With chicness and Class …
A useful skill that does require practice. The movements should flow and look effortless.
1/ put your skirt down as far as you can. If wearing a long enough skirt, put it down to cover your knees, and push the excess of fabric away from the car door so that it doesn’t impede your exit. You are going to need both hands for this manoeuvre, so give your handbag and shopping to someone wearing trousers.
2/ Open the car door, or smile sweetly as it is opened for you.
3/ put your feet on the ground, keeping your knees firmly together.
4/ Swivel hips and upper body to follow legs.
5/ push up, either with both hands on the seat or one hand to the rear of the seat as you use the other hand to keep your skirt down or accept a helpful hand. Start to rise smoothly.
6/ DUCK! or rather, dip your head elegantly under the doorframe so you don’t knock yourself out.
7/Check the feet. Make sure your feet are on stable ground, which is tricky in high heels, and that you can see where you are going to take your first step. You don’t want to do all this elegant stuff is in the fall flat on your nose.
8/Bottom out last. Unfold, smile and step away.
To get into a car, reverse the order. Bottom goes in first, head dips, knees swivel round. It is advisable to open the car door before starting this reverse manoeuvre.
NO NOs – Please Ladies…
A lovely weekend to all of you and happy new year!!!