It’s finally winter and holiday parties are in full-swing, and there is a good chance you will end up in a photo or two. Although you don’t always have control over factors like lighting, there are several things you can do to make sure you’re always camera ready.
Practice your pose.
In the days leading up to the big event, ask a friend to take a few photos of you in the outfit you plan to wear.
Stick your chin out.
Be the giraffe in the room and stick your chin out about an inch. Even though this might feel a bit awkward, lifting your head up and out will elongate your neck, making it look thinner.
Don’t get caught slouching.
You don’t have to worry about this as much in posed photos, but you can easily be caught off guard in candid shots.
Up there with having spinach in your teeth or a bad hair day, poor posture can easily ruin a photo. In an effort to take the most flattering photos, standing up straight is critical. You don’t want your memories to be tainted by an unflattering hunched back or rounded shoulders.
Know what good posture looks and feels like.
Stand in front of a mirror and adjust your body to your preferred posture. You want to maintain your pretty posture all day, so make sure you feel comfortable and look natural. A common posture mistake is sticking your chest out too much. Not only does this look unnatural, it also creates an arch in the lower spine and puts unnecessary strain on the back.
If you are really worried about slouching, put a friend on posture police duty. Ask them to remind you to stand up straight throughout the day or alert you when you begin to slouch. This can be as simple as a quick tap on the shoulder or a text from across the room. You can even get a group of friends involved and agree to give each other reminders throughout the day.
The sooner you begin to practice good posture, the easier it will be to maintain throughout the day. Eventually standing up straight will become second nature, making your good form your natural form.
By practicing these simple techniques, you’ll be sure to look your best at any given moment.
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