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

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.
You can say what you like about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins.
Every time a woman leaves off something she looks better, but every time a man leaves off something he looks worse.
I have heard with admiring submission the experience of the lady who declared that the sense of being perfectly well dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which religion is powerless to bestow.
Judge not a man by his clothes, but by his wife's clothes.
When a woman dresses up for an occasion, the man should become the black velvet pillow for the jewel.
Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, but not expressed in fancy; rich not gaudy; for the apparel oft proclaims the man.
How to dress? When the money is going from you wear anything you like. When the money is coming to you, dress your best.
So dress and conduct yourself so that people who have been in your company will not recall what you had on.
The origins of clothing are not practical. They are mystical and erotic. The primitive man in the wolf-pelt was not keeping dry; he was saying: Look what I killed. Aren't I the best?
Know first who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.
If men can run the world, why can't they stop wearing neckties? How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck?
I dress for women and I undress for men.
He was a tubby little chap who looked as if he had been poured into his clothes and had forgotten to say when!
We act the way we dress. Neglected and untidy clothes reflect a neglected and untidy mind.
For women... bras, panties, bathing suits, and other stereotypical gear are visual reminders of a commercial, idealized feminine image that our real and diverse female bodies can't possibly fit. Without these visual references, each individual woman's body demands to be accepted on its own terms. We stop being comparatives. We begin to be unique.
The apparel oft proclaims the man.
I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity -- all I hope for in my clothes.
No man is esteemed for colorful garments except by fools and women.
Where women are concerned, the rule is never to go out with anyone better dressed than you.
Those who make their dress a principal part of themselves will, in general, become of no more value than their dress.
Good clothes open all doors.
A modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.
Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire.
Nothing goes out of fashion sooner than a long dress with a very low neck.
You look rather rash my dear your colors don't quite match your face.
From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.
There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress.
There is much to support the view that it is clothes that wear us, and not we, them; we may make them take the mould of arm or breast, but they mould our hearts, our brains, our tongues to their liking.
I hold that gentleman to be the best-dressed whose dress no one observes.
They are best dressed, whose dress no one observes.
She wears her clothes as if they were thrown on with a pitch folk.
The beauty of the internal nature cannot be so far concealed by its accidental vesture, but that the spirit of its form shall communicate itself to the very disguise and indicate the shape it hides from the manner in which it is worn. A majestic form and graceful motions will express themselves through the most barbarous and tasteless costume.
An accent mark, perhaps, instead of a whole western accent -- a point of punctuation rather than a uniform twang. That is how it should be worn: as a quiet point of character reference, an apt phrase of sartorial allusion -- macho, sotto voce.
Brevity is the soul of lingerie.
Where's the man could ease a heart, like a satin gown?
It is principally for the sake of the leg that a change in the dress of man is so much to be desired. The leg is the best part of the figure and the best leg is the man s. Man should no longer disguise the long lines, the strong forms, in those lengths of piping or tubing that are of all garments the most stupid.
All women's dresses are merely variations on the eternal struggle between the admitted desire to dress and the unadmitted desire to undress.
Sir, a man who cannot get to heaven in a green coat, will not find his way thither the sooner in a gray one.

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