Clothing quotes and sayings

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

Dresses for breakfasts, and dinners, and balls; Dresses to sit in, and stand in, and walk in; Dresses to dance in, and flirt in, and talk in; Dresses in which to do nothing at all; Dresses for Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.
William Allen Butler

If I were a cat, what would make me purr? A pair of really comfortable blue jeans, and massages.
Cinnamon Stomberger

I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.
Ancient Persian Saying

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

A good prince will tax as lightly as possible those commodities which are used by the poorest members of society: grain, bread, beer, wine, clothing, and all other staples without which human life could not exist.
Desiderius Erasmus

I’ll endorse with my name any of the following; clothing AC-DC, cigarettes, small tapes, sound equipment, ROCK N’ ROLL RECORDS, anything, film, and film equipment, Food, Helium, Whips, MONEY!!
Andy Warhol