Post # 1
Hi Hive! I need some help and hopefully this thread can help some others too!
I am going to try to compile a group of photos that show brides posing that help them look the best. I think no matter what size bride we are, a lot of brides are worried about the back/armpit spillage! Hopefully we can post a lot of poses on here that flatter brides and then practice!
I know there have been a lot of tips on the boards about how to pose such as:
- Do not face the camera directly, stand slightly angled away
- Place one foot slightly in front of the other
- Shoulders Back / Stand Straight / No Slouching
- Tilt chin up, head held high
- Do not hold arms close to the body.
I really want to get a list on here of good poses, and maybe even some bad poses that I can avoid!
Post # 3
I love how her arms are back in this photo!
I also love this one, her arm creates a “triangle” and it stretches out the armpit bulge.
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Post # 5
Thanks Kate for posting those links. They really are a good read and where I learned about “triangles”.
Here is a good blog post I found as well:
Avoid planting both your feet together while flat on the ground. Move a foot to point your toes – by doing this, you are shifting your weight to your back foot, which will cause your hip to shift. This hip-shift makes you look more curvy.
Now, a little goes a long way. You want to look sexy but with an innocent overtone.
RELAX YOUR SHOULDERS
People tend to tighten and raise their shoulders when they are nervous and this causes a couple of problems. It makes your shoulder appear narrower than they really are, your neck seems shorter, and worse, it creates a feeling and look of tenseness.
To be able to do this pose, you have to concentrate on relaxing your shoulders – let them fall naturally.
GET YOUR ELBOWS AWAY FROM YOUR BODY
Just move your elbows slightly away from your sides, creating just a small separation between your body and your arm, people will notice the cut-in of your waistline in your photos and this makes your torso appears slimmer.
Learn this pose with care. When you are moving your elbows outward, make sure that you do not lift your shoulders (which we already know, is not a good thing). Also you only want to move your elbows slightly away from your sides – too far out and you’ll look like you’re doing the funky chicken dance !
HOLDING YOUR BOUQUETS
Many times, brides look as if they’re hiding behind their flowers. The bodice of your wedding gown is beautiful, so why hide it behind your flowers? Holding your bouquet too high will also hide your bustline and it also places your forearm in a horizontal position, creating a line that cuts your body in half.
By holding your bouquet lower, you can cover your little potbelly or broad hip – it also places your forearm at a 45-degree angle which makes your body look longer and leaner.
Post # 6
These are all great suggestions. However, if brides keep pulling their arms back for the front pictures, they should remember to do the opposite for pictures from behind since all the pulling your shoulders up and back can result in getting back cleavage since you are just pulling your shoulder blades together.
Also, brides worried about armpit fat and back fat could also consider making alterations to their dresses to fix the problem. See my recent post for my solution to this particular problem.
Fix Armpit Fat and Back Fat with Dress Alterations, not Exercise
Post # 8
Glad. I stumbled across this post…. Great tips!
Post # 9
Just responding to this to bookmark it, sorry!