Quotes on Clothing

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Image courtesy of the Rudd Center Image Gallery

“If you don’t grow up ever seeing members of your community wearing suits or expensive clothes, it’s easy to see those who wear these things as members of an exclusive group you can’t break into.”
— Kris Gale in the NY Times 

“[P]erception is often reality. If you dress, act, and sound like a competent professional, people will generally assume you are, until you prove differently.”
Mark Melvin in Information Week

“There’s a certain despair that comes with not being able to buy clothes — access to plus size clothing is a huge issue (and one that reaches beyond fashion) because you can’t leave the house naked. You can’t go to work without work-appropriate clothing. You can’t feel confident about yourself and your abilities if you cannot accomplish the fundamental task of getting dressed in the morning. I don’t even mean getting dressed in new and trendy things — I mean that being able to even acquire clothes of any kind is a big deal.”
Marianne Kirby in xojane

“I SLAYED A FUCKING DRAGON BEFORE I COULD BUY THIS DRESS. THAT IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE COMPLIMENTING.”
Lesley Kinzel on Two Whole Cakes

One thought on “Quotes on Clothing

  1. It’s amazing how much better I’m treated when I’m wearing the “right” clothing. There’s no doubt in my mind that I’ve lost out on job opportunities based on my lack of “appropriate” clothing in the past.

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