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20 Things to Avoid to Become a Real Lady

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Some people consider the rules of etiquette to be outdated and old-fashioned. However, good manners never go out of style. If you want to be taken seriously, you should know there are things that can ruin your image of a true lady. We at Bright Side have come up with a list of typical etiquette mistakes a lady would never make. Keep them in mind, and you'll always make a great first impression. TIMESTAMPS Wearing poor-quality fake designer items 0:34 Making fashion mistakes 1:20 Slouching 1:59 Not taking good care of yourself 2:30 Wearing too much makeup 3:00 Being too fussy 3:25 Finishing your soup 3:59 Being rude and spreading rumors 4:32 Talking and laughing loudly 4:49 Arguing 5:17 Eating on the go 5:43 Being too honest 6:07 Wearing white high heels 6:25 Being late 6:50 Leaving an umbrella open to dry 7:12 Responding to another person's sneeze by saying "Bless you" 7:39 Not wearing pantyhose 7:58 Refusing food or drinks offered by a host 8:18 Dancing with your hair down 8:41 Blowing on your food to cool it down 9:00 SUMMARY - You don't have to spend all your money on some ridiculously expensive designer bag. But if you can't afford it, buying a much cheaper copy is not an option. A replica, even of good quality, can be easily spotted. - A true lady would never wear an oversized sweater or a pair of overly tight shorts. She knows how to choose the right types of clothes that say a lot about her style. - Improving your posture is not as difficult as it may seem at first. Including regular exercises in your schedule will strengthen the muscles in your upper back and shoulders and improve your posture. - A true lady takes good care of herself. She loves sports, maintains a healthy diet, pays attention to skincare, and consults specialists if necessary. - If a woman pays special attention to skincare, her skin looks amazing. She knows exactly what makes her face stand out and uses makeup accordingly. - A true lady knows how to take control of her nervous habits — if she has any. - To get the last spoonful of soup, you need to slightly tilt your bowl or soup plate. Although table manners say you should tilt the plate away from you to avoid splashing, it's better not to finish the soup at all. - Being rude, gossiping, and whining are taboos for a true lady. It's beneath her. Neither would she listen to someone else's whining and gossiping. - It's very important to watch the tone of your voice. Laughing loudly, yelling, and offensive language is unacceptable. - A true lady always has her own opinion, and she's 100% sure of it. However, she'd never force her ideas on anybody, nor would she argue her choice. - Etiquette rules say you need to use cutlery when you're at the table. So even if pizza is your favorite food, don't order it in a restaurant. - A true lady is never too much when it comes to communicating with new people. - A pair of white pumps can be worn either with a white wedding gown or with a white summer dress. If such a pair is decorated with a colorful detail, such as a bow or something of the kind, it is easier to integrate the shoes into your outfit. - A lady knows that it's unacceptable to be more than 15 minutes late, both for business and personal meetings. And if the event is a wedding, graduation, or funeral, it is absolutely unacceptable to be late. - Close your umbrella before entering a building. Shake the water off, and hang it to dry. You can also use a special drying machine if it's available. - Many people respond to someone else's sneeze by saying "Bless you," but this is only acceptable if the sneezer is a close friend or family member. - According to modern business etiquette rules, a woman must wear pantyhose to work and formal receptions. Even on the hottest summer day. If it's too hot, you can wear thigh-highs or pants instead of a dress or a skirt. - A true lady would never refuse food and drinks offered to her. If a host asks what drink she prefers. - A true lady cares about other people's health and safety. - It's unacceptable to blow on your food, which is why a true lady waits for it to cool down naturally. The best way to do it is to take a spoonful of your dish and hold it while you support the conversation. What do other etiquette rules you follow? Write to us in the comments; we will be happy to know your opinion! Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ SMART Youtube: https://goo.gl/JTfP6L 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC Have you ever seen a talking slime? Here he is – Slick Slime Sam: https://goo.gl/zarVZo ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
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BRIGHT SIDE (5 months ago)
What do you think it means to be a true lady? Also, be sure to check these etiquette rules if you wanna be a real lady https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F19UQrXCY7w&t=3s
Katherine (1 month ago)
A "real" and "true" lady would use proper grammar and spelling in her pinned YouTube video comment which includes concluding each sentence with a period (or in this case, a colon) and using proper English, not slang (e.g. "wanna").
N N Disconnect (1 month ago)
Please stop supporting such labels on people
N N Disconnect (1 month ago)
To be a true lady u dont let others define what a true lady is
Tigerlily (2 months ago)
a true lady is someone who isnt shallow and fake
Mazal Siani (3 months ago)
very shallow, insulting and sexist. don't want to be your lady anyhow!
Medha Pandey (2 days ago)
I have the best realization: m opposite of what u call a true lady! Yeaaaahhh! Ha ha ha ha ha
michael C. Sabatier (3 days ago)
This is sexist btw I’m a girl in my dads account
Emily Tapfield (3 days ago)
I'm sorry but you can look exactly the same in a a fake. as the real thing...
michael elliston (4 days ago)
Im far from a lady and glad
Sam Labo (4 days ago)
Once I see heavy make up I think nope
Evhemary (5 days ago)
I think these are just some simple qualities for improving your character, and any person can have them.
catherine kewakae (5 days ago)
Number 8 and 6 its okay but I disagree.
Tiffany Taylor (7 days ago)
I'm not a lady I'm a woman... and if someone sneezes I will say bless you! This is awful.
Rebecca Odell (7 days ago)
If y’all are complaining or mocking the comfortable clothing, I understand, I really do, but if you don’t agree with what the video says, just don’t watch it. I get it, you are entitled to your own freedom of speech, but the person(s) who made those video probably worked hard and doesn’t really need it. Unpopular opinion, yes I know. Just inputting some advice.
Jez XIII (7 days ago)
To be a real lady, remember to be as shallow as possible. Got it. I do like the not spreading rumors one, but that's just called being a good person.
AA El H (8 days ago)
Thanks but no thanks (except 13)
Hailee Smith (10 days ago)
Wow. I'm calling b.s. while wearing comfortable clothes. Planning on dancing with my hair down later today. Then I'm going to meet with the President and tell him exactly what I think, in whatever I feel like wearing and in whatever tone I choose. Guess I'm too ordinary thank God! 😂 What a joke of a video.
JustWatching2 (11 days ago)
the negative comments reflect the need for this video. The world has become bigger, and like it or not the impressions you give determines how attractive and or influential you are as a woman. Todays women forget the Power and influence a female can have. A Lady Will carry more distance it is not money or family back ground but the poise and dignity that carry you.
Sour Milk (11 days ago)
Being a lady is different from just being a female. This is how to be a lady, someone who's classy or refined. No one is forcing anyone to follow these rules at all. If you do not like these rules, don't follow them. Simple as that. Remember, bitter isn't a good look on anyone ;)
Unicorn Princess (17 days ago)
Someone telling me all my life choices were wrong for 10:00 minutes straight...
Believe true lady doesn't mean you shouldn't wear over sized sweater a true lady is the one who can pull off any clothes And most of the things in this video are neither ok nor true
LightUser2020 (18 days ago)
Talking through the nose?
Mermaid From Heaven (19 days ago)
I can't say, "Bless you" to a stranger?!😕
Renata FM (22 days ago)
Thank u thank u thank u
Kara Fetterhoff (22 days ago)
Be gracious, treat people with kindness and respect - especially service personnel. Handle compliments gracefully by returning a compliment if you can or just by simply saying thank you. Take pride in the person that you are, and treat others the way you would like to be treated. Man or woman, we should all be judged on the CONTENT OF OUR CHARACTER, not by external trappings like clothes and purses.
Emma Riley (23 days ago)
I will never not wear baggy sweaters and shirts foh
KAMNA NANDA (23 days ago)
Summary of video: 1. Be too conscious about how others perceive you. 2. Turn your life around it.
lamtsamgk mgk (23 days ago)
I need a true lady where can I find them? Somebody please help me out because wherever I go I usually find a fake ladies everywhere
Luna Lily Liu (27 days ago)
I tried to do this for a day, I failed.Hey normal squad,it feels good to be home and not pretend I’m high class cuz I’m not 🤗
Luna Lily Liu (27 days ago)
I’m not a true lady
Luna Lily Liu (27 days ago)
I’m also kind so “bless you” is a must
Luna Lily Liu (27 days ago)
I’m too efficient.I don’t do unnecessary things like buying an umbrella dryer.
Luna Lily Liu (27 days ago)
No pizza 🍕?!I’m done.
sabrina hicks (28 days ago)
if you dont wanna be a mom thats ok too just always be kind to the little ones, the needy, and the old.
sabrina hicks (28 days ago)
does anyone else notice that they always point out everything a woman needs to do but never say anything about men
Dolce Teigen (28 days ago)
Ah-hem saying bless u is the politetest thing a girl could tell a stranger.& i thought wearing wat makes u comfortable is the number 1 rule for making a lady and her happiness .Why the shade on big sweaters.
Heidi Hansen (29 days ago)
U sound like my grandma trying to give me advice of how I should act like a lady
Shazia Tasneem (1 month ago)
I follow most of the rules already.
Lauren Klein (1 month ago)
Like seriously. Get something to do with ur life. This is basically breaking other women down who go thru these types of things. There is no use for this video. Get a grip!!!
Lauren Klein (1 month ago)
Outdated bull as usual...
Kat DK (1 month ago)
Wow, I feel pressured
Any goth Rock out here
Marisol Bloomfield (1 month ago)
Wear what represents you!
Marisol Bloomfield (1 month ago)
#19 I love to wear big sweatshirts and leggings. She must be nuts to not dress comfortably!
Marisol Bloomfield (1 month ago)
I get if you are part of the royal family. You are the face of a whole stinking country. I am a young WOMAN! Not a lady.
Marisol Bloomfield (1 month ago)
5:03 I have a loud family so naturally I’m a loud person. That’s not wrong.
Marisol Bloomfield (1 month ago)
Marisol Bloomfield (1 month ago)
2:23 What is a ladylike sport?!? I’m a runner and I have been told that it is not a “girl sport”. LADIES, DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY!!!
Supreeta Naik (1 month ago)
Girls just be urself n live ur life this will make ur life much happier than tring to be perfect lady love urself n shine in ur own way💜
Wuxianji Infinitus (1 month ago)
In this case I dnt Wana be a lady I prefer being an ordinary girl haha
Wuxianji Infinitus (1 month ago)
My God these rules funny tho
Bonnie Jane (1 month ago)
What year is it again
Kushatha Kula (1 month ago)
I wear white heels, I talk loudly , I am talkative, I don't wear pantyhose , I put my phone on that table, I touch my hair. Thanks for the lesson
Ain Ismail (1 month ago)
lol tips #16 . Bye
Lyla (1 month ago)
so this just gave me a complex or two ...or twenty
Nishu Gowda (1 month ago)
Tq its a Nice vedeo
Eliux Enriquez (1 month ago)
I live in Mexico, here we always say Bless u, of course , in spanish. BUt me say bless u, even to a strange is betterm that way. U seem more educated
Nightcore Mystery (1 month ago)
For A sudden Reason When i Hear the word proper EVERYONES Voice even Message sound so British and VERY VERY LADY
Punctual Bunny (1 month ago)
I think your idea of a true lady is pretty outdated.
Nocturnal Teapot (1 month ago)
Well, honesty is now apparently a bad thing. :'( I am sad now, I always considered myself a lady.
Velvet Cream (1 month ago)
I’m wow this is SO FAKE a true lady is someone who doesn’t care about how she looks she bees kind to people be friends with people!
Kay Jay (2 months ago)
Whoa, according to this list I am just not a 'true lady'......
Madhumita V (2 months ago)
I leave my umbrella open to dry everytime😝
Avantika Choudhary (2 months ago)
Lol this is typically all you have to do to be that girl everybody hates to be around.
Snowy sky (2 months ago)
Cough is'nt a friend it's your death hole man
Sulagna Dey (2 months ago)
A lady also knows how to avoid these lame videos. Be yourselves girls. You are the best the way you are and people will accept you for being the true you. Better be an ordinary cute and bubbly girl and be yourself rather than being a lady and change yourself completely. 😊
Galastel (2 months ago)
Too much hustle. I'd rather just be a woman...
AngiePlayz (2 months ago)
Mom sent me here
Krystle Schulz (2 months ago)
So this video is basically here to tell all the women out there that they aren’t “ladies” because they live in the real world. “A really lady finds time for everything”. That’s insulting and makes it sound like you are calling most people inadequate. “Eating on the go”, again, real world. Not everyone has that kind of time luxury.
Tigerlily (2 months ago)
i wonder how dead inside this voiceover women felt when she finished this video
Therese Isa (2 months ago)
This is ridiculous and tragic. Women are people and need to stop being restricted like this. I say, women, be yourself, trust yourself, you are enough just as you are! Follow your heart, go your own way, and try to become the one you want to be! No more needed.
Fiona Gregory (2 months ago)
avoid speaking like a yank for a start.
ruthietreselan (2 months ago)
Women should lift weights No such thing as " ladylike" exercise
*Moon boy (2 months ago)
Now I realised how far from being a lady I'm.
Manue Junior (2 months ago)
E. V. (2 months ago)
There is not enough etiquette in the world. Thanks for putting the video together.
COOL WORLD (2 months ago)
steviegwhizz (2 months ago)
Waste time shopping later !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UH????????????????????
[email protected] (2 months ago)
What about clothes which are supposed to be oversized by their design?
Kay Demon (2 months ago)
No oversized clothes? Wutt???
Brøken_InPiecesx Ø (2 months ago)
I was hoping to find things like, how to sit properly and how to act around others in social engagements. They might be fashion rules when it comes to being lady like but these things on the list have kinda taken it to the next level
Abdullah Ilyas (2 months ago)
#1 should have been!!!A lady never betray!!! Isn't it?
Doe 82 (2 months ago)
So, for number 19, it's really comfort or fashion that decides if you are a "true lady". Honestly, that's complete and utter sh*t. Who would want to look good but still feel uncomfortable? Comfort over style any day.
Adriana Garcia (2 months ago)
Ok I lost at the baggy clothes one buuut I’m 13 soooo does it really count??
Jyoti Rajput (3 months ago)
the best bonus tip would be to be oneself without copying others... it is nt always necessary to have a unique identity everytime
Ruth marichuy (3 months ago)
Imma finish my soup because I probably paid for it.....every single drop. I seriously think being a lady according to this list is too much for an ordinary person like me.
Ved Lyme (3 months ago)
Is this a joke, I mean the “bless you” and the pantyhose? The soup?!?!
This video is terrible. 💩💩💩 #sorrynotsorry
Bonolo Tlou (3 months ago)
JYOTI MONDAL (3 months ago)
Hiii Actually please give me some idea that how can i change my self, I talk too much, and how some bad habits so please please help, how can i change my self
Anita White (3 months ago)
Why does there have to be rules on how to be a lady??? Can’t we just do whatever the F** k we want??
LPS Lily (3 months ago)
What do you mean " yoga is a very lady-like thing "
Anne Z (3 months ago)
This is how I hate social media, always setting for standaaaards
R Picifica (3 months ago)
People are actually offened 🙍. If you don't like move on to a different video.
Meow meow Sakura (3 months ago)
Hello Bright Side,thanks for these advice you gave us they are so usfel,new subscriber.
Verònica Lopez Matos (3 months ago)
I am 8 year old and I am watching this
Tiffany Prospert (3 months ago)
This is quite judgemental
Bee Plummer (3 months ago)
Wow this is utter bullshyt 😂
Pied Peculiar (3 months ago)
So basically never enjoy life?
Neisha Larbi (3 months ago)
Oh come onnnnn, not the oversize shirtssss
Hey bright side , please make a video on being a true girl
Starboyramy Derick (3 months ago)
Being a lady is what you're but who you are
Iotonic (3 months ago)
there are men that make better ladies than me
Krishti Lamichhane (3 months ago)
A true lady loves herself and respects other ladies too...

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