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46 Fashion Quotes So Timeless, They’ll Stay In Vogue Forever!

46 Fashion Quotes So Timeless, They’ll Stay In Vogue Forever!

From Carrie Bradshaw recreating fashion in tutus and sky-high Manolo Blahniks to the fabulous Meryl Streep leading the style bandwagon in her power suits, the biggest names in fashion (both in real and reel life) have treated us with some sage advice over the years. Whether they are designers, actresses, models, or fictional characters, we fashionable peeps live by the pearls of wisdom from our favourite sartorial influences.


So here are timeless quotes from our favourite fashionistas that will stay in vogue forever.

Fashion Quotes From Celebrities

1. ‘Fashion is the armour to survive the reality of everyday life.’ – Bill Cunningham


2. ‘Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.’ – Orson Welles

3. ‘One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress.’ – Karl Lagerfeld

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

5. ‘I’m just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.’ – Lady Gaga



6. ‘If I can have any impact, I want women to feel good about themselves and have fun with fashion.’ – Michelle Obama

7. ‘Always dress like you’re going to meet your worst enemy.’ – Kimora Lee

8. ‘Fashion may not be a weapon of the woman but at least it gives her the ammunition.’ – Brigitte Bardot


9. ‘I wear my sort of clothes to save me the trouble of deciding which clothes to wear.’ – Katherine Hepburn

10. ‘I don’t believe in fashion. I believe in costume. Life is too short to be the same person every day.’ – Stephanie Perkins

Fashion Quotes From Designers

11. ‘To me, clothing is a form of self-expression – there are hints about who you are in what you wear.’ – Marc Jacobs

12. ‘Fashion fades style is eternal.’ – Yves Saint Laurent


13. ‘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

14. ‘In difficult times fashion is always outrageous.’ – Elsa Schiaparelli

15. ‘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



16. ‘The fashionable woman wears clothes. The clothes don’t wear her.’ – Mary Quant

17. ‘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

18. ‘When I design and wonder what the point is, I think of someone having a bad time in their life. Maybe they are sad and they wake up and put on something I have made and it makes them feel just a bit better. So, in that sense, fashion is a little help in the life of a person. But only a little.’ – Miuccia Prada

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


20. ‘Clothes aren’t going to change the world, the women who wear them will.’ – Anne Klein

Fashion Quotes From Movies

21. ‘Fashion is not about utility. An accessory is merely a piece of iconography used to express individual identity.’ – Devil Wears Prada

22. ‘Fashion fades, only style remains the same.’ – Coco Avant Chanel

23. ‘I may be a beginner at some things, but I’ve got a black belt on shopping.’ – Troop Beverly Hills


24. ‘Should we get you a diamond? Carrie Bradshaw: No. No. Just get me a really big closet.’ – Sex And The City


25. ‘You see how picky I am about my shoes, and those only go on my feet.’ – Clueless

26. ‘I will stop wearing black the day they make a darker colour.’ – The Addams Family


Fashion Quotes From Books

27. ‘Know first who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.’ – Epictetus, The Discourses of Epictetus

28. ‘Vain trifles as they seem, clothes have, they say, more important offices than to merely keep us warm. They change our view of the world and the world’s view of us.’ – Virginia Woolf, Orlando

29. ‘Fashion is what one wears oneself. What is unfashionable is what other people wear.’ – Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband.

30. ‘I love new clothes. If everyone could just wear new clothes every day, I reckon depression wouldn’t exist anymore.’ – Sophie Kinsella, Confessions Of A Shopaholic



31. ‘My attitude is if fashion says it’s forbidden, I’m going to do it.’ – Michael Jackson, Moonwalk

32. ‘I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet.’ – Candace Bushnell, Sex And The City

33. ‘Nothing is so hideous as an obsolete fashion.’ – Stendhal, On Love


34. ‘Being perfectly well-dressed gives one a tranquility that no religion can bestow.’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

35. ‘Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he’s well dressed. There ain’t much credit in that.’ – Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit

36. ‘The poor covers himself, the rich man or the fool adorns himself, and the elegant man gets dressed.’ – Honoré de Balzac, Treatise on Elegant Living

Funny Fashion Quotes

37. ‘Paychecks come and go but Chanel is forever.’ – Unknown


38. ‘Where did all your money go?” A: I am wearing it.’ – Unknown

39. ‘A woman’s dress should be like a barbed wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.’ – Sophia Loren

40. ‘Style is wearing an evening dress to McDonald’s, wearing heels to play football. It is personality, confidence and seduction.’ – John Galliano

41. ‘Life is short, your heels shouldn’t be.’ – Brian Atwood


42. ‘A wise friend once told me “Don’t wear what fashion designers tell you to wear. Wear what they wear.’ – Tina Fey

43. ‘I try to have my hair done once or twice a week because I think it’s a more intelligent investment than psychoanalysis.’ – Nora Ephron

44. ‘There’s power in looking silly and not caring what you do.’ – Amy Poehler

45. ‘You are never too old to play. You are only too old for low-rise jeans.’ – Ellen Degeneres


46. ‘Does fashion matter? Always- Though not quite as much after death.’ – Joan Rivers

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03 Jun 2019

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