14 Empowering Quotes About Clothes

From Calamity Jane to Carrie Bradshaw we collected our favorite empowering quotes by women about clothes showing the variety of ways women embrace or reject clothes.

1.“I think fashion is a lot of fun. I love clothes. More than fashion or brand labels, I love design. I love the thought that people put into clothes. I love when clothes make cultural statements and I think personal style is really cool. I also freely recognize that fashion should be a hobby.” — Anne Hathaway

2. “When we were children, every day after school, my brother and sister and I would go to my mother’s office. It was full of pencils and marker and fabrics and beads. It was so much fun to be a child and to express my creativity through drawing and to playing dress-up in all of the wonderful and colorful clothes.” — Margherita Missoni

3. “I like me better naked. I don’t mean that in a vain way… When you put clothes on, you immediately put a character on. Clothes are adjectives, they are indicators. When you don’t have any clothes on, it’s just you, raw, and you can’t hide.” — Padma Lakshmi

4. “When I joined Custer I donned the uniform of a soldier. It was a bit awkward at first but I soon got to be perfectly at home in men’s clothes.” — Calamity Jane

5. “The fashionable woman wears clothes. The clothes don’t wear her.” — Mary Quant

6. “It’s important for a woman to feel good in her clothes. It’s OK to have curves and to work them.” — Nicole Scherzinger

7. “I personally battled with my own body image for years. I used to tell myself, You can’t wear anything sleeveless or strapless. And all of a sudden I was like, What if I just didn’t send such negative messages to my brain and said, wear it and enjoy it? And now I’m more comfortable in clothes than ever.” — Drew Barrymore

8. “Putting on someone else’s clothes is like putting on a mask.” — Nancy Jo Sales

9. “I love fashion and there is no easier way to express yourself than through the clothes you wear.” — Victoria Justice

10. “I’ve used a stylist twice, and that was when I didn’t have time to go shopping or pick up an outfit for a photo shoot. I think you should dress yourself, have fun with it – it’s only clothes.” — Imelda May

11. “I don’t like shopping, and I like my clothes to be comfortable.” — Norah Jones

12. “The connection between dress and war is not far to seek; your finest clothes are those you wear as soldiers.” — Virginia Woolf

13. “Makeup is no different than clothes and accessories – it’s embellishments for your face. And it also gives you creative freedom. You get to have that moment in front the mirror every morning and give yourself self-love. You’re making yourself up beautiful, which is essentially self-love.” —Michelle Phan

14. “I like my money right where I can see it: hanging in my closet.” — Carrie Bradshaw

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