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How To Look Thin In Photographs In 7 Easy Steps

I have a one-year-old toddler, and trust me when I say I don’t get the time to workout! I have managed to get most of my pregnancy weight off, but I’m still off the mark of what my ideal weight should be. In spite of it, I must say that I do look great in pictures. Ladies, I’m not boasting about myself, I’ve just learned the art of how to pose to get myself looking svelte every time.

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Here are the secrets that tell you how to look thin in pictures:

1. Get your posture right

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By right posture, I don’t mean the old school stand up straight, shoulders back, and chest forward. Turn your body slightly towards the camera and put one foot in front of the other. Point your toe towards the camera and shift your weight onto your back leg. Also make sure you push your hips away from the camera so you don’t end up looking bulky.

2. Tummy tuck away

To hide away the tummy which you’ve been working on for so long and so hard, draw in your stomach slightly, just enough to make you look thin and keep you comfortable. If not, use a prop; for example, a clutch or a scarf, in front of your tummy to hide it.

3. Arms on your hips

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Place an arm facing the camera on your hip. This creates an illusion of a curved body and makes you look thinner. Plus, it hides the arm flab and makes it look leaner. If you have a wall or a pillar in the frame, lean your arm against it, and it will instantly make your arms look sleeker. Or, strike a pose by bending the arm (like you are showing off your wrist watch). You can try any of these tricks to hide the flab on your arms.

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4. Slanted shoulder

Keeping your shoulders at the same level can make you look broad. Raise one shoulder higher and slant the other one down to look like you fit in a small frame. Try it out a few times to see which shoulder you need to raise and which one to slant down.

5. Seated pose

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Pictures taken while seated can make your hips and thighs look bigger. Avoid this by crossing your legs one over the other or keeping your knees together and spreading your feet apart.

6. Stretch that neck

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A slightly uncomfortable position, but hey, are you willing to go the whole nine yards for that perfect shot or not? Bring your head slightly in front and stretch your neck (like you are swallowing). Practice this a few times in front of a mirror and you’ll never have to worry about double chin or an unsculpted jawline.

7. Take photos from the top

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Never, ever take a picture from below. Always position the camera slightly higher than your usual arm height and click away! It makes your face look elongated, stretches out the double chin (if you have any), and focuses on your torso.

These are my tips on how to look thin in pictures. But keep in mind; most people have that one side that looks better in photographs. Figure out which one is your picture perfect side and click away.

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7 Effective Tips On How To Look Thin In Pictures
Everybody wants to look good in pictures. You can too! Just follow these tips on how to look thin in pictures, and you'll have amazing photos to boast!
Deepika Prithviraj

Deepika Prithviraj

A new Mommy! Follower of my passions (which keep changing) and living in the moment… basically celebrating my life. I don’t write and I can’t write, I only capture my imagination into words to pass on my enthusiasm and love of life . I think I was born with a Vogue in my hand… because fashion has been my constant companion.