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Pre-Fashion Week Posing Tips to Help You Flaunt Your Outfit

Sep 3 2014 - 10:54am

Whether you're posing for your own blog or the street style paparazzi, there's an art to working the best angle. And these show attendees are well-aware. Adorably pigeon-toed or confidently strutting toward the lens each says something about who you are — but also does totally different things to your body.

What's your signature pose — what's the message and just how does it make you look? Trust when we say the street style darlings [1], fashion bloggers, and, of course, seasoned models [2], have that all figured out. And now, in light of fashion week, we're helping you do the same. Scroll through to see the 11 most popular street style poses, and let's get to the bottom of what they mean. That way, aside from planning this week's eccentric, eye-catching outfits, you're totally ready for your photo op.

Source: Greg Kessler [3]

The I'm-Having-Too-Much-Fun-to-Care

Giovanna Battaglia has mastered this stance — it says "I'm SO fashion, and I don't even know it!" (but of course you do!). The benefit of throwing your head up in a broad smile or chuckle, too, will be evident on camera as it helps create a longer neckline and a truly natural smile. Note: you'll need a really fabulous outfit to make this look authentic.

The Look Down

The look says, "I'm chic, and I'm not even trying." You're not asking for attention, you're just getting it. In this case, let your clothes do the talking — nothing too wild or crazy — just keep it fresh, modern, and cool to make it believable. This is especially flattering from the side as you walk, creating the illusion of a longer leg line.

The Casual Lean

You live and breathe fashion with a capital "F," so when it comes to posing you don't need to put on any pretenses, you're good to go. It doesn't hurt, either, that the bent-leg stance helps to create space between the thighs (aka the coveted thigh gap).

Source: Tim Regas

The Live-Action Shot

You're chic and sophisticated, and while you might not have time to stop, you'll certainly get your picture taken. You're the type who doesn't have to advertise your fashion sense, it's naturally apparent. What's more, the look away is perfect for showcasing a great blowout when your hair catches the breeze behind you.

The Sideways Stare

A particularly slimming pose, this stance creates a lean silhouette from the side, not to mention that everyone gets a shot of your killer heels. Flash a smile for a flirtier feel, while a stare says "Yeah, I'm chic, what of it?"

The Blogger Buddies

When you buddy up, you're two times as stylish. Plus, with a fashionable friend at your side you're likely to feel more comfortable and more confident, which means the photo will look less staged and way more natural, from your body language to your smile. Bonus points: you're guaranteed to attract more photogs, especially when you opt for coordinating outfits — or at least coordinating shades.

The Strong Arm

Like red carpet queens and celebrity style darlings, you know how to work a camera lens. Drawing your hand to your waist shows confidence and helps showcase the slimmest part of your body – you're ready for your close-up.

The Look Back

What better way to show off the back of a great outfit — or your behind? Give them one last look over the shoulder on your way out. It's like saying, "I've really got to go, but I'm going to look fabulous when I leave."

Source: Tim Regas

The Crisscross

This pose slims the whole body, making you look as narrow as humanly possible while looking confidently into the lens. Why do you think it's the go-to pose for bloggers everywhere?

The Pigeon-Toe

This stance isn't just sweet and approachable, it's smart. By standing with your hips apart and toes together, you create the illusion of the thigh gap, making your legs look long and lean.

The Peacock

We'll just come right out and say it — this is for the daring, Gone-With-the-Wind-fabulous fashionistas who are ready to attract a whole lot of attention. And, by keeping your arms out and away from the body, you'll never have to worry about pressing your arm against your side and making it look larger than it is. Come equipped with clothing that moves, and be prepared to twirl and twirl and twirl . . . till everyone gets their shot.


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