In the past, there were strict rules of etiquette that people had to follow. But in modern society, these lines have been blurred and the rules of behavior have changed. But still, there are some details that can reveal a true lady.
Herewere is convinced that good manners are not just for queens and princesses. And there are some tricks related to appearance, behavior and even texting that will help you behave like royalty.
1. Don’t lean back in your chair.
If a lady sits at the table, she should sit in the middle of the chair. It is very important to leave some space between the chair and the backrest. This body position corresponds to the so-called duchess pose.
You should sit upright but freely, and the space between your body and the edge of the table should equal the distance between your wrist and the tips of your fingers. Also, a lady can be recognized by her posture: if you lean back in your chair all the time, you might forget to keep your back straight.
2. Follow makeup rules.
Dark eyeshadow and red lipstick are a combination you’ll never see on a true lady’s face. It is possible to use these beauty products separately so that you only have a highlight on your face. Just take a look at the makeup that modern members of the royal family prefer to wear.
3. Respect yourself and your time.
If guests come unannounced, you can meet them in a bathrobe and curlers. We also recommend that you borrow this trick that a British lady used. When unwanted visitors showed up on his doorstep, he always wore shoes, put on a hat, and grabbed an umbrella.
If she was happy to see visitors, she would say, “How lucky for me, I just got home!” And if not, he would exclaim: “Ah, what a pity I have to go!”.
4. Don’t keep your hands on your waist.
Posing with hands on hips is rarely the posture that a lady chooses. Of course, we are all facing a common situation where there is simply no place to put our hands. But in this case, it’s better to keep your hands in front of your body, so the position of your body will correspond to the rules of etiquette.