Elegance is a Quality of Style and Grace

2016.05.09  

Elegance is a quality of style and grace. It comes from the Latin elegantia, "taste, propriety, or refinement." Fashion designer and eternal fashion icon Coco Chanel famously said, "Elegance is refusal," meaning it's best to skip the big stuff in favor of simple styles made from luxurious fabrics that one could wear forever — and look great every time.Elegance also describes the beautiful simplicity of a solution, such as an elegant mathematical proof.