13 Tricks to Looking More Photogenic – M & S
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13 Tricks to Looking More Photogenic

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Every time I open up Instagram, I see a perfectly positioned model or influencer showing off their outfit. And without fail, I assume that said seemingly perfect photo was effortless to capture. I always take it for granted that the person in the photo is naturally photogenic (and that if I'm not naturally photogenic, I'd never be able to pull off the same photo). But guess what? That couldn't be farther from the truth. Anyone who frequently has their photo taken just knows what works for them, mostly from trial and error. It's no big secret how to produce an amazing outfit photo; it just comes down to knowing your angles.

Obviously everyone has a different angle that works best for them, but try the following tips and you'll realize that the perfect outfit photo is just a matter of strategy. From paying attention to camera angles to strategically positioning your body, we're sharing our top tricks to look even more photogenic. If you're ready to up your Instagram game, look no further.

For a more flattering photo, position your camera slightly above your eye line.    
This will help slenderize your arm. 
Paying attention to your posture when taking pictures can make the world of a difference. Hunched shoulders and slumped spines will not elongate your figure. 
This one is easy: Bulky clothing will make you look heavier than you really are, so stick to lightweight, thin fabrics, like silk, whenever possible. 
A straight-on body shot shows you at your widest, but if you stand at a slight angle, you’ll look slimmer. 
Become your most slenderized self by dressing in darker shades. 
Go for a darker Instagram filter, like X-Pro II or Mayfair, for an instantly bronzed image.  
This trick will elongate your neck and help to avoid any unflattering chin angles. Because let’s be honest, no one strives for a double chin. 
Not only will this accentuate your collarbone and slim your arms, it will also make you look more polished and put together—and that’s always a good thing. 
This is especially true when sitting in a skirt or dress. By crossing your legs at the ankle instead of knee, you’ll never expose too much thigh and will look leaner. 
Keep your arms slightly away from your body for a more flattering shot. 
If you’re taking a group picture, try and stand in the middle and slightly turn your body toward the person next to you for your slimmest angle.  
No shame here, it’s all about finding what looks best for you!  
A cropped silhouette will show off your waist. Available in sizes 2 to 12.
These pants are instantly slimming. Available in sizes 2
Try any jacket that's belted to highlight your figure. Available in sizes XXS to XL.
This skirt's asymmetrical hem will work to elongate your legs. Available in sizes FR32 to FR42.
When in doubt, a wrap top will always be a flattering choice. Available in sizes XS to L.
Who What Wear editor Gina loves this "truly figure-defining dress" for her shape. Available in sizes XS to L.
Show off one leg in this quirky-cool piece. Available in sizes 38 to 40.
The draped fabric will hang so nicely on your hips. Available in sizes XS to XL.
No one does a wrap dress quite like Réalisation. Available in sizes XXS to XL.
Vertical stripes will always elongate your figure. Available in sizes XS to XL.
The contrast topstitching exaggerates your curves in a subtly cool way. Available in sizes XS to M.
This top makes wearing black feel anything but boring. Available in sizes XS to L.

With these insider tricks in mind, go ahead and show off to all your Instagram followers.

Opening Image: @ada_oguntodu

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