How to pose like a celebrity on red carpet
By Temitope Ojo
Ever wondered how your favourite celebrities look so inspiring and radiant on the red carpet? Hair, makeup, and gorgeous gowns aside, the fact is, looking gorgeous is knowing how to stand, finding your best angles, and looking confident for the camera.
Taking flattering shots isn’t an easy skill to master, there are lots of tricks you can learn, just by studying the step-and-repeat.
Here are a few tips you need to know to make your next shot your best photograph yet.
The knee pop
For a curve-enhancing stance that shows off your legs, and draws attention to your gorgeous shoes!—shift all your weight on one leg and drop the other knee forward-center.
The ankle cross
Want to look slimmer and long-legged, try the classic ankle-cross stance. Step forward and tightly over, resting your weight on the front foot. Or, lean on your back leg and gingerly crisscross your other leg at the ankle. Done and done.
Hand on hip
The hand-on-hip look is a versatile classic that always comes across as poised
Lift hand and place your hand on hip. Relax those shoulders, drop them back and away from your ears. Same goes for your bent elbow, let gravity do its work.
One hand on one hip looks confident and at ease, but when you need to bring out the big guns, consider placing both hands on your hips. Reserve this pose for situations where you want your star to shine. Just don’t forget the kitten gaze and clever smile.
Looking for something a little less posey? Try ankle cross’s playful and flirtatious! To perfect this pose, practice taking cheerful steps forward in front of a mirror, pausing to smile in between.
The leggy look
If your long legs are your favourite feature, take a tip from Kate Henshaw and adopt this in-your-face stance that shows one completely off. Make your gams the center of attention by squaring your body, thrusting one leg out, and cocking the opposite arm on your hip. Obviously, it helps if you wear a dress with a high slit and add a touch of sheen to the stem on display, too.
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