150+ Dress Quotes – Greatest Fashion Quotes of All Time

(Last Updated On: January 28, 2024)

Some people like to dress dramatically, while others like to dress. Whatever you choose, the most important thing is to carry the style with the class. Many fashion icons worldwide have discussed their experiences and ideas about fashion and style.

Fashion is a way to show who we are and what we like. People in the fashion industry and outside of it love fashion quotes because they help them get inspired and keep going. They give information about the fashion world and tips for people who want to improve their style. People often use these quotes to say what they think about fashion.

Look at these quotes from famous models, stylists, and the best fashion designers to get ideas.

This article will look at some of the greatest fashion quotes ever. Some of these quotes are short and funny, while others are longer and more serious. Still, all of them are well known.

Most Famous Dress Quotes

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. — Thomas A. Edison


Always dress like you are going to see your worst enemy. – Kimora Lee Simmons


Who she is or whence she came, he knows not, nor does he care for his heart tells him that here, here is the maid he is predestined to be his bride. – Grand Duke


I shrouded my body in one of the sacklike print dresses, also pink, with baby-blue flowers, that I’d bought off a street rack in Rome. I would have preferred the big red roses or the orange dahlias: this dress made me.


Too distracting for boys’ is giving us the impression we should be guilty of what guys do.


The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. – Alice Walker


I think any woman can be transformed by a beautiful dress and high heels. – Linda Gray


I like a house party and fancy dress, a big fan of fancy dress, like dress up, costume parties. – Florence And The Machine


I think there is beauty in everything. What ‘normal’ people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it.  – Alexander Mc Queen


You have to look in the mirror and see yourself. If it feels good, then I know it’s for me. I don’t dress to be stared at. I dress for myself.


A casino in South Dakota was robbed by a man dressed as a mummy. The police described the suspect as anywhere between 25 and 8,000 years old. – Craig Ferguson


You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.  – Edith Head


Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. – Rachel Zoe


Cinderella never asked for a prince, she asked for a night off and a dress. — Kiera Cass


The woman is the most perfect doll that I have dressed with delight and admiration.— Karl Lagerfeld


The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. — Coco Chanel


You can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion. —  Christian Dior


Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn. – Gore Vida


Red dress is not a trend. It never was. It’s an expression. A lifestyle.


Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered.  — Giorgio Armani


A woman should be two things, classy and fabulous. – Coco Chanel


You can never be overdressed or overeducated. – Oscar Wilde


Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are. – Gianni Versace


Buy less, choose well.– Vivienne Westwood


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


A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in the dress. – Lord Byron


A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life.  – Oscar Wilde


Put even the plainest woman into a beautiful dress and unconsciously she will try to live up to it. -Lady Duff-Gordon


Women who wear black have colorful lives. — Neiman Marcus


In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.  — Coco Chanel


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


True economy consists in always making the income exceed the out-go. Wear the old clothes a little longer if necessary; dispense with the new pair of gloves; mend the old dress: live on plainer food if need be; so that, under all circumstances, unless some unforeseen accident occurs, there will be a margin in favor of the income. – P. T. Barnum


Fashion is part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes. —Diana Vreeland


You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure. — Zig Ziglar


No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up! – Regina Brett


If there’s any chance to set things right, I simply got to try. – Cinderella


The revolution will look fabulous. – Lucy Shea


Any opportunity to get into fashion and find a beautiful dress, I’m very definitely excited about that. -Emilia Clarke


I loathe narcissism. But I approve of vanity. – Diana Vreeland


Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman. – Coco Chanel


It’s not easy being a man you know. I had to get dressed today… and there are other pressures. – Dylan Moran


If you can’t be better than your competition, just dress better. – Anna Wintour


Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose. – Lauren Hutton


I want you to put on your pretty summer dress. — Van Morrison


The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it. — Diana Vreeland


Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.—Coco Chanel


Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy — but mysterious. But above all black says this: I don’t bother you — don’t bother me.  —  Yohji Yamamoto


A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten all about them. – Hardy Amies


Black may make a woman seem mysterious. But red makes her look like a work of art.


Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you. — Ralph Lauren


Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without happiness.  – Christian Dior


I often take a brand new suit or hat and throw it up against the wall a few times to get that stiff, square newness out of it. – Fred Astaire


A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. – Coco Chanel


Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.  – Coco Chanel


Remind yourself. Nobody built like you, you design yourself.  — Jay Z


I have no dress except the one I wear every day. If you are going to be kind enough to give me one, please let it be practical and dark so that I can put it on afterward to go to the laboratory. – Marie Curie


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


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


When in doubt, wear red. —Bill Blass


Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.  — Yves Saint Laurent


The zipper displaces the button and a man lacks just that much time to think while dressing at dawn, a philosophical hour, and thus a melancholy hour. ― Ray Bradbury


I dress how I feel. I just go off emotion. I can’t prepare my outfit the day before. Everything I wear is spontaneous. – ASAP Rocky


What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is an instant language. — Miuccia Prada


Elegance does not consist of putting on a new dress. — Coco Chanel


Never leave the house in sweats. A girl must be prepared to meet a dashing stranger or an old enemy. – Anon


I know it isn’t easy, but at least we should try to get along together. And that includes you, your majesty. – Cinderella


Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want. – Anne Lappe


I still like getting dressed up and having the opportunity to borrow beautiful dresses, but as a mother – and as somebody who’s schedule isn’t always my own – I don’t shop a lot, or think about clothes a lot. – Sarah Jessica Parker


You dress elegant women. You dress sophisticated women. I dress sluts. – Gianni Versace


Fashion you can buy, but style you possess. . . . It’s about self-expression and, above all, attitude. – Iris Apfel


If you are an adult, and you are planning to dress up on Halloween…don’t. I will find you. I will hurt you. – Lewis Black


I don’t dress to be stared at. I just dress for myself. – Iris Apfel


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


Playing dress-up begins at age five and never truly ends.  — Kate Spade


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


The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.— Audrey Hepburn


I love black because it affirms, designs, and styles. A woman in a black dress is a pencil stroke. — Yves Saint Laurent


Trendy is the last stage before tacky. – Karl Lagerfeld


Red is not the color of the woman who hides in a corner. It’s the color of a woman who wants a new adventure every day: never afraid to fail or fall.


A woman’s dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.” — Sophia Lauren


Some women think that if the look this season is minis, they have to wear minis. If you don’t have great legs, there are plenty of alternatives. – Ralph Lauren


You don’t find a style. A style finds you. – Keith Richards


A beautiful dress can be as exciting as a poem. – Roberto Cavalli


Elegance is elimination. — Cristóbal Balenciaga


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


A lot of old guys in movies are like cowboys – they talk like cowboys and they dress like cowboys. – Val Kilmer


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


Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.  – Arthur Ashe


We are all made up of the same skin and bones. What separates us is what we dress over it.  – Stefania Yarhi


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


Take care of your costume and your confidence will take care of itself. ― Amit Kalantri


Clothes are not a frivolous subject, and the conversation around them should not be belittled. How we dress affects what we feel, what we do, and who we are. – Sinead Burke


I firmly believe that with the right footwear one can rule the world. — Bette Midler


Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes. —  Ralph Waldo Emerson


In case of doubt, overdress. – Anon


I have to tell you a secret that will see you through all the trials that life can offer. Have courage and be kind. – Ella’s Mother


There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness. – Matahma Gandhi


When I just started my career, of course, I always try to look very good, and I change the dress all the time on the performance. And people came to me and said, ‘Oh, beautiful dress. Your dress is so beautiful, and you look so beautiful.’ That’s it. And I was so upset nobody saying anything about my singing. – Anna Netrebko


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


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


Women: You can’t live with them, and you can’t get them to dress up in a skimpy little Nazi costume and beat you with a warm squash or something. – Emo Phillips


I want everyone to wear what they want and mix it in their own way. That, to me, is what is modern. – Karl Lagerfeld


To me, style is all about expressing your individuality freely and courageously. – Timothy John


There is always that one summer that changes you.— Beth Merlin


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


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


I work in three shades of black.  —  Rei Kawakubo


One pretends to do something, or copy someone or some teacher until it can be done confidently and easily in what becomes one’s own style. – Cary Grant


A red dress gives the confidence to walk out, the freedom to live and the power to conquer.


For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. — Audrey Hepburn


Don’t forget to fall in love with yourself first. – Carrie Bradshaw


To achieve the nonchalance, which is absolutely necessary for a man, one article at least must not match. – Hardy Amies


That is the key of this collection, being yourself. Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live. – Gianni Versace


Minimalism is not a lack of something. It’s simply the perfect amount of something.  – Nicholas Burroughs


Being perfectly well-dressed gives one a tranquillity that no religion can bestow. — Ralph Waldo Emerson


You’ve probably noticed already that I’m dressed like a grown-up… I apologize to the Academy, and I promise that I will never do it again. – Cher


Dress like you’ve made something of yourself, even if you haven’t.  – Men’s Health


In a machine age, dressmaking is one of the last refuges of the human, the personal, the inimitable. -Christian Dior


My fashion is about the urban woman in the year 3000. I think about obscure, weird things and try to create a world around them. —Lady Gaga


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


With the right fashion, every female would be a flame. ― Amit Kalantri


An evening dress that reveals a woman’s ankles while walking is the most disgusting thing I have ever seen. – Valentino Garavani


How can you live the high life if you do not wear high heels? —Sonia Rykiel


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


Cause if you tell a wish, it won’t come true. – Cinderella


It isn’t enough just looking for the quality in the products we buy, we must ensure that there is quality in the lives of the people who make them. – Orsola De Castro


people notice the most beautiful dress every person can wear,……… a “smile. – Anne Stuart


My manager wants me to dress like a nun and I want to dress like a teenager. – Anna Kournikova


I believe you should place a woman on a pedestal – high enough so you can look up her dress. – Steve Martin




Aging doesn’t mean giving up on style and individuality; it doesn’t mean abandoning fashion and living in comfy slippers. – Twiggy


You’re never fully dressed without a smile. — Annie


So soon as a fashion is Universal, it is out of date. – Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach


Nature gives you the face you have at twenty. Life shapes the face you have at thirty. But at fifty you get the face you deserve. —Coco Chanel


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


To achieve style, begin by affecting none. – E.B. White


Two things in the world are not meant to be hidden – love and a woman in a red dress.


Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slave of the ordinary. — Cecil Beaton


I certainly feel that an adult woman has a right to determine what happens to her life and her body. – Calvin Klein


Every man should have a magnifying mirror. If you look well magnified, you are set to go. – Tom Ford


In designing for the first lady, I tried to sort of be in her shoes, but I didn’t really look at her as an important political figure. I looked at her as a woman who would like to wear a beautiful dress to an important gala. – Jason Wu


People always ask me what the trends are, but I’m not a believer in trends. Individuality is more important to me, to stand out and have the confidence to wear something you’re comfortable in – it just happens. I’m comfortable wearing a suit. — David Gandy


I’d like to believe that the women who wear my clothes are not dressing for other people, that they’re wearing what they like and what suits them. It’s not a status thing. – Marc Jacobs


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


Don’t dress to kill, dress to survive. – Karl Lagerfeld


Never, ever confuse what happens on a runway with fashion. A runway is a spectacle. It’s only fashioned when a woman puts it on. Being well dressed hasn’t much to do with having good clothes. It’s a question of good balance and good common sense. – Oscar de la Renta


Fashion is a tool…to compete in life outside the home. People like you better, without knowing why, because people always react well to a person they like the looks of. — Mary Quant


True blessing comes in the dress of sweats, never delaying to wave bye to the excuses and procrastination. True blessing lies in hard work! ― Israelmore Ayivor


I wear the national dress because it is the most natural and the most becoming for an Indian. -Mahatma Gandhi


Style is the only thing you can’t buy. It’s not in a shopping bag, a label, or a price tag. It’s something reflected from our soul to the outside world—an emotion. — Alber Elbaz


Forage is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


But like all dreams, I’m afraid this won’t last forever. – Fairy Godmother


What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. -Jane Goodall


I can see why people love the idea of a big white wedding – it is a day when they are the center of attention and gets to wear a beautiful dress. But that sounds awful to me because that is like getting ready to walk down the red carpet. – Lucy Punc


I had this talent for these stupid little teenage songs.  – Paul Anka


Guys. If your pants are below your ass you have no right to accuse any lady of dressing slutty. – Kristen Schaal


Life is a party. Dress like it. – Audrey Hepburn


Being happy never goes out of style. – Lilly Pulitzer


Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. — Jenny Han


Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness, simply didn’t know where to go shopping. — Bo Derek


You live but once; you might as well be amusing. —Coco Chanel


Black is not sad. Bright colors are what depresses me. They’re so… empty. Black is poetic. How do you imagine a poet? In a bright yellow jacket? Probably not. —  Ann Demeulemeester


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


My formula for a great evening: red dress, red wine and red lipstick!


In a world full of trends, I want to remain a classic.– Iman


Putting on a beautifully designed suit elevates my spirit, extols my sense of self, and helps define me as a man to whom details matter.  – Gay Talese


We define a metrosexual as someone who really takes care of themselves in terms of grooming and style. There is nothing wrong with that. But I think you need to have some other values. It’s cool to incorporate some traditional values into metrosexuality. Then it becomes a good lifestyle. — Frank Vincent

I’m glad you read it. In fashion, well-known people like Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, and others have given us a broader view. With their thought-provoking fashion quotes, they have always tried to make people feel good about themselves. Carrie Bradshaw tells us to love ourselves first, while Coco Chanel tells us to look our best. But you can learn so much from these quotes. Their deeper meanings don’t just apply to the fashion world. If you’re looking for inspiration or just a way to sum up what fashion is all about, these Greatest Fashion Quotes will help.

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