“If you can, keep your body slightly turned — you’ll look slimmer than if you’re facing straight at the camera. The most ideal look is to tilt your shoulders toward the photographer with your hips on an angle, which makes your waist and hips look instantly narrower. Especially key for brides? Hold your arms slightly away from your body rather than pressing them against your sides. While it seems like a lot to keep track of, don’t forget that you can practice!”
Oh really? I can “practice” posing unnaturally for hours at a time? That might be the funnest part of wedding planning yet! I can just see myself walking through the aisles of the grocery store, body angled to one side, arms raised slightly, looking like a deformed swan while I reach for the Kashi Go Lean.
This article from The Knot illustrates one of my biggest issues with the whole wedding industry, the idea that on our wedding day, brides can’t look anything like we do normally. We have to be 10 pounds lighter, we have to wear 10 times more makeup, have 10 times more poise and be wearing 10 times more supportive undergarments than we would normally wear in our everyday lives in order to look like a bride. Guess what? I’m going to be wearing a long white dress and holding a bouquet. I THINK PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO FIGURE IT OUT!