A fine woman shows her charms to most advantage when she seems most to conceal them. The finest bosom in nature is not so fine as what imagination forms.

A modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.

All women's dresses are merely variations on the eternal struggle between the admitted desire to dress and the unadmitted desire to undress.

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.

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

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

Brevity is the soul of lingerie.

Clothes make the poor invisible. America has the best-dressed poverty the world has ever known.

Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, but not expressed in fancy; rich not gaudy; for the apparel oft proclaims the man.

Every time a woman leaves off something she looks better, but every time a man leaves off something he looks worse.

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.

From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.

Good clothes open all doors.

Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire.

He was a tubby little chap who looked as if he had been poured into his clothes and had forgotten to say ''when!''

How to dress? When the money is going from you wear anything you like. When the money is coming to you, dress your best.

I dress for women and I undress for men.

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.

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.

I hold that gentleman to be the best-dressed whose dress no one observes.

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