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How to appear more poised and graceful

(16 Posts)
ChrissCrossCrunch Fri 21-Nov-14 14:20:07

Just that, really. Give me your tips.

peasandlove Fri 21-Nov-14 20:26:24

go to pilates, work on your core strength which will in turn help/make you walk taller, sit straighter etc

EdithDickie Sat 22-Nov-14 08:10:14

Slow down, nothing very graceful about being flustered and in a rush.

Arlagirl Sat 22-Nov-14 08:11:34

Yes totally agree with Pilates.
And supporting underwear

ameliadoop Sat 22-Nov-14 08:20:47

Yes, go to pilates. My posture is much better since I started. I find myself remembering to stand up straight during the day and look better as a result.

chanie44 Sat 22-Nov-14 08:34:35

I once served a woman in a very posh area and I can only assume she was titled. Everything about her was elegance and grace. It was all very understated. she glided across the room.

Arlagirl Sat 22-Nov-14 09:49:22

You don't have to be posh to have elegance. Or titled.

sejt Sat 22-Nov-14 09:52:28

or tall

agree with understated. i don't like patterns myself because I'm not tall perhaps. I love colour but not patterns.

OttiliaVonBCup Sat 22-Nov-14 09:54:31

Sit straight.
Watch your posture.

Don't raise your voice.

OttiliaVonBCup Sat 22-Nov-14 09:55:31

And don't wear anything too tight.

Lifesalemon Sat 22-Nov-14 18:32:46

Only ever buy and wear clothes that make you feel great. If you feel uncomfortable it usually shows.

chanie44 Sat 22-Nov-14 19:22:23

Chamade, I agree, you don't have to be posh or titled. I was just making an observation of this lady. She may well have had neither a title or pot to piss in. There was something about her that made stop and stare.

MagicSeeker Sat 22-Nov-14 21:38:12

Two good books for you:

The Star Qualities - Caroline Goyder
The New Rules of Posture - Mary Bond

Both very readable and so much good advice. Can highly recommend.

MrsMarigold Sun 23-Nov-14 10:57:56

Iron your clothes - stand up straight , pull your tummy in and wear colours/styles that suit you. Avoid ditzy prints, even if you are flustered speak calmly.

ememem84 Sun 23-Nov-14 17:46:50

Always make sure clothes are clean, and you look presentable.
Moisturise hands, keep nails short and square and always clean.
Clean shoes
Walk tall, shoulders back, boobs out, tummy in.
Always say please and thank you.
smile

ChrissCrossCrunch Sun 23-Nov-14 20:17:24

Thanks for all the tips. Have ordered the books Magic

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