101 Coco Chanel Quotes About Life, Beauty and Style

A remarkable french fashion designer, famous for her unique timeless trademark suits, little black dress and more, is basically still among us today in many ways, as her belief was that fashion isn’t only in the clothes we wear but everywhere. She was born Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel to a poor family in Saumur, France. After her mother’s death, she and her two sisters were abandoned in an orphanage, when she was 12 and her two brothers to a local family, by her father, a working peddler. It was her time spent with the nuns, who taught her how to sew, that later became a skill that would be the beginning of an enormous career and empire. Her childhood also included performances in clubs in Vichy and Moulins, where she inherited the nickname Coco. She became a respected and admirable style icon herself as she was known for her simple and sophisticated mindset on her outfits. Her look was always completed with a strand of pearls and other accessories that are a trademark in the fashion industry. She never married and has no known children. She opened her first shop on Rue Cambon, in France in 1910 and sold hats at first. Later on in the 1920’s she launched her first perfume, Chanel No.5. The fact that she used elements of men’s wear and emphasized in comfort, made her designs revolutionary at the time. This legendary designer used her great strength and ability to read the times and the moods that changed everything, way before anyone else did.

Here you will find extraordinary quotes of this fashion icon, that will inspire and motivate you and loved ones to not only look into fashion differently, but to actually make life changes.

Coco Chanel Short Quotes

  • Dress like you are going to meet your worst enemy today. Coco Chanel
  • A girl should be two things: who and what she wants. Coco Chanel
  • Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress. Coco Chanel
  • There is time for work. And there is time for love. That leaves no other time. Coco Chanel
  • Don’t be like the rest of them, darling. Coco Chanel
  • Elegance comes from being as beautiful inside as outside. Coco Chanel
  • Elegance is refusal. Coco Chanel
  • Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off. Coco Chanel
  • The best things in life are free. The second best things are very, very expensive. Coco Chanel

Inspirational Coco Chanel quote to note and share.

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


Coco Chanel life quote to note and share.

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


Coco Chanel life quote to note and share.

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

  • Luxury lies not in the richness of things, but in the absence of vulgarity. Coco Chanel
  • Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman. Coco Chanel
  • Fashion changes, but style endures. Coco Chanel
  • There are people who have money and people who are rich. Coco Chanel
  • A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life. Coco Chanel
  • A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future. Coco Chanel
  • A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion. Coco Chanel
  • Ask me who I don’t dress! Coco Chanel
  • Capel said, Remember that you’re a woman. All too often I forgot that. Coco Chanel
  • Coquetry, it’s a triumph of the spirit over the senses. Coco Chanel
  • Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress. Coco Chanel
  • Since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them. Coco Chanel
  • I don’t care what you think of me. I don’t think of you at all. Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel fashion quote.

A woman with good shoes is never ugly! Coco Chanel


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J’aime la vie! I feel that to live is a wonderful thing. Coco Chanel

  • Gentleness doesn’t get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs. Coco Chanel
  • You live but once; you might as well be amusing. Coco Chanel
  • Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death. Coco Chanel
  • I imposed black; it’s still going strong today, for black wipes out everything else around. Coco Chanel
  • My life didn’t please me, so I created my life. Coco Chanel
  • I was a rebellious child, a rebellious lover, a rebellious couturière — a real devil. Coco Chanel
  • I was the one who changed, it wasn’t fashion. I was the one who was in fashion. Coco Chanel
  • In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different. Coco Chanel
  • Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics. Coco Chanel
  • It is always better to be slightly underdressed. Coco Chanel
  • Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury. Coco Chanel
  • Material things aside, we need no advice but approval. Coco Chanel
  • Never a button without a buttonhole. Coco Chanel
  • Nothing is ugly as long as it is alive. Coco Chanel
  • One can get used to ugliness, but never to negligence. Coco Chanel
  • Only those with no memory insist on their originality. Coco Chanel
  • Scheherazade is easy; a little black dress is difficult. Coco Chanel
  • Sin can be forgiven, but stupid is forever. Coco Chanel
  • Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. Coco Chanel
  • The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you. Coco Chanel
  • The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. Coco Chanel
  • There have been several Duchesses of Westminster but there is only one Chanel! Coco Chanel
  • Those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous. Therefore, the latter are stronger. Coco Chanel

  • When I find a colour darker than black, I’ll wear it. But until then, I’m wearing black! Coco Chanel


Coco Chanel Fashion Quotes

  • I don’t do fashion, I AM fashion. Coco Chanel
  • Fashion is made to become unfashionable. Coco Chanel
  • It is The Unseen, Unforgettable, Ultimate Accessory of Fashion That Heralds Your Arrival and Prolongs Your Departure. Coco Chanel
  • A woman’s education consists of two lessons: never leave the house without stocking, never go out without a hat. Coco Chanel
  • Fashion has become a joke. The designers have forgotten that there are women inside the dresses. Most women dress for men and want to be admired. But they must also be able to move, to get into a car without bursting their seams! Clothes must have a natural shape. Coco Chanel
  • Fashion has two purposes: comfort and love. Beauty comes when fashion succeeds. Coco Chanel
  • Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions. Coco Chanel
  • Fashion is always of the time in which you live. It is not something standing alone. But the grand problem, the most important problem, is to rejeuvenate women. To make women look young. Then their outlook changes. They feel more joyous. 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 captapillar and a butterfly, caterpillar by day, butterfly by night. 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
  • Nothing goes out of fashion sooner than a long dress with a very low neck. Coco Chanel
  • I like fashion to go down to the street, but I can’t accept that it should originate there. Coco Chanel


Coco Chanel Quotes About Beauty

  • Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. 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
  • A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant. Coco Chanel
  • Nature gives you the face you have at twenty. Life shapes the face you have at thirty. But at fifty you get the face you deserve. Coco Chanel
  • A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel beauty quote to note and share.

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


Coco Chanel change quote to note and share.

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

  • You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life. Coco Chanel
  • Simplicity is the keynote of all true 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
  • Women hide their imperfections instead of accepting them as an added charm. 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
  • Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future! 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 the perfect harmony. Coco Chanel
  • A woman with good shoes is never ugly! Coco Chanel
  • Costume jewelry is not made to give women an aura of wealth, but to make them beautiful. Coco Chanel


Inspirational Coco Chanel Quotes

  • ‘Where should one use perfume?’ a young woman asked. ‘Wherever one wants to be kissed,’ I said. Coco Chanel
  • There goes a woman who knows all the things that can be taught and none of the things that cannot be taught. Coco Chanel
  • Adornment, what a science! Beauty, what a weapon! Modesty, what elegance! 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
  • If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing. Coco Chanel
  • How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something, but to be someone. Coco Chanel
  • Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity. Coco Chanel
  • I am not young but I feel young. The day I feel old, I will go to bed and stay there. Coco Chanel
  • J’aime la vie! I feel that to live is a wonderful thing. Coco Chanel
  • Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. Coco Chanel
  • I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like. 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. Coco Chanel


Coco Chanel Relationship Quotes

  • Great loves too must be endured. Coco Chanel
  • If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack. Men hate women who weep. Coco Chanel
  • If a man speaks badly about all women, it usually means he was burned by one woman. Coco Chanel
  • I never wanted to weigh more heavily on a man than a bird. Coco Chanel
  • Men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness. Coco Chanel
  • I only drink Champagne on two occasions, when I am in love and when I am not. 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. Coco Chanel
  • My friends, there are no friends. 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
  • Jump out the window if you are the object of passion. Flee it if you feel it. Passion goes, boredom remains. Coco Chanel
  • As soon as you set foot on a yacht you belong to some man, not to yourself, and you die of boredom. Coco Chanel
  • As long as you know men are like children, you know everything! Coco Chanel
  • For a woman betrayal has no sense – one cannot betray one’s passions. Coco Chanel
  • The more stupid and unlucky man is, the more claims he makes to the woman. Coco Chanel
  • I’ve done my best, in regard to people and to life, without precepts, but with a taste for justice. 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
  • No matter the age, a woman who is unloved is lost – unloved she might as well die. Coco Chanel


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