85 Coco Chanel Quotes About Women, Fashion, Beauty

These Coco Chanel famous quotes about women, fashion, and beauty will inspire you to be yourself.

Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel born on 19 August 1883 was a businesswoman and a French fashion designer. She was one of the leading figures in the history of fashion. Her impact on fashion industry was significant and long-lasting.

Coco Chanel Famous Quotes

Chanel was raised in an orphanage when her father abandoned her and her mother died. Leaving her profession as a singer, Chanel opened her first boutique in 1913 in Deauville, and by 1915, she had opened another shop in Biarritz. Both of her shop were a success that she was registered as a couturière in 1919.

She had many relationships but never married in her life.

Coco Chanel died on 10 January 1971, at the Hotel Ritz at the age of 87 years.

She is credited with having liberated women from the constraints of the “corseted silhouette” and supporting women’s liberation because she was able to design clothes that freed women from having to wear corsets.

Brought an end to the corset, which was a symbol of female oppression at that time, she also made pants (trousers) acceptable for women to wear in public.

Extending her influence beyond couture clothing, realizing her aesthetic design in jewellery, handbags, and fragrance, her signature scent that is Chanel No.5 was a huge success and became an iconic product. Her brand logo which is interlocked-CC monogram is also designed by herself and used since 1920s.

Chanel was one of the most high-profile businesswomen that ever existed who founded her luxury brand that is valued at an estimated $13.2 billion in today’s dollars. She became famous for popularizing the little black dress, and also established it as a fashion piece women could wear for any occasion.

Chanel is the only fashion designer who was listed as the 100 most influential people of the 20th century on Time magazine.

She knew that fashion was more than just the clothes that hide our bodies and launched a collection of women’s clothes that revolutionized the way women dress, feel, and behave in society.

Here we are sharing a collection of famous Coco Chanel quotes, sayings, captions, and phrases about beauty, fashion and women to inspire you to be as irresistibly bold as she was.

Coco Chanel Quotes

“My life didn’t please me, so I created my life.”
― Coco Chanel

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.”
― Coco Chanel

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
― Coco Chanel

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”
― Coco Chanel

“It’s probably not just by chance that I’m alone. It would be very hard for a man to live with me, unless he’s terribly strong. And if he’s stronger than I, I’m the one who can’t live with him. … I’m neither smart nor stupid, but I don’t think I’m a run-of-the-mill person. I’ve been in business without being a businesswoman, I’ve loved without being a woman made only for love. The two men I’ve loved, I think, will remember me, on earth or in heaven, because men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness. I’ve done my best, in regard to people and to life, without precepts, but with a taste for justice.”
― Coco Chanel

“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”
― Coco Chanel

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ”
― Coco Chanel

“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.”
― Coco Chanel

“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”
― Coco Chanel

“You live but once; you might as well be amusing.”
― Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel Quotes, Sayings, And Captions

“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”
― Coco Chanel, Believing in Ourselves: The Wisdom of Women

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”
― Coco Chanel

“I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.”
― Coco Chanel

“Fashion changes, but style endures.”
― Coco Chanel

“If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.”
― Coco Chanel

“A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.”
― Coco Chanel

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
― Coco Chanel

“Where should one use perfume?” a young woman asked. “Wherever one wants to be kissed.”
― Coco Chanel

“There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.”
― Coco Chanel

“I don’t do fashion, I AM fashion.”
― Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel Quotes About Fashion

“As long as you know men are like children, you know everything!”
― Coco Chanel

“I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.”
― Coco Chanel

“Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is perfect harmony.”
― Coco Chanel

“You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life.”
― Coco Chanel

“The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.”
― Coco Chanel

“Elegance is refusal.”
― Coco Chanel

“Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.”
― Coco Chanel

“How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.”
― Coco Chanel

“Adornment, what a science! Beauty, what a weapon! Modesty, what elegance!”
― Coco Chanel

“I wanted to give a woman comfortable clothes that would flow with her body. A woman is closest to being naked when she is well-dressed.”
― Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel Quotes And Phrases On Age

“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.”
― Coco Chanel

“A woman can be overdressed but never over elegant.”
― Coco Chanel

“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.”
― Coco Chanel

“Only those with no memory insist on their originality.”
― Coco Chanel

“Fashion has two purposes: comfort and love. Beauty comes when fashion succeeds.”
― Coco Chanel

“Arrogance is in everything I do. It is in my gestures, the harshness of my voice, in the glow of my gaze, in my sinewy, tormented face.”
― Coco Chanel

“The best things in life are free. The second best things are very, very expensive.”
― Coco Chanel

“I don’t know why women want any of the things men have when one of the things that women have is men.”
― Coco Chanel

“Passion goes, Boredom remains.”
― Coco Chanel

“A beautiful dress may look beautiful on a hanger, but that means nothing. It must be seen on the shoulders, with the movement of the arms, the legs, and the waist.”
― Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel Quotes About Beauty

“I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.”
― Coco Chanel

“There are people who have money and people who are rich.”
― Coco Chanel

“Everyone marries the Duke of Westminster. There are a lot of duchesses, but only one Coco Chanel.”
― Coco Chanel

“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.”
― Coco Chanel

“Elegance comes from being as beautiful inside as outside.”
― Coco Chanel

“There is a time for work and a time for love. That leaves no other time.”
― Coco Chanel

“Sin can be forgiven, but stupid is forever.”
― Coco Chanel

“Be classy. Anything but trashy.”
― Coco Chanel

“There is nothing more comfortable than a caterpillar and nothing more made for love than a butterfly. We need dresses that crawl and dresses that fly. Fashion is at once a caterpillar and a butterfly, caterpillar by day, butterfly by night”
― Coco Chanel

“I imposed black; it still going strong today, for black wipes out everything else around”
― Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel Famous Quotes

“Those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous. Therefore, the latter is stronger.”
― Coco Chanel

“Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.”
― Coco Chanel

“Women have always been the strong ones of the world.”
― Coco Chanel

“Fashion is made to become unfashionable.”
― Coco Chanel

“There is nothing worse than solitude. Solitude can help a man realize himself, but it destroys a woman”
― Coco Chanel

“Coquetry, it’s a triumph of the spirit over the senses.”
― Coco Chanel

“I love luxury. And luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but in the absence of vulgarity. Vulgarity is the ugliest word in our language. I stay in the game to fight it.”
― Coco Chanel

“Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.”
― Coco Chanel

“A woman has the age she deserves.”
― Coco Chanel

“Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.”
― Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel Quotes About Perfume

“A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion”
― Coco Chanel

“When I find a color darker than black, I’ll wear it. But until then, I’m wearing black!”
― Coco Chanel

“Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics”
― Coco Chanel

“A woman’s education consists of two lessons: never leave the house without stocking, never go out without a hat.”
― Coco Chanel

“In 1919 I woke up famous. I’d never guessed it. If I’d known I was famous, I’d have stolen away and wept. I was stupid. I was supposed to be intelligent. I was sensitive and very dumb.”
― Coco Chanel

“If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack. Men hate women who weep.”
― Coco Chanel

“Costume jewelry is not made to give women an aura of wealth, but to make them beautiful.”
― Coco Chanel

“Don’t be like the rest of them, darling.”
― Coco Chanel

“For a woman, betrayal has no sense – one cannot betray one’s passions.”
― Coco Chanel

“Capel said, “Remember that you’re a woman.” All too often I forgot that.”
― Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel Inspirational Quotes

“A woman with good shoes is never ugly!”
― Coco Chanel

“No one is young after forty, but one can be irresistible at any age”
― Coco Chanel

“Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.”
― Coco Chanel

“I only drink Champagne on two occasions, when I am in love and when I am not.”
― Coco Chanel

“Dress like you are going to meet your worst enemy today.”
― Coco Chanel

“Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.”
― Coco Chanel

“No matter the age, a woman who is unloved is lost – unloved she might as well die.”
― Coco Chanel

“He will soon be claiming that the Resistance has liberated the world.”
― Coco Chanel

“Women hide their imperfections instead of accepting them as an added charm.”
― Coco Chanel

“Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants.”
― Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel Quotes About Women

“To achieve great things, we must first dream”
― Coco Chanel

“The more stupid and unlucky man is,
the more claims he makes to the woman.”
― Coco Chanel

“Never a button without a buttonhole.”
― Coco Chanel

“Nothing makes a woman look older than obvious expensiveness, ornateness, complication”
― Coco Chanel

“Always keep your head, heels, and standards high.”
― Coco Chanel, The Allure of Chanel

Did you like these famous Coco Chanel quotes?

Despite having a difficult childhood, Coco Chanel never let all those things pull her backward. She realized her dream and never give up on it. Becoming a role model for several and breaking the old barriers, she invented dresses for herself which were loved and followed by many.

There has been many plays and biographies has been done on her for you to read about her life more in detail. We hope these famous Coco chanel quotes and sayings will inspire you to rise above any challenges you might face and become the best you.

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