Etiquette rules for ladies: six tips to improve your behavior

Julia PeschanskayaLife
Etiquette rules for women

Etiquette rules can significantly simplify life when adhered to. They enable a woman to leave a favorable impression on others and display her good manners and decorum.

Knowing just six fundamental rules is sufficient to maintain a dignified demeanor. OBOZREVATEL will guide you through them.

How to Hold a Handbag

A handbag is an essential accessory for every woman, complementing her attire and carrying essential items. Yet, not all ladies are aware of how to handle it correctly. During formal occasions, it's appropriate to hold handbags or clutches with both hands.

In a restaurant, rest the accessory on your lap or place it between the backrest of your chair and your back. It is considered impolite to set your bag on the floor or tuck it under your arm.

Table Manners

Most people are aware that talking with your mouth full is improper and that using cutlery correctly is essential. However, people often forget not to place gadgets, keys, or other items on the table, or to rest their elbows there.


Arriving on time for meetings indicates your respect for the other person. Nobody enjoys waiting for an extended period, so if you anticipate being late, it is important to notify the other party in advance and offer an apology.

Respecting Personal Space

Always respect the personal space and boundaries of others. Avoid uncomfortable conversation topics or overly personal questions to demonstrate your consideration for the other person.

Active Listening

During a conversation, focus on your conversation partner and refrain from getting distracted by other matters or using your phone. Exhibit your interest by nodding, maintaining eye contact, and asking pertinent questions.


If you've invited guests to your home, make sure the restroom is impeccably clean. The bathroom should emit a pleasant fragrance, which can be achieved by lighting scented candles or incense sticks. Ensure the toilet paper roll is positioned so that the end hangs over the top, not from underneath, which is considered more hygienic.

Previously, OBOZREVATEL published etiquette rules to help you maintain proper conduct at the dining table.

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