Dress Quotes

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William Makepeace Thackeray
“Good humor may be said to be one of the very best articles of dress one can wear in society.”
William Makepeace Thackeray, Sketches and Travels, Etc.

Sophia Loren
“A woman's dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.”
Sophia Loren

Richelle Mead
“My nails dug into his back, and he trailed his lips down the edge of my chin, down the center of my neck. He kept going until he reached the bottom of the dress’s V-neck. I let out a small gasp, and he kissed all around the neckline, just enough to tease.”
Richelle Mead, The Indigo Spell

Karl Lagerfeld
“Luxury is the ease of a t-shirt in a very expensive dress.”
Karl Lagerfeld

“Ladies should also remember that gentlemen look more to the effect of a dress in setting off the figure and countenance of a lady than to its cost. Very few gentlemen have any idea the value of ladies' dresses. This is a subject for female criticism. Beauty of person and elegance of manners in women will always command more admiration from the opposite sex than beauty, elegance or costliness of clothing."
The Scholars' Companion and Ball Room Vade Mecum
Thomas Hillgrove, 1857”
Thomas Hillgrove

Isabel Wolff
“I've no idea when I'm going to wear it, the girl replied calmly. I only knew that I had to have it. Once I tried it on, well... She shrugged. The dress claimed me.”
Isabel Wolff, A Vintage Affair

Jean Rhys
“Your red dress,’ she said, and laughed.

But I looked at the dress on the floor and it was as if the fire had spread across the room. It was beautiful and it reminded me of something I must do. I will remember I thought. I will remember quite soon now.”
Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea

Manis Friedman
“It's like the old question, "Do you lock your house to keep people out, or to protect what's inside?" Should a person act modestly and dress modestly in order to prevent intrusion from the outside, undesirable things from happening, or to preserve and maintain what is inside: the delicate and sensitive ability to have and maintain an intimate relationship.”
Manis Friedman, Doesn't Anyone Blush Anymore: Love, Marriage and the Art of Intimacy

Amit Kalantri
“Take care of your costume and your confidence will take care of itself.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Franz Kafka
“It occurs to me that I really can't remember your face in any precise detail. Only the way you walked away through the tables in the café, your figure, your dress, that I still see.”
Franz Kafka, Letters to Milena

Israelmore Ayivor
“You cannot score a goal when you are sitting on the bench. To do so, you have to dress up and enter the game.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Israelmore Ayivor
“Never be complacent about the current steps; don't agree and follow the status quo. Be determined that you are making an indelible impact with great change. Now, dress up and go to make it happen!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Katie MacAlister
“I tried to avoid looking at the dress full on, lest it burn out my retinas with its glittering hideousness. ”
Katie MacAlister, Holy Smokes

“Don't allow yourself to get into the habit of dressing carelessly when there is 'only' your husband to see you. Depend upon it he has no use for faded tea-gowns and badly dressed hair, and he abhors the sight of curling pins as much as other men do. He is a man after all, and if his wife does not take the trouble to charm him, there are plenty of other women who will.”
Blanche Ebbutt, Don'ts for Wives

Rhiannon Hart
“It was strapless, the bodice peacock-blue and edged in gold, full skirted at the front and gathered into an elaborate, foaming bustle of satin and peacock feathers at the back. I insisted that every inch of bare skin was powdered with gold: my shoulders, décolletage, and the lower part of my face. The golden mask would cover my eye, and my lips were painted with more gold. I carried a golden fan that, when it was opened, revealed hundreds of eyes and looked exactly like a peacock's tail.”
Rhiannon Hart, Blood Song

Leah Wilson
“like it or not, what we dress in is a direct reflection of who we are personally, socially, and historically.”
Leah Wilson, The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy

“I would rather wear a suit everyday and be respected than dress half naked and be disrespected.”
Bianca Frazier

Gustave Flaubert
“Charles went to kiss her shoulder.
-Leave me alone! she said, you're creasing my dress.”
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

Charles Dickens
“A commission of haberdashers could alone have reported what
the rest of her poor dress was made of, but it had a strong general
resemblance to seaweed, with here and there a gigantic tea-leaf.
Her shawl looked particularly like a tea-leaf after long infusion.”
Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit

Christopher Hitchens
“I was to grow used to hearing, around New York, the annoying way in which people would say: 'Edward Said, such a suave and articulate and witty man,' with the unspoken suffix 'for a Palestinian.' It irritated him, too, naturally enough, but in my private opinion it strengthened him in his determination to be an ambassador or spokesman for those who lived in camps or under occupation (or both). He almost overdid the ambassadorial aspect if you ask me, being always just too faultlessly dressed and spiffily turned out. Fools often contrasted this attention to his tenue with his membership of the Palestine National Council, the then-parliament-in-exile of the people without a land. In fact, his taking part in this rather shambolic assembly was a kind of noblesse oblige: an assurance to his landsmen (and also to himself) that he had not allowed and never would allow himself to forget their plight. The downside of this noblesse was only to strike me much later on.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22: A Memoir

Lisa Bedrick
“I think the skin revolution for women, I will call it, really all started with Mariah Carey. Madonna was pretty risqué too, but she was pretty much always known as a "bad girl." Mariah was a good girl, supposedly Christian, turning very bad, in the late 90's. So then, all the other little girls and teens and women across America thought it would be ok for them to "come out" too essentially, or flaunt whatever they had. Modesty went completely out the window for many women, starting in the late 90's.”
Lisa Bedrick, On Christian Hot Topics

“Thought of a person is like his soul
Where his body is the dress of his soul
And language is the dress of his thought.

- Mirror Thoughts”
Maninder Singh writer

Delia Owens
“Look here, Miss Kya," Mabel said, as she lifted a peach-colored dress with a layer of chiffon over the flowered skirt, the most beautiful piece of clothing Kya had ever seen, prettier than Ma's sundress. "This dress is fit for a princess like you.”
Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing

Ehsan Sehgal
“The women and men are more beautiful with the dress than without dress.”
Ehsan Sehgal
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Mehmet Murat ildan
“When you meet someone in the exact same dress as you, it feels a little awkward because it's like a thought of yours has been stolen!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Natalie Meg Evans
“This dress was a tube of finely pleated silk, each pleat as fine as a harp string... driven by an urge she didnt question, she quickly shed her clothes and slipped the dress over her head. Knotting the belt around her waist, she went to the mirror. Her reflection stunned her. The natural elasticity of the pleats defined her curves molding like rows of vines to the contours of the land... Shauna stared at her face before her, growing leaner and far more beautiful. Unable to blink or move, she felt an unbearable sadness swinging through her. Tears began to course down her cheeks. Where did this grief come from? ... It came from a cause more terrible and one without remedy. The woman in the mirror flared her airs back at her in desperate appeal.”
Natalie Meg Evans, A Gown of Thorns

Alex Brunkhorst
“She wore a summer dress and it smelled of Hawaii- of the ocean, sun, teriburgers and plumeria. I squeezed her dress in my hand, wanting to be back there.”
Alex Brunkhorst, The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine

Sarvesh Jain
“If you don’t put out your best dress, eat lots of sweets, enjoy the view, then what’s even the point of celebrating the Diwali?”
Sarvesh Jain

“While your mouth is open, dress is not enough to cover your ass.”
Mohiuddin Mohammad, Bangladesh

Elizabeth Lim
“The gown was still warm from having been pressed, and the ruffles tickled her collarbone as she slipped it onto her body.”
Elizabeth Lim, So This is Love

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