The 3 Most Photogenic Poses European Girls Swear By
Last summer we introduced you to a pose we dubbed as “Barbie feet,” a photogenic craze embraced and posted by dozens of celebs, models, and Instagrammers. Today we’re slightly shifting gears and sharing the poses girls in Europe swear by. As someone who is critical on the way I look in photos and frequently say “ugh let’s try another” in almost every photo I take, I’ve learned the biggest factor to take a good photo is knowing how to pose. I’ve shared a few of my favourite tricks along this journey like the pose I use in every photo and how to pose in a swimsuit. I’ve also tried Eva Chen’s go-to pose, the Baby Giraffe, a stance to try the next time you’re taking a full-length mirror selfie (see here).
As I mentioned above, today I’m sharing the poses I’ve spotted Euro girls posting on Instagram. The power of a foolproof pose is non-negotiable, it’ll make someone who feels awkward in front of the camera look like a natural and save time the next time you’re snapping photos for a friend or vice versa. Below you’ll find a handful of new poses (one being the "peacock" pose, see slide 11) to add to your rotation courtesy of some of the most fashionable and photogenic women from all over Europe. Try these poses on your feed and show us by using the hashtag #WhoWhatWearing on Instagram.
1. Patricia Manfield's Sleepy Pose
Give Patricia Manfield a follow (if you're not already) and you'll quickly learn the London-based Italian is super passionate about her music H Ē I R and that she never takes a bad photo. As an avid follower, I've taken note of a few of her go-to poses and sharing one of my favorites below. I'll call this the "sleepy" pose (not to be confused with Instagram's "headache" pose), I'd say it's a signature Manfield pose where she kind of cuddles her face with either her hands or arm lending an adorably photogenic way to pose. Confused? Scroll down to see how the artist nails it every time.
2. Caro Daur's Sit & Pop Pose
Caroline Daur is one of my favorites to follow for many reasons. Stating the obvious here but her style is impeccable, she always has an entertaining IGS rolling where she gives her followers a behind the scenes view of her busy lifestyle rotating speaking in German and English. Along with Patrica, Caroline has a few signature poses. The one I'm highlighting today is the sit and pop pose where she takes the photo seated and then pops one knee. Simple as that and it lends for a casual and cool pose. See what I'm talking about below.
3. Sabina Socol's Peacock Pose
Sabina Socol is another Who What Wear favorite, in fact, we adore her style so much we gave her a monthly column on the site. She's the quintessential effortlessly chic Parisian and as I learned while scrolling her IG feed has a handful of photogenic tricks up her sleeve. One that particularly caught my eye is a pose where she pops her elbows out by either putting her hands on her hips or resting her arm on something. I named this the peacock pose because it reminded me of the ostentatious bird flexing its feathers. This is defiantly a flex I can get behind, thank you, Sabina. Scroll down to see what I'm talking about below.
Up next, learn about the posing mistakes photogenic models never make.