Clothing Quotes


The finest clothing made is a person’s skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.-Mark Twain

 

There is nothing touches our imagination so much as a beautiful woman in a plain dress.-Joseph Addison

 

Be careless in your dress if you will, but keep a tidy soul.-Mark Twain

 

A dress that zips up the back will bring a husband and wife together.- James H. Boren

 

Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.-Epictetus

 

No change in musical style will survive unless it is accompanied by a change in clothing style. Rock is to dress up to.-Frank Zappa

 

I base most of my fashion sense on what doesn’t itch.-Gilda Radner

 

Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends…. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.-Henry David Thoreau

 

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.-Janet Lane

 

It’s not what you wear - it’s how you take it off.-Anonymous

 

If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies…. It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside it.-Albert Einstein

 

People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile.-Lee Mildon

 

Never wear anything that panics the cat.-P.J. O’Rourke

 

Clothes are inevitable. They are nothing less than the furniture of the mind made visible.-James Laver

 

Any piece of clothing can be sexy with a quietly passionate woman inside it-Anonymous

 

Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he’s well dressed. There ain’t much credit in that.-Charles Dickens

 

The truly fashionable are beyond fashion.-Cecil Beaton

 

Insecurity is love dressed in a child’s clothing.-Gaelic Prover

 

When in doubt, wear red.-Bill Blass

 

What a strange power there is in clothing.-Isaac Bashevis Singer

 

Every uniform corrupts one’s character.-Max Frisch

 

Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.-Coco Chanel

 

It’s very important to have the right clothing to exercise in. If you throw on an old T-shirt or sweats, it’s not inspiring for your workout.-Cheryl Tiegs

 

It’s always the badly dressed people who are the most interesting.-Jean Paul Gaultier

 

It is long accepted by the missionaries that morality is inversely proportional to the amount of clothing people wore.-Alex Carey

 

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.-Mark Twain

 

A man cannot dress, but his ideas get cloath’d at the same time.-Laurence Sterne

 

After all there is something about a wedding-gown prettier than in any other gown in the world.-Douglas William Jerrold

 

A dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to want to take it off you.-Francoise Sagan

 

She wore a short skirt and a tight sweater and her figure described a set of parabolas that could cause cardiac arrest in a yak.-Woody Allen

 

When you’ve seen a nude infant doing a backward somersault you know why clothing exists.-Stephen Fry

 

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 would mould our hearts, our brains, our tongues to their liking.-Virginia Woolf

 

If it does stand out (my clothing) , then I guess it’s a compliment, but I just wear whatever feels comfortable.-Shania Twain

 

I wear everything from hip-hop baggy pants to beautiful Armani dresses. I also like to mix vintage clothing with designer pieces.-Julia Stiles

 

If one’s life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements. And finally, there is an intense delight in abandoning faulty states of mind and in cultivating helpful ones in meditation.-Dalai Lama

 

The clothes must not hang on the body but follow its lines. It must accompany its wearer and when a woman smiles the dress must smile with her.-Madeleine Vionnet

 

Remember that always dressing in understated good taste is the same as playing dead.-Susan Catherine

 

Souls wouldn’t wear suits and ties, they’d wear blue jeans and sit cross-legged with a glass of red wine. Carrie Latet Souls wouldn’t wear suits and ties, they’d wear blue jeans and sit cross-legged with a glass of red wine.-Carrie Latet

 

A part of this strangeness of dress is that it links the biological body to the social being, and public to private.-Elizabeth Wilson

 

Your Business clothes are naturally attracted to staining liquids. This attraction is strongest just before an important meeting.-Scott Adams

 

A sheep in sheep’s clothing.-Winston Churchill

 

Like every good man, I strive for perfection, and, like every ordinary man, I have found that perfection is out of reach - but not the perfect suit.-Edward Tivnan

 

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.-Bible: Psalms

 

Although a man may wear fine clothing, if he lives peacefully; and is good, self-possessed, has faith and is pure; and if he does not hurt any living being, he is a holy man…-Denis Diderot

 

High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.-Christopher Morley

 

Clothes can suggest, persuade, connote, insinuate, or indeed lie, and apply subtle pressure while their wearer is speaking frankly and straightforwardly of other matters.-Anne Hollander

 

If honor be your clothing, the suit will last a lifetime; but if clothing be your honor, it will soon be worn threadbare.-William Arnot

 

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

 

All dress is fancy dress, is it not, except our natural skins?-George Bernard Shaw

 

Is not the most erotic part of the body wherever the clothing affords a glimpse?-Roland Barthes

 

Carelessness in clothing is moral suicide.-Honore de Balzac

 

Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people.-Martina Navratilov

 

When the child is twelve, your wife buys her a splendidly silly article of clothing called a training bra. To train what? I never had a training jock. And believe me, when I played football, I could have used a training jock more than any twelve-year-old needs a training bra.”-Bill Cosb

 

Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it’s open to anybody who owns hideous clothing.-Dave Barry

 

We may say that many, if not all, of the personality traits which we have called masculine or feminine are as lightly linked to sex as are the clothing, the manners, and the form of headdress that a society at a given period assigns to either sex.-Margaret Mead

 

Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserved; it is life’s undress rehearsal, its backroom, its dressing room, from which we go forth to more careful and guarded intercourse, leaving behind…cast-off and everyday clothing.-Harriet Beecher Stowe

 

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?-Anonymous

 

Clothes are never a frivolity: they always mean something.-James Laver

 

We take care of our health, we lay up money, we make our roof tight and our clothing sufficient, but who provides wisely that he shall not be wanting the best property of all — friends?-Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

On the subject of dress almost no one, for one or another reason, feels truly indifferent: if their own clothes do not concern them, somebody else’s do.-Elizabeth Bowen

 

No self-respecting gay guy would have ever made some of the hair and clothing choices I am still trying to live down.-David Copperfield

 

Charity does not mean that the land should be full of beggars. We can provide some support and means for the beggars, but provide food, clothing and other conveniences in such a way that you are not encouraging laziness and begging.-Sri Sathya Sai Baba

 

It stirs up envy, fame does. People feel fame gives them some kind of privilege to walk up to you and say anything to you - and it won’t hurt your feelings - like it’s happening to your clothing.”-Marilyn Monroe

 

Advertising nourishes the consuming power of men. It sets up before a man the goal of a better home, better clothing, better food for himself and his family. It spurs individual exertion and greater production.-Winston Churchill

 

Every time a woman leaves off something she looks better, but every time a man leaves off something he looks worse.-Will Rogers

 

I don’t know who invented the high heel, but all men owe him a lot.-Marilyn Monroe

 

What a man most enjoys about a woman’s clothes are his fantasies of how she would look without them.-Brendan Francis

 

I know not what you believe of God, but I believe He gave yearnings and longings to be filled, and that He did not mean all our time should be devoted to feeding and clothing the body.-Lucy Stone

 

Every young sculptor seems to think that he must give the world some specimen of indecorous womanhood, and call it Eve, Venus, a Nymph, or any name that may apologize for a lack of decent clothing.-Nathaniel Hawthorn

 

When I free my body from its clothes, from all their buttons, belts, and laces, it seems to me that my soul takes a deeper, freer breath.-August Strindberg

 

If your sister is in a tearing hurry to go out and cannot catch your eye, she’s wearing your best sweater.-Pam Brown

 

Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.-Jane Austen

 

Fashion is what you adopt when you don’t know who you are.-Quentin Crisp

 

GRACES, n. Three beautiful goddesses, Aglaia, Thalia and Euphrosyne, who attended upon Venus, serving without salary. They were at no expense for board and clothing, for they ate nothing to speak of and dressed according to the weather, wearing whatever breeze happened to be blowing.-Ambrose Bierce

 

No one in the world needs a mink coat but a mink.-Murray Banks

 

Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.-Henry David Thoreau

 

Those hot pants of hers were so damned tight, I could hardly breathe.-Benny Hill

 

No one has ever had an idea in a dress suit.-Frederick G. Banting

 

I don’t see how an article of clothing can be indecent. A person, yes.-Robert A. Heinlein

 

The computer is the most extraordinary of man’s technological clothing; it’s an extension of our central nervous system. Beside it, the wheel is a mere hula-hoop.-Marshall McLuhan

 

His clothes fit him so ill, and constrain him so much, that he seems rather their prisoner than their proprietor.-Philip Dormer Stanhope

 

Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.-Ambrose Bierce

 

I love America, and I love American women. But there is one thing that deeply shocks me - American closets. I cannot believe one can dress well when you have so much.-Andree Putman

 

Brevity is the soul of lingerie.-Dorothy Parker

 

Fashion Law: If the shoe fits, it’s ugly.-Anonymous

 

Adornment is never anything except a reflection of the heart.-Coco Chanel

 

If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater…. suggest that he wear a tail.-Fran Lebowitz

 

Women dress alike all over the world: they dress to be annoying to other women.-Elsa Schiaparelli

 

Fashion is like the id. It makes you desire things you shouldn’t.-Bob Morris

 

What do nudists wear on casual Fridays?-A.J. Esther

 

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

 

Those who make their dress a principal part of themselves, will, in general, become of no more value than their dress.-William Hazlitt

 

All women’s dresses, in every age and country, are merely variations on the eternal struggle between the admitted desire to dress and the unadmitted desire to undress.-Lin Yutang

 

Women usually love what they buy, yet hate two-thirds of what is in their closets.-Mignon McLaughlin

 

A man hasn’t got a corner on virtue just because his shoes are shined.-Anne Petry

 

Any affectation whatsoever in dress implies, in my mind, a flaw in the understanding.-Philip Dormer Stanhope

 

Shopping tip: You can get shoes for 85 cents at the bowling alley.-Anonymous

 

Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess.-Edna Woolman Chase

 

A skirt is no obstacle to extemporaneous sex, but it is physically impossible to make love to a girl while she is wearing trousers.-Helen Lawrenson

 

Our clothes are too much a part of us for most of us ever to be entirely indifferent to their condition: it is as though the fabric were indeed a natural extension of the body, or even of the soul.-Quentin Bell

 

Funny that a pair of really nice shoes make us feel good in our heads - at the extreme opposite end of our bodies.-Levende Waters

 

The only man who really needs a tail coat is a man with a hole in his trousers.-John Taylor

 

Stretch pants - the garment that made skiing a spectator sport.-Anonymous

 

It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.-Henry David Thoreau

 

When you can’t do something truly useful, you tend to vent the pent up energy in something useless but available, like snappy dressing.-Lois McMaster Bujold

 

Why is it considered seductive for women to wear beautiful clothes? Wouldn’t it make more sense to wear something so ugly that a guy couldn’t wait to take it off you?-Flash Rosenberg

 

To be a fashionable woman is to know yourself, know what you represent, and know what works for you. To be “in fashion” could be a disaster on 90 percent of women. You are not a page out of Vogue.-Anonymous

 

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

 

I have a hankering to go back to the Orient and discard my necktie. Neckties strangle clear thinking.-Lin Yutang

 

I talk to him when I’m lonesome like; and I’m sure he understands. When he looks at me so attentively, and gently licks my hands; then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes, but I never say naught thereat. For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that.-W. Dayton Wedgefarth

 

Just around the corner in every woman’s mind - is a lovely dress, a wonderful suit, or entire costume which will make an enchanting new creature of her.-Wilhela Cushman

 

Do men who have got all their marbles go swimming in lakes with their clothes on?-P.G. Wodehouse

 

As long as there are cold and nakedness in the land around you, so long can there be no question at all but that splendor of dress is a crime.-John Ruskin

 

I simply can’t understand
Why swimsuits are in such demand
They’re soggy and damp,
Bind like a clamp,
And hold about three pounds of sand!-D.R. Benson

 

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

 

Almost every man looks more so in a belted trench coat.-Sydney J. Harris

 

The first purpose of clothes… was not warmth or decency, but ornament…. Among wild people, we find tattooing and painting even prior to clothes. The first spiritual want of a barbarous man is decoration; as indeed we still see among the barbarous classes in civilized countries.-Thomas Carlyle

 

You have to have the kind of body that doesn’t need a girdle in order to get to pose in one.-Carolyn Kenmore

 

Without discipline the Army would just be a bunch of guys wearing the same color clothing.-Frank Burns

 

For your own sake you should give her a new gown; for variety of dresses rouses desire, and makes an old mistress seem every day a new one.-William Wycherley

 
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