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12 Characteristics of a Classy Woman

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A woman can absolutely gorgeous and incredibly well-dressed, but if her behavior does not match her appearance she will not be regarded as classy. Class and elegance are the qualities of being graceful in appearance and behavior. If she is unable to embody the characteristics of a classy woman she cannot call herself elegant. People should tell her that she is elegant, not the other way around.

How To Have Class as a Woman

To have class as a woman you have to always be mindful of how you are behaving. A classy woman would never want to associate herself or her brand with behavior that is unbecoming. If elegance was not emphasized in your upbringing that’s okay. It wasn’t for most people. The great thing is that you can start changing your mindset and habits right now to learn to become the most elegant version of yourself.

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Things That Tell You Have Class

A woman can look like she just stepped out of Vogue and walk around like she owns the room, but she must embody these traits to truly be classy and elegant.

You Keep Your Composure

Classy women do not lower themselves to other people’s level. Their behavior is not affected by how the people around them are acting. If someone is behaving rudely or inappropriately, they do not stoop down to their level. As Michelle Obama said, “When they go low, we go high.” If you are being disrespected you do not have to bite your tongue. You do not have to bite your tongue if you are being disrespected. You can defend yourself by stating that you do not appreciate how you are being treated. If the behavior persists you can remove yourself from the situation.

You are Open-Minded and Non-Judgemental

A classy lady will not look down on people because they are different. She understands that not everyone has the same opportunities and privileges that she has and that not everyone share the same culture. Classy women are humble, not arrogant. They do not see themselves as superior simply because they are elegant. The more you educate yourself about other cultures and other people’s ways of thinking the more elegant you will become.

You Are Respectful

An elegant woman is respectful to herself and of others. A lady also has the ability to maintain a balance between being self-absorbed in respecting her own boundaries and people-pleasing by letting others violate hers. She enforces her boundaries of what she will accept, but she also respects other people’s time, love, energy, and empathy. A classy woman elegantly enforces her boundaries with empathy, grace, and understanding. She will never be degrading toward others.

You Show, Not Tell

Just like when a man is screaming about how alpha he is or how much money he has, no one believes you when you have to tell them what you are. Classy women allow their behavior to speak for who and what they are. She will never try too hard to show people she is elegant because that would have the opposite effect. Class isn’t a costume that she puts on, rather, it’s just who she is. She does not need to put great effort into being seen as classy. She just is.

You Don’t Have Drama

One of the most important characteristics of a classy woman is having a life that is devoid of drama. Classy women are incredibly skilled at avoiding drama. They value peace in their lives and protect it fiercely. She has much better ways to spend her time and energy than fighting with someone. Constantly being associated with drama signals that you have unresolved issues that you need to look inward to address. An elegant woman chooses her battles wisely and will remove drama and dramatic people from her life hastily.

You Are Secure, Not Jealous

Celebrating others’ achievements is something the classiest of women do. They are not jealous or envious of others. Rather, they are inspired by seeing something they want and choose to figure out how to get it. She will be happy that someone else is doing very well.

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You Communicate Clearly

As fun as it can be to use slang and drop the occasional curse word, classy women choose sophistication at every turn. An elegant woman refines her vocabulary and enunciates when speaking. She additionally knows which topics are appropriate to discuss and when.

You Do Your Inner Work To Improve Yourself

You cannot call yourself classy if you think you are perfect. A lady knows that she is a work of art that is never complete. The most elegant women in the world are constantly improving themselves and broadening their horizons. She wants to improve her lifestyle, wardrobe, career, and relationships.

You Are Trustworthy

When a classy lady says she is going to do something she is going to do it. She is impeccable with her word. Therefore, you know you can count on her. She holds herself accountable for what she says she will do, whether it is to herself or to other people.

You Know When To Apologize

A classy woman is not too proud to apologize when she knows she has done something wrong. She is emotionally intelligent enough to realize other people’s feelings and take them into consideration.

You Are Not Obsessed With Material Things

There is nothing wrong with enjoying the finer things in life, but an elegant woman is never obsessed with them. She understands that her worth does not come from the material things that she possesses. A lady knows that her value comes from within and having nice things is just window dressing. She is elegant with or without having nice things.

You Give Back To Your Community

Giving back does not always have to be with money. You can give your time to a cause you care about. Charity doesn’t have to be on a large scale. You could mentor a young lady trying to make her way in life, help plant and maintain a community garden, help the elderly with whatever they need, or any small acts of kindness to support those in your community.

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When you exude these classy woman characteristics people will treat you accordingly. Part of leveling up in life is being treated better and gaining access to better experiences. Becoming classier and more elegant not only in appearance but also in mannerisms will show people that you think highly of yourself. More often than not they will think highly of you too and treat you in high regard. It takes practice and diligence to change your habits and mindset, but it is not impossible. Learn how to embody all of the traits and characteristics of classy women and let the great experiences follow.

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