Coco Chanel phrases: famous aphorisms, quotes


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Coco Chanel's famous phrases on fashion and refinement in dress, selected quotes and aphorisms on the perfume of this French designer who revolutionized the concept of femininity.


Coco Chanel quotes

- There are many duchesses, but only one Coco Chanel.

- Fashion passes style remains.


- A woman should be two things: classy and fabulous.

- Beauty serves women to be loved by men, stupidity to love men.

- Ornament, what science, beauty that weapons. A woman is a caterpillar by day and a butterfly by night, she must be able to walk and fly. But the butterfly does not go to the market, the caterpillar does not go to a party. And above all a woman without a perfume will not go anywhere


- Happiness is nothing but the scent of our soul.

- You can be splendid at thirty, fascinating at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life.

- I don't regret anything in my life, except what I haven't done.


- Good taste in dressing is something innate, like the sensitivity of the palate.

- Fashion reflects the times in which we live, even if, when times are trivial, we prefer to forget it.

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- You are never too rich or too thin.

- If you were born wingless, never do anything to stop them from growing.

- There is a moment to work, and one to love. Which leaves no more time available.

- At thirty, a woman must choose between her back and her face.

- To be irreplaceable one must be unique.

- If you are sad, put on a little more lipstick and go on the attack. Men hate women who cry.

- A man can wear whatever he wants. It will always remain an accessory of the woman.


- A woman with beautiful shoes on her feet is never ugly.

- I invented my life taking for granted that everything I would not have liked would have an opposite, that I would have liked.

- Strength builds on failures, not on one's successes. What made me strong was always swimming against the current.

- How many worries you get rid of when you decide not to be something but someone.

- A woman is closest to being naked when she is well dressed.

Coco Chanel's aphorisms

- A woman is closest to being naked when she is well dressed.


- No man will make you feel protected and safe like a cashmere coat and a pair of black glasses.

- Vulgarity is the ugliest word in our language and I work hard to fight it.

- Fashion is made to become out of fashion.

- I can not understand how a woman can leave the house without settling down a minimum, even just for education. You never know, maybe that very day it is destiny to meet the man of his life ... and it is better to prepare well for fate.

- Before going out, look in the mirror and take something off.

- Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.

- Simplicity is the fundamental note of any true elegance.

- If a woman is badly dressed, the dress is noticeable. If it is well flawlessly you notice the woman.

- The best color in the world is what looks good on you.

- The only beautiful eyes are those that look at you with tenderness.

- A woman without perfume is a woman without a future.

- The education of a woman consists of two lessons: never leave the house without socks, never go out without a hat.


- A woman at 19 can be attractive, at 29 seductive but only at 39 she can be irresistible. And over 39 years will never prove any woman who once in a lifetime has been irresistible.

- If you understand that men are children then you understand everything about life.

- There is nothing worse than loneliness. Loneliness can help a man to realize himself, but he destroys a woman.

- Passion passes, boredom remains.

- You are never too rich or too thin.

- Nature gives you the face you are at twenty years old; it is your job to deserve what you will have in fifty years.

- Some people think that luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.

- Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.

- A woman is the age she deserves.

- Perfume is the basic fashion accessory, unforgettable, unseen, the one that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure.

Coco Chanel phrases

- When I find a darker color than black, I will wear it. But until then, I will wear black!

- I love luxury. It does not lie in wealth and pomp but in the absence of vulgarity. Vulgarity is the ugliest word in our language. I stay in the game to fight it.


- I am not fashion, I am fashion.

- Fashion is not something that exists only in clothes, fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, our way of life, what is happening.

- Luxury is a necessity that begins when the need ends.

- Nature gives you the face you are at twenty years old; it is your job to deserve what you will have in fifty years.

- It is the basic fashion accessory, unforgettable, unseen, the one that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure.

- A woman should wear her perfume wherever she likes to be kissed.

- A fashion that does not reach the streets is not fashion.

- There is a moment to work, and one to love. Which leaves no more time available.

- Those who create are rare; those who do not create are numerous. So the last are the strongest.

- How many worries you get rid of when you decide not to be something but someone.

- The only beautiful eyes are those that look at you with tenderness.

- I don't care what you think of me. I don't think about it at all.


- Strength is achieved through failure, not success.

- If you were born wingless, never do anything to stop them from growing.

- Repent sensibly. I don't regret anything in my life, except what I haven't done.

- Beauty is neither inside nor outside, it is in the air that surrounds you.

- The reason for choosing diamonds is that, as dense as they are, they represent the greatest value in the smallest volume.

Top 20 Coco Chanel Quotes || The French fashion designer (January 2023)


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