Sayings about Elegance

Isn’t elegance forgetting what one is wearing? ~ Yves Saint Laurent

Even the wisest woman you talk to is ignorant of something you may know, but an elegant woman never forgets her elegance. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Elegance is not an ornament worthy of man. ~ Seneca

What is elegance? Soap and water! ~ Cecil Beaton

It is not possible for a man to be elegant without a touch of femininity. ~ Vivienne Westwood

Although there exist many thousands of subjects for elegant conversation, there are persons who cannot meet a cripple without talking about feet. ~ Chinese Proverb

Money doesn’t buy elegance. You can take an inexpensive sheath, add a pretty scarf, gray shoes, and a wonderful bag, and it will always be elegant. ~ Carolina Herrera

We must never confuse elegance with snobbery. ~ Yves Saint Laurent

Elegance is beauty that shows unusual effectiveness and simplicity. It is frequently used as a standard of tastefulness particularly in the areas of visual design, decoration, the sciences, and the aesthetics of mathematics. Elegant things exhibit refined grace and dignified propriety.~ From Wikipedia (External link)

Quotations about Elegance

Elegance is innate. It has nothing to do with being well dressed. Elegance is refusal. ~ Diana Vreeland

Elegance is inferior to virtue. ~ Mary Shelley

Elegance is something more than ease; it is more than a freedom from awkwardness or restraint. It implies, I conceive, a precision, a polish, a sparkling, spirited yet delicate. ~ William Hazlitt

Elegance is exquisite polish. ~ Madame Suzanne Curchod Necker

Neither refinement nor delicacy is indispensable to produce elegance. ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater

For me, elegance is not to pass unnoticed but to get to the very soul of what one is. ~ Christian Lacroix

When the mind loses its feeling for elegance, it grows corrupt and groveling, and seeks in the crowd what ought to be found at home. ~ Walter Savage Landor

Nothing is more elegant than ready money! ~ French Proverbs

Elegance isn’t solely defined by what you wear. It’s how you carry yourself, how you speak, what you read. ~ Carolina Herrera

Taste and elegance, though they are reckoned only among the smaller and secondary morals, yet are of no mean importance in the regulations of life. A moral taste is not of force to turn vice into virtue; but it recommends virtue with something like the blandishments of pleasure, and it infinitely abates the evils of vice. ~ Edmund Burke

The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it. ~ Diana Vreeland

Elegance is all in the mind of the wearer. ~ Philip Treacy

True elegance for me is the manifestation of an independent mind. ~ Isabella Rossellini

Elegance is innate…. It has nothing to do with being well dressed. ~ Diana Vreeland

The wisest woman you talk with is ignorant of something that you know; but an elegant woman never forgets her elegance. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Elegance of manner is the outgrowth of refined and exalted sense.~ Philip Dormer Stanhope

A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace. ~ Tennessee Williams

Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress. ~ Coco Chanel


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