You are born as a female, grow into a woman, but you can only become a lady if you choose to be one. But today women have lost the thread of what makes them a lady and mores like these seem to have been lost. Being a lady is often erroneously thought of as depending on the way you sit or the way you stand, but that is not the case. It is in fact a way of life and it means being graceful and gracious.
Here are some guidelines that will help you become a true lady:
Wear the right heels: Wearing heels means that you should have the ability to carry them off and without looking clumsy. You could probably choose from 6 types of heels that women can choose from. If possible go for the classics than for something flashy.
Get makeup right: Makeup looks best when it looks as if you do not have that much on. This means staying away from the 10 mistakes to avoid while applying makeup. Be sure to learn the proper way to apply makeup so that it looks just right.
Date one man at a time: While this may seem restrictive to many given that men do date more than one lady at a time, a true lady would never do anything as crass as dating more than one person.
Develop a hobby: Each lady should do something that they are expert at and the way to do this is by having a hobby that is worthwhile. You can take up something according to your likes.
Get into reading: A lady needs to be well informed so that she can contribute something interesting to a conversation.
Maintain your body: Do stay in good shape as this is the mark of a lady who likes and takes care of her body.
Take some things easy: When it comes to holding on to grudges or some comment made by a random stranger, you should gently and graciously let it go
Groom the nails: You need not necessarily go to great lengths to do this but do ensure that your nails look good by keeping things neat and clean.
Stay away from name calling: A true lady would never tag another woman as something lowly no matter how much she deserves it.
Be neat while going out: When you set out from home, ensure that you look clean and neat.
Be nice to all: A lady is one who makes it a point to be polite and kind to everyone she comes across.
Keep your private stuff off social media: If you are going to be on Facebook, make it a point not to put your personal drama out there.
Be adept in the kitchen: A lady would know how to make some food and she should be able to put together some nice meals.
Be pleasant smelling: The first sense that people get about you is the way you smell so make sure you smell good.
Indulge in drinking within limits: If you are not good at handling liquor then do restrain yourself from overindulging.
Let the guy be genteel: Sometimes a good way to get a man to be chivalrous to let him take the lead and do things for you.
Keep things private: A lady would always be discreet about her personal sex life.
Keep yourself updated: Make it a point to keep yourself updated on a wide variety of subjects so that you can contribute in the right manner to any discussion.
Take care of hair: Make it a point to ensure that your hair looks nice at all times
Don’t make men buy you drinks: If you are out on your own, don’t invite unknown men to buy you a drink or your meal.
Use complete words: A lady makes it a point to use complete words without any common abbreviations.
Ensure a neat car and home: It is never right for a lady to have a dirty car or home.