Whether you’re anti-selfie or your Instagram account looks like a personal tribute, when it comes to trying on clothes pre-purchase, there’s undeniably common ground. Taking a photo of what you look like in a potential new outfit is totally acceptable and pretty essential, and thanks to our friends over at British Vogue, we now have eight amazing tips, listed below, to keep in mind next time we head out to shop. Scroll down to find out what they are, and check out the full article for more selfie insight.
1. Wear basic but good underwear. Nothing is more depressing than ill-fitting lingerie, especially magnified in bright lights.
2. Stand up on tiptoes (if you don't have heels with you) and also bare feet so you can see both height options. Likewise, try with hair up and hair down.
3. Take the picture in the privacy of your own fitting room, not in a mirror on the shop floor; not all sales assistants are so obliging, and many won't appreciate snap-happy customers.
4. Take shots from multiple angles: front, side, and back.
5. Don't breathe in, don't pout, and don't pose. Do look natural.
6. Don't use a flash, and don't use filters.
7. Once snapped, revisit the picture—does it look as good as you remembered? (During sale time, it's easy to get caught up in the moment.)
8. Optional: Ping it to trusted friends for advice, or poll it on Instagram.
Do you find these tips useful? Tell us which ones in the comments, and shop these cute iPhone cases to make taking selfies even more indulgent.