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Famous Dress Quotes

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A list of the best dress quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous dress quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic dress quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about dress?" and "What are inspirational dress quotes?"

This list includes notable dress quotes by various authors, writers, playwrights, speakers, politicians, athletes, poets, and more. Vote on your favorites so that the greatest dress quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. Don't let your favorite dress sayings get to the bottom of the list.

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

    Joseph Addison More
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    From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.

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

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

    Angela Carter More
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    The difference between a man of sense and a fop is that the fop values himself upon his dress; and the man of sense laughs at it, at the same time he knows he must not neglect it.

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

    Charles Dickens More
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    Nothing goes out of fashion sooner than a long dress with a very low neck.

    Coco Chanel More
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    How to dress? When the money is going from you wear anything you like. When the money is coming to you, dress your best.

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

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    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.

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

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    I hold that gentleman to be the best-dressed whose dress no one observes.

    Anthony Trollope More
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    A modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.

    Oliver Goldsmith More
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    The apparel oft proclaims the man.

    William Shakespeare More
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    Good clothes open all doors.

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

    William Hazlitt More
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    The beauty of the internal nature cannot be so far concealed by its accidental vesture, but that the spirit of its form shall communicate itself to the very disguise and indicate the shape it hides from the manner in which it is worn. A majestic form and graceful motions will express themselves through the most barbarous and tasteless costume.

    Percy Bysshe Shelley More
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    For women... bras, panties, bathing suits, and other stereotypical gear are visual reminders of a commercial, idealized feminine image that our real and diverse female bodies can't possibly fit. Without these visual references, each individual woman's body demands to be accepted on its own terms. We stop being comparatives. We begin to be unique.

    Gloria Steinem More
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    They are best dressed, whose dress no one observes.

    Anthony Trollope More
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    One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.

    Oscar Wilde More
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    Where's the man could ease a heart, like a satin gown?

    Dorothy Parker More
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    We act the way we dress. Neglected and untidy clothes reflect a neglected and untidy mind.

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    Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.

    Mark Twain More
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    You can say what you like about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins.

    Mae West More
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    She wears her clothes as if they were thrown on with a pitch folk.

    Jonathan Swift More
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    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 More
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    No man is esteemed for colorful garments except by fools and women.

    Walter Raleigh More
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    Every time a woman leaves off something she looks better, but every time a man leaves off something he looks worse.

    Will Rogers More
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    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 More
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    Brevity is the soul of lingerie.

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