How To Dress Like A Lady, By Rising Sign

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How To Be A Lady, By Rising Sign
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With everything that is going on in the world today – and let’s be honest, there’s a lot of it – knowing what it means to “dress like a true lady" can bring up a lot of questions and debate and sometimes even arguments.

Before we get started, I’m sure by now that you have all seen the #DressLikeAWoman hashtag on social media, ever since Trump made that comment about wanting the women employees in the White House to “dress like women."

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As hard as it is to sometimes stay neutral and even empowered in a country where a man tries to tell a woman how to dress and how to act, it is important to not let someone like him muddy up something that might be as important to you as wanting to dress more like a lady, whether that’s at work or just in general.

I'm going to say it once, and I will probably say it again, but dressing like a true lady is more about dressing in ways that make you comfortable and happy and less about dressing to please others.

When you wear clothing that makes you feel good about yourself, it instantly elevates your style and confidence.

Being able to put on a pair of shoes that you love, or buying a new outfit that you can’t wait to wear to work on Monday morning, can make you feel so much more confident and surer of yourself than just throwing on any outfit.

Of course, you can take some time to figure out what works for you and your style, but even through trial and error, you can learn more about what kind of clothing makes you happy and ready to slay.

If you ask me, life is way too short to dress to please others, so I always try to wear outfits that make me happy.

I especially love shoes, so even if most of my wardrobe is neutral colors and a lot of similar pieces, I always know that I can inject a bit of personal style with a pair of fun shoes to finish off my outfit.

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Depending on what your own personal style is, and even what your rising sign says about you, there is something out there that will help you feel more confident and comfortable when deciding how to dress like a true lady.

Dressing like a true lady is really about how you hold yourself, no matter what you wear. If you prefer wearing things that are more feminine, then go for it.

If your style is more masculine or gender fluid, then wear what makes you feel like your best self.

Because at the end of the day, people are going to remember your personality, your confidence, and your first impression over any outfit in your closet.

Here is how to dress like a true lady, based on your rising sign.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries, you are the zodiac sign known for making an unforgettable first impression. If you want to dress like a true lady, you need to harness that ability to wow with one look and make it work for you.

You’re definitely familiar with the fact that people tend to judge by looks before they ever get to know you.

The best way to make sure that you still get to make a great first impression and look like a lady is to ensure that whatever outfit you’re wearing is clean and wrinkle-free. It sounds so basic, but it’s actually super important.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

You are known for being a very strong, unwavering zodiac sign, Taurus. For you, beauty and fashion doesn’t have to be over the top to make an impact. If you play your cards right, you can look stunning without actually putting in a lot of effort.

If you want to dress like a true lady, invest in a few key pieces of clothing and accessories that you can mix and match. Saving up for an overcoat that will match a variety of outfits is a lot better than wasting money on pieces that will only last a year or two.

And for someone who likes being frugal with their money anyway, you’re much better off saving for the good stuff than splurging on the cheap stuff.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Your natural style is very playful and bright, Gemini. You are not afraid to wear a pattern or bright color, and your wardrobe certainly shows who you are. If you want to dress like a true lady, be careful to choose more sophisticated patterns and colors over juvenile ones.

It’s a common misconception that you need to get rid of anything colorful in your closet and replace with neutrals to “prove” that you can dress like a lady.

The key here is to go for pops of color over an overwhelming color palette. Try a neutral-colored dress with colorful shoes or neutral-colored pants and a blazer with a fun pattern.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

As a Cancer, your style is very feminine and classic at heart. You are one of those zodiac signs who prefer to invest in a few pieces that you know will last a lifetime over ones that will go right in the trash after a year.

If you want to dress like a true lady, invest in a few timeless pieces of clothing for a really great wardrobe.

You don’t need a lot to go far, so stock your closet with items of clothing that you’re actually going to wear and feel good in – it beats spending money on clothing that’s just going to collect dust.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

As a Leo, you are passionate, colorful, and hard to ignore – both in your personality and your style. When you think about some of your favorite pieces in your wardrobe, they are all extensions of your unforgettable personality.

To dress like a true lady, believe in who you are – as cheesy as that sounds. Dress to instill a sense of confidence in yourself.

When you look good, you feel good, which makes you much more likely to act confident and sure of yourself. That’s what being a true lady is all about.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo, you are very intentional about your style. The outfits you put together, and the accessories you include, all have a purpose and meaning. You never go out in public without looking put together and professional, even if it’s just to run errands.

If you want to dress like a true lady, pick quality fabrics that you know will last, like cotton, leather, and wool. You tend to already favor a neutral color palette, so elevate your style with high-quality fabrics.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

First impressions and dressing like a lady are two very important things to you, Libra. As a social butterfly, you’re always meeting new people and putting your best self out there. The last thing you want is to not look or feel your best when you’re linking up with friends or meeting with the CEO at work.

If you want to dress like a true lady, build specific outfits that you know will show off your best features and make you look sophisticated.

Not only will this make you feel good about yourself, but it will also get rid of a lot of the stress that comes with having to choose what to wear every day – trust me, you don’t need it.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Without even having to say a word, you know how to exude power and sensuality with your style, Scorpio. People know exactly who you are when you enter a room, all based on how you dress.

If you want to dress like a true lady, use accessories to tie your outfit together. Shoes, jewelry, bags, makeup – you can use all of these things to elevate your style and show off your best assets.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius, you are known for having an eclectic, worldly style that is full of colorful pieces and love-worn items. As if you need anyone to say it, dressing like a true lady is more about dressing in things that make you feel comfortable and confident and less about dressing like anyone else.

If you want to dress like a lady, wear things that make you happy. Of course, there may not always be a time and a place for your more “out there” fashion, but you should still dress however you want to dress.

The “ladylike” part of your wardrobe comes from how you present yourself to others, no matter what you’re wearing.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

The impression you give off to people, Capricorn, is very serious and polished. Whatever you choose to wear is both an expression of yourself and a way to put your best foot forward in every situation.

If you want to dress like a true lady, choose a few classic pieces of jewelry to incorporate into your wardrobe. A classic watch, diamond earrings, or a statement necklace will show off your style without overshadowing your outfit.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Your style is a statement of expression for you, Aquarius. Even if you can’t always do your own thing, you can still “rebel” with your outfits. You like making a point and showing who you are in the way that you dress.

If you want to dress like a true lady, you don’t have to sacrifice what’s important to you to do so. You can still dress like Aquarius in a ladylike way. If your workplace has a dress code, add bits of yourself in your makeup, nail polish color, and hairstyles.

That way, you are still adhering to dress codes and what it means to dress like a lady but with your own flair added in.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

You are very soft and dreamlike in your style, Pisces. You may not always go for loud prints or crazy colors, but you definitely have your own style no matter what color palette you prefer.

If you want to dress like a true lady, tailor your clothing so that it fits you well. I know that you like to be comfortable in what you wear, but you can still maintain that comfort without looking like you’re swimming in your clothes.

You won’t believe how elevated your style will look when you get items tailored to fit you perfectly.

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Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She's passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes.