Dress Sayings and Quotes

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

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

Lady Duff-Gordon

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

Coco Chanel

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

Mark Twain

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

Stefania Yarhi

When you don't dress like everybody else, you don't have to think like everybody else.     

Iris Apfel

One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a little black dress.     

Karl Lagerfeld

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

Christian Dior

Don't dress to kill, dress to survive.     

Karl Lagerfeld

Take care of your costume and your confidence will take care of itself.     

Amit Kalantri

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

Lauren Hutton

Your dresses should be tight enough to show you're a woman and loose enough to show you're a lady.     

Edith Head

The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress.     

Hubert de Givenchy

Dress like you're embracing life, not hiding from it     

Peter Morrissey

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

Rachel Zoe

Dress changes the manners.     


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

William Hazlitt

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

Regina Brett

Good clothes open all doors.     

Thomas Fuller

A great dress can make you remember what is beautiful about life.     

Rachel Roy

Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.     

Jane Austen

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

A woman's dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.     

Sophia Loren

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

Edith Head

You can never be overdressed or overeducated.     

Oscar Wilde

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

Oliver Goldsmith

Clothes are like a good meal, a good movie, great pieces of music.     

Michael Kors

Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.     

Marc Jacobs

What is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.     

Yves Saint Laurent

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 you live.     

Gianni Versace

A dress is a piece of ephemeral architecture, designed to enhance the proportions of the female body.     

Christian Dior