A thread in time...
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The finest clothing made is a person's skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this. ~Mark Twain
Unmentionables - those articles of ladies' apparel that are never discussed in public, except in full-page, illustrated ads. ~Changing Times
A dress that zips up the back will bring a husband and wife together. ~James H.
I base most of my fashion sense on what doesn't itch. ~Gilda Radner
If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies.... It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside it. ~Albert Einstein
People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile. ~Lee Mildon
It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes. ~Henry David Thoreau
When you can't do something truly useful, you tend to vent the pent up energy in something useless but available, like snappy dressing. ~Lois McMaster Bujold
Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends.... Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts. ~Henry David Thoreau
I don't see how an article of clothing can be indecent.
Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes. ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Seldom do people discern Eloquence under a threadbare cloak.
If men can run the world, why can't they stop wearing neckties? How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck? ~Linda Ellerbee
I have a hankering to go back to the Orient and discard my necktie. Neckties strangle clear thinking. ~Lin Yutang
A man hasn't got a corner on virtue just because his shoes are shined. ~Anne Petry
I talk to him when I'm lonesome like; and I'm sure he understands. When he looks at me so attentively, and gently licks my hands; then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes, but I never say naught thereat. For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that.
Just around the corner in every woman's mind - is a lovely dress, a wonderful suit, or entire costume which will make an enchanting new creature of her. ~Wilhela Cushman
A dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to want to take it off you. ~Françoise Sagan
Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that. ~Charles Dickens
When in doubt, wear red. ~Bill Blass
Women usually love what they buy, yet hate two-thirds of what is in their closets. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
What a strange power there is in clothing. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. ~Mark Twain
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 would mould our hearts, our brains, our tongues to their liking.
O what a sight were Man, if his attires
Did alter with his minde;
And like a dolphins skinne, his clothes combin'd
With his desires!
Every time a woman leaves off something she looks better, but every time a man leaves off something he looks worse. ~Will Rogers
Stretch pants - the garment that made skiing a spectator sport. ~Author Unknown
Why is it considered seductive for women to wear beautiful clothes? Wouldn't it make more sense to wear something so ugly that a guy couldn't wait to take it off you? ~Flash
As long as there are cold and nakedness in the land around you, so long can there be no question at all but that splendor of dress is a crime. ~John Ruskin
I have heard with admiring submission the experience of the lady who declared that the sense of being perfectly well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which religion is powerless to bestow.
The first purpose of clothes... was not warmth or decency, but ornament.... Among wild people, we find tattooing and painting even prior to clothes. The first spiritual want of a barbarous man is decoration; as indeed we still see among the barbarous classes in civilized countries. ~Thomas Carlyle
You have to have the kind of body that doesn't need a girdle in order to get to pose in one. ~Carolyn Kenmore
Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim. ~Jane Austen
All dress is fancy dress, is it not, except our natural skins? ~George Bernard Shaw
Every uniform corrupts one's character.
It's always the badly dressed people who are the most interesting. ~Jean Paul Gaultier
Clothes are inevitable. They are nothing less than the furniture of the mind made visible. ~James Laver, Style in Costume
Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly. ~Epictetus
High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead. ~Christopher Morley
I don't know who invented the high heel, but all men owe him a lot. ~Marilyn Monroe
Souls wouldn't wear suits and ties, they'd wear blue jeans and sit cross-legged with a glass of red wine. ~Carrie Latet
One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art. ~Oscar Wilde
Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions. ~
It's not what you wear - it's how you take it off.
Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important. ~Janet Lane
Fashion Law: If the shoe fits, it's ugly. ~Author Unknown
Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. ~Ambrose Bierce
Adornment is never anything except a reflection of the heart. ~Gabrielle "
Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are. ~Quentin Crisp
I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet. ~Ancient Persian Saying
Any affectation whatsoever in dress implies, in my mind, a flaw in the understanding. ~Philip Dormer Stanhope
If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular? ~Source Unknown
There is nothing touches our imagination so much as a beautiful woman in a plain dress. ~Joseph Addison
Be careless in your dress if you will, but keep a tidy soul.
A part of this strangeness of dress is that it links the biological body to the social being, and public to private. ~Elizabeth Wilson
Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess. ~Edna Woolman Chase
Did you hear about the Scottish drag queen? He wore pants. ~Lynn Lavner
Brevity is the soul of lingerie. ~Dorothy Parker
Is not the most erotic part of the body wherever the clothing affords a glimpse? ~Roland Barthes
Carelessness in dressing is moral suicide. ~Honoré de Balzac
I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes. ~Yves Saint Laurent
Clothes are never a frivolity: they always mean something. ~James Laver
Those hot pants of hers were so damned tight, I could hardly breathe.
No one in the world needs a mink coat but a mink. ~