They say the camera adds 10 lbs, but there are days when it feels more like 25 lbs, right. The good news is that in addition to figuring out how to dress to slimmer, there are certain things you can do to make yourself look better in pictures no matter what you’re wearing, or how bloated you’re feeling.
Stick your chin up and out
If you’ve ever wondered why every single girl you know sticks her head up and out when someone’s taking a photo of her, it’s because she’s trying to avoid the appearance of a double chin. Give it a try!
Stand at a 45 degree angle
If want to look better and younger in pictures, do your best to avoid being photographed head-on. Instead, turn slightly to the side, put one foot in front of the other so your front foot is pointing toward the camera, and then lean your body weight on your back foot.
Photograph from above
If you want to know how to make yourself look skinny in pictures, another trick to use is to angle your camera slightly above your face to help elongate your neck and body.
Put your hand on your hip
Another thing a lot of women do in photos is put their hand on their hip. This ensures their arm isn’t smooshed against their body. This trick makes the upper arms look sleek.
Put your tongue on the roof of your mouth while smiling
I know it sounds weird, but when you position your tongue so it’s touching the roof of your mouth – preferably the area just beyond your teeth – while smiling, it will help tighten the area underneath your chin, giving you a more defined and chiseled look. Marilyn Monroe suggest this as her best photography trick.
Use fake tanner and/or bronzer.
In case you aren’t already in the know, a darker complexion can help your body look tighter and more toned, and can also help hide imperfections like cellulite. Of course, applying fake tanner is a job in and of itself and not everyone has the time or funds for regular upkeep, but it’s amazing what a little bronzer can do.
Stand (or sit) tall.
If you’ve ever needed a reason to stop slouching, this is it! Good posture has so many health benefits, with the added bonus of adding length to your frame!
Dress in darker colors
While you don’t need to dress in black 24/7, opting for darker clothing can certainly make you look slimmer, especially in pictures.
Cross your legs at the ankles and not the knees while sitting
Just as you don’t want your arms pressed against your body in pictures, you don’t want to smoosh your legs together either. Sitting on the edge of your seat and crossing your legs at the ankle will help make your legs look thinner and avoid the appearance of cellulite.
I hope these how to make yourself look good in pictures – helps you as much as it’s helped me!
**Be careful to choose clothes that are true to size, find ways to accentuate your waistline, avoid bold patterns and opt for darker colors, use accessories wisely to draw attention to your best features, photograph yourself from above, and remember that self-confidence is the best outfit you can ever wear. Love your look and own it!**