Class and Elegance for Jetsetbabes: Behaviour.
Even more important than looking the part is behaving like it. It’s one thing to put on the most chic, expensive gown, but it’s another to behave in a manner that leaves people with the impression that you are a lady.
How then does a classy and elegant lady behave?
▸ She listens more than she speaks
There’s nothing wrong with being a little on the quiet side. If you yammer on without consideration for your listeners, people will tune you out. A lady shows delight and interest in what others have to say.
▸ She understands proper etiquette and manners
She holds her wine glass by the stem and sips her soup without slurping noises. She knows how to sit, cross her legs, and never allows anyone a peak at her undergarments. An etiquette guide from Emily Post or Debrett’s would make a wise investment for any Jetsetbabe.
▸ She has good posture – chest up, shoulders relaxed.
If posture is your weakness, consider investing in pilates or ballet classes, which tone your body overall, but also give you great posture and work out a slouch. A visit to the chiropractor may also make a sound investment.
▸ She is always considerate
There are the snobby sort, and then there are those who are kind. As Jetsetbabes, we practice kindness, so we think of ways that allow people to be comfortable. We give an elderly woman our seat, and we tip for good service.
▸ She apologizes when required
There is nothing more annoying than an entitled person, who steps on another’s toes or knocks over a vase, and then continues to march on. A classy lady will own up to her mistakes and then continue her day without excuses or blame-shifting.
▸ She is feminine
Her steps are quiet, her voice soft, her movements graceful. She is not rude, bitter, or aggressive. She knows when to step back and let others take the lead.
▸ She is not excessive
No excessive makeup , no excessive chatter, no excessive drinking. She understands that moderation in all realms of life is key.
▸ She is discreet
You should be able to trust a classy lady with your darkest secrets. She doesn’t break confidence because she knows that not only will it scandalize you, it will also reflect badly upon her.
▸ She is confident
A lady is secure and is not prone to jealousy and comparison. She understands what she has to offer and is happy for another person’s success.
▸ She is herself
Practice, practice, practice until all these positive new habits become automatic. There is nothing worse than a woman who is false. The wise, the rich, and the educated can see through it, so be the best version of yourself!
Hanifa Yip is a women’s health mentor, certified fitness professional, and registered nutritionist with over 20 years of certified teaching experience in fitness. She has recently authored a book for women entitled Healthy with Hanifa: A Woman’s Guide to Holistic Health & Fitness, which is available for purchase on Amazon US, UK, Canada, and Australia. She also loves learning and sharing ideas on classiness, etiquette, and all subjects related to being a lady and is a regular contributor for JetsetBabe and the How to be a Lady Facebook group.