The Worst Poses to Strike in Photos (and How to Make Them Better)
We’ve shown you several ways to look better in photos—squinching, anyone? But what should you avoid in order to look your absolute best and the most photogenic? That's a question we still felt like we had room left to answer. We wanted advice from an expert, someone who knows a thing or two about what looks (or doesn’t look) flattering.
That’s we tapped Getty Images photographer Mike Coppola—who constantly snaps celebrities and knows what works and what doesn’t—to spill on the worst poses you can strike in photos, along with what you should do instead. Coppola breaks down shots of a few of our favorite ladies, explaining exactly how they're doing it right.
Keep scrolling for your dos and don’ts to make your next snaps that much better.
“Do put one or both hands on your waist like Gigi to create negative space between your body and your arms. This also creates a beautiful line up to the face. You can choose to put one hand on your hip or both if you are taking a photo solo,” Coppola says.
“Do like Chrissy and have great posture. By rolling your shoulders back, you will look more confident. This will also naturally elongate the neck,” Coppola told us.
“Do like Kendall and nail a power pose with your weight on your back foot,” Coppola told us. “If you are wearing a long dress with a slit, this pose works even better because your weightless front leg can peep out the slit, creating a long vertical line. Make sure to add a slight bend to the front knee so the leg looks relaxed.”