30 Famous Fashion Quotes for the Fashionable at Heart

What's Your Fashion Statement?

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Flip through glossy fashion magazines and you will find gorgeous beauties staring at you. Do you ever wonder why some people make a career out of looking pretty? Do appearances matter? If beauty is only skin deep, why do we have a multi-billion dollar industry working for the epidermis?

People who don't like to fuss about their looks often dismiss fashion as a vain hobby. Fashion, according to skeptics, is an excuse to spend big money on frivolous pursuits.

While it is easy to judge fashion and style as an unnecessary extension of our social needs, fashion is not a figment of a bored, rich housewife's imagination. In Ralph Lauren's words, "Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you.”

Can You Be Fashionable on a Budget?

You can't afford a Prada bag or Gucci perfume. Does that mean you can't be fashionable? Many fashion experts understand the need for low-budget fashion. If you look up magazines, and online websites, you will find many fashion ideas to stay fashionable within your budget. Create your own fashion statement with your trendy and simple ideas.

Fashion Is for All

Whether you are a student, a mother, or a grandmother, you can be fashionable. Fashion does not mean you try to be someone else. You can be fashionable regardless of age, shape, or profession. Find the inspiration to be fashionable without spending beyond your budget.

These famous fashion quotes reveal a new layer that lies beneath the surface. It's not just about fashion. It's about wearing your statement on your sleeve.

  • Yves Saint Laurent
    Fashions fade, style is eternal.
     
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    They think him the best dressed man, whose dress is so fit for his use that you cannot notice or remember to describe it.

     

  • Coco Chanel
    I don't do fashion, I am fashion.

     

  • Lord Chesterfield
    When a person is in fashion, all they do is right.

     

  • Bill Blass
    Style is primarily a matter of instinct.

     

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

     

  • Christian Dior
    Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.

     

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

     

  • Yves Saint Laurent
    We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.

     

  • Yves Saint Laurent
    Dressing is a way of life.

     

  • Giorgio Armani
    The difference between style and fashion is quality.

     

  • Elsa Schiaparelli
    In difficult times fashion is always outrageous.

     

  • Oleg Cassini
    Fashion anticipates, and elegance is a state of mind... a mirror of the time in which we live, a translation of the future, and should never be static.

     

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

     

  • Lord Chesterfield
    If you are not in fashion, you are nobody.

     

  • Coco Chanel
    Fashion is architecture. It is a matter of proportions.

     

  • Coco Chanel
    Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.

     

  • Yves Saint Laurent
    Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.

     

  • Giorgio Armani
    I've always thought of the T-shirt as the Alpha and Omega of the fashion alphabet.

     

  • Yves Saint Laurent
    I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity -- all I hope for in my clothes.

     

  • Geoffrey Chaucer
    There's never a new fashion but it's old.

     

  • George Bernard Shaw
    A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.

     

  • William Shakespeare
    What a deformed thief this fashion is.

     

  • Giorgio Armani
    The goal I seek is to have people refine their style through my clothing without having them become victims of fashion.

     

  • Ralph Lauren
    I don't design clothes. I design dreams.

     

  • Coco Chanel
    Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.

     

  • Edith Head
    A designer is only as good as the star who wears her clothes.

     

  • Elsa Schiaparelli
    Women dress alike all over the world: they dress to be annoying to other women.

     

  • Bill Blass
    When in doubt, wear red.
     

 

  • Coco Chanel
    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.