Pretty much everyone has an Instagram page these days. They’re the perfect way of showing our friends and peers what we’re getting up in our day-to-day lives. Whether we’re taking beach snaps on vacation or showing the world what we ate for dinner last night; we are constantly documenting our lives in the form of digital photographs.
But as we all know – there’s a lot more to Instagram than that. It has also become a platform for us to shamelessly share photos of ourselves. In fact, in the last few years, more and more people have become comfortable enough to do just that. While a few years ago, it may have seemed like an indulgence in narcissism; these days, it’s all about self-appreciation and self-love.
It’s almost as though you are accepting the fact that you deserve to be seen and to get recognition for it. What has certainly helped ordinary women especially gather up the confidence to share photos of themselves is high-profile Instagrammers.
Stars such as Kendall Jenner and Emily Ratajkowski are known for their insanely high follower count, and also for their ability to consistently capture the attention of their fans on Instagram.
There are few stars as influential as Emily Ratajkowski, the new face of Kérastase:
These celebs put a great deal of effort into taking the best shots for the benefit of their fans (and of course, their own publicity). In fact, Instagramming has almost become a career in its own right for these celebs. Their snaps are liked and shared by millions of people from all over the world and with every post, they create a huge impact – making them lucrative to advertising deals.
When they’ve found the best lighting, the most ideal setting and most importantly, the most attractive pose, they know they’re onto a winner. Here are some of the sexiest poses struck by some of the most followed women on Instagram:
Gisele Bündchen’s leg in the air pose
Izabel Goulart’s headstand
If you think the life of an Instagram model is one for you, then take a look at this:
Emily Ratajkowski’s cat pose
Taylor Hill’s back arch
Emily Ratajkowski’s leg bend
But now there’s a brand new pose making waves in the world of Instagram and it’s absolutely genius. It’s so subtle, however, that it’s likely you may have missed the pose while scrolling through your newsfeed.
Here’s an example, courtesy of none other than Emily Ratajkowski:
There are plenty of huge stars, aside from Ratajowski, who are taking on this trend and putting their own mark on it. Have you clocked on to what exactly the pose is yet?
Well, here’s another example, this time Victoria’s Secret Angel, Elsa Hosk shows us how it’s done:
If you haven’t already guessed by now – it’s all about what they’re doing with their feet. See how they’re pointing them at an angle?
Just take a look at Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner and their take on the pose:
Some outlets, including Who What Wear UK, are referring to the pose as the ‘Barbie feet pose’ as Barbie’s feet are manufactured in such a way that they are in a permanently pointed position, and that’s the look that these stars are imitating.
It simply entails standing ever so slightly on your tiptoes which does wonders for the appearance of your legs.
It elongates your pins by creating the illusion that you’re wearing heels. This makes the poser look far more elegant and just generally more striking.
I mean, there’s a reason women love wearing heels (in spite of the pain and potential risks of long-term use), and that’s because they’re simply the most flattering form of footwear as far as our legs are concerned.
If you’re thinking of taking advantage of this new trend, there is no better time than the present. And why’s that? Well, it’s summertime so it’s likely you’ll be spending quite a bit of time at the beach. And that means you definitely won’t be wearing any heels, or probably any shoes at all.
So if you want your bikini shots to look as polished as possible, then the ‘Barbie feet pose’ is your best bet. And these have been the crème de la crème of all the ‘Barbie feet posers’, so take note!