Iconic Fashion Quotes

Fashion has the ability to transform your mood, identity, and, of course, your look. If you are a fashion lover, you will agree with me that great fashion quotes are almost as iconic as the designers themselves and the clothes they make.

In this article, we have compiled an array of iconic fashion quotes from the greatest fashion designers to legendary models and stylists to inspire your daily fashion choice.

Famous Fashion Quotes to Dress by

  1. “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
  2. “What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.” —Miuccia Prada
  3. “You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet.” – Christian Dior
  4. “One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress.” —Karl Lagerfeld
  5. “I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet.” —Carrie Bradshaw
  6. “She can beat me, but she cannot beat my outfit.” – Rihanna
  7. “I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.” – Yves Saint Laurent
  8. “I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!”― Marilyn Monroe
  9. “Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing.” —Alexander Wang
  10. “Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.” —Vivienne Westwood
  11. “The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress.” —Hubert de Givenchy
  12. “Women who wear black have colorful lives.”—Neiman Marcus
  13. “My fashion is about the urban woman in the year 3000. I think about obscure, weird things and try to create a world around them.” —Lady Gaga
  14. “I love black because it affirms, designs, and styles. A woman in a black dress is a pencil stroke.”—Yves Saint Laurent
  15. “Nothing gives the luxury of pearls. Please keep that in mind.”—Diana Vreeland
  16. “A woman’s dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.”—Sophia Loren
  17. “Always dress like you’re going to see your worst enemy.” – Kimora Lee
  18. Fashion is like eating, you shouldn’t stick to the same menu. —Kenzo
  19. “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” —Coco Chanel
  20. “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. — Coco Chanel
  21. “Don’t wear what fashion designers tell you to wear. Wear what they wear.”—Tina Fey
  22. “Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered.” —Giorgio Armani
  23. “Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness, simply didn’t know where to go shopping.” —Bo Derek
  24. I don’t do fashion. I am fashion. —Coco Chanel
  25. “Luxury is the ease of a T-shirt in a very expensive dress.” ―Karl Lagerfeld
  26. “Fashion should be a form of escapism and not a form of imprisonment.” – Alexander McQueen
  27. “Fashion has to reflect who you are, what you feel at the moment and where you’re going.” – Pharrell Williams
  28. “Conformity is the only real fashion crime. To not dress like yourself and to sublimate your spirit to some kind of group identity is succumbing to fashion fascism.” – Simon Doonan
  29. “When a woman says, ‘I have nothing to wear!’ what she really means is, ‘There’s nothing here for who I’m supposed to be today.’”
  30. “Fashion isn’t a necessity. It pulls at your heart. It’s a whim. You don’t need it. You want it.” —Marc Jacobs