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Quotes on Adornment

Jewelry, among other items such as clothing and accessories, fall under the category of adornment. The definition of adornment? Something that beautifies or adorns; an ornament. Of course, we know fashion runs deep and has greater implications than a simple ornament!

Here are some sagely words on the act of adorning:

The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens.  ~Author Unknown

These gems have life in them. Their colors speak, say what words fail of.  ~George Eliot

I have always felt a gift diamond shines so much better than one you buy for yourself.  ~Mae West

The finest clothing made is a person’s skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.  ~Mark Twain

I base most of my fashion sense on what doesn’t itch.  ~Gilda Radner

If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies…. It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside it.  ~Albert Einstein

People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile.  ~Lee Mildon

It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.  ~Henry David Thoreau

When you can’t do something truly useful, you tend to vent the pent up energy in something useless but available, like snappy dressing.  ~Lois McMaster Bujold

Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.  ~Henry David Thoreau

I don’t see how an article of clothing can be indecent.  A person, yes.  ~Robert A. Heinlein

Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.  ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden

If men can run the world, why can’t they stop wearing neckties?  How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck?  ~Linda Ellerbee

Just around the corner in every woman’s mind  is a lovely dress, a wonderful suit, or entire costume which will make an enchanting new creature of her.  ~Wilhela Cushman

A dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to want to take it off you.  ~Françoise Sagan

Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he’s well dressed.  There ain’t much credit in that.  ~Charles Dickens

When in doubt, wear red. - Bill Blass