I have heard with admiring submission the

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.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Letters and Social Aims

I talk to him when im lonesome

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.  ~W. Dayton Wedgefarth

But i do mean to say have

But I do mean to say, I have heard her declare,
When at the same moment she had on a dress
Which cost five hundred dollars, and not a cent less,
And jewelry worth tem times more, I should guess,
That he had not a thing in the wide world to wear!
~William Allen Butler, "Nothing to Wear"

Although a life long fashion dropout i have

Although a life-long fashion dropout, I have absorbed enough by reading Harper’s Bazaar while waiting at the dentist’s to have grasped that the purpose of fashion is to make A Statement.  My own modest Statement, discerned by true cognoscenti, is, "Woman Who Wears Clothes So She Won’t Be Naked."  ~Molly IvinsWL

On the subject of dress almost no

Dress has never been at all a straightforward business:  so much subterranean interest and complex feeling attaches to it.  As a topic, it is popular because it is dangerous – it has a flowery head but deep roots in the passions.  On the subject of dress almost no one, for one or another reason, feels truly indifferent:  if their own clothes do not concern them, somebody else’s do.  ~Elizabeth BowenOPV

If i were a cat what would

If I were a cat, what would make me purr?  A pair of really comfortable blue jeans, and massages.  ~Cinnamon Stomberger

Why is it considered seductive for women

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 RosenbergWL

You dont have to signal a social

You don’t have to signal a social conscience by looking like a frump.  Lace knickers won’t hasten the holocaust, you can ban the bomb in a feather boa just as well as without, and a mild interest in the length of hemlines doesn’t necessarily disqualify you from reading Das Kapital and agreeing with every word.  ~Elizabeth Bibesco

Stripped of the cunning artifices tailor and

Stripped of the cunning artifices of the tailor, and standing forth in the garb of Eden – what a sorry set of round-shouldered, spindle-shanked, crane-necked varlets would civilized men appear!  ~Herman MelvilleOPV

Funny that a pair of really nice

Funny that a pair of really nice shoes make us feel good in our heads – at the extreme opposite end of our bodies.  ~Levende Waters

Those who make their dress a principal

Those who make their dress a principal part of themselves, will, in general, become of no more value than their dress.  ~William Hazlitt, On the Clerical Character, 1819

His clothes fit him so ill and

His clothes fit him so ill, and constrain him so much, that he seems rather their prisoner than their proprietor.  ~Philip Dormer StanhopeOPV

I have a hankering to go back

I have a hankering to go back to the Orient and discard my necktie.  Neckties strangle clear thinking.  ~Lin YutangCUL

If honor be your clothing the suit

If honor be your clothing, the suit will last a lifetime; but if clothing be your honor, it will soon be worn threadbare.  ~William Arnot

To be a fashionable woman is to

To be a fashionable woman is to know yourself, know what you represent, and know what works for you.  To be "in fashion" could be a disaster on 90 percent of women.  You are not a page out of Vogue.  ~Author Unknown

Judging from the ugly and repugnant things

Judging from the ugly and repugnant things that are sometimes in vogue, it would seem as though fashion were desirous of exhibiting its power by getting us to adopt the most atrocious things for its sake alone.  ~Georg SimmelOPV

When you cant do something truly useful

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

I have often said that wish had

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

There is much to support the view

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.  ~Virginia WoolfOPV

When i free my body from its

When I free my body from its clothes, from all their buttons, belts, and laces, it seems to me that my soul takes a deeper, freer breath.  ~August StrindbergOPV

The dress must not hang on the

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 VionnetOPV

Our clothes are too much a part

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 BellOPV