TLTCTE: Address your dressing
THE LADY, THE CLASSY AND THE ELEGANT
Before you open your mouth, your appearance/dressing has done a lot of speaking on your behalf. What is your dressing saying?
It is such a shame though, how many women complain that they are not taken seriously and that they are seen only as a sex object. Yet, it does not go unnoticed that they go ahead to punctuate this point by dressing in an inappropriate manner. C’mon ladies, what gives?!
The right dressing will accentuate your elegance, style and class. Being an elegant lady does not mean you need expensive clothes with designer labels. There are a lot of affordable clothes that speak of sophistication and class.
A few tips on how to dress like a lady:
1. No baggys or sport clothes!
Ever heard that a woman’s clothes should be tight enough to show that she is a woman, but loose enough to show that she is a lady? As a classy lady, your clothes should not leave people guessing whether you are male or female. You don’t need to dress up in frilly dresses to exaggerate your femininity (unless you really want to), but wearing clothes that complement your curves tells how much of a lady you are. Baggy clothes are shapeless and should be reserved until you want to star in a hip hop rap video! Wear joggers, sweat-suits and trainers ONLY when you are exercising.
2. Iron your clothes!
Going out in wrinkled clothes makes you appear scruffy and sloppy. As unimportant as it may seam, wrinkled clothes says to a lot of people that you lack good personal hygiene. Granted that with some clothes, you can easily get away with not ironing them, however, shirts and pant-suits almost always need to be ironed.
When your clothes are ironed, you look extra clean, crisp and sharp! If you don’t particularly like ironing, take your clothes to the dry cleaner, it can be done for a small fee or just pay somebody else to do it.
3. Always wear underwear!
Okay, because x-ray glasses that allow you to stare through people’s clothing at their underwear is not out yet (well, at least to the general public), many neglect the necessity for clean and appropriate underwear. The look-at-my-nipple no-bra-look is far from sensual as often publicized by the media. Rather, it screams that you are cheaply seeking attention and want to be seen as a sex object. Get yourself measured and wear bras that fit properly. Never leave the house without your underwear. As sad as it is, this had to be addressed.
4. Please leave it all to imagination
The words class, lady and elegance connote modesty, respect and subtlety. Dressing up in tight revealing clothes is not synonymous with this exquisite character. It is common knowledge that men are visually stimulated, putting on a show for them by dressing in a demeaning way tells everyone that this is how much you are worth – a short tumble in somebody’s bed and it’s free for all. Tight clothes, extra mini skirts and cleavage enhancing tops do not complement the body of a woman in graceful way. REGARDLESS of what you think, you do not need to wear revealing clothes to be attractive. I like to liken wearing revealing clothes to walking in the city centre stark naked. You will get everybody’s attention easily! Men have often testified to not wanting something that comes too easy. Be a mystery.
5. Make-up and Jewellery
As I keep hammering, a real classy lady does not draw unnecessary attention to herself. Wearing excessive jewellery will certainly do that. One statement piece is enough and it should be modest. Make up should be kept minimal and natural-looking, you should not look like a cake or the representative for female-clown-r-us!
In conclusion, we must stress that wearing the appropriate clothes at the appropriate place and time is essential.
You do NOT have to be rich or an aristocrat to be a classy and elegant lady!
ePISODE 1 in the “THE LADY, THE CLASSY AND THE ELEGANT” series.