"Ordinaries, by the encouragement and favor they show to art which is truly sacred, should strive after noble beauty rather than mere sumptuous display. This principle is to apply also in the matter of sacred vestments and ornaments."
sacrosanctum concilium Nr. 124
"In the church, the body of Christ, the individual members have different responsibilities. The various services are distinguished by the different liturgical garments in church services. These should point to the specific functions of the different services and, at the same time, bring to the fore the festive character of the liturgical celebration."
General Introduction to the Roman Missal
"Celebration and service are the two pillars on which the purpose of vestments is built. They tell of celebration and service. They turn themselves to God and the community... We listen to the textiles' alleluia in the vestments! We see in vestments the marking and license for service of God and the community."