Quotes about Clothes

The way you dress or the car you drive or what you spend is to impress other people with how, I guess, successful and rich you are. But you’re not, and you shouldn’t, and who gives a damn what other people think anyway. So, that mentality, I think, is very destructive.

— Aaron Patzer

Almost every collection I do has 200 different references. I don’t have two of the same coat, two of the same dress. I have it in one color, in one fabric. I’ve tried to adapt the culture of couture, and the know-how and the heritage, but I try to update it.

— Alber Elbaz

I wanted to go out of fashion, to study medicine. I thought, you know, who needs fashion? How important is it if you wear a red dress and an orange jacket? It’s not, really.

— Alber Elbaz

Our clothes are not always beautiful on the hanger, but put them on, and they fit like bathing suits.

— Alber Elbaz

I mean, I did a film, a musical of ‘Scrooge’, in ’70, and the tricks were done by flat clothes and mirrors. I hope that the day will come when we don’t have to turn up at all.

— Albert Finney

I just feel so sexy when I’m salsa dancing and wearing the salsa clothes. I love dancing, and the salsa is just so sexy.

— Alexa Vega

Even though I try not to overthink and dress the way I want to, I admit that there’s way too much pressure on female actors to look good. I’m well aware that I don’t have the perfect body type. I’m constantly struggling with myself to achieve the perfect body.

— Alia Bhatt

I think a lot of African-American kids don’t have fathers to teach them how to dress, so you end up being taught by pictures in magazine and movies. You see cowboys, Indians, old Hollywood films, Cary Grant. It has an effect on you.

— Andre Benjamin

In the heyday of the Oscars, there were electric sparks flying. When Cher went in her fabulous Bob Mackie dress and her Mohawk, and Bjoerk with her swan dress. Then we thought it was bad taste now I think it should have been the best dress because she stood out.

— Andre Leon Talley

They are best dressed, whose dress no one observes.

— Anthony Trollope

My look is a very individual look. I love Pink, but I don’t really dress like Pink.

— Ashley Tisdale

Even if I did have, you know, a ‘Sports Illustrated’ body, I’d still wear elegant clothes.

— Adele

There’s a continuity between what I care about in any form: I care about it in my music, in article-writing, in how I dress, in how I live, in my relationships, in how I navigate paparazzi, how I decorate my home. There’s such a continuity between everything that I don’t really care what form it shows up in.

— Alanis Morissette

When I’m not working, I dress like a surfer. I look like I’m going to come into your house and clean your pool.

— Alec Baldwin

I didn’t mean to be a TV presenter, I just hated modeling. It feels very odd that it’s turned into this ‘It-girl’ thing. What does that even mean? I wear clothes and I go out. It’s so weird.

— Alexa Chung

But I love how people who are musical, they know how to dress.

— Amy Sedaris

Cinderella’ the cartoon scared me. I watched the bits with the mice, and the scenes with the stepsisters ripping her dress apart scared me. Cinderella was never even my favorite character in ‘Into the Woods.’

— Anna Kendrick

Seeing yourself in print is such an amazing concept: you can get so much attention without having to actually show up somewhere… You don’t have to dress up, for instance, and you can’t hear them boo you right away.

— Anne Lamott

Clothes and manners do not make the man but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.

— Arthur Ashe

With clothes, I like mixing what different designers do until it becomes a personal expression of how I’m feeling that day.

— ASAP Rocky

The scruffier your beard, the sharper you need to dress.

— Ashton Kutcher

On my first album I was wearing a lot of guys pants, baggy clothes and stuff like that. I was 17 and I was a little tomboy. And you would never see me wearing a dress or heels on my first record.

— Avril Lavigne

I have my clothes made in Hong Kong, but I love Shangai Tang in New York.

— Alexandra Stoddard

I was always in trouble at school for what I was wearing I was never made a prefect because of the way I used to dress – I ripped my tights, my skirts were too short, all sorts of things.

— Alice Temperley

I would prefer to keep my clothes on. Unless there’s a brisk breeze or something, I tend to keep them on.

— Allison Williams

You’ve got to have the right attire for the right event. I attend a lot of dinners, a lot of concerts, and I have to be on the red carpet each has its own dress code, and I have to be prepared. Jeans and a hoodie are great for a concert, but a dinner party?

— Amar’e Stoudemire

One of my favourite parts of acting is the clothes that you get to wear, because it’s very important.

— Andrew Scott

There are songs where no matter how much you know you shouldn’t – like the Ying Yang Twins’ ‘Shake’ – I’ll be in a dress, and I’ll krump to it. It’s horrible!

— Anna Chlumsky

I look suspicious if I dress in sort of benign clothes, going to the airport.

— Ariel Pink

I work with a charity called Donate My Dress. It’s got chapters all over the country where you can donate special-occasion dresses. Prom is a big deal when you’re 15 years old, and it enables girls who don’t have the money to come in and choose something special.

— Ashley Greene

You can take the babushka off the Jewish mother and dress her up in a pair of Seven jeans and Marc Jacobs sling-backs, but she’s still going to expect a passel of grandkids.

— Ayelet Waldman

I’ve been wearing Chinese clothes since I was 14. I can’t wear a suit. I’m small, and when I put on a suit, it’s not possible.

— Azzedine Alaia

My favourite outfit was this black lace dress that I found in a vintage shop in Williamsburg, New York.

— Abbey Lee Kershaw

I do like to keep mementos from my work, whether they be photos, the backs of make-up chairs or even props and clothes.

— Adam Garcia

I was the kid growing up who would play with G.I. Joes in a pink dress and then run off to play with my Barbies. It doesn’t mean that I’m less girly, it just means that I have this other side of me. It’s kinda cool to be a little bit of both, I think.

— Adrianne Palicki

My mum used to always dress me and my sister in matching Laura Ashley dresses. And I’d be like, ‘Mum, I just wanna wear my Doc Martens!’

— Agyness Deyn

I got a custom-made silk dress from a Chinese tailor for really cheap. I sketched it out on a piece of paper, and they took my measurements and made the dress for me in a day!

— Alicia Sacramone

When I was really young, my mum used to make my clothes – I hated that. I liked the way boys dressed – I still do. I wanted to wear what they wore.

— Alison Mosshart

Record covers still inspire me in terms of clothes, some bands just look sharp. But I still wear stuff I owned when I was 16.

— Alison Mosshart

I like to dress pretty basic during the day, but with a sophisticated bohemian spin, and sometimes a little rock chic. At night I like to go glamorous.

— Alessandra Ambrosio

Bands like Nirvana had theatrical sensibilities, playing with image, challenging assumptions people were making about them, the apex being Kurt Cobain in a dress to make a point.

— Amanda Palmer

I love guys who know how to dress. I love the motorcycle boots, and I love the skinnier jeans with jackets and scarves. Anybody who gets his clothes at All Saints, that’s my guy.

— Ashley Benson

I don’t like it, but this afternoon I’ve told myself I am going to go and get a dress.

— Antonia Fraser

I can make 10 jackets of the same colour, same two pockets and same length, that will look like 10 completely different jackets when you put them on. It’s about the way they are cut – it makes them look and feel completely different and move differently, and that’s a never-ending study. People who wear my clothes will know exactly what I mean.

— Ann Demeulemeester

I have never, for a single moment, been aware of pressure from anyone in television about how I dress, what my shape is or how I speak. I’ve always written my own scripts. I’ve always been the first to point out that I need to be fit. I need to look good.

— Anne Robinson

I would say I’m pretty minimal. Comfort is key. So during the day, it’s usually, like, jeans and a sweater. But for evening wear, I’ll dress up a bit.

— Amanda Hearst

I love Forever 21. A friend of mine introduced it to me when I was in New York. I was borrowing a dress and said, ‘Where’s that from?’ and she said, ‘Oh, it’s Forever 21,’ and I said, ‘What, I’ve never heard of that!’ and she said, ‘Oh it’s this American brand,’ and I thought, ‘Why doesn’t England have that why doesn’t Europe have one?’

— Amber Le Bon

I like to be comfortable. And I think men tend to dress more comfortably than ladies. They can just put on a pair of jeans and a sweatshirt, and I like doing that. Comfort first.

— Alice Dellal

I’ve always loved clothes, especially handbags and shoes. I’d rather save my money on clothing and wear crap, but have the handbags and shoes.

— Alicia Coppola

When I think about old Hollywood and the glamour of those days, women like Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, and Audrey Hepburn were not dressing the way some girls dress today. There was a certain mystery about them, and I feel like that’s gone in our industry.

— Aly Michalka

Our idea of happiness, some of it, is very tied to the cult of celebrity: there is this golden, wonderful life that I want, and if I dress like that, I’m on my way there.

— Amanda Harlech

I’ve worked so hard for years, and it’s just incredible to see my clothes in Dorothy Perkins. I got quite emotional at the launch.

— Amy Childs

I dress like a boy most of the time because I like what’s comfortable, so sometimes when I have to wear dresses and makeup, it’s kind of comedic.

— Analeigh Tipton

The Oval Office symbolizes… the Constitution, the hopes and dreams, and I’m going to say democracy. And when you have a dress code in the Supreme Court and a dress code on the floor of the Senate, floor of the House, I think it’s appropriate to have an expectation that there will be a dress code that respects the office of the President.

— Andrew Card

I have always loved fashion and clothes. I mean, I was Grace Kelly for Halloween in fifth grade, which is why going to Monaco was so incredible – I’ve always kind of been obsessed with her.

— Ahna O’Reilly

I have so much respect for policy makers and diplomats, but I could never be a politician because of the way they dress!

— Azita Ghanizada

If I went to a regular job, if I was a secretary or something, I’d want to look good. I’d dress up for that part.

— Alana Blanchard

If you want to be a good blues singer, people are going to be down on you, so dress like you’re going to the bank to borrow money.

— B. B. King

I’m not a great clothes shopper. I tend to get a lot from Chanel. But I do like to wear menswear. I love Martin Margiela, and I often take clothes from my boyfriend’s closet.

— Anna Mouglalis

I’ve been quite a late developer on the clothes front, but I’ve suddenly realised it is one of life’s joys.

— Benedict Cumberbatch

The right honourable gentleman caught the Whigs bathing, and walked away with their clothes. He has left them in the full enjoyment of their liberal positions, and he is himself a strict conservative of their garments.

— Benjamin Disraeli

Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.

— Benjamin Franklin

Just to see what a pink dress can mean to a woman, any woman, but a disabled woman, that’s extra special and thrilling because they shouldn’t be separated and their disabilities don’t have to separate them in anyway.

— Betsey Johnson

I used to design for my body, which was flat-chested with big hips. That’s why my clothes were tight on top with full skirts.

— Betsey Johnson

My fans kept asking where they could get clothes like Destiny’s Child’s, so it was only natural for us to do a clothing line.

— Beyonce Knowles

I love a pair of sexy heels with jeans, a nice jacket, or a little dress.

— Beyonce Knowles

Yes, U.S. travelers dress better. The British are always so conspicuous in hot climates. They don’t seem to wear shorts. American men seem to be comfortable wearing hot-weather clothing.

— Bill Bryson

When it comes to casual clothing, my enthusiasm for clothes starts to waver.

— Bill Nighy

The way I choose to dress, I want to influence other people around me, I suppose.

— Bindi Irwin

Living in a zoo means it wasn’t always sparkly dresses, but I would still dress up. I had this pink sparkly dress and fairy wings, and I’d put those on and then go and dance in the zoo.

— Bindi Irwin

You can’t jump on a croc or climb a tree if you’re not in khaki, but I do like different clothes and playing around with it a bit.

— Bindi Irwin

All I need is my Chanel dress, my Louboutins, and some red lipstick.

— Blake Lively

The Gucci woman can be the equestrian woman, the woman in the suit, the woman in the flowy bohemian dress, or the couture woman.

— Blake Lively

I would not want to be Richard Simmons… right now or anytime. He seems like a nice guy, but if I had to dress like that? That would absolutely suck.

— Blake Shelton

I try to bring it across on my record, in my dress, in what I do and what I say because to me humor is important. You should have a dose of that and I guess giving it is what I’m here for.

— Bootsy Collins

With glitzy add-ons, the bright, girly dress you bought for daywear becomes fancy enough for evening.

— Brad Goreski

I’m a stylist, so I’ve been conditioned to setting up my own clothes like a fitting.

— Brad Goreski

Thom Browne is like a wizard when it comes to clothes. Even though his suits are so shrunken, they feel like pajamas.

— Brad Goreski

I have a very small platform, and if I can use that to reach some kid who’s teased for being effeminate or likes clothes, then I’ve done my job.

— Brad Goreski

From shoes that are a size too small to a dress that doesn’t fit quite right, there are incredible pieces in most wardrobes that have never been worn.

— Brad Goreski

When someone comes forward and is an individual, such as a Lady Gaga or a Katy Perry, people respond to them because there is that sense of innocence. It’s obviously dress up and theatre.

— Brad Goreski

I’m very moody, so I dress for whatever mood I’m in. Sometimes I want to be a little more boyish and flowy and comfortable. Sometimes I want to feel a little sexier and more composed.

— Banks

I love shopping online for clothes, but only from places that I’m familiar with their sizing.

— Brendon Urie

I don’t like to be too submissive in the way I dress. I like quite boyish things, so I hardly ever wear high heels.

— Bat for Lashes

I always love to dress up, but I usually end up in a leather jacket and boots!

— Bella Hadid

I don’t have memorabilia but try to take a bit of wardrobe, usually because they dress me better than I dress myself.

— Ben Mendelsohn

With a stretch belt, anything can be a dress – a dinner napkin, a tablecloth, even a towel. Just wrap and snap, and away you go in an incredible outfit. Another plus is that the belt will pull all eyes to your lovely curves, and they even look good around a coat or a jacket.

— Beth Ditto

I want to make the IKEA of clothes for fat girls and boys. Cheap, affordable, basic – but ethically made. Basics, you know? Like Spanx – I’m still confused as to why retailers haven’t ripped them off yet and done it well. It’s because they don’t understand the basics behind it. I love Spanx. I’m wearing ’em right now!

— Beth Ditto

I was brought up to be a gentleman. That means you know how to walk, talk and dress the part.

— Brian McKnight

When I’m interviewing someone, I want to make sure that he thought enough to take care of himself – to dress appropriately and to groom himself properly.

— Bill Rancic

As a kid, I would always shop for my back-to-school clothes at department stores. I lived in a small town, and department stores were all we had access to.

— Britt Robertson

I like to mix it up with vintage ’70s stuff and I like to wear a lot of guys’ clothes. As far as night stuff, I have my stylist direct me in the right way. We have a vintage glamour, age-appropriate, pretty thing going.

— Brittany Snow

It’s so cliche to say florals for spring. I really like a vintage-like dress that’s floral. You can belt it I like belts. I like wearing pretty dresses that are really comfortable, that you can spend the day in but also feel girly.

— Brittany Snow

For girls, something that accentuates the curves looks sexy. It can be a dress, it can be jeans, it can be a tank top, who cares!

— Brody Jenner

These people that dress up in spandex trousers with all the extraordinary makeup – I find it incredibly repulsive, always have.

— Butch Trucks

A recipe is not an exact formula, but it does need a certain structure. When the bones are right, you can dress it in many ways.

— Bee Wilson

Ever since I was little, I really loved boyish clothes – I had a real obsession with strict clothes, like uniforms. They really got me going.

— Bella Freud

I’m not interested in celebrities, with their free dresses. I’m interested in clothes.

— Bill Cunningham

When I put something on, and I stand up much straighter, that’s when I love to wear clothes.

— Bonnie Wright

I’ve never had a stylist, and I’ve always chosen my own clothes.

— Bonnie Wright

I love… Eskimo Joe’s. I have tons of Eskimo Joe’s clothes and cups in my house, ’cause I love Eskimo Joe’s.

— Brooke Elliott

I mean, you can’t walk down the aisle in Westminster Abbey in a strapless dress, it just won’t happen – it has to suit the grandeur of that aisle, it’s enormous.

— Bruce Oldfield

My dad’s idea of punishment was to dress me up in all green to disguise me as grass, and then throw me in the pasture. Cows bit me all over.

— Bryan Callen

70s music is the kind of music I listen to. ’70s clothes, I adore.

— Bel Powley

My clothes don’t make one a different person, just more of oneself.

— Bibhu Mohapatra

I started working on a line of clothes last year, but right now we’re kind of at a standstill.

— Beverley Mitchell

In the sequence where I am burned at the stake, everything was so casual and hazardous that the bottom of my dress caught fire, and the grips became hysterical as they tried to pull me off the stake.

— Barbara Steele

When you have a gown, there’s much more to be concerned about. Where is this crease falling? Are you making a weird shape with the dress? Are you doing the designer justice? With a bathing suit, it’s more about you and the mood you convey.

— Brooklyn Decker

In terms of work I’ve always had a Bad Attitude in that I won’t work anywhere which requires me to work strict hours or follow a dress code. I don’t know if that’s an Asperger’s thing or not, I think it’s just being reasonable.

— Bram Cohen

When we’re recording, I always dress up.

— Britt Daniel

But most distinctly, I remember always saying to myself that when I get big, I’m not going to go to bed hungry, I’m not going to wear hand-me-down clothes.

— Buck Owens

My wardrobe consists of antique clothes, many of my designs, plus shoes and shirts from Brooks Brothers and Paul Stuart.

— Calvin Klein

I’m a sexual person, and that’s reflected in my clothes and my advertisements.

— Calvin Klein

I’m like every other woman: a closet full of clothes, but nothing to wear: So I wear jeans.

— Cameron Diaz

Each morning, you dress to become a different woman. Fashion helps.

— Carine Roitfeld

I actually love the ‘rappers look,’ with the saggy pants and oversized clothes. It’s very deliberate.

— Carine Roitfeld

To me, makeup is fashion and vice versa. What I dress and what I wear always needs to work with my makeup, which is usually the same anyway.

— Carine Roitfeld

Fashion is not about clothes, it is about a look.

— Carine Roitfeld

I prefer clothes that are simple, well-cut, but with one major extravagance. Something with the sleeves, with the skirt, but nothing too fussy, too flashy.

— Carolina Herrera

Fashion is not an investment. If you wear a dress and don’t get many compliments, you won’t wear it again. It’s not like buying bonds.

— Carolina Herrera

It’s true, I don’t like the whole cutoff-shorts-and-T-shirt look, but I think you can look fantastic in casual clothes.

— Catherine Zeta-Jones

The film is a direct mirror of the director. If your director doesn’t know how to dress, there will be an aesthetic of the film that won’t come through – whether it’s in the costumes if he doesn’t know exactly what he wants or the look of the film.

— Channing Tatum

I’ve always negotiated the world very physically, from football to tussling at the playground to taking my clothes off.

— Channing Tatum

I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large.

— Charlie Chaplin

I think about how best to live my grandmother’s twin mantras that ‘Life is not a dress rehearsal’ and ‘Life is not about what happens to you, but what you do with what happens to you.’

— Chelsea Clinton

A dress is a piece of ephemeral architecture, designed to enhance the proportions of the female body.

— Christian Dior

Narciso Rodriguez was my first fashion big brother. He made my wedding dress, which was wonderful.

— Claire Danes

Sports are supposed to be fun, and so I have fun with the way I dress.

— Craig Sager

Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.

— Coco Chanel

I think being shy or a little bit more mild-mannered is more how you treat people and how you go about your business, not necessarily how you dress or things of that nature.

— Colin Kaepernick

I cannot do the piece-of-talking-meat thing, the ‘Here’s your money, wear a pretty dress and take the cheque.’ I’m not made that way. I have to be as good as I can be at whatever I do.

— Carol Vorderman

My friend made me a leather dress for the MTV awards. It gives you confidence, wearing something you love.

— Cat Deeley

I have the worst ear for criticism even when I have created a stage set I like, I always hear the woman in the back of the dress circle who says she doesn’t like blue.

— Cecil Beaton

I have very talented people dress me and put my makeup on, stuff like that. But I do love that look, and I think it’s maybe because I grew up on that old glamour.

— Charlize Theron

Fashion is not trivial. It’s a huge industry and a big part of our lives. Fashion is about us – how we look and present ourselves, how we can change ourselves, and our perceptions. You can dress up to be quite glorious creatures – it’s all a very important part of life.

— Charlotte Rampling

When you look at the runway now, the girls are 15 and 16 years old with no knowledge of clothes, no idea how to project themselves. I was trained how to show off the dress, how to move to make the clothes look better.

— China Machado

Most of the models have this thing I call slouchy sexy, not only in the way they dress, but in the way carry themselves. I don’t think they would look hot in one of my dresses. They are more into A. Wang. Most of my clothes are nerdy sexy.

— Chloe Sevigny

Every White House Correspondents’ Dinner for the past three years, I have broken my dress and can’t even zip it, so we have to leave – that’s why I’ve missed every carpet appearance. One time, we had to go into Virginia to find me a new dress.

— Chrissy Teigen

I’d experienced the ’40s and ’50s by looking at my grandparents’ old clothes, books, and magazines.

— Christian Lacroix

The way we dress on ‘Mad Men’ is so associated with old photographs, with people’s parents and grandparents.

— Christina Hendricks

Lipstick is the easiest way to dress up without doing a lot, but it’s hard to maintain, so I always opt for nudes if I’m going out for a long time.

— Christy Turlington

I always loved clothes, just not clothes that were appropriate to the place I grew up in.

— Colleen Atwood

It’s great fun that my grandkids get to see the costumes in ‘Alice in Wonderland’ or a doll with grandma’s dress, but then they also let me know they’re bummed I didn’t do any of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movies.

— Colleen Atwood

If you want someone to feel warm, you dress them in a warm color and put a warm light on them and you get the picture. Sometimes, all that needs pushing a little bit to help tell the story.

— Colleen Atwood

I’ve always loved movies, art and clothes.

— Colleen Atwood

Each simian had a much different body suit, so besides trying to define class across species, there was a definite attempt to dress each group in different styles.

— Colleen Atwood

People’s interest in glamour and clothes and nylon stockings and all those things were, when I was a little boy, the sort of world that I listened to.

— Colm Toibin

People who are against me attack me personally. They attack the way I look physically, they attack the way I dress, they attack everything but what I say.

— Cindy Sheehan

As a singer I tried on all these hats, these voices, these clothes, and eventually out came me.

— Carly Simon

There was a French singer, Francoise Hardy – I used to look at her pictures and try to dress like her.

— Carly Simon

Unlike F. Scott Fitzgerald and Tom Wolfe, I don’t like proper dress while working. I like writing in pajama-like clothing, which eases and relaxes me and allows me to connect with the decidedly improper.

— Chang-Rae Lee

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, where it’s all about being comfortable. I try to bring that undercurrent to what I do. It’s great to have beautiful, dressed-up clothes that still feel casual.

— Chris Benz

I’m always inspired by all of my friends. I aspire to make clothes that my friends would want to wear, that they would gravitate towards anyway.

— Chris Benz

I feel like girls should dress down a little bit on the holidays, even though the instinct is to get really dressed up.

— Chris Benz

I interned with Marc Jacobs in college, then worked at J. Crew. I learned a lot about how to fit clothes and what kinds of things sell and why.

— Chris Benz

I adore clothes, I adore drinking. I just don’t have the time or the inclination to totally indulge in it.

— Christine Baranski

I do love horror movies, but I’m not the kind of guy who would dress up as a ghoul for Halloween. I might go as a member of the Blue Man Group.

— Christopher Mintz-Plasse

I had this grand idea that Elvira’s kind of the Santa Claus of Halloween – at the malls, you’d have an Elvira there. Girls would dress as Elvira just like guys dress as Santa Claus, and it’s not the real thing, but they’ll pose for pictures, sign autographs. Of course, I couldn’t go around to every mall, so we’d have to get more Elviras.

— Cassandra Peterson

I’m kind of a beach bum from Florida, and I have a very different style. I like tight-fitting, Euro-fitting clothes, colored pants.

— Chandler Parsons

For me, marriage is about love, not paperwork. I’ve never been the kid who dreamed of the big white dress, the long veil, the fancy diamond ring.

— Crystal Bowersox

Occasionally I go shopping for clothes, but I find the whole thing a real chore.

— Catherine McCormack

Her godmother simply touched her with her wand, and, at the same moment, her clothes were turned into cloth of gold and silver, all decked with jewels.

— Charles Perrault

However I dress it up, I was a spy and I am not proud of it.

— Christine Keeler

I can be shy, but I’m not shy with my body. Everyone is naked under their clothes – so what?

— Cameron Richardson

I used to always buy clothes too big, but I should have showed off instead of covering up.

— Carey Lowell

I never dress appropriately in terms of comfort, but I wear what I’m feeling. I often to like to feel a little different from everyone else.

— Chelsea Leyland

A lot of female comedians will go up there in a sweatshirt and Converses, trying to dress themselves down, because it is sort of a boy’s club. I’ll go up in my heels. I like that people don’t think I’ll be funny. I’ll take that on. I don’t do standup comedy – I do standup and I do comedy, but I don’t go up there and do jokes.

— Carly Craig

Get to know the real you, rather than try to look like or dress like those around you.

— Catie Curtis

Well, I love clothes.

— Celine Buckens

I’d love to have a little Coco if I could have my way. I always dress up my dogs and they probably hate me for it, so it would be nice to dress up a human being.

— Coco Austin

I just want to go to work and play dress up, like, for the rest of my life.

— Chelsea Kane

I’m not tall enough to be a model, but I wish I was 6-foot, because I love it. It’s kind of artsy, and I’m artsy. And I love clothes.

— Danica Patrick

I love a nice tailored suit, but I also like to dress down. It all depends on what mood I’m in.

— David Beckham

I like nice clothes, whether they’re dodgy or not.

— David Beckham

I try never to wear my own clothes, I pretend I’m someone else.

— David Byrne

I stopped making movies because I don’t like taking my clothes off. Maybe it’s realism, but in my opinion, it’s utter filth.

— Debbie Reynolds

If I want to wear a dress, I’ll wear a dress.

— Dennis Rodman

I wear women’s leggings under my clothes, but no lingerie.

— Dennis Rodman

I’m teaching my daughters to be ladies by showing them how to dress appropriately when they leave the house, and how to be thoughtful and polite.

— Debi Mazar

The way I dress, I dress totally different than I did when I was in college. I have to – try to – look professional. You change a lot when you are in the NBA, but I know where I came from.

— Derrick Rose

You need to feel like you’re wearing the clothes, and they’re not wearing you.

— Deepika Padukone

I have always been attracted to clothes designed by women. Coco Chanel, Vionnet, Norma Kamali, Donna Karan. They have a little more – how do I put it? – understanding.

— Diane von Furstenberg

I was 26 when I invented the wrap dress. It was just a nothing little printed dress made out an jersey, and before I know it, I lived an American Dream making more than 25,000 dresses a week.

— Diane von Furstenberg

I used to have a silk dressing gown an uncle bought in Japan and when I came downstairs in it, my dad used to call me Davinia. There was never embarrassment about that kind of thing. My sister used to dress me up a lot. She thought I was a little doll.

— David Walliams

A lot of people have said I’d have probably done better in my career if I hadn’t looked so cheap and gaudy. But I dress to be comfortable for me, and you shouldn’t be blamed because you want to look pretty.

— Dolly Parton

If I can get my dress on, my weight is under control.

— Dolly Parton

People who dance well, dress well, are well groomed and know how to behave seem to know others who dance, dress and behave well.

— Don Cornelius

To me, it isn’t tight sweaters. That’s not what rap is. That’s not hip-hop at all. Every phase went through changing up their dress styles and all that, but since Run DMC came out, it’s been baggy jeans.


If I could dress anyone, I’d like to dress the Queen – she can handle anything. I’d put her in black – she never wears black – and add a little leather, maybe. A little rock n’ roll.

— Donatella Versace

On a hanger, no dress is sexy. It’s just fabric on a hanger.

— Donatella Versace

When I meet celebrities, I have to know what they are like and only then can I design. The clothes have to fit their personality.

— Donatella Versace

The body should be reconfigured by the clothes, never again the other way round.

— Donatella Versace

A few years ago, I bought an old red bicycle with the words Free Spirit written across its side – which is exactly what I felt like when I rode it down the street in a tie-dyed dress.

— Drew Barrymore

My mother used to dress rather risque when I was a kid, and that sort of shocked me. I always thought moms were supposed to wear cardigans and flats, but she was in leather bracelets and minidresses. In hindsight, it was pretty cool, but I’m probably more conservative because of it.

— Drew Barrymore

I’m an athlete, so I can dress down with the best of them. I can throw on t-shirts and sweats with the best of them.

— Dwyane Wade

I’m on a team with LeBron James and Chris Bosh, and they both dress well. It gets competitive. If I don’t bring my A game, they’re going to outshine me.

— Dwyane Wade

Watching my dad, Ralph Lauren, design clothes when I was young, I was always inspired.

— Dylan Lauren

I don’t throw my clothes out after one wear. Shocking, I know.

— Dakota Fanning

A lot of writers whom I love, admire and call friends share this feeling, which is this fundamental idea that we’re frauds. That we will be pushed out on to the stage, and it will be revealed that the emperor has no clothes.

— Damon Lindelof

I don’t have a tailor, but I do love clothes.

— David Oyelowo

I can’t really dress rock ‘n’ roll any more because I’m the wrong side of 40, but I want that to be the fashion.

— Daniel Craig

You have to pretend to live in those clothes that they lived in, to live within the climate that they had then. You have to imagine with the help, obviously, of all the other technicians that are around – the writer, the director, the other actors.

— Derek Jacobi

The Rolling Stones are so versatile, they’re like the band version of that Infinite Dress they sell on QVC.

— Diablo Cody

Fantasy appeals to me and can be very much reflected in my dress – but then, each day is different. Not every day is a magical day.

— Daphne Guinness

I don’t dress for effect, and I think that it never works out when someone does.

— Daphne Guinness

I believe in comfort. If you don’t feel comfortable in your clothes, it’s hard to think of anything else.

— Donna Karan

I have bought a lot of beautiful clothes with my money, but I’ve also earned it.

— Dionne Warwick

Originally, back in 1992, DKNY started because I couldn’t find a pair of jeans. I also wanted to dress my teenage daughter Gabby. So it was the perfect street wardrobe: jeans, anoraks, jumpsuits, boyfriend jackets, sweaters, skirts and dresses. Then DKNY grew into an entire lifestyle concept, including tailored clothes you wear to work.

— Donna Karan

When I was 5, I did a commercial for Whirlpool sitting on a tree stump eating a popsicle that dripped all over my clothes.

— Drake Bell

As a bounty hunter, I have to dress the part. If I came to the door and looked like Carrot Top, you’d laugh.

— Duane Chapman

There’s this idea that if you take your clothes off, somehow you must have loose morals.

— Demi Moore

I couldn’t think of anything worse than going to a fancy dress party. So, if somebody invited me to one, I’d go as the Invisible Man and not turn up.

— David Morrissey

When I work on stories, I tend to lose sight of everything else. I forget to pay bills or to shave. I don’t change my clothes as often as I should.

— David Grann

I’ll exercise in spurts, usually inspired by a dress that I have to fit into. But once that gown is squeezed into, if I continue to exercise, I get sick or I pull my back. For some reason my body literally rejects exercise.

— Debra Messing

I love having my hair back. It is so important to how you feel, how you dress, how you look.

— Delta Goodrem

And right away as soon as I started doing Pilates, about 2 to 3 weeks into it I could tell that my clothes were already fitting differently. And I felt stronger than ever. My core felt tighter than ever.

— Daisy Fuentes

If you don’t take your clothes seriously, why should your viewers take you seriously?

— Daryn Kagan

Chanel is here forever. She changed fashion, she changed culture, and she changed how people dress.

— Douglas Kirkland

What is blackness? Is it the way you talk? Do you got to say, ‘Dey this, dey dat.’ Or the way you dress? Or is it the forgiving of certain things? What is black enough?

— Douglas Wilder

I am a chameleon when it comes the way I dress. I am constantly changing it up, and I really can’t commit to one thing because dressing for the day or for an event is really a mood thing. I like variety, and I don’t mean just designers, I mean mixing the high-end garments and the cheaper clothing.

— Darby Stanchfield

I don’t consider myself flashy at all. I mean, did I dress like the average Washingtonian? No.

— Desiree Rogers

VH1 does its little ’80s retro thing once in a while, all of us in our bad hairdos and unfortunate clothes.

— Debbi Peterson

My folks made me a Jawa costume for the Halloween after ‘Star Wars’ opened in ’77. In ’78, when it was re-released, I was hired by the local cinema to be the Jawa: to dress up all summer long, and I could frighten people with my Jawa sounds and my Jawa outfit and watch ‘Star Wars Episode IV’ all summer long and get paid with movie passes.

— Dee Bradley Baker

I like actors – such as Margaret Rutherford and Peter Lorre – who aren’t afraid to over-act like real people. When I take a job, I can always come up with ten different ways of doing the part. But I’ll always choose the flashiest one. You’ve got to dress the window a bit.

— Denholm Elliott

As a kid, Punky Brewster was my idol. I wanted to dress like her and talk like her.

— Devin Kelley

You’d go in, read the script once for timing and then you would sit around and play games. The sound effects people would come in and we would do a dress rehearsal so they could get the effects and the music cues in place. Then you would wait until you went on the air.

— Dick York

In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination to give a direction, a form, a technical dress, and a specific sanction, to the general sense of the community, is the true end of legislature.

— Edmund Burke

My motto is that the audience should notice the actors, not the clothes.

— Edith Head

I love clothes, so when I wear clothes, they’re usually somebody’s. You know, I’m not wearing Kmart.

— Ellen DeGeneres

I didn’t really play dress up when I was a kid, and I’m really T-shirt and jeans-y.

— Ellen Page

My fancy dress costume of choice is… something 1920s or 30s, when there was still so much elegance and attention to detail. An excuse for ultimate dressing-up indulgence.

— Ellie Goulding

As a child, as a teenager, I was kind of not allowed to wear fashionable clothes.

— Elton John

Women: You can’t live with them, and you can’t get them to dress up in a skimpy little Nazi costume and beat you with a warm squash or something.

— Emo Philips

But the thing about bad guys is that they have the biggest bosomed blond, they have great clothes and cars, and get great death scenes.

— Eric Roberts

Some days I might be wearing a little dress, and some days I might be wearing something with wings on it and be confusing.

— Estelle

What I always say to people is dress from the feet up. If you don’t normally wear colour, try some colour on your feet it’s the place, I think you can have fun and update your outfit.

— Edgardo Osorio

In Los Angeles, people dress with the deep and earnest hope that people will do nothing but stare at them.

— Ellie Kemper

On a red carpet, you really want to feel your best, so to work with a designer who will shape a dress to your figure and take into consideration your opinions is really a blessing.

— Elizabeth Debicki

I love fashion! I love clothes! I really like vintage clothes, so in my closet there’s a lot of ’50s stuff. I go to the stores and shop around.

— Elle Fanning

I wore the Marc Jacobs dress, so I love Marc Jacobs. He has a vintage flair. But I’ve always worn a lot of vintage stuff, so it hasn’t been a lot of designers. If I see something that I like, I just buy it.

— Elle Fanning

I have a sliding glass door on my closet, and when I slide it one way I can see all my uniforms, and the other way is all my own clothes.

— Elle Fanning

The image is where you have dinner at night, who you’re seeing. It’s what car you drive and how you dress. People in the industry sell that, and it creates a dream. There’s nothing else.

— Elle Macpherson

In the days when I wasn’t being taken seriously, I wore long skirts – very conservative. But now, I dress any way I want to.

— Euzhan Palcy

Often, some people dress something up to make it sound scientific, use scientific words, call themselves doctor something-or-other, and then you look them up, and they’re trying to make it sound like something it’s not. There’s this entire field that’s adding the word ‘quantum’ to everything. It doesn’t even make sense in that context.

— Elise Andrew

I will be very sad if I ever get to the point where I think, ‘Oh no, another dress from Armani.’ I want to be still screaming my head off when it arrives.

— Emily Berrington

Never dress older than you are! The five wardrobe items you must have are a nice pair of well-fitting shoes, pajamas, sexy yet comfortable lingerie, a party dress in a bold colour and a jumpsuit.

— Elizabeth Jagger

What an immense power over the life is the power of possessing distinct aims. The voice, the dress, the look, the very motion of a person, define and alter when he or she begins to live for a reason.

— Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

Surely it is one of the simplest laws of taste in dress, that it shall not attract undue attention from the wearer to the worn.

— Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

If it is a relief to take your clothes off at night, be sure that something is wrong. Clothes should not be a burden. They should be a comfort and a protection.

— Ellen Swallow Richards

I promised to always bring up a glass of water to her before we go to bed, and she promised to never let me dress myself.

— Fred Savage

All the drawings and sketches and clothes of Yves Saint Laurent in the ’70s were so colorful, so bright.

— Frida Giannini

I like to play dress up, I’m in love with fashion.

— Fantasia Barrino

I’m shy. I can go on a trip for days and not go because I won’t sit on a toilet seat on a plane. I’m certainly not going to go on somebody’s lawn. Could you imagine, in a cocktail dress?

— Farrah Fawcett

There were shots of Kong pulling at my clothes, but only in horizontal and never from above. Never from above.

— Fay Wray

I’ve got my ideal job. I like to sing, I like to dance, I like to bang drums and dress up, and someone pays me – it’s incredible.

— Florence Welch

Look, if Givenchy is going to lend you a dress, I’m not going to turn it down. I would wear that dress to just go out and buy a pint of milk if they would lend it to me.

— Florence Welch

Put off thy cares with thy clothes so shall thy rest strengthen thy labor, and so thy labor sweeten thy rest.

— Francis Quarles

I think the women that we dress, the women who buy our clothes, they have a certain strength. It could be about the clothes, it could be about themselves. It’s just attractive.

— Francisco Costa

I have fun with my clothes onstage it’s not a concert you’re seeing, it’s a fashion show.

— Freddie Mercury

I feel very English. I’m proud of it. I wanted there to be a thread connecting everything, the songs, clothes, artwork, even the string arrangements. It all creates a certain atmosphere.

— Gabrielle Aplin

When all else fails, dress beautifully and throw your food.

— Gail Carriger

Costume designers don’t care about trends. They appreciate, above so many other qualities, that tailoring is everything, which is a mantra for the way I dress. Ladies: The most important thing in clothing is to find a good, inexpensive tailor, because clothes at the stores are made for bodies that are anomalies.

— Ginnifer Goodwin

I express myself through clothes, but clothes don’t define me.

— Ginnifer Goodwin

I always request a king-size bed, and if I can’t, I try to work that out right after I land. I unpack immediately so the clothes don’t get wrinkled. I go the gym. I adjust the temperature I like the room kind of warm. And then turn on CNBC.

— Geoffrey Zakarian

I didn’t finish my dress until about three days before my wedding – I had the flu and was stitching it from my bed. And the tulle came back from India all brown. We had to wash it for hours, but that didn’t dissuade me from wearing it.

— Georgina Chapman

I do get pleasure from very inconsequential things, like shopping for clothes.

— Graham Norton

I’ve always made my own clothes since I was a little girl. I was a terrible sewer, but I was always cutting and customising.

— Geri Halliwell

Just wearing all black comes from Johnny Cash. I’m on the road so much that if I wear all black, my clothes never get dirty. You can’t tell if I’ve worn the same shirt twice.

— G-Eazy

Because the traditional mode of dress for Muslim women is so distinct – the headcovering, which is not there for guys – women carry a greater burden of representation than Muslim men do in non-Muslim societies.

— G. Willow Wilson

I’m the kind of person whose clothes are all hung up and color-coordinated, to the point where my whites don’t touch my creams.

— Gabrielle Union

And costume is so important for an actor. It absolutely helps to get into character it’s the closest thing to you, it touches you. Some actors like to go into make-up and then put their clothes on, but I like to dress first that’s my routine.

— Gary Oldman

In my early days in Hollywood I tried to be economical. I designed my own clothes, much to my mother’s distress.

— Gene Tierney

If you’ve ever left a bag of clothes outside the Salvation Army or given to a local church drive, chances are that you’ve dressed an African.

— George Packer

That is the key of this collection, being yourself. 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

This is exactly how I would describe my work: ‘I get there, I put on the clothes, I leave it on the hanger, and I go home.’ And that’s what I do.

— Gisele Bundchen

You have to have an awareness of where you’re going, what the event is, what you’re promoting, and who the audience is. That always informs the way you dress.

— Gillian Jacobs

I wanted to dress the woman who lives and works, not the woman in a painting.

— Giorgio Armani

Music has its own depths, and I let it take me where it takes me, even if it means stripping all my clothes off.

— Grace Jones

I would have rebelled against parental authority, no matter what. When I was 15, I started painting my face and making my own clothes.

— Grace Jones

Memory likes to play hide-and-seek, to crawl away. It tends to hold forth, to dress up, often needlessly. Memory contradicts itself pedant that it is, it will have its way.

— Gunter Grass

Last time I blushed was when I smoothed my hands over the back of my dress and actually touched skin. Seems the material was tucked into my underwear, and everyone around me had gotten a show. This, of course, was at a romance writers’ conference.

— Gena Showalter

I’m a fast and impatient dresser, so I can’t dress myself up for too long. I don’t even need a lot of makeup, so I’m usually ready in about half an hour.

— Genelia D’Souza

Clothes should look as if a woman was born into them. It is a form of possession, this belonging to one another.

— Geoffrey Beene

I’d like to have no rules and eat what I want, but I’ve learned over the years that I’m so disappointed when I can’t wear the clothes I want to wear.

— Gwen Stefani

I’ve always had real good taste no matter how poor I’ve been, I’ve had good taste in clothes.

— Georgia Holt

I like guys who wear nice clothes, nice jeans, nice trainers – I hate skinny jeans and those T-shirts that are really low-cut.

— Georgia Salpa

Not addicted to gluttony or drunkenness, this people who incur no expense in food or dress, and whose minds are always bent upon the defence of their country, and on the means of plunder, are wholly employed in the care of their horses and furniture.

— Giraldus Cambrensis

Well, for street clothes, a lot of what I wear is Jones New York. I am well-endowed in the derriere, and they can handle that.

— Gloria Gaynor

I saw Aerosmith, and I was like, ‘Wow, you can dress like a girl and still get girls? Hand me a scarf!’

— Greg Behrendt

An Indian’s dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.

— George Catlin

A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure the greater part of the men being six feet high.

— George Catlin

I archive a lot of my clothes and have them wrapped up and in boxes. I call them ‘little tombs’ and keep them in a storage space… I would never get rid of the dress I wore on the night I won my Oscar. When I die, someone can have it, but not a minute before!

— Halle Berry

The whole thing of clothes is insane. You can spend a dollar on a jacket in a thrift store. And you can spend a thousand dollars on a jacket in a shop. And if you saw those two jackets walking down the street, you probably wouldn’t know which was which.

— Helen Mirren

I don’t think I dress eccentrically. I’m just not conservative, I guess – I dress according to what like. And I’m not a mannequin, as you can tell.

— Helena Bonham Carter

I like people who dress quirkly and differently. Like in womenswear, thank god for Helena Bonham Carter!

— Helena Christensen

I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.

— Henry David Thoreau

Clothes and manners do not make the man but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.

— Henry Ward Beecher

When I was thin, I had no notion of what being fat is like. When I worked in a department store, I had sold clothes to women of most sizes, so I should have known but perhaps you have to experience the state from the inside, to understand what fat is like.

— Hilary Mantel

When I was younger and women first started to get in public positions, in my case the law, we went through a period where we wore those little ribbon ties, little bows. We tried to figure out what was our appropriate dress.

— Hillary Clinton

You can go into neighborhoods in the United States where people dress a certain way because they don’t want to be out of touch, where boys wear pants down to their knees, which nobody has compelled them to do but they pick up the cultural norms, or where girls are improperly dressed by my eyes, but that’s what they see in the media.

— Hillary Clinton

I like to dress up in a tailored suit from time to time, and there’s a tailor I go to in Naples who’s fantastic. But if I told anyone his name, I’d have to kill them.

— Hugh Jackman

The design of a dress, furniture, a house, a room, a street and a city are all the same process.

— Gianfranco Ferre

I never, never lend any of my own clothes for parts any more because you lose your clothes they become the characters’ clothes, and you can never wear them again.

— Hannah Murray

People look at me, and I dress a little unusually and they think, ‘Oh you must be from California.’ Of course, people in California think, ‘Oh you must be from from Mars,’ so, you know, your next-door neighbour is not necessarily the person that you are going to make a connection with.

— Howard Rheingold

During the Olympics they’re really strict about what you’re allowed to wear. You get a lot of clothes, but everything is pre-ordered. We had a fitting over the summer. You’re not allowed to wear your own clothes. No logos, nothing. You get fined if you wear something you’re not supposed to wear.

— Henrik Lundqvist

Just because they’re going to the gym, a lot of guys wear old T-shirts that look like they’ve been lying in the closet for 15 years. My workout clothes have to work.

— Henrik Lundqvist

What I wear is constantly evolving. I am really big on comfortable clothes. I love soft, loose-fitting clothing that has some edge or something new/fresh to it.

— Hannah Marks

My clothes are built to show off the woman who wears them. I like them to be simple… to move well, to move with the times and a little ahead of the times.

— Hattie Carnegie

I wore a lot of vintage clothing. I dressed like a reporter, with a little card in my hat. I had these fantasies of who I wanted to be, so I’d dress like an explorer, a cowboy. I dressed up like Elton John a lot too. That was another period.

— Illeana Douglas

I think Indians dress better than anyone, but I don’t want to imitate more than a detail or two I prefer my clothes humdrum and inconspicuous, and a cowboy hat just doesn’t work for me.

— Ian Frazier

Foucault’s genius is to go down to the little dramas, dress them in facts hardly anyone else has noticed, and turn these stage settings into clues to a hitherto un-thought series of confrontations out of which, he contends, the orderly structure of society is composed.

— Ian Hacking

Ballyhoo is for your classic girl, who is fun and fearless. This is for the girl who is not afraid to dress fun.

— India de Beaufort

There are Katy-Perry-in-concert-type pieces that I look at and am like, ‘This dress has a hundred cupcakes on it – I want it!’ My mom will always talk me down.

— Ireland Baldwin

I still have the dress I wore on the first date with my husband, which was more than 66 years ago. I still have it, and it still fits.

— Iris Apfel

I am not a fashionista, and I don’t dress up. Usually if I’m at home, where I am now, I’m wearing a robe.

— Iris Apfel

When you don’t dress like everybody else, you don’t have to think like everybody else.

— Iris Apfel

Clothes are not frippery. Properly done, they can be an art form.

— Iris Apfel

People with a lot of money don’t dress as well as people who have to make do, who have to be inventive. Those are the people who are always more interestingly dressed, I think. Everything I do, I do with gut instinct. If I think too much, it won’t come out right.

— Iris Apfel

As you get older, your tastes get simpler. I like a sleek evening dress with a pair of big earrings. That’s all.

— Ivana Trump

I try to put out what I’m going to wear the night before. It just makes things a little bit more seamless in the mornings. There is definitely, you know, sort of a trusty work uniform – a chic, feminine dress that’s easy and versatile.

— Ivanka Trump

If you compare my character to the others, they were sexy with designer clothes. I had the nerdy outfit.

— Izabella Scorupco

I sent 200, 300 of the clothes that I had made, and the dancers chose what they liked.

— Issey Miyake

I became a fashion designer to make clothes for the people, not to be a top couturier in the French tradition.

— Issey Miyake

Paul Poiret did wonderful things because he was so influenced by motifs, but Vionnet really understood the kimono and took the geometric idea to construct her clothes – and that brought such freedom into European clothes in the 1920s.

— Issey Miyake

Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.

— Jane Austen

Diets, like clothes, should be tailored to you.

— Joan Rivers

I’ve never thought of it consciously… I say exactly what I think, and very often it’s totally politically incorrect. I get, always, chastised for it. So it’s not shtick. But I think I’m the one who says, ‘The emperor has no clothes.’

— Joan Rivers

We lie to one another every day, in the sweetest way, often unconsciously. We dress ourselves and compose ourselves in order to present ourselves to one another.

— John le Carre

At work, you want to stand out but not in extra-funky ways. At the core, it’s about dressing for girls – who are most of my fans – and you want to dress up for them. You just want to feel like you’re on top of your game.

— John Legend

I suppose the only thing at 50 you can really start to look forward to is just total irresponsibility. As you get older, you can just sit in a chair, wear anything you want, you know you can walk down old people dress cool. You know they wear sweatpants. The elderly have it down.

— Johnny Depp

Pretty mundane closet, but a lot of ties. And I tend not to throw anything out, so I have a lot of clothes from all times from my life. I can be a little sentimental with things like that.

— Jeff Koons

Clothes are expensive. You have to buy them, and to buy them, you have to believe in them.

— Jean Paul Gaultier

You can do a lot with Scotch tape. Almost anything! I love that you can hem a dress, and its an instant remedy in a fashion crises.

— Jennifer Garner

I was a teenager in ’95, so I didn’t dress like a woman then. I was really small. I remember wishing I wasn’t wearing Gap Kids.

— Jenny Slate

I waited my whole life to be a woman, so now my clothes are fairly tight.

— Jenny Slate

I think I was aware when I started doing stand-up, especially on my own, that, yeah, I’m getting up on stage, and I’m a woman, and I dress in a sort of typically feminine fashion.

— Jenny Slate

I wanted to remind myself and others of the old Jim Crow, so that we can remind ourselves that we’re still living in the new Jim Crow. I feel it’s important to dress in the fashion of the times.

— Jidenna

I cut the labels out of my clothes because they scratch. Clothes are just little workhorses, aren’t they?

— Joanna Lumley

We’ve forgotten to respect clothes and consider who made them and where the material came from. We’ve been encouraged to buy things and, if we don’t like them, bin them. When I grew up, we’d repair things or alter them.

— Joanna Lumley

I can’t cut out a piece of cloth and make a lovely dress, but I can mend tears in shirts and sew on buttons.

— Joanna Lumley

I always liked clothes since I was very, very young, I was interested. I studied costume as part of my theatre education.

— John Malkovich

I think 1973 was the nadir of fashion. When you watch the coverage from that era, you’re struck by the astonishing ugliness of the clothes.

— John Malkovich

I’m a little bit phobic about stains on my clothes, so I never travel without a little packet of organic stain remover.

— John Malkovich

I’m not really one to go out in public in dresses too often. I definitely mix it up between masculine and feminine all the time, but wearing a dress goes a little bit too far.

— Johnny Weir

The first thing that stuck in the minds of the disciples was not the empty tomb, but rather the empty grave clothes – undisturbed in form and position.

— Josh McDowell

I don’t really care about clothes, but it’s about wearing something that gives you social confidence.

— Julian Casablancas

If I had to choose between clothes and furniture, I’d choose furniture.

— Julianne Moore

I love clothes – I love shopping for clothes, I love wearing clothes, I love talking about clothes – but oddly, putting on the dress and walking around in front of people, that’s the place where I’m most uncomfortable.

— Julianne Moore

I’m age-appropriate. I dress age-appropriately, I choose mates age-appropriately. I’m a big believer in people should act their age.

— Jamie Lee Curtis

I wanted to – any chance I had to dress up as a boy, like Halloween, I would be a pirate or a ghost that wore a tie. A hobo.

— Jane Lynch

We’re all well-acquainted with depression, we all know what the low moods are, but the mania was not something I knew much about. I didn’t know that it would make someone dress extravagantly or start to pun, and to stay up and drink.

— Jeffrey Eugenides

I love fall because I love the whole cuddling aspect of it, and a sweater dress has that vibe of I’m going to hunker down and be warm, but it’s also very feminine.

— Jessica Chastain

When I was young, I was a sucker for smooth men. Bryan Ferry hired me, at 19, to be painted blue and dress up as a mermaid for the cover of his album ‘Siren.’ It was love at first sight.

— Jerry Hall

Some of the stage outfits I’ve got are ridiculous. I’ll lay out clothes to pack, and it’ll look like Polly Pocket clothing – because it’s all stretchy, it’s tiny. I don’t need a case when I tour I can fit it all in my handbag.

— Jessie J

You don’t want to wear any styles that are too young… I try to still dress glamorously, but not like my daughters.

— Jerry Hall

I used to dress up like Michael Jackson. I didn’t have the glove, but I had a red jacket like in ‘Thriller.’

— James Bay

People always think the xx are, like, moody and all dressed in black. We do all dress in black, but we’re actually quite fun people – and we’ve come out of our shells a lot since the first album.

— Jamie xx

I do enjoy fashion – a lot of runway clothes are pretty unwearable, but if moderated, the trends can be worn by just about anyone.

— Jane Asher

I don’t need music to write, but sometimes I put music on. I don’t need special clothes or even my own equipment.

— Jane Lindskold

There’s something to be said about a girl who knows what she wants. One of my favorite girls to dress is Diane Kruger. It’s always so easy with her. I know her body and what works. When it’s right, it’s not a lot of effort.

— Jason Wu

Designers have always shown outlandish and exuberant clothes, but that hasn’t always translated to the streets.

— Jason Wu

I started taking my fiance, Justin, to some red carpet events I would go to, and a bowtie is often something that was required. We came across a lot of stylish bowties. We liked playing dress up for these events and we thought it would be fun to start a line, but it was never a reality until recently.

— Jesse Tyler Ferguson

They were without clothes before I got there, and they were without clothes when I left.

— Jock Sturges

You may be embarrassed about the way you looked and the wacky clothes you wore when you were young, but normally, at least it’s hidden in a box in the attic.

— John Oates

I’ve treated the waistcoat as if it were a corset, so that it becomes the first layer in the process of putting clothes on the body. There is constant motion between layering and revealing.

— John Galliano

I would like to do a nice comedy/drama feature with a good part, but nobody’s asked me to do a film. Maybe it’s because they don’t know what to do with a guy in a dress.

— Jamie Farr

I’ve always liked to dress eccentrically, but as I get older I’m drawn to more classic looks, though I’ll still put my own twist on them.

— Jaime Winstone

I still get nervous when I have a lot of makeup on, a big hairdo, and a dress.

— Jenna Fischer

I absolutely adore Alessandra Rich, I think her dresses are stunning and she really knows how to cut and dress the female shape. Her stuff is really beautiful, stylish and a little bit quirky. I love it all!

— Jessica Brown Findlay

I like to accessorise shirts with a little ribbon tied round my collar or a country style ascot. I’ve also sewed little hearts on some of my sleeves which I’ve done for years because I always wear my heart on my sleeve so if you see a little embroidered heart on my clothes, that’s why!

— Jessica Brown Findlay

I think I can be relatively attractive when I dress up, but I’m not Julia Roberts or Catherine Zeta Jones.

— Joanne Froggatt

Not all Republicans are rich, dress in three-piece suits, and have $200 haircuts. I’m somebody who’s lived from paycheck to paycheck. I’m focusing on my blue-collar roots – I’ve worked side by side with union people.

— Joe Wurzelbacher

Up until recently, I’ve always been a vintage store guy. I get a lot of my clothes second hand. I really enjoy being able to look through different styles you can find and how eclectic the vintage store vibe is.

— Jack Falahee

I was always trying on clothes, always really into fashion, ever since probably kindergarten.

— Jacquelyn Jablonski

It’s not that Shakespeare is frivolous, but you spend your time just getting people to dress up in other people’s costumes and pretending to be people that they’re not, and you think, after the years go by, well, what on earth was all that about?

— Jonathan Miller

I’ve never been resigned to ready-made ideas as I was to ready-made clothes, perhaps because although I couldn’t sew, I could think.

— Jane Rule

The actors nowadays, both young men and young ladies, don’t always wear their period clothes as well as they might. They tend to stomp around a bit in them.

— Julie Harris

You had to make sure that the tone of your dress was not the same tone as the curtains, for instance.

— Julie Harris

But with period clothes, people know less so they accept the pretty drawing that I give them.

— Julie Harris

I have a wardrobe full of expensive clothes, but wear the same two T-shirts. I’ve never found a look.

— Juliet Stevenson

I wish I’d not taken off all my clothes in my first television series, ‘The Camomile Lawn.’

— Jennifer Ehle

I don’t like to try very hard. Most of the time it’s just jeans, a T-shirt and Converse trainers. Casual, comfortable and boyish is how I’d describe my look. The way people wear clothes makes them stylish, rather than the clothes themselves.

— Jessica Hart

Style to me is a mix between rock star chic-quirky-sexy and expressive. I always dress for my body type, as it’s important to highlight your pluses! I like edgy clothes that have character. I usually dress by the mood I’m in – so if I’m in my ripped jeans and leather jacket, you know I’m feeling rebellious!

— Jiah Khan

My personal style is bipolar. Sometimes I feel like dressing in a boyish leather jacket other times I want to dress more elegantly. Most of the time it’s what I like to call ‘comfortable chic’: Giuseppe Zanotti flat sandals, Rag & Bone jeans, slouchy Isabel Marant shirts.

— Joan Smalls

Fashion is part of our culture, and it’s about more than just a pretty dress.

— Joan Smalls

But, what did happen is I went to Woodstock as a member of the audience. I did not show up there with a road manager and a couple of guitars. I showed up with a change of clothes and a toothbrush.

— John Sebastian

I wanted to dress cool, and get all the ladies.

— John Singleton

I don’t put on my best clothes to make a film, my Sunday best.

— Jonathan Glazer

I went to a Catholic high school, and I was super rebellious. I would dress weird or play jazz. I was definitely pushing against whatever was going on.

— Jose James

I like – not so much jewelry and that – but jackets, clothes, games as well.

— Jamie Waylett

My God, must I always wear a low-cut dress to be important?

— Jean Harlow

During the summertime, I really like to dress like a gypsy. I love that whole lifestyle and the whole mixing of fabrics and flowy materials.

— Jennifer Stone

I rode with four street-clothes cops in the East Village. I spent six weeks riding with them every day – in street clothes, with a vest underneath.

— Jason Wiles

You don’t need to wear Spanx if you buy my clothes. The dress, the trousers, the pencil skirt – they should do the work.

— L’Wren Scott

Every trick is an old one, but with a change of players, a change of dress, it comes out as new as before.

— Lady Gregory

I used to wear boxers and a tank top, but now I sleep in the nude. It’s kind of weird, because I used to have to wear something to bed, whether it was a tank top or whatever. And now if I have any clothes at all on, it’s really hard to get to sleep.

— Laura Prepon

Like most people, I used to wear clothing off the rack. But having them fitted to me makes a really big difference, especially with pieces like a cocktail dress. Little nips and tucks can take 10 pounds off you.

— Lauren Conrad

Honestly, I was such a tomboy as a kid. People were taking from their mothers’ closets – I was taking from my dad’s closet. It was the ’80s, so it wasn’t terrible, but I was wearing my dad’s dress shirts over jeans from the Gap.

— Lauren Graham

When I was a little kid, my mother and I used to watch the ‘Golden Globes’ and I would dress up and she would get sparkling apple cider and we would make a tray of hors d’oeuvres and watch it together. And I would get up and make a pretend speech.

— Lea Michele

When I wasn’t working on Broadway, I worked in a Bat Mitzvah dress shop and was the Cinderella of the shop – always cleaning and vacuuming!

— Lea Michele

I shop at thrift stores and consignment shoppes. I wear my clothes as is, and maybe get them dry cleaned whenever possible.

— Leon Bridges

I like to wear short-sleeved collared shirts and high-waist trousers with shiny shoes. And at night, when I’m playing, I’ll often wear suits. But it started with my uncle’s vintage clothes.

— Leon Bridges

I’m totally against animal cruelty. I don’t have clothes, shoes or bags made from any animal products.

— Leona Lewis

When someone is wearing a dress that makes her look fat, don’t say ‘That’s a great dress.’ It always comes off badly.

— Letitia Baldrige

As long as designers want to dress me, photographers want to take my picture and companies think my face will help their products, then I won’t go anywhere until they’re done with me.

— Linda Evangelista

The prisoners eyed the clothes some time, and laughed a good deal among themselves before they put them on.

— Lewis Tappan

I always believe that to be the best, you have to smell like the best, dress like the best, act like the best. When you throw your trash in the garbage can, it has to be better than anybody else who ever threw trash in the garbage can.

— Lil Wayne

In L.A., retro culture is just part of the thing you do. When we were kids, we didn’t have allowances, and it was not cool to wear designer clothes. So it meant that we were into 1920s dresses when we were 13.

— Liz Goldwyn

I don’t just buy a dress because it’s pretty – it has to be evocative of a mood, a character I want to take on.

— Liz Goldwyn

I like simple clothes, but sometimes I’ll go for a goth-witch vibe.

— Lorde

I get paralyzingly nervous a lot of times, so I tried bravado. The way I dress and carry myself, a lot of people find it intimidating. I think my whole career can be boiled down to the one word I always say in meetings: ‘strength.’

— Lorde

You know Hollywood is a weird and wonderful place, I didn’t know I Dream of Jeanie had been cancelled after 5 years until I went back to go on the lot to pick up some clothes and things I had in my dressing room.

— Larry Hagman

The Sixties was all about style and a certain look. But what was interesting about 1963 was that it was pre-Beatles, so the clothes of that time, especially the suits, were very different from the clothes post-Beatlemania.

— Luke Evans

It’s great to have something to dress up for. You know, I spent three years in slacks at drama school, so now I like putting a dress on.

— Lupita Nyong’o

It’s true that French are not very sophisticated in the sense that they don’t dress up for dinners. They are not like Americans, where they are always perfect – the girls are not very sporty they don’t take care of themselves as much as Americans, who always have very white teeth and are so fit.

— Lea Seydoux

There was a time where I knew I was as funny as many dudes, but I had people telling me, ‘You have to wear a dress onstage. You need to be more feminine.’

— Leslie Jones

I kind of see clothes a bit like role-playing, depending what mood I’m in.

— Lily Cole

There are so many great, great vintage clothes to find there’s a whole territory unexplored there.

— Lily Cole

When I dress up for events, I prefer Marc Jacobs and Dior. But I dream about wearing Chanel one day.

— Lucy Hale

I’m not somebody who likes to show off my cleavage, and I don’t dress up for the papers.

— Louise Nurding

I love Stella McCartney because she’s timeless and classic, and I love Isabel Marant for wearability – you don’t need ‘an occasion’ for her clothes.

— Louise Nurding

I love clothes, but I love them in a very ‘regular person’ way.

— Lauren Weisberger

I worked a lot with Nick Knight and John Galliano when John was at Dior. He also made my wedding dress. He’ll always hold a special place I have most of my memorable, iconic moments in fashion with him.

— Liberty Ross

When I first put on the red wig and the red dress, I couldn’t believe it was happening. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is the dress everyone knows ‘Annie’ for, and I’m wearing it.’

— Lilla Crawford

If all else fails and you don’t know what to wear, put on a black dress, and you’ll be happy.

— Lily Donaldson

I dress myself, not to impress, but for comfort and for style.

— Lindsey Wixson

I definitely would say, by sixth grade, I was a professional shoplifter – and not because I wanted to. I’m not going out to shoplift earrings or clothes or shoes like the average teenager. I was shoplifting frozen dinners at a grocery store.

— Lolo Jones

Taking your clothes off in front of strangers is something of a hobby in Germany, among both men and women, especially in the former communist East, where it was one of the few freedoms allowed.

— Luke Harding

When we strip away the clothes, the jewelry, that’s who we really are. I walk around naked in my house.

— Leonor Varela

I love my shoulders they’re strong. I like the way they move, and I like the way they look in clothes.

— Lisa Rinna

For me, to be in a place where I’m on the ‘favourite’ list of top directors I like, that’s being number one. There is no other definition to me. It’s not money it’s not how many songs you’re seen in or how many clothes you’re changing in the film.

— Kangana Ranaut

In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and clothes and even handbags, the discussion of fur is childish.

— Karl Lagerfeld

Don’t dress to kill, dress to survive.

— Karl Lagerfeld

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to present at the Golden Globes, come home, whipped the dress off and read to my daughter wearing gazillion-dollar earrings. That’s how it goes in my house, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

— Kate Beckinsale

When you’re shooting you go to references in your mind. You think about how you should stand in these particular clothes, or how you should move. You think about the different characters you’re playing, really.

— Kate Moss

Yeah, I like clothes, but I hardly ever go shopping. Hardly ever!

— Kate Moss

I danced a lot when I was younger, and I’ve always had decent, shapely legs and thought it’s now or never. I mean, when you’re pushing 40, are you really going to wander around in a dress that’s midthigh length?

— Kate Winslet

I won’t allow magazines in the house. When I was younger, I wanted to have my hair cut like so-and-so in the class above me at school, not somebody in a magazine. You see young girls trying to dress like so-and-so because they’ve seen lots of pictures of them.

— Kate Winslet

Have you ever taken something out of the clothes hamper because it had become, relatively, the cleanest thing?

— Katharine Whitehorn

People see you sing in a certain way, in a long dress, and you are put on a pedestal like you have never made a mistake in your life.

— Katherine Jenkins

I was always interested in fabric, clothes and designing. Maybe I would have been a designer by profession if I didn’t start acting.

— Katrina Kaif

I love clothes! I shop everywhere, but I like Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus. It’s a wide range. I’m from California, and I love the Pasadena Flea Market.

— Keke Palmer

I don’t want to be known as the guy who always takes his shirt off… I’ve done a lot of photo shoots lately for the press coming up with ‘Immortals’ and ‘Breaking Dawn,’ and every photographer wants to get the topless shot. We’ve really had to be choosy and not do that for every magazine. I’ve actually been trying to keep my clothes on more.

— Kellan Lutz

The clothes are not making me… If I like it, that’s all that matters…It’s not about the clothes. It’s about how I am as a person and how confident I am.

— Kevin Durant

If I want to wear a long flowing dress, someone will say I’m pregnant.

— Khloe Kardashian

I like being a consumer. I’ll do collabs with brands I like, only because I would like something free to wear. But I don’t want people to dress like me, which is what you’re asking when you create a brand. The fashion industry’s just a super-duper headache.

— Kid Cudi

I like Louis Vuitton accessories, but I’d never wear their clothes. No offense, it’s just not my steeze.

— Kid Cudi

A pilot is like the most extensive dress rehearsal you can ever imagine, because the writers are learning about the actors, the actors are learning about the characters.

— Kim Cattrall

I always put clothes and family photos under the mattress, in case the house burns down.

— Kim Kardashian

I really see myself continuing to design clothes, fragrances.

— Kim Kardashian

Interior decor is my guilty pleasure. If I’m going to splurge on something, it’s more for my home than for clothes.

— Kourtney Kardashian

I’m five feet tall – I’m very petite – so for me, if I’m wearing a skirt or dress, it needs to be short, or else it makes me look frumpy. I need to wear either something really short or a maxi dress anything in between just looks weird.

— Kourtney Kardashian

I remember when I first found out I was having a boy, I became obsessed with buying boys’ clothes. Then came my daughter, and I was obsessed with buying girls’ clothes. Everything looks 10 million times cuter when it’s teeny-tiny.

— Kourtney Kardashian

Kids definitely grow out of their clothes really quickly, so I’m all about mixing and matching.

— Kourtney Kardashian

If I let a blue mood run rampant, before I know it I’m obsessing about the color of the satin lining in my coffin – will it match my dress? That’s when I feel like Alice in Cancerland falling down the rabbit hole and just have to stop.

— Kris Carr

When I dress up, I have to have a lot of help. I was in a T-shirt until a few minutes ago.

— Kristen Stewart

Basically, I always go to vintage shops rather than going shopping for new clothes.

— Karen Gillan

I like to dress up every day, so I think fashion is an everyday process.

— Karisma Kapoor

It is a common observation, that the more solicitous any people are about dress, the more effeminate they are.

— Karl Philipp Moritz

I think, to me, the sheer joy of fancy dress is that it allows you to take a break from our very carefully considered and constructed identities.

— Kate Reardon

Unless I’m asked to dress up in a costume, TV shows prefer a clean, modern look, so I’ve developed a wardrobe full of plain, bright colours. If it’s an outdoors job, I just wear big jumpers.

— Kate Williams

When we had highly sensitive information, the DNA on the dress, that was held within our office and the FBI. There was no dissemination of that information.

— Ken Starr

Cause I won’t repeat myself, the way I dress and look.

— Kelly Lynch

At first, being a storyteller, it was fun to dress up and fun to sing songs and pretend to be very dramatic – all of that stuff was just fun early on.

— Kelly McCreary

Willem de Kooning as an artist is insane, Sonia Rykiel is amazing for her colour sensibility, and Ettore Sottsass was an architect and product designer who sometimes created clothes to go with his other designs.

— Kelly Wearstler

As long as I get those running shoes on, then there’s no turning back, and I have to go for that run. As long as you’ve got those workout clothes, you’ve got them on, you’ve got to go.

— Kim Raver

I don’t waste money on smart, expensive clothes.

— Kirsty Gallacher

In L.A., like, there’s a lot of, like, materialism, and, you know, people who think they’re better than each other because of the clothes they wear or how they dress, and in Oakland, it’s not like that.

— Kreayshawn

Sometimes I’ll dress like a boy, sometimes I’ll dress like a Japanese crazy teenybopper. I have clothes from the 7th grade that I’ve kept and still wear.

— Kreayshawn

I’ve never really been the type to dress up like the other girls do. I’m more of a casual, relaxed kind of girl. More athletic.

— Katherine Webb

When it began to grow dark, the Rat, with an air of excitement and mystery, summoned them back into the parlour, stood each of them up alongside of his little heap, and proceeded to dress them up for the coming expedition.

— Kenneth Grahame

When I go to audition for voiceovers, I do dress as if I’m going to an on-camera audition because that’s my way of showing that I do care and it means something to me.

— Kether Donohue

Whether it’s standing backstage with Jennifer Lopez in a dress that I know everyone will be talking about tomorrow… or being there when incredible news breaks, and instead where people sit in front of their TVs and look at it, I’m the person who goes there to bring you the story… It’s amazing. It’s unbelievable.

— Kevin Frazier

Oh, completely liberating because even if you don’t do a woman right, you just have to put on high heels a wig, a bra and a dress, and I feel liberated.

— Kevin McDonald

I like dressing how I like to dress, and I look like a little art statement.

— Kirsten Vangsness

Every year, dads will dress up as Santa and try to surprise their kids by coming down the chimney, and every year, a dad gets stuck and dies.

— Kyle Dunnigan

The red carpet doesn’t interest me. I think people become all the same it’s like everyone posing from the three-quarter angle in some low-cut, fitted dress it’s all the same.

— Marc Jacobs

I don’t think, ‘Gee, I’d like to dress this person.’ There was a picture in Us magazine. It was a jersey dress, and Courtney Love was wearing it. I have this thing about Courtney Love, this funny worship.

— Marc Jacobs

Sofia is so active, and she made The Virgin Suicides, which I thought was great – all these things are inspiring to me, not in terms of creating a particular dress, but just in terms of knowing that there is this type of woman out there.

— Marc Jacobs

Whether it’s an $11 flip-flop or a $2 key ring or a $2,000 dress, they’re all done with integrity. They’re all done with a design sense. As long as the creativity exists, then I don’t think it’s a sellout. A sellout is putting your name on any piece of crap and then expecting people to buy it because it’s got your name on it.

— Marc Jacobs

I’m not a model, so the idea of modelling a suit or clothes is weird in itself.

— Marc Jacobs

I want to see women in pantsuits or two pieces, even something a little bit gaudy. It’s so much more exciting than just another nice dress.

— Marc Jacobs

It is true I am rather taken up with dress but as to feathers, every one wears them, and it would seem extraordinary if I did not.

— Marie Antoinette

If you fold your clothes in the formal spark of joy, you can actually make the joy last longer.

— Marie Kondo

I remember when I was in high school I didn’t have a new dress for each special occasion. The girls would bring the fact to my attention, not always too delicately. The boys, however, never bothered with the subject. They were my friends, not because of the size of my wardrobe but because they liked me.

— Marilyn Monroe

I notice if I’m too fat or if I’m too ugly or there’s skin hanging or whatever. When my clothes start not fitting, I get really self-conscious about what I eat.

— Marina Abramovic

Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don’t feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn.

— Marilyn Monroe

Obviously when you’re a teen you have no money, so you make, like, three outfits out of one dress. You’re like, ‘OK cut the arms here. Alright: New party, cut them to here.’

— Marina and the Diamonds

Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.

— Mark Twain

I hope that I dress for my age. Because there’s no need to be dowdy, is there? But I don’t go with all the colours that everybody is wearing. I’m not very fond of lime green or orange, so I don’t do that. I read all the fashion magazines, but most things are totally unsuitable for somebody of 79.

— Mary Berry

I’ve always liked clothes, since I was a kid.

— Martin Freeman

Zac Efron is my obsession, we’re the same person. We’re not actually here, it’s like Janet and Michael Jackson. He just puts on his wig and a dress, and it’s me, and you don’t know that. It’s one of the greatest mysteries of all time.

— Megan Fox

Sometimes I put on a ski mask and dress in old clothes, go out on the streets and beg for quarters.

— Mike Tyson

Onstage, I don’t want to be thinking about my outfit, I want to think about what I’m doing, so I’ll try to dress as comfortably as possible.

— Miranda Lambert

I love clothes. Maybe I can say I don’t love fashion, but I love clothes completely.

— Miuccia Prada

On the clothes front, I have a designer who sits with the director for each film to chalk out a look for me based on the script.

— Mahesh Babu

I like shocking people just because, like, I can wear a dress, too. Not even for people to go, ‘Oh she’s grown up,’ but to show people that I’m actually a girl.

— Maisie Williams

I’ll cook a batch of brown rice or quinoa and keep it in the fridge, so when I get hungry, I can easily dress it up with olive oil, lemon, and salt and pepper, and then add veggies.

— Marisa Miller

In my field, you can’t really wear the same dress twice unless you want Isaac Mizrahi to scorn you on TV.

— Mary Lambert

All the clothes in my closet are Oakland, California, clothes. You can’t wear those anywhere else. The barometric pressure drops and then where are you?

— Mary Roach

Every day each of us wakes up, reaches into drawers and closets, pulls out a costume for the day and proceeds to dress in a style that can only be called preposterous.

— Mary Schmich

When I was young, clothes were really just about what fit, because Ashley and I were so tiny. So I understood fit before I understood style.

— Mary-Kate Olsen

I’m not a fashion victim, and I don’t closely follow trends. I dress the way I feel comfortable because, at the end of the day, you have to be comfortable.

— Michelle Yeoh

Sometimes I dress like what I want for lunch, because all I can think about is having a tuna sandwich.

— Mika

Well, I have to say, most of my clothes are designed and made by my mother.

— Mika

I was standing right behind Marilyn, completely invisible, when she sang ‘Happy birthday, Mr. President.’ And indeed, the corny thing happened: Her dress split for my benefit, and there was Marilyn, and yes, indeed, she didn’t wear any underwear.

— Mike Nichols

It took me three years to learn to dress in the American way, especially in winter. That was just like me. I barely wear socks even now.

— Mira Nair

All the clothes I got before my son was born he can’t really wear them! Either you can’t wash them, or they’re too hard to get on and off – you know, so many baby clothes have sleeves that don’t let the baby’s arms go in and out. It’s ridiculous!

— Margherita Missoni

I’m not keen on the Mini Me trend. In my opinion, kids’ clothes should be kids’ clothes.

— Margherita Missoni

I was lucky enough to create my own dress, deciding on every single design detail. But, even if you don’t have a custom dress, you can still create a signature wedding-day look with personalization – a belt, altering the sleeves, etc. But, when creating your bridal style, the most important thing to remember is to make it feel like you.

— Margherita Missoni

I have become aware on my travels that when a country loses the connection between its history and its traditional dress, something truly precious is lost.

— Mario Testino

I started being a photographer because I liked fashion. I liked the idea of dressing up and changing my look. I got earrings, dyed my hair. I would dress like a fashion photo.

— Mario Testino

My boy and I move. We have this game where if we dress in a particular item of clothing, we have to do a different movement. A hat means 20 jumps – that sort of thing. When I put a scarf on, my son has to drop down and do push-ups, immediately. He thinks it’s really funny.

— Magnus Scheving

My first day on the set of ‘John Adams’, I was just supposed to fly to Virginia for a costume fitting. But the director figured, why not shoot it, too? So they threw me into a dress that didn’t fit, gave me lines I hadn’t seen, in a dialect I didn’t know, and two screaming, arching infants.

— Mamie Gummer

You can’t separate the clothes from the stores, from the environment.

— Mickey Drexler

Generally speaking, I’m a jeans, T-shirt and boots man but I do own an Armani suit, which gets a regular outing. It’s nothing fancy – just a classic, well-cut suit with clean lines and beautiful tailoring. It’s timeless and you can mix and match it with anything to dress up or dress down.

— Matthew Rhys

Before I took the veil, I was ornamented for the ceremony, and was clothed in a rich dress belonging to the Convent, which was used on such occasions and placed not far from the altar in the chapel, in the view of a number of spectators who had assembled, perhaps about forty.

— Maria Monk

Then years back, when I moved to California, I happened to see a book about fashions of 19th-century Victorian England, only four pages of which was devoted to the dress of the working class.

— Martin Cruz Smith

About six weeks later, she called because she had found a dress. And then she said yes.

— Maury Povich

I really like crop tops. I like how you can dress them up or down, with jeans or a skirt and heels. I like to be showy and cute. I don’t want to be in just a jacket and pants and boots.

— McKayla Maroney

I’ve always thought vampires were interesting because they live forever, they’re always well-financed, they dress well, you know what I mean? And they’re, like, cool. Usually vampire – you’ve never seen a broke vampire. Have you?

— Michael Ealy

You can take any one of our stories that we use right now, put western clothes on us, stick us out in the west and they’ll work just as well – any single one of them – because they’re stories about people, they’re stories about things.

— Majel Barrett

I have a lot of social engagements, and I like to dress up for them. I try to wear what I feel comfortable in, as self-confidence is so much about how you look. Generally, I love to wear long dresses they make you feel special.

— Marie-Chantal Claire

My closet is in perfect order at home. All my dress shirts, all my casual shirts. All my suits, they’re color coordinated. All my ties are color coordinated.

— Mark Teixeira

For stage I try to dress down, because I want people to take me seriously.

— Marnie Stern

I like a bohemian floral dress, but then I’ll throw on a leather jacket or a pair of lace-up boots to give it an edge. My mom is always trying to get me to wear really sweet clothes. Something pink. But that’s not really my look.

— Margaret Qualley

I like ‘Star Wars.’ I mean, I don’t go to the conventions and dress up like Obi-Wan Kenobi or anything, but I like watching the movies.

— Mackenzie Rosman

If I ever play Hamlet, it’ll be in a dress!

— Matt Lucas

It’s fun to play dress up for work, but when you have those off-days, it’s nice to just be low-key.

— Maia Mitchell

It’s so much harder to keep your clothes on than take them off in this business. Even in Exotica, they wanted more nudity, but I didn’t feel comfortable.

— Mia Kirshner

We play make-believe and dress up for a living. One goes, one doesn’t go, whatever. I don’t understand how you can get bitter or jaded. We’re just so lucky to get to do this.

— Michael Mosley

If Broadway shows charge preview prices while the cast is in dress rehearsal, why should restaurants charge full price when their dining room and kitchen staffs are still practicing?

— Marian Burros

Through tattered clothes, small vices do appear. Robes and furred gowns hide all.

— Merle Shain

Guys don’t really care, they just want to get the clothes off.

— Nelly Furtado

I have always aspired towards other people’s looks. When I was young, I loved teddy boys I thought they looked wonderful. Then I was a cowboy in Arizona, really for the clothes! I had a ranch for five years I had chaps made of bearskin.

— Nicholas Haslam

When I was designing Mrs. Obama’s dress, half of me was saying, ‘What would Halston do?’ The other half was saying, ‘Be who you are.’ Halston, me, America, India – it’s been such a great combination. This is what makes me who I am, with the clean lines I learned from Halston and complicated Indian over-the-top Bollywood traditions.

— Naeem Khan

Most of us were probably less than immaculately honest as teenagers it’s practically encoded into adolescence that you savor your secrets, dress in disguise, carve out some space for experiments and accidents and all the combustible lab work of becoming who you are.

— Nancy Gibbs

I don’t always wear underwear. When I’m in the heat, especially, I can’t wear it. Like, if I’m wearing a flower dress, why do I have to wear underwear?

— Naomi Campbell

You can get a slouchy woman’s tunic at different price points. But if you want a great pair of trousers or a dress with delicate pleating, you’re going to have to spend a little more.

— Natalie Massenet

It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor.

— Neil Gaiman

It’s good to stay as close to real life as you can, and then kind of dress it up.

— Nelson DeMille

I’ve had designers say to my face, ‘Oh, I want to dress you now that you’re skinny.’ And that’s really rude.

— Nia Vardalos

I do public appearances. I’m bluff, hearty, goofy. I wear loud clothes, and I read the funny bits. I occasionally get taken to task for one thing or another, and I acknowledge my fault, my flaw, my failure, and I move on.

— Nick Harkaway

I hear people talk in my head, and I write it down. I choose where they live and how they dress to be real.

— Nicole Holofcener

There’s no drugs, no Tom in a dress, no psychiatrists.

— Nicole Kidman

I come from a strong religious background, and I had a very conservative upbringing. So I was nervous, and confused. Here I was wanting to be Whitney Houston, so why did I have to dress in lingerie to do that? I didn’t get it.

— Nicole Scherzinger

When I got married in 1991, I had never been to a wedding, so I didn’t know that my wedding was tacky. I didn’t know that I was getting married in a quinceanera dress, because there was nobody there to cry over me and tell me I look like a fool.

— Niecy Nash

It’s frustrating to not be able to wear the same dress twice, so I don’t have a go-to dress like all girls do. Renting is definitely going to be my new fashion obsession.

— Nikki Reed

I know people who are incredibly successful who still dress the way they did when they were 18, just because they still think that’s how they look good.

— Noah Baumbach

I like to wear beautiful clothes, but I don’t have that many.

— Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

After assessing what’s in your closet, make a list of what you need. Not want, but need. Write down the basics missing from your wardrobe. It could be a classic white shirt, a trenchcoat, or the perfect little black dress. Whatever the blank spots, write them down. This will be your reference for shopping.

— Nina Garcia

I’ve said this so many times, but I keep coming back to this: Trends come and go. Own them and make them your own. If it doesn’t feel right, then don’t feel like you need to dress a certain way just to be trendy.

— Nina Garcia

When you’re young, you think that clothes are almost magical, and that if you wear the right thing – to school, to the prom, on the date, etc. – something’s going to happen. Black, it’s the anti-magical thing. It comes from the recognition that it is not going to be ‘the’ dress.

— Nora Ephron

I don’t like shopping, and I like my clothes to be comfortable.

— Norah Jones

True economy consists in always making the income exceed the out-go. Wear the old clothes a little longer if necessary dispense with the new pair of gloves mend the old dress: live on plainer food if need be so that, under all circumstances, unless some unforeseen accident occurs, there will be a margin in favor of the income.

— P. T. Barnum

I travel regularly and have learnt to be very methodical as far as packing is concerned. For example, I always check the weather in advance of where I’m going to ensure that I’ve packed the right clothes.

— Paloma Faith

I’m not that materialistic. I like nice clothes and that, but I don’t spend lots of money on stuff. I’m not really into TV, I don’t have an iPod, I’ve got a gramophone.

— Paloma Faith

If I see something that inspires me, I’ll dress like it.

— Paloma Faith

There’s no way I set out to be a certain kind of symbol – the way I dress is the way I am, the way I live my life.

— Pamela Anderson

When you left the house today, you had the intention of putting clothes on and you did. You didn’t try to put your pants on today. You simply put them on. The same has to hold for all of our intentions. We don’t try to be more loving partners. We make the intention, and we act on it.

— Patch Adams

If you’re into a certain band, you’re into the way they dress.

— Paul Weller

I’ve always liked my clothes, even before I could properly afford them. Clothes for me were never a cloak, a cover. They were how I chose to express myself.

— Paul Weller

I plan my golf outfits for the tournaments, I recycle some for the practice rounds, but I always have new ideas for my golf attire, and I like to dress nice after the rounds, so I have to bring all my heels. It’s terrible. The worst part about being on tour is living out of a suitcase.

— Paula Creamer

I dress and eat like a fifth-grader, basically. I like sandwiches and cereal and hooded sweatshirts.

— Peter Dinklage

Any affectation whatsoever in dress implies, in my mind, a flaw in the understanding.

— Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

The difference between a man of sense and a fop is that the fop values himself upon his dress and the man of sense laughs at it, at the same time he knows he must not neglect it.

— Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

I used to make clothes for my sister’s dolls. I couldn’t care less for the dolls, but I could make the clothes really easily.

— Philip Treacy

I’m not a fashion architect. I don’t dress in Ralph Lauren and Gucci. When I buy a suit, I buy it at J. Press. I have a blue blazer that I wear 80 percent of the time.

— Peter Eisenman

I never had a massive desire to buy clothes. I liked to customise the clothes I already had or was given when I was younger. If I didn’t like them that much, I made them how I wanted them to be.

— Phoebe Philo

My mother used to dress me in quite good-taste clothes, and I really wanted things that were sparkly and spangly and trashy and nasty. I don’t know if I ever chose fashion it was just there in me.

— Phoebe Philo

I’ve had to make the transition from sweeping in for 15 minutes, doing my stuff and clearing out, to carrying a movie for the duration – in a dress.

— Philip Seymour Hoffman

My father has developed a tradition of surprising us at some point by appearing in fancy dress. He buys a new costume each year and typically gets carried away. A couple of Christmases ago he appeared in an inflatable sumo outfit. It’s endearing, really, and only quite embarrassing.

— Pippa Middleton

During the course of filming ‘Top Chef,’ I gain 15 lbs., so I’m used to needing two dress sizes.

— Padma Lakshmi

I very much wanted to live in Paris when I was in the army, and I was quite determined to. I could have become a dress designer: Dior was willing to take me on as an assistant, but he did not have an immediate vacancy.

— Paul Johnson

I used to paint landscapes without any people in them but now I paint people who happen to be in a particular place. They might be outside a pub, or on a beach or in a studio. They might have clothes on or they might not.

— Peter Wright

We undress men and women, we don’t dress them any more.

— Pierre Cardin

My first job was working in a dress shop in Los Angeles in 1940, for $7 a week.

— Paula Fox

Just look at all the awards shows now. It has turned into a catwalk. You have to be wearing a certain designer, a certain dress, and everyone’s critiquing.

— Portia de Rossi

My mother was a seamstress, so making clothes was not something you would willingly go into.

— Phillip Lim

Clothes, thank God I can get them from designers.

— Patricia Velasquez

I always find it difficult to dress in between seasons, but I quite like putting T-shirts on with a vest over the top and another layer so you can peel them back as the day goes on.

— Poppy Delevingne

I love maxi dresses, I feel so great when I put on a maxi dress, big earrings and sandals.

— Poppy Delevingne

My goal is: I’m not trying to be snobby, but my clothes are not for everyone, not for every Hollywood celebrity. There is a designer for everyone, and a celebrity for every designer.

— Prabal Gurung

Clothes are designed for the media, because it’s a great show.

— Oleg Cassini

When I was younger, I did lots of plays, put on shows for Mum and Dad, made my brother dress up in ridiculous tutus and whatnot to perform in front of them. I think my pre-primary report was like, ‘Has a flair for drama’ – it was just a little side note.

— Olivia DeJonge

The show I’m obsessed with watching is ‘Say Yes to the Dress!’ Because I love the whole makeover idea, and I’m a sap for love, of course.

— Olivia Culpo

Hollywood is strange in and of itself. People dress up and pretend to be other people, and you can either make millions of dollars, or no money. It’s odd.

— Octavia Spencer

Epic were adamant that I should carry on being me. They liked the way I look, my clothes, hats… nothing’s changed really.

— Olly Murs

When Princess Diana got married, I was a very little kid, I think. I remember her dress, and I found the dress amazing when I was a kid.

— Olivier Theyskens

I was a bit overweight as a teenager, which may be why I’m more comfortable playing with clothes than showing my body.

— Orla Brady

Why not just have fun with clothes? We should be more light-hearted about how we dress, how we look. If you experiment, you can go wrong, clearly but you can have a wonderful time doing it!

— Orla Brady

I got to dress up in funny clothes and run around New Zealand with a bow and arrow for 18 months, how bad could that be?

— Orlando Bloom

I want to make clothes that people will wear, not styles that will make a big splash on the runway.

— Oscar de la Renta

I do not have one theme for each season, I just try to make beautiful clothes all year round.

— Oscar de la Renta

In Los Angeles, I’m always in Fred Segal. It’s become a ritual. I have lunch and then buy lots of things I don’t need. Usually tons of clothes for the kids that they grow out of in 10 seconds.

— Ozwald Boateng

I was doing a scene in a medical tent in 18th-century battle dress, pantaloons and a ripped shirt, and the guy from the crew kept asking me if I was OK, if I was too cold. I told him, ‘Are you kidding? I’m from Wales!’

— Owain Yeoman

You know when you find a great dress, you’ve gotta hold on to it.

— Rachel McAdams

I can’t bear shopping. I can choose clothes for my characters, but not for myself. I’ve got no dress sense. Or I’ve lost it.

— Richard C. Armitage

I like clothes and fashion. It’s a hobby for me and I really enjoy being part of it, so it’s nice when people say: ‘He can dress quite well.’

— Richard Madden

When I’m not working, I like to be comfortable. I do like to dress smart, but comfort is important.

— Richard Madden

There’s no way I could ring up a company that was lending me a red-carpet dress and say, ‘Do you have it in a 10?’ Because all the press samples are an 8 – I would say a ‘small 8.’

— Romola Garai

I feel like I’m a boy, but I don’t feel like I should’ve been born with different parts of my body or anything like that. I feel like it’s just all in how I dress and how I talk and how I look and feel, and that makes me happy.

— Ruby Rose

I feel like my style is very much androgynous. It’s rock, chic, like casual wear, but then on the flip side to that, being that it’s so androgynous, it’ll either be skinny jeans and a leather jacket, or if I’m doing a red carpet or event, I’ll completely flip that and be wearing a suit or a dress.

— Ruby Rose

Downstairs in my house, I have a museum room. I keep all of my awards down there, and childhood photos, and even all the clothes I’ve worn on tour, in videos and on album covers.

— R. Kelly

I would say that I definitely play a different role with my style I like to mix it up a bit according to wherever I am. I dress differently in New York, L.A., Paris and London.

— Rachel Zoe

L.A. interests me, the whole band scene and relaxed carefree feel, but it does not mean you have to dress like a hippy.

— Raf Simons

What I learned is that how we present ourselves to the world is really how we get treated. So if you want to be treated really well in a restaurant, you really have to dress up. You cannot just show up.

— Ruth Reichl

I don’t design clothes, I design dreams.

— Ralph Lauren

No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

— Regina Brett

No matter how I feel, I get up, dress up, and show up for life. When I do, the day always serves up more than I could have hoped for. Each day truly is a slice of heaven. Some days the slices are just smaller than others.

— Regina Brett

If you have notoriety, you can dress any way you want to dress. That’s the way it is. I just like to get dressed up. I think that they go hand in hand – notoriety and people lookin at ya. If they look at ya, either you look like a million dollars, or you don’t. A guy can have a phenomenal body, but if the suit doesn’t fit him, forget it.

— Ric Flair

It’s much more casual than it was, but my clothes and my ring attire – I thought up half of what I brought to the show.

— Ric Flair

As a liberal, I would hesitate to propose a blanket ban on any style of dress because of the implications for individual liberty and freedom of choice.

— Richard Dawkins

Tom Ford, who is my all-time favourite, once said to me, ‘Here’s the thing about dress shirts, Rob. You need white, and you need black.’ ‘What about blue,’ I asked. He said, ‘Have you ever seen Cary Grant in a blue dress shirt?’

— Rob Lowe

I’m trying to not follow fashion. I don’t even like the word. But I do like clothes, and I like nicely cut clothes that last and that are built to be worn for the next 30 years.

— Robbie Williams

I have too many clothes, I have too many options.

— Rihanna

I love reading people. I really enjoy watching, observing, and being able to figure out a person, the reason they wore that dress, the reason they smell the way they do.

— Rihanna

I don’t have anything that I treasure at all. They’re just things. I tend to buy an awful lot of stuff, like clothes and things. But I wouldn’t be bothered if my house burns down tomorrow.

— Robbie Williams

Clothes are fun. The designers have so much fun making them, you should have fun wearing them, too.

— Rita Ora

When I was a kid, I’d spray paint my hair, cut clothes up.

— Rita Ora

The dress hat took a nosedive after the dashing JFK showed up at his inauguration bareheaded. Suddenly, a chapeau was no longer de rigueur for any man leaving the house.

— Roger Stone

Most critics of gender division are women, and they’re worried about girls and the roles presented for them by gendered entertainments. They are quite right to be. Telling girls that the cars and the guns are beyond their domain of expertise, and that they should content themselves with clothes and friendships, is limiting.

— Russell Smith

Wear your clothes with abandon, I say don’t keep them pristine as if for museums: They are meant to wear out. Then you get to buy new ones.

— Russell Smith

I don’t have a set style, but I try not to dress like everyone else.

— Ryan Lochte

When I talk to young girls about clothes, I tell them to show a lot of brains.

— Rachel Roy

One of my favorites is chilaquiles. It’s corn tortilla chips in a simple, brothy tomato sauce with a little chile for heat. It’s wonderfully homey. It has irresistible crispy bits and I love to eat it. And you can play around with it – add chicken, sliced red onions, or all these different things that can easily dress it up.

— Rick Bayless

Don’t ever humiliate a man. If you’re gonna have to dress him out, you take him aside and do it that way. That’s the one thing I don’t like about Hollywood: They go in for public humiliation. You shouldn’t do that to a man.

— Rip Torn

I am working on a dress sock line of funky, colorful, cool designs.

— Rob Kardashian

On the red carpet, I need to be protected. When I wear a Chanel dress, I feel like I’ve earned the right to be there. And Karl Lagerfeld is so poetic, such an intelligent man. I like the way he has the power to draw attention.

— Rinko Kikuchi

In the ’50s, women aspired to dress like their mothers – this polished, controlled, formal way of dressing. Then all of a sudden in the ’60s, going into the ’70s, they stopped dressing like their mothers.

— Robin Givhan

Fashion designers only occasionally tread outside the realm of clothes as pure commodity. When they do, the results are often a muddled, self-conscious message.

— Robin Givhan

We just make clothes, but for some, that’s an important thing.

— Robert J. Fisher

One of the first gardens I did outside the family was for the designer Hattie Carnegie. I was 23 then, and I went to her salon, but could not afford any of her dresses myself, though I loved them. Miss Carnegie suggested I do a garden in exchange for a coat and dress, and so I designed and planted a garden for her.

— Rachel Lambert Mellon

As a consequence while we had a roof over our heads, food on the table, and clothes to wear to school we were constantly conscious of being of modest means.

— Robert B. Laughlin

To me, it remains incomprehensible that a people who can design the Porsche 911 and sleek, white ice trains, who created the Bauhaus and speak at least three languages at birth, want to own twee Christmas figurines painted in gaudy colours, dress up in Bavarian lederhosen, and eat Haribo gummy bears.

— Rory MacLean

My fantasy life was very full. Certainly when I was a kid, I probably wanted to be an actor because I wanted to be a princess, or something magical, and get to dress up magically, and have the kind of life that I hadn’t been born into, with magic powers or whatever, and live this wonderful idealised life.

— Raquel Cassidy

In the end, I’d rather wear a nice dress, and if someone is not going to take me seriously, that’s so superficial.

— Ruzwana Bashir

NASA has to approve whatever we wear, so there are clothes to choose from, like space shorts – we wear those a lot – and NASA T-shirts.

— Sally Ride

Find your own style. Don’t spend your savings trying to be someone else. You’re not more important, smarter, or prettier because you wear a designer dress.

— Salma Hayek

Being in front of a camera, in a nice dress, getting all dressed up, is extreme. There’s a lot of other extreme situations, you know, just getting out of bed sometimes is extreme – but I do it. Just got to do it, just got to get up. Put your sweatpants on, brush off the dog hair and just get out of the house!

— Sandra Bullock

David Stern should get with the mothers of the NBA and let the moms decide what the dress code should be. I asked my mother if I could wear a chain, and she told me yeah. So I do stuff that my parents allow me to do.

— Shaquille O’Neal

My personal style and public style are very different. When I go out, I play dress up.

— Sharon Stone
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