To suffer for beauty

Key idea: Suffer

Meaning: Who wants to appear elegant and clean has to be ready to suffer some pain. It is particularly used when referring to clothing: especially for the women that wear high heels. The general meaning refers to the fact that everybody has to bear some troubles to obtain what he/she wants. This proverb is not much used in Great Britain.

Other Proverbs

To turn the tortilla around
No hay mala cocinera con tomates a la vera
Lo que agosto madura, septiembre lo asegura
Agua de febrero, llena el granero