Fashion Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old fashion quotes, fashion sayings, and fashion proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


You can never be overdressed or overeducated.     

Oscar Wilde

I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!

Marilyn Monroe

Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.

Coco Chanel

Fashions fade, style is eternal.

Yves Saint Laurent

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

Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets.

Anthony Burgess

The only rule is don't be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in.     

Paris Hilton

The difference between style and fashion is quality.     

Giorgio Armani

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

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.

Oscar Wilde

Style' is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma. Fashion is something that comes after style.     

John Fairchild

Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are.

Quentin Crisp

It's a new era in fashion - there are no rules. It's all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together.

Alexander McQueen

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

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

Coco Chanel

Fashion is what you're offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.

Lauren Hutton

Trendy is the last stage before tacky.     

Karl Lagerfeld

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

Rachel Zoe

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

I like fashion to go down to the street, but I can't accept that it should originate there.

Coco Chanel

Because of the fashion, the young people don't have any access to the history of music, unless people like me revive it. There are very few people to revive it, because you can't earn any money doing it.     

Bill Wyman

Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It's not about brands. It's about something else that comes from within you.     

Ralph Lauren

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

Miuccia Prada

In difficult times, fashion is always outrageous.     

Elsa Schiaparelli

Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.     

Victor Hugo

I see that the fashion wears out more apparel than the man.

William Shakespeare

A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.

George Bernard Shaw

Fashion is architecture. It is a matter of proportions.     

Coco Chanel

Fashion is more usually a gentle progression of revisited ideas.     

Bruce Oldfield

Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.

George Santayana