15 Ways to Look Thinner in Photographs

  1. Smile, not just a small smile. It makes you look lighter in every way.
  2. Breathe. Holding your breath is not going to help.
  3. Step away form the camera. You look bigger when you fill most of the picture.
  4. Watch your posture, stand tall with shoulders at relaxed right angles.
  5. Don’t stand with you arms pressed to the sides of your body.
  6. Turn to the side, the angle gives you some depth versus the wider head on look.
  7. Stand with one foot in front of the other.
  8. Put your tongue against the roof of your mouth.
  9. Push your jaw a bit forward or back to match up your front teeth, top and bottom. 
  10. Angle your chin up, slightly. 
  11. Camouflage your trouble spots by standing in front of something or someone or hold something in your arms. Set your laptop, purse or other bag at your feet to hide ankles.
  12. If possible have the camera angle come from above you, nothing drastic, just enough to be slightly overhead.
  13. Romantic, soft or dim lighting will help blur lines of your face and figure flaws too.
  14. Wearing black is a long recommended way to look thinner, but wearing colours will actually help brighten up your look and make you seem happier and thinner.
  15. Avoid tight clothing but don’t wear something over-sized either. Baggy clothes make you seem bulkier.

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