Clothes quotes and sayings

What a man enjoys about a woman’s clothes are his fantasies of how she would look without them.
Evelyn Waugh

A bikini is not a bikini unless it can be pulled through a wedding ring.
Louis Reard

I had no idea of the character. But the moment I was dressed, the clothes and the make-up made me feel the person he was. I began to know him, and by the time I walked onto the stage he was fully born.
Charlie Chaplin

The expression a woman wears on her face is far more important than the clothes she wears on her back.
Dale Carnegie

No man is esteemed for gay garments but by fools and women.
Sir Walter Raleigh

A rent in your clothes is a mishap, a stain on them is a vice.
Honore de Balzac

Men who pay their tailors never amount to anything, they never even become Cabinet ministers.
Honore de Balzac

Clothes are like a gloss that sets off everything; dresser were invented more to enhance physical advantages than to veil physical defects.
Honore de Balzac

We’re not doing outrageous fashion; I make sports clothes that are relatively conservative, clothes that everyone wears.
Calvin Klein

Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable?
Jean Harlow

I believe you should live each day as if it is your last, which is why I don’t have any clean laundry, because, come on, who wants to wash clothes on the last day of their life?
Anonymous

I don’t wear small shoes, or tight pants that squash your balls.
George Harrison

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

She looked as if she had been poured into her clothes and had forgotten to say “when.”
P. G. Wodehouse

Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not the style of clothes one wears, neither the kind of automobile one drives, nor the amount of money one has in the bank, that counts. These mean nothing. It is simply service that measures success.
George Washington Carver

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

You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.
Anonymous

I got to dress up in funny clothes and run around New Zealand with a bow and arrow for 18 months, how bad could that be?
Orlando Bloom

She wears her clothes as if they are thrown on with a pitchfork.
Jonathan Swift

I don’t always wear underwear. When I’m in the heat, especially, I can’t wear it. Like, if I’m wearing a flower dress, why do I have to wear underwear?
Naomi Campbell

Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women’s clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear.
Anatole France

I’m more of a jeans and T-shirt kind of girl.
Tara Reid

My advice to those who think they have to take off their clothes to be a star is, once you’re boned, what’s left to create the illusion? Let ‘em wonder. I never believed in givin’ them too much of me.”
Mae West

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

I go to a better tailor than any of you and pay more for my clothes. The only difference is that you probably don’t sleep in yours.
Clarence Seward Darrow

The trouble with most Englishwomen is that they will dress as if they had been a mouse in a previous incarnation they do not want to attract attention.
Dame Edith Sitwell

Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.
Ellen DeGeneres

His socks compelled one’s attention without losing one’s respect.
Saki

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

She just wore Enough for modesty – no more.
Robert William

Tombs are the clothes of the dead; a grave is but a plain suit; a rich monument is an embroidered one.
Thomas Fuller

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

Is anything worn beneath the kilt? No, it’s all in perfect working order.
Spike Milligan

How do you look when I’m sober?
Ring Lardner Jnr

All my clothes have stretch marks, darling.
Jennifer Saunders

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

A witch and a bitch always dress up for each other, because otherwise the witch would upstage the bitch, or the bitch would upstage the witch, and the result would be havoc.
Tennessee Williams

If you can’t get them to salute when they should salute and wear the clothes you tell them to wear, how are you going to get them to die for their country?
General George S. Patton

Then the little man wears a shocking bad hat.
Duke of York and Albany

Brevity is the soul of lingerie.
Dorothy Parker

Where did you get that hat? Where did you get that tile?
James Rolmaz

Woollen clothing keeps the skin healthy.
Venetian proverb

You can say what you like about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins.
Mae West

It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor.
Neil Gaiman

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

To a woman, the consciousness of being well-dressed gives a sense of tranquility which religion fails to bestow.
Helen Olcott Bell

Hats divide generally into three classes: offensive hats, defensive hats, and shrapnel.
Katherine Whitehorn

It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
Aesop

‘Good heavens!’ said he, ‘if it be our clothes alone which fit us for society, how highly we should esteem those who make them.’
Marie Ebner von Eschenbach

Those who do not study are only cattle dressed up in men’s clothes.
Chinese Proverb

With clothes the new are best, with friends the old are best.
Anonymous

Thou art the thing itself; unaccommodated man is no more but such a poor, bare, forked animal as thou art. Off, off, you lending! Come; unbutton here.
William Shakespeare