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23 Characteristics of A Classy Lady

 


Class is a mysterious essence that comes in many forms, depending on the woman. It largely comes from a woman’s sense of herself – from confidence without brashness, from courtesy, from kindness, and often includes a distinct sense of style – though that style can be unique and unconventional.

A lady displays self-respect,class, appreciation, and etiquette. She does not allow her mood to affect her manners. Being a classy lady doesn’t mean that you should be snobby or stuck up, but that you should have dignity, consideration, and moderation in your daily actions.

Here are the 23 characteristics of a classy lady: 

1.A classy woman is not mean to other women

I can’t stress this enough. A classy woman is not a mean girl. She ignores women who are spiteful to her, and goes about her life on her own terms.

2. A classy woman refrains from using vulgar language. She understands that the language you use represents your mind and heart.

3. She dresses tastefully. The key here is to dress with dignity. It does not have to cost much, its more important to find clothes that actually fit you right, that are wrinkle-free, and that cover your bits.

4. A classy woman is well read and intelligent.

5. A classy women calls 9 a.m and before 9 p.m.

6. A classy lady doesn’t only introduce herself with a “hello” she also adds “It’s a pleasure to meet you”. A classy lady speaks with confidence and talks clearly enough for others to understand her. Avoid saying “hi,” or “um” because that will make you look unrefined.

7. She is mindful of peoples time and is punctual.

8.  She says “No, thank you” or “Yes, please”,  she does not respond with a “yea, yup, nope, or nah”.

9. She only gives compliments when she sincerely means it. Insecurities are easier to read than we think.

10. A classy lady offers her help and is considerate to those around her.

11. When she receives an invitation she promptly RSVPs or declines. When she receives help or hospitality from someone she sends a thank you note to display her gratitude.

12. Every time she attends a gathering she does not arrive empty handed. She brings a small hostess gift.

13. A classy lady is a woman of her word. She has a respectable reputation based on her consistency of her word. She keeps her promises and obligations. She’s known amongst her friends and family as someone who is dependable.

14. She does not call him.  A classy lady knows her worth and knows she deserves to be pursued.  If you feel the need to have to initiate contact you should know that you are not dealing with a gentleman and should move on.

15.A classy woman is not petty

She is not jealous of the woman who her husband’s chatting with. She’s not mean to the neighbour’s kid because he/she is better than her own kids.

A classy woman know she’s competing only with herself.

16.They’re dignified. Oh sure, they get upset and angry, everyone does. But the classy people I have known stay calm when they do. They respond to the issue and not the person..

17. A classy woman is a woman of substance. She is talented in all areas and inspire other women. 

18. Being a lady and acting lady-like does not mean that you are entitled or snobby. Practice having a heart of gratitude, always say thank you for specific actions or generosities.

19. A classy woman understands that looks can be deceiving, buying expensive clothing does not make up for classy. However, it is her thoughts and heart that separate her.

20. A classy woman is actively listening and engaging in conversations.

21. A classy lady seeks the truth and does not believe everything she hears. She defends the truth even when it isn’t popular. She has a strong sense of right and wrong and is passionate to see the oppressed redeemed

22. She calls her elders “sir” or “ma’am.”. When she addresses a man, it is always as “Mr. (last name)” and a woman as “Mrs.” or “Miss (last name)” until they’ve been green lighted to use their first name or nickname.

23.  She speaks faithfully. A classy lady knows that her identity is rooted in God. Her strength and vision come from Jesus Christ through daily prayer. A classy lady does the right thing even when it is not expected of her. For example, she blesses someone’s reputation who has attempted to curse hers.


I just want to mention that I’m not trying to tell you how you should be, I’m just sharing my thoughts and letting women know that it is okay to be a classy lady– there is nothing wrong with that.

My simple definition of classy is what my mother taught me. To be classy is more of etiquette, and etiquette to me is something that I practice daily. To show class you most importantly have to respect yourself.

I’m not afraid to stand up for what I believe in and be myself no matter what.

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Selene Kinder

Selene Kinder

Founder of Empowering Women Now
Creating things that matter to me.

36 Comments

  1. I needed this. I’ve been trucking for so long and dealing with so many men that I became one of them.
    I really needed to read this today….thank you.

  2. How amazing to see in words, so empowering to read. So many people have expressed their view of how classy I am but not quite accepted it, I am just me. After reading all 23 points you have written…. I understand. My presence, personality, presence and excistence belongs to God, who has created me to be the way I am. It was very encouraging to read and reflect on the other points of where I have lacked due to experiences and where I can build upon after just disappointedly completed a divorce, but have gained peace of mind :).
    I hope this will help and support other women to identify their own value and self worth, of which we all deserve.

    Thank you gracefully

    Love and light x

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  4. A classy lady knows how to use font and spell correctly, but all I ultimately forgive in light of the content.
    This is a nice article, though somewhat biased by the author’s own ideas of social politeness and correctness. I believe differently about classiness and the mannerisms that produce it (such as not calling your “date” first). I want to point out that being classy isn’t wrong, but historically has been used as a way to conform women to societal standards that don’t empower them. Yet, by putting these rules into more modern context, we can all be classy and empowered.
    Thank you.

    1. Maybelline,

      We all have different ways of looking at situations and topics. Since you disagree with parts of the material posted, respectfully, I think you should create and post an article of what you believe being classy consists of. That way there are more than one resources to look at. Personally, I like this article but am also curious on what your perspectives are, As a result, those who are in agreement with you can read and use the information that best suits them. It is also a terrific way to get you opinion out there.
      Thank you for your time.

  5. I was curious if you ever considered changing the page layout of your blog?
    Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you
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  6. Well said I say all women should try to at least adopt these qualities to create better people and surroundings around us, as you know a persons actions rub off on each other.

  7. Great article! Loved that you are not trying to tell anyone to act a certain way, however, I did not like the religious comment at the end. Classy women do not have to be believe in a God or speak faithfully, in my opinion this does not affect their class. Nonetheless you had great tips!

  8. The attributes mentioned come from Jesus so, to me, it is hard (many times impossible) to do all these things without that personal relationship and guidance from above. Jesus teaches us a golden rule: “Do unto others as we would have them do unto us”. Also, Paul teaches in scripture – Galatians 5:22,23 about the fruit of the spirit – love, joy, peace, patience,kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. All of these come through the gift we receive when we accept Christ as our Savior. The gift is the Holy Spirit. The third person of the trinity from then on directs our actions and helps us do what is nearly impossible without Him. It is also what pleases God and makes us in turn happy.
    May you seek and find the true giver of abundant life, Jesus Christ, and accept the gift of salvation for eternal life. With that, you will receive all the help needed to be a special, classy, endearing lady to all who come to know you! God bless you richly!

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  10. Great article! I will use it to improve several things I’ve been doing wrong, and it also serves as a reminder of things I should keep doing.

  11. A guy and my Boss told me that I don’t act n do like a woman or girl and I asked him how? He said I should ask my fellow girls.
    1. I have check my life and found out that I do things hard/fast way. i mean if I want to do anything like eating, working drinking, in fact everything, I do it fast fast.
    2. I am not romantic at all. I don’t know how to seduce or attract men to fall for me. I can’t talk romantically and I find it hard accepting men for relationship or marriage.

    Please help a sister, its bordering me a lot. I want to be acting and behaving like a real woman, CU’s I am a woman.

  12. Excellent post! Thank you so much for posting practical and straightforward statements of what a classy women is. I absolutely love you mentioning Jesus Christ. He is our priority over everything!

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  16. Hi, Ms. Selene! While I could agree with a lot of this post, I also agree with Maybelline’s very respectful comment regarding some of the social bias, and especially the use of the word “classy”. I’d like to add that historically, society has also used the word “Lady” to silence women and keep them in their place. I grew up in a generation where “abuse” of this kind of language was perfectly obvious in it’s intent. I thought it had declined. I was shocked, however, that just last month a female reporter in Colorado filmed a peace officer telling her to “be a lady” (while he abused his power as an officer!) because he didn’t want her to talk, or use her legislative right to film him and his colleagues– so I guess it actually IS still relevant, today. Anyway, I don’t think it was your intent, but I do think that sometimes people still try to silence women by dictating standards of “class” and “lady”isms that discourage women from using their voices or expressing dissent. I’m raising a daughter so it’s very important to me that she be aware of this kind of historical use of language. I did some digging into your site and was more inspired by this post: http://4ggl.org/life-lessons/ (though I’d never even worry a bit about people’s marriage assumptions, lol). Thank you for being a woman who puts herself out there with her thoughts and ideas in a public space and also is open to respectful commentary. When commentary remains respectful, as it is, here, I learn a lot from people’s reactions and have bookmarked your site.

  17. I was called classy by a man I admire and didn’t feel I understood exactly what it was that he was seeing that made him comment that to me. I read this and it almost put me to tears… graceful, ladylike guidelines….simple and sincere, absolutely admirable….your thoughts on being classy are what I aspire to be in my own eyes. Thank you

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