Ladies, how you carry yourself matters. How you ‘package’ yourself says a lot about you. Proper conduct and etiquette can open doors for you and a lack of them can slam doors in your face. A lady should carry herself with a sense of elegance, importance, and class. Here are 10 great tips that will help you become a lady worthy of admiration and respect:
HOW TO BE A LADY TIP #1: DEVELOP GOOD POSTURE
Standing and sitting up straight are signs of a true lady. As an added benefit, having good posture is better for your back, and will help strengthen up your backbone. It will take some training to get used to if you are accustomed to slouching.
HOW TO BE A LADY TIP #2: BE RESPECTFUL TOWARD OTHERS
Being a lady isn’t just about looking or behaving properly on the outside; it involves being a good person on the inside. For example, when talking to another person, give him or her your undivided attention. It is polite, and will make for a more stimulating conversation for both parties.
HOW TO BE A LADY TIP #3: USE THE MAGIC WORDS OFTEN
Don’t take things or people for granted. Forgetting to say please and thank you (even by accident) will not go unnoticed, and often comes across as very rude. Learn to say thank you anytime somebody does you a favour, however big or small; it will show him or her that you appreciated it.
HOW TO BE A LADY TIP #4: KNOW WHEN TO SAY NO
Being polite doesn’t mean being passive and letting others take advantage of you. It is important to learn how to politely tell people no. For instance, if a man is attempting to “toast” you or is getting physically aggressive with you, then stand up for yourself and tell him to back off. If necessary, call for help.
HOW TO BE A LADY TIP #5: BE INFORMED
A lady is supposed to be eloquent and able to carry a conversation. This requires being well-read and staying up-to-date on the current events of the world. While this doesn’t necessarily require formal education, attaining the highest possible level of education that you can will be to your benefit. Read plenty of books (both fiction and non-fiction), read the news, attend seminars, and visit my blog daily.
HOW TO BE A LADY TIP #6: DEVELOP YOUR CHARM
If you don’t know how to be charming, start off by smiling more at people when you talk to them, and complimenting people more. Make your compliments personal; for example, instead of complimenting a person’s shoes, tell them that you think they have impeccable sense of fashion.
HOW TO BE A LADY TIP #7: DEVELOP EMOTIONAL CONTROL
Being a lady requires having self-control and will power. Learn to stay calm, cool, and collected. Avoid lashing out at others if you are annoyed, angry, or upset. Remain poised, and handle the situation rationally and calmly. This will prevent you from doing or saying things in the heat of the moment that you will regret later.
HOW TO BE A LADY TIP #8: MAINTAIN PERSONAL HYGIENE
Look and smell your best. Prevent infections and other illnesses. Shower daily. Brush your teeth every morning and evening. Wear deodorant. Get rid of unwanted body hair. Take very good care of yourself. You are a lady!
HOW TO BE A LADY TIP #9: DRESS ELEGANTLY
Dress appropriately for occasions. Always consider your body type and your age. Use your best judgment to determine what clothes are most appropriate for you. Buy fewer but better quality clothes which will last; wearing cheap, throwaway items isn’t good for your new image. Don’t try to squeeze into clothes that don’t fit you. Don’t feel obliged to wear high heels if you find them uncomfortable – flat shoes are just as good.
HOW TO BE A LADY TIP #10: AVOID EXCESSIVE MAKEUP OR REVEALING CLOTHING
Elegance requires minimalism. Wear makeup to accentuate your beauty, not to cover it up. Don’t show excessive cleavage or wear bare-midriff tops. These types of revealing clothes suggest that you are not dressing for yourself, but rather, to attract men. You don’t want to create a wrong impression. Or do you?