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The 100 Greatest Fashion Quotes of All Time

The 100 Greatest Fashion Quotes of All Time

The 100 Greatest Fashion Quotes of All Time

There’s one thing I know for sure that FASHION is one thing which excites me every time I heard the word. And being a fashion enthusiast, Quotes from my favorite fashionistas always encouraged me to go further and see more, learn more about it. And also encourages me to stay Fashion ready and Put Together. Every time when I need motivation these quotes push me to the limit where I dig up more and work even harder to get those things I really want in my life. I’ve mentioned some of my favorite Quote books in here as well as some my all time favorite Fashion inspiring Books. If you love to read. Then these definitely for you. So, here’s my All-Time Favorite 100 quotes of Fashion:

100 all-time greatest fashion quotes

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1. “I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet.” —Carrie Bradshaw

2. “Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.” —Oscar de la Renta

3. “I don’t design clothes. I design dreams.” —Ralph Lauren

4. “Fashions fade, style is eternal.” —Yves Saint Laurent

5. “Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.” —Marc Jacobs

6. “You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet.” —Christian Dior

7. “People will stare. Make it worth their while.” —Harry Winston

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

9. “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” —Coco Chanel

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

11. “I want people to see the dress, but focus on the woman.” —Vera Wang

12. “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

13. “I think there is beauty in everything. What ‘normal’ people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it.”—Alexander McQueen

14. “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

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

16. “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

17. “One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress.” —Karl Lagerfeld

18. “You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.” —Edith Head

19. “I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect, they are much more interesting.” —Marc Jacobs

20. “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” —Rachel Zoe

21. “We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.” —Yves Saint Laurent

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

23.”I don’t do fashion. I am fashion.” —Coco Chanel

24. “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

25. “Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is find it.” —Diane von Furstenberg

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

27. “When in doubt, wear red.” —Bill Blass

28. “Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing.” —Alexander Wang

29. “In difficult times, fashion is always outrageous.” —Elsa Schiaparelli

30. “You gotta have style. It helps you get down the stairs. It helps you get up in the morning. It’s a way of life. Without it, you’re nobody. I’m not talking about lots of clothes.” —Diana Vreeland

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

32. “Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.” —Lauren Hutton

33. “Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.” —Vivienne Westwood

34. “Fashion you can buy, but style you possess. The key to style is learning who you are, which takes years. There’s no how-to road map to style. It’s about self-expression and, above all, attitude.” —Iris Apfel

35. “Trendy is the last stage before tacky.” —Karl Lagerfeld

36. “Elegance is elimination.” —Cristóbal Balenciaga

37. “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

38. “Fashion is like eating, you shouldn’t stick to the same menu.” —Kenzo Takada

39. “We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.” —Yves Saint Laurent

40. “The hardest thing in fashion is not to be known for a logo, but to be known for a silhouette.” —Giambattista Valli

42. “We have this saying, Christy and I. We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day.” —Linda Evangelista

43. “I make clothes, women make fashion.” —Azzedine Alaïa

44. “Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves, and of course, each other. If girls dressed for boys, they’d just walk around naked at all times.” —Betsey Johnson

45. “What’s my style is not your style, and I don’t see how you can define it. It’s something that expresses who you are in your own way.” —Iris Apfel

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

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

47. “Luxury is the ease of a t-shirt in a very expensive dress.” ―Karl Lagerfeld

48. “The joy of dressing is an art.” —John Galliano

49. “The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive.” —Coco Chanel

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50. “A little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika. We all need a splash of bad taste—it’s hearty, it’s healthy, it’s physical. I think we could use more of it. No taste is what I’m against.” —Diana Vreeland

51. “You either know fashion or you don’t.” – Anna Wintour

52. “I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity.” – Diana Vreeland

53. “We don’t need fashion to survive, we just desire it so much.” – Marc Jacobs

54. “She can beat me, but she cannot beat my outfit.” – Rihanna

55. “In a machine age, dressmaking is one of the last refuges of the human, the personal, the inimitable.” – Christian Dior

56. “I think that because I’m overweight, [my] fantasy was lightness. So I project my fantasy to the clothes, and now all I do is light, light clothes because it’s the one thing I don’t have. That is why I’m too afraid to lose weight because then I might make heavy clothes.” – Alber Elbaz

57. “Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life.” – Bill Cunningham

58. “It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic by fashion.” – Yves Saint Laurent

59. “When you hear designers complaining about the challenge of their profession, you have to say: Don’t get carried away—it’s only dresses.” – Karl Lagerfeld

60. “Always dress like you’re going to see your worst enemy.” – Kimora Lee

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

62. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel

63. “When you go to a nice restaurant, you want to be relaxed and have a drink and everything, you want to look at people who look well. You don’t want to look at some slob with an open shirt and a hairy chest—at least I don’t.” – Iris Apfel

64. ”What you wear is such an expression of who you are. That’s like someone picking out who I’m going to date!” – Diane Kruger

65. “When I first moved to New York, and I was totally broke, sometimes I would buy Vogue instead of dinner. I felt it fed me more.” – Carrie Bradshaw

66. “Fashion should be a form of escapism and not a form of imprisonment.” – Alexander McQueen

67. “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

68. “Clothes are like a good meal, a good movie, great pieces of music.” – Michael Kors

69. “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

70. “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

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

72. “Fashion has to reflect who you are, what you feel at the moment and where you’re going.” – Pharrell Williams

73. “I’m a very down-to-earth person, but it is my job to make that earth more pleasant.” – Karl Lagerfeld

74. “I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can’t possess radiance, you can only admire it.”– Elizabeth Taylor

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75. “I know what women look good in. I don’t think the rules ever change.” – Michael Kors

76. “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

77. “When you don’t dress like everybody else, you don’t have to think like everybody else.” –Iris Apfel

78. “Buy less, choose well.” – Vivienne Westwood

79. “Style is very personal. It has nothing to do with fashion. Fashion is over quickly. Style is forever.” – Ralph Lauren

80. “I’m just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.” – Lady Gaga

81. “If I can have any impact, I want women to feel good about themselves and have fun with fashion.” – Michelle Obama

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

83. “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” – Marilyn Monroe

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

85. “Style; all who have it have one thing: originality.” – Diana Vreeland

86. “I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker color.” – Wednesday Addams

87. “Style is primarily a matter of instinct.” – Bill Blass

88. “Women who wear black lead colorful lives.” – Neiman Marcus

89. “I feel that flip-flops are the downfall of many relationships. It’s like, first it’s the flip-flops, and then it’s the sweatpants… it’s the gateway drug to no sex.” – Lady Gaga

90. “Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.” – Karl Lagerfeld

91. “I am anti-pants.” – Lena Dunham

92. “When you don’t feel to dress means that you are depressed. You need a fashion shower.” – Anna Dello Russo

93. “Fashion is all about happiness. It’s fun. It’s important. But it’s not medicine.” – Donatella Versace

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

95. “I like Cinderella; she has a good work ethic, and she likes shoes.” – Amy Adams

96. “I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit.” – Michael Kors

97. “Make it simple, but significant.” – Don Draper

98. “Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.” – Sir Francis Bacon

99. “A great dress can make you remember what is beautiful about life.” – Rachel Roy

100. “What’s becoming very obvious to me is that fashion is art.” – Lupita Nyong’o

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Get yourself inspired Ladies, try to do it by yourself and if you can’t then I hope by reading these great quotes, will help you for sure. And remember Fashion is what you feel and represents it in your everyday outfits. Stay classy, stay stylish and always be happy.

If you have any queries or any questions please let me know on the comments below.

XOXO

Nishu

12 Comments

    Alyssa

    6th Apr 2019 - 5:37 pm

    These are great quotes!!
    Thank you for sharing with us.
    Alyssa

      nishuhossain

      24th Apr 2019 - 2:12 am

      Your most welcome dear. Hope you did find these quotes helpful to encourage yourself.

    Lissy L'Amoreaux

    8th Apr 2019 - 1:44 am

    Fun list! I love that you started it with Carrie Bradshaw!

      nishuhossain

      24th Apr 2019 - 2:09 am

      How can I not? She is one of my most favorite style icons. She is the reason I started writing and she is also the reason I fell in love with Fashion every day more and more…

    Akriti

    8th Apr 2019 - 8:48 am

    Wow those are some amazing quotes!! And I agree to a lot of them.

      nishuhossain

      24th Apr 2019 - 2:06 am

      These all my favorite ones and I wanted to share with you guys. Thanks, Akriti for appreciating…

    Sarah

    8th Apr 2019 - 11:13 am

    I think my favorite quote is: “Buy less, choose well.” Clothes are expensive and I often buy loads of stuff I never wear. This is why I do a curated fashion service…they choose well.

      nishuhossain

      24th Apr 2019 - 2:04 am

      I think we all should do this. We should choose something essential while we are shopping. That way we can save a lot of money and at the same time, we can also look beautiful and chic…

    Karletta

    8th Apr 2019 - 6:47 pm

    Some great quotes there … this is one that stood out to me:

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

      nishuhossain

      24th Apr 2019 - 1:56 am

      Yes, this is an incredible piece of quote. We often go for the labels but still couldn’t manage to look like what we wanted. So, instead of that, we all should go for a better choice of things.

    Paula

    10th Apr 2019 - 3:48 am

    These are awesome! I love to use quotes in many things in life, and am always looking for new ones that fit my day. This though will work every day: “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” Great list!

      nishuhossain

      24th Apr 2019 - 1:45 am

      Truly these quotes have been my encouragement for years now. So, it made me really happy to share these awesome quotes with you guys. By the way, really thanks dear for appreciating.

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