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27 of the best book quotes about clothing
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“You look... amazing!” And I have to say, I agree. I’m wearing all black - but expensive black. The kind of deep, soft black that you fall into. A simple sleeveless dress from Whistles, the highest of Jimmy Choos, a pair of stunning uncut amethyst earrings. And please don’t ask how much it all cost, because that’s irrelevant. This is investment shopping. The biggest investment of my life. I haven’t eaten anything all day so I’m nice and thin and for once my hair has fallen perfectly into shape. I look... well, I’ve never looked better in my life. But of course, looks are only part of the package, aren’t they?”
Sophie Kinsella
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Confessions of a Shopaholic
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Rebecca Bloomwood
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fashion
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materialism
shopping
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“If everyone could just wear new clothes every day, I reckon depression wouldn’t exist anymore.”
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“Of these older people many wear clothing reminiscent in some detail of home – an embroidered waistcoat or stomacher, or a gaily colored handkerchief, or a coat with large cuffs and fancy buttons. All these things are carefully avoided by the young, most of whom have learned to speak English and to affect the latest style of clothing. The girls wear ready-made dresses or shirt waists, and some of them look quite pretty. Some of the young men you would take to be Americans, of the type of clerks, but for the fact that they wear their hats in the room.”
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“I just... want to be a man who has been to a concert with a girl in a red dress. Just for a few minutes more.”
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“Whenever you are faced with the prospect of purchasing gloves, you must ask yourself if you would be bereft to lose one of them in the back of a taxicab. If not, then don’t buy them. You should only buy gloves so beautiful that to lose one of them would break your heart.”
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And what an example of the power of dress young Oliver Twist was!
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“And on the floor of a goatherd’s hut there are all sorts of things that do not belong to a dress.”
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“Their garment? Have they but one?” “Ah, good your Worship, what would they do with more? Truly they have not two bodies each.”
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“I believe that tidying is a celebration, a special send-off for those things that will be departing from the house, and therefore I dress accordingly.”
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I have often noticed that people who routinely wear sportswear are the least likely sort to participate in athletic activity.
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“If you’re going to wear a dress like that you need to wear it with confidence. You need to fill it mentally as well as physically.”
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“Astonishingly . . . not all girls get dressed just to please men.”
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“She was not truly a cheerleader, but Stargirl dressed like one.”
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“Arrange your clothes so that they rise to the right . . . lines that slope up to the right make people feel comfortable.”
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“The best sequence is this: clothes first, then books, papers, komono (miscellany), and lastly, mementos.”
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“Clothing storage: Fold it right and solve your storage problems...The goal is to fold each piece of clothing into a simple, smooth rectangle.”
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“Every piece of clothing has its own ‘sweet spot’ where it feels just right.”
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“He grew until he was a teenager. He had strange friends and he wore strange clothes and he listened to strange music.”
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“The man wore motley. He had on a tight-fitting parti-striped dress, and his head was surmounted by the conical cap and bells.”
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“As I wouldn’t wear a costume, I couldn’t imagine him wanting to wear one. And seeing that the greater part of my wardrobe is black (It’s a sensible colour. It goes with anything. Well, anything black)[...].”
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“Your suit is your responsibility. It failed. That means you failed.”
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“She took her X-act knife and selected a shirt from his closet, his favorite brown shirt. ‘How right he should wear clothing the color of excrement.‘”
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“Haven’t you ever been to the races? You’ve got to wear something loud. It’s traditional.”
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“He took off his only robe, which was old and tattered. “Here, he said, “Please take this.”
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“She has to try on everything.”
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″‘I look quite like a gentleman!’ ‘Yes, indeed,’ answered Geppetto, ‘for bear in mind that it is not fine clothes that make the gentleman, but rather clean clothes.‘”

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