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If you remember nothing else, remember two things,

  1. Less is more and
  2. Femininity is sexy.

When you truly embody femininity, there is little need to pile on other things to display it. There is no need to overcompensate.

Less means less glitter, less embellishment, fewer accessories, less need to reveal body parts . . .

Simply accentuate your softness, your curves, and your beauty.

for the young ladies who are having trouble with the concept ๐Ÿ™‚

to be feminine and sexy . . . yet classy and not trashy.

Just keep femininity first.


Growing up, it was pretty clear, based solely on dress and deportment, who the “working girls”, the cheap chicks, and the normal women were.

Times have changed. What looks like, walks like, and acts like a duck is still a duck but prefers not to be deemed a duck.

Right.

Unfortunately, women who miss the Class vs. Trash lesson, emulate what gets attention.

And train wrecks do get attention.

People are visual. The eyes constantly gather information. This is a good thing. The more information you take in, the better able you are to draw a reasonable conclusion. And people generally do make logical conclusions based on what they see.

So, if you look like, walk like, and act like a trashy female, you will be deemed a trashy female.

Too much cleavage, hemlines too high, clothing too tight, colors too loud, big, visible tattoos (masculine), AND strappy platform stilettos – too much. It’s all too much. And overcompensation screams insecurity.

The only time overcompensation does not point directly at insecurity, is when the woman is “working” or just plain cheap.

Draw your own lines. Base them on reality rather than what you wish or perfect worlds that do not exist.

 

Dresses!

 

Textiles and designs by Vlisco.

(n) simple style, dignity, or elegance; the opposite of flashy or garish.

Class: How to Look the Part

  • Sparse make-up in neutral tones. Take care. The skin must be flawless to do this. The goal is the appearance of flawless, naked skin with subtle accents rather than a fully made up look.
  • Clothing is in subtle, tasteful colors. You don’t have to stick to neutrals.
  • Appropriate undergarments. Start with a good base. This just causes your outfit appear to be on purpose rather than without thought or consideration.
  • Hem lengths are never too high and necklines are never too low.
  • Fabrics are ironed and look sharp.
  • Shoes coordinate with the handbag. The two do not have to be the same color.
  • Clothing fits properly and appropriately.
  • With accessories, simple is best. Less is more.
  • Skip the skinny jeans and leggings as pants. Trendy maybe but never classy.
  • Brand names are not necessary but quality is easily recognizable. Opt for tailoring details, luxe fabrics such as cashmere, silks, and fine woolens.
  • Spend the money on quality shoes.
  • Practice posture and grace.
  • Maintain impeccable grooming.

 

Mary Lou Williams

The International Sweethearts of Rhythm

It’s Jazz Appreciation Month!

And this year, the Smithsonian “examines the legacies of jazz women,ย and their advocates,ย who helped transform race, gender and social relations in the U.S. in the quest to build a more just and equitable nation.” read more

Be sure to check your area listings for this month’s jazz events.

You can’t beat good food, good wine, and good jazz!

Yea, spring ๐Ÿ™‚