Clothing Sayings and Quotes

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

Clothes as text, clothes as narration, clothes as a story. Clothes as the story of our lives. And if you were to gather all the clothes you have ever owned in all your life, each baby shoe and winter coat and wedding dress, you would have your autobiography. Linda Grant
Dressing well is a form of good manners. Tom Ford
The dress must not hang on the body but follow its lines. It must accompany its wearer and when a woman smiles the dress must smile with her. Madeleine Vionnet
Clothing is ultimately the suit of armor in which we battle the world. Sophia Amoruso
He with the cleanest clothes isn't necessarily the cleanest. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. Mark Twain
Women dress alike all over the world: they dress to be annoying to other women. Elsa Schiaparelli
Clothes are inevitable. They are nothing less than the furniture of the mind made visible. James Laver
The joy of dressing is an art. John Galliano
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
Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them. Marc Jacobs
Clothes are never a frivolity: they always mean something. James Laver
A man cannot dress, but his ideas get cloath'd at the same time. Laurence Sterne
Clothes are like a good meal, a good movie, great pieces of music. Michael Kors
Clothing, and the products that you buy, are really about how they make you feel. Chad Hurley
Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance. Arthur Ashe
Your clothes should be as important as your skin. Amit Kalantri
A dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to want to take it off you. Francoise Sagan
Elegance is a question of personality, more than one's clothing. Jean-Paul Gaultier
Clothes can suggest, persuade, connote, insinuate, or indeed lie, and apply subtle pressure while their wearer is speaking frankly and straightforwardly of other matters. Anne Hollander
The finest clothing made is a person's own skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this. Mark Twain
Clothing should be quieter than the woman so that her true beauty can shine through. Elie Tahari
Clothing is the first step to building a character. Sylvester Stallone
Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing Alexander Wang
Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim. Jane Austen
Expensive clothing is a poor man's attempt to appear prosperous. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Clothes therefore, must be truly a badge of greatness; the insignia of the superiority of man over all other animals, for surely there could be no other reason for wearing the hideous things. Edgar Rice Burroughs
A woman's dress should be a like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view. Sophia Loren
Clothing doesn't really change a man. But it changes how others react to him. Brandon Sanderson
There is no doubt a new dress is a help under all circumstances. Noel Streatfeild
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
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society. Mark Twain
Clothing doesn't lie, it shows everything. Yohji Yamamoto
Your clothing is the most important survival tool you have. Dress properly and any emergency you may have to endure becomes more manageable. Mors Kochanski
Clothes don't make a man, but clothes have got many a man a good job. Herbert Harold Vreeland
When you buy a piece of vintage clothing you're not just buying the fabric and thread - you're buying a piece of someone's past. Isabel Wolff
You can never be overdressed or overeducated. Oscar Wilde
A woman is never sexier than when she is comfortable in her clothes. Vera Wang
We need houses as we need clothes, architecture stimulates fashion. It's like hunger and thirst — you need them both. Karl Lagerfeld
There is one other reason for dressing well, namely that dogs respect it, and will not attack you in good clothes. Ralph Waldo Emerson
A dress not worn wears itself out. American Proverb
Dress makes the man. French Proverb
Sometimes a garment will trigger a whole new concept of who the character is. Kristi Zea
I owe a lot of my performance to the corset I had to wear...the blood rushes to your face. So that explains 'radiant.' Emma Thompson
We can invest the clothing of a character with the capacity to reflect the character's mood. Always remember that clothing can 'act,' too. Shamus Culhane
I prefer to play parts where I can wear old clothes...So when I am comfortable I act more natural. It's the same when I'm 'wearing' a part that fits me, comfortable. Gary Cooper
It cannot be denied that clothes in period pictures do affect the modes of the moment. Lilian Churchill
What I am must make you forget what I wear. Thoreau
No man ever stood the lower in my estimation for having a patch in his clothes; yet I am sure that there is greater anxiety, commonly, to have fashionable, or at least clean and unpatched clothes, than to have a sound conscience. Thoreau
I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes. Henry David Thoreau
Clothing is a means of characterization. In short, each character has a style of his own in everything he does. Vivienne Westwood
I'm fat, and I sweat a lot and I don't want to ruin all my clothes. Don Haskins
Beware false prophets come to you in wolf's clothing but inwardly are sheep. Soren Kierkegaard
One of the chief faults of modern dress is that it is composed of far too many articles of clothing, most of which are the wrong substance. Oscar Wilde
One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress. Karl Lagerfeld
You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it. Edith Head
I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet. Carrie Bradshaw
I don't design clothes. I design dreams. Ralph Lauren
The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress. Hubert de Givenchy
I want people to see the dress but focus on the woman. Vera Wang
How can anyone be silly enough to think himself better than other people, because his clothes are made of finer woolen thread than theirs? After all, those fine clothes were once worn by a sheep, and they never turned it into anything better than a sheep. Thomas More
Luxury is the ease of a t-shirt in a very expensive dress. Karl Lagerfeld
Some victories are merely defeated wearing the wrong clothing. Kiersten White
You'd be surprised how expensive it costs to look this cheap. Steven Tyler
If wrappings of cloth can impart respectability, the most respectable persons are the Egyptian mummies, all wrapped in layers and layers of gauze. Kamala Surraiya Das
Wearing clothes we feel good in can help us maintain a positive outlook by increasing our self-acceptance and self-confidence. Cindy Ann Peterson
I am not a wolf in sheep's clothing, I'm a wolf in wolf's clothing. Ricky Gervais
Good clothing is a passport to happiness. Yves Saint Laurent