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81 Great Quotes About Fashion

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The world of fashion can be intimidating with all of its glamorous models, and expensive brands.

But, style and fashion is really a very basic and necessary concept. Whether or not you pay attention to the New York Time’s Style section you still have to dress yourself every morning, and the way you go about this communicates a lot.

In the spirit of a more inclusiveness, here are some of the best quotes about fashion, style, and clothing.

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Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life. Bill Cunningham

I don’t do fashion. I am fashion. Coco Chanel

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Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn. Orson Welles

At the dressing table, every woman has a chance to be an artist, and art, as Aristotle said, ‘completes what nature left unfinished.’ Sophia Loren

1. Find your own style and have the courage to stick to it.

2. Choose your clothes for your way of life.

3. Make your wardrobe as versatile as an actress. It should be able to play many roles.

4. Find your happiest colours – the ones that make you feel good.

5. Care for your clothes, like the good friends they are! Joan Crawford

You either know fashion or you don’t. Anna Wintour

Fashion is instant language. Miuccia Prada

Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well. Vivienne Westwood

The better you dress, the worse you can behave. Unknown

Fashion has two purposes: comfort and love. Beauty comes when fashion succeeds. Coco Chanel

When a woman says, ‘I have nothing to wear!’, what she really means is, ‘There’s nothing here for who I’m supposed to be today.’ Caitlin Moran

Everyday is a fashion show and the world is your runway. Coco Chanel

Dressing well is a form of good manners. Tom Ford

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

I say dress to please yourself. Listen to your inner muse and take a chance. Wear something that says ‘Here I am!’ today. Iris Apfel

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercouse. Sir Francis Bacon

You can never be overdressed or overeducated. Oscar Wilde

Real style is never right or wrong. It’s a matter of being yourself on purpose. G. Bruce Boyer

Life’s too short to wear boring clothes. Unknown

When you don’t dress like everybody else, you don’t have to think like everybody else. Iris Apfel

It is ever so much easier to be good if your clothes are fashionable. L.M. Montgomery

If it doesn’t fit, it’s ugly anyway. Unknown

Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them. Marc Jacobs


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

Fashion somehow, for me, is purely and happily irrational. Hedi Slimane

Fashion is not frivolous. It is a part of being alive today. Mary Quant

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. Coco Chanel

Fashion is a lifestyle, it’s a choice,it’s a freedom of expression.You have to live it, you have to love it. You have to breathe it. Life’s all about love and glamour. Christina Aguilera

You gotta have style. It helps you get down the stairs. It helps you get up in the morning. It’s a way of life. Diana Vreeland

Vain trifles as they seem, clothes have, they say, more important offices than to merely keep us warm. They change our view of the world and the world’s view of us. Virginia Woolf

People will stare. Make it worth their while. Harry Winston

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. Marilyn Monroe

While clothes may not make the woman, they certainly have a strong effect on her self-confidence — which, I believe, does make the woman. Mary Kay Ashe

I like my money right where I can see it: hanging in my closet. Carrie Bradshaw

One is never over-dressed or under dressed with a Little Black Dress. Karl Lagerfeld

To me, clothing is a form of self-expression – there are hints about who you are in what you wear. Marc Jacobs

I’m just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time. Lady Gaga

I don’t believe in fashion. I believe in costume. Life is too short to be same person every day. Stephanie Perkins

Forget the rules. If you like it, wear it. Unknown

Fashion is about dreaming and making other people dream. Donatella Versace

When in doubt, wear red. Bill Blass

Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment. Alexander McQueen

Fashion wasn’t what you wore someplace anymore. It was the whole reason for going. Andy Warhol

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Oh, never mind the fashion. When one has a style of one’s own, it is always 20 times better. Margaret Oliphant

I wear my sort of clothes to save me the trouble of deciding which clothes to wear. Katherine Hepburn

I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence. Yves Saint Laurent

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

It’s a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I’d be a drag queen. Dolly Parton

Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world. Marilyn Monroe

Conformity is the only real fashion crime. To not dress like yourself and to sublimate your spirit to some kind of group identity is succumbing to fashion fascism. Simon Doonan

Clothes are about manipulations: how I feel, how I want to feel and how I want others to feel about me. Alexa Chung

Fashion does not have to prove that it is serious. It is the proof that intelligent frivolity can be something creative and positive. Karl Lagerfeld

If I think about it too much, I can’t get dressed. Daphne Guinness

Do well. Live well. And dress really well. Unknown

You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet. Christian Dior

My passion for fashion borders on insanity. Isabella Blow

Fashion is that thing that saved me from being sad. Lady Gaga

Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally. Christian Louboutin

The most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you’ve got to have a good spirit on the inside. That’s what’s really going to make you look like you’re ready to rock the world. Alicia Keys

Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping. Oscar Wilde

You cannot fake chic but you can be chic and fake fur. Karl Lagerfeld

It’s not what you’re wearing, it’s the way you wear it. Pharrell Williams

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Clothes as text, clothes as narration, clothes as a story. Clothes as the story of our lives. And if you were to gather all the clothes you have ever owned in all your life, each baby shoe and winter coat and wedding dress, you would have your autobiography. Linda Grant

If I’m going dancing, then I wear the highest heels with the shortest dress. Kate Moss

I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker color. Wednesday Addams

Life is short. Buy the shoes. Unknown

The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been, and always will be. Bill Cunningham

I’m thinking balls are to men, what purses are to women. It’s just a little bag but we’d feel naked in public without it. Carrie Bradshaw

Fashion breaks my heart. Kanye West

Dress like you are going to see your ex today. Unknown

I like being a woman, even in a man’s world. After all, men can’t wear dresses, but we can wear the pants. Whitney Houston

Where’s the man that could ease a heart like a satin gown? Dorothy Parker

The only time a woman has a true orgasm is when she is shopping. Joan Rivers

Fashion is not just beauty, it’s about good attitude. You have to believe in yourself and be strong. Adriana Lima

Fashion is so close in revealing a person’s inner feelings and everybody seems to hate to lay claim to vanity so people tend to push it away. It’s really too close to the quick of the soul. Stella Bloom

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

The best fashion advice I’d say would be just to do what makes you comfortable and what makes you feel cute, and that’s how you’re gonna look your best ‘cause when you feel your best, everybody else can feel it, too. Ariana Grande

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