From Alexa Chung to the Olsens, the 14 Camera Poses You Need to Know

We’ve covered in-depth the myriad of ways to take a great photo. From avoiding a low angle to standing up straight, the tips and tricks to looking top-notch on film are ready for the taking. However, when it comes to women that seemingly never take a bad photo, we looked a bit closer and realised they have a small set of poses they always turn to. Enter: today’s slideshow. We gathered 14 poses for you to practice and perfect for your next event. Enjoy! 

“The Sidekick”

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Who: Chiara Ferragni

What It Is: Play it cool and cross one foot over the other. 

“The Double Down”

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Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret

Who: Alessandra Ambrosio

What It Is: Hands on hips, feet hip-length apart.

"The Tendu”

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Who: Taylor Swift
What It Is: Pretend you are in ballet class and point your foot forward with one hand firmly on your hip. 

“The Foot Massager”

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David M. Benett/Getty Images for Topshop

Who: Alexa Chung

What It Is: Cross at your ankles, and flatten the outer edge of your foot onto the ground. 

“The Point and Stretch”

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Who: Eva Chen

What It IsShift your weight to one side, but instead of a severe hip pop, point your toe out as far as you can in the opposite direction.

“The One-Leg Wonder”

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Who: Olivia Palermo

What It Is: No muss, no fuss—just stick your right leg slightly more forward than the left.

“The Symmetrical Saint”

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Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Gabriela Cadena

Who: Blake Lively

What It Is: Face the corner with a hand on your hip and the same foot forward.

“The Coy Cutie”

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Who: Emma Stone

What It Is: Stand with your arms at your side and feet almost touching, and slightly shift your rib cage to the left or right.

“The Curvature”

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Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Clara Lionel Foundation

Who: Rihanna

What It Is: Pose from the side to show off your curves, of course.

“The Lean Back”

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Mike Marsland/WireImage

Who: Victoria Beckham

What It Is: Face the camera at a three-quarter angle, lean back, snap!

“The Demure Duo”

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Who: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

What It Is: Posing with your bestie? Forget slinging your arms around each other’s shoulders. Stand tall and face inward toward each other. Don’t forget to say “prunes”!

“The Straight Squeeze”

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Donato Sardella/Getty Images for FORWARD by Elyse Walker

Who: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

What It Is: Cross your legs, but keep them and your arms straight to elongate your body.

“The One-Hand Hip”

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Andrew H. Walker/WireImage

Who: Karlie Kloss

What It Is: Ever so slightly shift your weight to the left, and casually place your hand on your hip.

“The Look At That Body”

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Who: Beyoncé Knowles

What It Is: Slightly bend your elbows and place both hands palm-down onto your upper thighs. 

Have you tried any of these poses and had success? If so, Instagram a photo with the hashtag #WWWPose and call out which one you’re doing! 

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