Ladies, it's time to go back to school. Not only for your children, but also for you.
They will be seen and judged by the other parents; it does not make sense to pretend otherwise. It's time to check the door of your school politesse and poise.
The playground on one side, thank God we have positive role models like Their Royal Highnesses The Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex for women around the world to be inspired.
Whether they have married or not with royalty, it is a good time to review the old rules that any lady of poise should follow.
Crude, rude and rude behavior simply will not take you very far in life and is a terrible example for children.
Here is my guide on how to be more lady than vagabond during and after school.
With the summer vacation at the end, the parents have returned to school. Label expert William Hanson reveals how he can look classy in front of other mothers (file photo)
Avoid wet hair
A woman never looks in public with wet hair.
The wet dog looks for his crazed hairstyle, it is not something that should be inflicted on anyone else. You may show a lack of personal standards, so add an additional five minutes to your morning routine before going to school so that you at least look presentable.
No one is asking for complete perfection at the Cambridge level: we are just asking for it to dry.
Arrive on time
A lady is never late. Running regularly through the playground, holding your child, is a bad example for the child in adulthood, as well as being late to pick up the child at the end of the day.
Then, when you are at work, there should be no silly tactics, often favored by insecure men, being late to control the attention of the room, a lady arrives on time and respects the rules.
If the school starts at 8:30 a.m., the children should be frolicking in the playground before 8:20 at the latest.
But what does it mean in time? Socially, at a party or dinner, on time means arriving 10 – 15 minutes after the indicated arrival time. (Those who do not understand why this is important are invariably people who do not lodge).
For business appointments, it means that you are there a few minutes before the indicated start time, ready to start at the designated time point.
And if the school starts at 8:30 a.m., the children should be frolicking on the playground before 8:20 at the latest.
There is no point in pretending that people should not swear. Obviously, it would be great if we all did not do it, but life is not like that.
What can be alleviated is to curse people, in front of children, customers and when they are in public. Keep the words cursed for your private life and only when you have dropped something or touched a well-groomed toe, but of course, when the ears are delicate, the fingers are out of reach.
Leave the grip and go to drink coffee
William Hanson says that women should be grateful that they have women like the Duchess of Cambridge as inspiration to dress and behave in school. In the picture is the Duchess of Cambridge with Princess Charlotte
Tottering in the playground, or your office work later, with your coffee to go (even if it's in your own reusable mug) is not a good look for anyone.
The teas and coffee are there to savor and enjoy, and if you've bothered to look half decent that morning and are dressed in a shiny outfit, nothing ruins it more than an ungainly grip on a container to carry.
Maybe the coffee in your work is terrible, so you have to get something from somewhere else? Ask for a small bag, place a stirrer / coffee stopper in the hole in the lid and take it to the office. Then, find a suitable cup and saucer and decant the content. Much more elegant.
The stockings are still essential
It's a label rule that Meghan has to get used to, but even in the super-casual UK of 2018, a woman must wear socks in formal situations.
Fair enough, the school is not a formal situation, so it's okay to leave them at that time or for a cooking dinner or a field day, but for the office, weddings, gala dinners and smart school events, the socks They add some additional sophistication to their pins.
(If your legs get too hot while you use them, it may be time to invest in thinner, better quality socks).
Become well inclined
First of all, do not even leave the house unless you can walk with your heels. It's hard, I've tried, so do not worry, I speak from experience. But the skill can be mastered with practice. But when leaving children is not the time to practice, it will embarrass them as much as you
Tip: dresses and miniskirts rarely help women get the extension of the legs you need to walk masterfully with heels, so choose a dress that allows greater flexibility of movement.
A true lady knows that during the day, the shoes should not have a heel of more than three inches and for the nights, four inches is really the limit.
Even with skirts, a good pair of floors can look as elegant and elegant as any heel.
You can still look good without heels.
Keeping it secret
Those with true grace and style do not need to exhibit any part of their body that conventionally remains covered.
The old rule was "if you have it, flaunt it." But today it seems to have been deformed in "if you do not have it, boast". Less is not more.
The neck width of one hand is sufficient, and the skirt lengths for formal and semi-formal events should never be greater than the knee.
In the same way, and this applies to all genders and ages, underwear is not out of fashion. If we can see a bra strap or two, something went wrong.
Your attire and wardrobe options are two of the many things that will be judged by parents and teachers
Style on the substance
As lovely as Diana was the Princess of Wales, many noticed her wardrobe before they noticed her.
The Duchess of Cambridge and Sussex do it the right way and, usually, it's the face of the lady you notice before the attire.
Clothing should complement a lady's personality but not eclipse her.