1. Smooth your skirt beneath you.
  2. With the backs of your legs against the front of the chair, sit straight down on the center of the seat. When seated at a banquette, use this same method for sitting. Once seated, with knees together, swing your knees around and slide in. Note: this is the only time when sliding into a seat is acceptable. When seated on the end of a sofa, sit slightly angled out of the corner toward the direction of conversation.
  3. Keep your knees together and your feet together either directly under your knees or slightly behind your knees and to one side. If you cross your legs, cross them at the ankles.
  4. Remember your posture. Keep your hips under your shoulders. And sit erect even if you lean against the back of the chair.
  5. Rest your hands in your lap.