Why do celebrities always strike a pose when faced with a camera? … because they know how to appear up to 5kg slimmer with the right pose.

So you want to know how to look slimmer in photos?  Here are 5  effective secrets to looking great in photos:

#1   Turn partially sideways to the camera and place one foot in front of the other. Point your toe towards the camera and shift your weight to your back foot away from the camera.

#2   Always chin forward and down to minimize any appearance of a double chin.

#3   Hold your arms slightly away from your body to create space between your body & arms. This keeps upper arm from flattening out and appearing wider and gives more shape to the body.

#4   Pull shoulders back, lean forward with your chest and very gently suck your tummy in.

#5   Look away from the camera then break into a smile as you turn back towards it. Your smile will appear fresh and natural.

Some other useful tips:

  • Cover body parts you are conscious of by holding an object in front of it, for instance hiding your tummy.
  • An entire outfit of one color will make you look slimmer and elongate your figure. Nude colour shoes will make your legs appear longer with dresses & skirts where your legs are showing.
  • Practice is your best friend. Behind closed doors go ahead and practice them. Don’t be afraid to practice facial expressions in front of the mirror too. The more you can build your own confidence, the more you will confidently face a camera and know how to look good in photos .. and be happy with the results.

So there you have it!  How to look slimmer in photos.

One final tip … one of the main reasons we don’t like to seeing our own photos is because we see ourselves back to front and it feels odd. Have you ever flipped a photo of someone and thought that just looks weird? Same scenario with us. We constantly see ourselves in a mirror reflection opposite to what we see in photos of ourselves. Don’t be so quick to judge the person looking back at you … look for the beauty and the story inside and all the good things you have to offer.  Truly learn to love the woman staring back at you. She is beautiful … YOU are genuinely beautiful.

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  1. Simone Hanby March 16, 2012 at 5:58 am - Reply

    Awesome! thanks for the tips :)

  2. Kerralee Wallace March 21, 2012 at 8:24 am - Reply

    so that's why I look funny in photos!

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