin

The pursuit of Fashion is the attempt of the middle class to co-opt tragedy. In adopting the clothing, speech, and personal habits of those in straitened, dangerous, or pitiful circumstances, the middle class seeks to have what it feels to be the exigent and nonequivocal experiences had by those it emulates.
— David Mamet

Fashion is what one wears oneself. What is unfashionable is what other people wear.
— Oscar Wilde

"Women's fashion" is a euphemism for fashion created by men for women.
— Andrea Dworkin

No fashion has ever been created expressly for the lean purse or for the fat woman: the dressmaker's ideal is the thin millionaires.
— Katherine Fullerton Gerould

You know, one had as good be out of the world, as out of the fashion.
— Colley Cibber

A woman's dress usually stays in fashion until the next time she goes shopping. 
— Unknown wise person

Only the minute and the future are interesting in fashion.
— Karl Lagerfeld

Style is not something applied. It is something that permeates. It is of the nature of that in which it is found, whether the poem, the manner of a god, the bearing of a man. It is not a dress.
— Wallace Stevens

Fashion: a barricade behind which men hide their nothingness.
— Kin Hubbard

Nothing can beat a $5 shirt for surprises once you take it out of the packaging.
— Anon

Fashion is something that goes in one year and out the other.
— Unknown Wise Person

Clothes aren't dirty unless someone sees you in them.
— Logica Paini

You can be pretty sure none of the husbands of the ten best-dressed women in America won't show up on the list of ten best-dressed men in America. One or two of them may show up on the ten richest men in America, however.
— Anon

A woman who doesn't wear lipstick feels undressed in public. Unlessshe works on a farm.
— Max Factor

Haute Couture should be fun, foolish and almost unwearable.
— Christian Lacroix, French fashion designer.

Nothing goes out of fashion sooner than a long dress with a very low neck.
— Coco Chanel

Most medical fads are like some women’s fashions — frail, fickle and costly.
— Noah D. Fabricant

Girls who wear zippers shouldn't live alone.
— John W. Van Druten

Fashion and money — there is a reason why this topic is included on The Money Cafe along with fools and their money.
— Dave Erhard

To call a fashion wearable is the kiss of death. Not new fassion worth its salt is ever wearable.
— Eugenia Sheppard

A woman's dress should be like a barbed-wire fence; serving its purpose without obstructing the view.
— Sophia Loren

Look for the woman in the dress. If there is not a woman, there is no dress.
— Coco Chanel

Fashion is the most intense expression of the phenomenon of neomania, which has grown ever since the birth of capitalism. Neomania assumes that purchasing the new is the same as acquiring value. . . . If the purchase of a new garment coincides with the wearing out of an old one, then obviously there is no fashion. If a garment is worn beyond the moment of its natural replacement, there is pauperization. Fashion flourishes on surplus, when someone buys more than he or she needs.
— Stephen Bayley

The prettiest dresses are worn to be taken off.
— Jean Cocteau

All women's dresses are merely variations on the eternal struggle between admitted desire to dress and the unadmitted desire to undress.
— Lin Yutang, Chinese writer

Fashion exists for women of no taste, etiquette for people with no breeding.
— Marie, Queen of Romania

The best-dressed woman is one whose clothes wouldn't look too strange in the country.
— Sir Hardy Amies

If women are so fond of clothes, why don't they wear more of them.
— Anon

I dress for women and undress for men.
— Angie Dickinson

I only put clothes on so that I'm not naked when I go out shopping.
— Julia Roberts

Never speak to a man wearing leather trousers.
— Tommy Nutter

Being named as one of the world's best-dressed men doesn't necessarily mean that I am a bad person.
— Anthony R. Cucci

Men who wear turtlenecks look like turtles.
— Doris Lilly

I was trying to think the other day about what you do now in America if you want to be successful. Before, you were dependable and wore a good suit. Looking around, I guess that today you have to do all the same things but not wear a good suit. I guess that's all it is. Think rich. Look poor.
— Andy Warhol

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