A Sophisticate is Feminine

“God made man stronger but not necessarily more intelligent. He gave women intuition and femininity. And, used properly, that combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I’ve ever met.” Farah Fawcett

There was a time where a Sophisticate was expected only to dress nicely, speak softly, and be nice. Her opinions didn't matter.

The right to vote in the 1920's and the rise of feminism in the 1960's and 1970's sparked the desire of women to be treated as equals. The women's liberation movement gave her the courage and opportunity to take advantage of challenges and meet the demands that were previously given only to men.

When given the challenge of those demands a Sophisticate rises to the occasion. Still, her femininity gives her the ability to be diplomatic. She get's what she wants without being a victim or dependent on others (A Sophisticate is Miss Independent). She is empathetic  and  provides sympathy to others in times of tragedy. In the face of rejection or defeat a Sophisticate has a smile on her face (A Sophisticate Laughs), speaks only kind words, and practices forgiveness.

"I want minimum information given with maximum politeness" Jackie Kennedy 

A Sophisticate in the 21st Century is polite (A Sophisticate has Mannersand demure. Her ability to be demure does not take away the fact that she has opinions or that she won't speak up or get her point across. The only difference is that she has the grace not to offend.

Like a rose, she is delicate and imperfect with opinions that are as sharp as thorns. Those imperfections add to her strong character. Her imperfections do not make her any less beautiful in the eyes of those who understand her true worth.

"You can wear ruffles; you can be a jock, and you can still be a great computer scientist, or a great technologist, or a great product designer" Marissa Mayer CEO of Yahoo

A Sophisticate wears pink, light blue, bows in her hair, and pearls around her neck. Although acceptable for her to wear pants, she also wears skirts. The pearls she wears around her neck are symbolic of the pearls of wisdom she has from her knowledge and experience. 

A Sophisticate has strength in her softness. She has the class of a lady and the strength of a woman. Her fearlessness to be feminine regardless of the situation is what sets her apart from the rest. ;D