Dignified, verb, give dignify to.
Sophisticated, verb, make Worldly-wise.
Attitude, noun, a posture or relative position; or feeling, opinion, or mood.
Persona, noun, personality or face one presents to people in social situations.
Recently well talking with friends about Queen Elizabeth and other women in leadership roles, we talked about being dignified. I see the Queen as such a woman. Other women in public life, I do not see as such. Women here but in other countries as well are not all dignified.
Some one asked me if that referred to the way the women dressed. Sometimes it does, but not completely. It is an attitude a way of being, the persona that put forth.
“All the way May, that’s not just a name but an attitude.” That is a line from the movie, A league of their own in a role played by Madonna, All the way May.
Talking with another friend about our mothers, he said his mother lived to age 87 but was young at heart. Than asked if I knew what he meant. Yes I did. My mother died at the age of 79 and several people said they were surprised to find out she was that young. She seemed so much older.
Mom was 12 years young than my Dad. He passes away at age 65 leaving her a young widow of 53. She right away began to think of herself as a little old lady. She began to refer to herself as a little old lady. Almost over night, she looked like a little old lady. She took on that persona and became what she was, a little old lady at heart.
It does have something to do with the way a woman dresses. A dignified woman would never appear in public in an outfit during the day time at a children’s event wearing something meant for a late night out on the town. She would never have a tantrum, never be insulting towards other, always gracious and kind.
It has more to do with the attitude, the persona and the graciousness that they present to others.
Who a woman is on the inside, in her heart, determines how she dresses. If she is a godly woman, her appearance will represent that godliness within her. If Jesus is in her heart, it will show in her appearance, you attitude her persona.
Queen Elizabeth is a dignified as is young Princess Kate, as was Princess Dianna.
There have been several American women I have also though of as a dignified. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, Barbara and Laura Bush were all good examples of a dignified godly woman.
It is their personality and their persona that makes them dignified. That attitude comes forth in their dress and personal style.