Some people consider the rules of etiquette to be outdated and old-fashioned.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 Enlighten came up with a list of typical etiquette mistakes a true lady would never make. Keep them in mind, and you’ll always make a great first impression.

20. Wearing poor-quality fake designer items


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 a good quality, can be easily spotted. So if you plan to ruin a good first impression, go with the fake.

Choose stylish and high-quality clothing items that you can afford. They don’t have to have some famous designer’s name on them. The same applies to accessories and jewelry.

19. Making fashion mistakes

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.

She would never wear baggy clothes just because they’re comfortable. Her clothing is very tasteful, and every item in her wardrobe is chosen according to her body type.

18. Slouching


Another important rule for a lady is holding a royal posture. When you’re slouching, it seems like you’re really burdened with something.

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.

17. Not taking good care of yourself

A true lady takes good care of herself. She loves sports, maintains a healthy diet, pays attention to skincare, and consults specialists if necessary.

This means she is fit and has glowing skin and healthy hair and nails.

16. Wearing too much makeup


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.

She is always in the spotlight, and she looks absolutely gorgeous even without tons of makeup on her face.

15. Being too fussy

A true lady knows how to take control of her nervous habits – if she has any. She’d never play with her hair, shake her leg, or let any other fidgety behavior ruin her reputation.

Never fuss over small things. Take your time. A true lady manages to find time for everything.

14. Finishing your soup


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.

Even if your soup is mind-blowingly delicious, enjoy it until you can use your spoon without tilting the plate.

13. Being rude and spreading rumors

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. Why spend her precious time on that?

12. Talking and laughing loudly