1. THEY MAINTAIN THEIR MYSTERY.
Classy women keep their circle of friends small and niched. They set healthy boundaries and only open up to their close confidants. They don’t appear everywhere and every time. They show up but they don’t show off. You know them, but you don’t know them enough. At times, they’re as glaring as the full moon, but most times, they are obscure. They may be in the news once in a while but they don’t go after paparazzi. They are silent achievers too.
2. THEY EMBRACE THEIR FEMININITY.
Classy women carry themselves poignantly. They embrace their femininity with grace. They don’t try to be or act like men even if they could. They observe all the etiquette expected of women. They speak softly and eloquently. They acknowledge the status of men in their lives and they don’t undermine that status. They’re at peace with their wifely and motherly roles in the home, even though they know their fundamental rights as humans.
3. THEY DRESS MODESTLY.
Classy women dress like queens, because they are queens! Their definition of fashion is not what the industry portrays in the media. They dress to cover; they don’t dress to kill. Classy women are not flashy women. They choose their fabrics carefully. They tailor their clothes according to their personal beliefs and values. They don’t expose sentitive parts of their bodies for people to see.
4. THEY GUARD THEIR RELATIONSHIPS.
Even if classy women become popular, they intentionally protect their families from public knowledge. They don’t expose their marital lives or romantic moments. Their family pictures are rarely found in the news or on social media. People don’t know so much about their parents, their husbands or their siblings. People have little or no information about their children, which school they attend or what they’re up to.
5. THEY CONTAIN THEIR EXCITEMENT.
We’re in the age of social media, where people post everything about their lives. Classy women demonstrate a high level of restraint in sharing information about themselves. They don’t jump onto every trending issue. They don’t share good or bad news excitedly. They wait for days or weeks before sharing; if at all they would. They enjoy their lives quietly.
6. THEY ARE CONFIDENT.
Being mysterious, modest or motherly doesn’t take away their confidence. They are intelligent and assertive. They don’t take nonsense from anyone. They are self-aware but not selfish. They can face challenging situations with decorum and wisdom. They can work under intense pressure, but they know how and when to seek help. They don’t vie for positions of authority but they are excellent leaders if chosen to be one.
7. THEY DON’T COMPROMISE THEIR INTEGRITY.
Classy women maintain a high level of integrity. They are honest to a fault. They can be friendly and jovial, but they don’t joke excessively. They are trustworthy and credible. To maintain their integrity, they often find it difficult to make many friends; and that’s fine. They don’t compromise their personal values for any mundane validation.
8. THEY DON’T TALK TOO MUCH.
Being classy means being careful of your choice of words. Classy women talk with elegance and brevity. They can use slangs once in a while, but they avoid vulgarity. They’re also selective about their audience. They’re not interested in pooling large crowds. They just want to relate their thoughts and experiences to a few group of like-minded people. When they communicate, they don’t pour it all out. They listen more, and then, allow you to ask specific questions which they answer concisely.
9. THEY ARE CHASTE.
Classy women fall in love; just like everyone else. But they are morally pure. They avoid unlawful sexual intercourse or any interaction that can lead to same. They respect the sanctity of marriage and they yearn for a blissful one. They don’t date blindly and impulsively. They don’t mingle irrationally. Classy women abhor fornication, and it’s a deal breaker for them. They do this, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but also because they are God-fearing.
“… And righteous women are devoutly obedient and, when alone, protective of what Allah has entrusted them with.” — Qu’ran 4:34