social graces are skills used to interact politely in social situations. They include manners, etiquette, deportment and fashion. Traditionally, these skills were taught primarily to young women at a finishing school or charm school. The popularity of social graces has waned over the last century, but has recently experienced a resurgence with an emphasis on business etiquette and international protocol.
so why are social graces making a comeback if the popularity had waned for so long? because they are important communication tools! who wouldn't benefit from that? (and besides, vintage is cool, right?)
social graces are guidelines and social rules used to foster amiable social and business relationships, regardless of individual backgrounds. they facilitate awareness of others in social and business settings so we become more gracious, less selfish, and better able to handle any situation – particularly the tough ones.