Mon Apr 13, 2009
Strike A Pose with Elysia's Prom Pic Tips!

Hi again!

Did you miss me? I missed you! No more missing; I'm here!

So what are your pre-prom plans? The norm is to take photos right before the party (it's kinda cute to watch as our parents beam on!), but less people want to do that this year. We haven't decided what we are going to do yet... ideas, anyone?

After looking through some pics from last year's junior prom for ideas on this post, all I can say is: WOW. Girls, know your pose! Certain dresses call for certain ways of standing, otherwise, the pics turn out super unflattering. Here are some tips for picture perfect poses.

Tip #1: Wearing a silky satin or tight fitting gown? Stand tall, push your shoulders back and pull in your tight abs! Silky and slinky materials can add extra curves in the wrong places if you slouch or hump over.

Tip #2: Hold your arms an inch away from your body. They'll look slimmer.

Tip #3: Turn to the side and put your weight on your back foot. It looks very pretty. If you notice, loads of celebs have adopted this side pose (e.g. Paris Hilton!).

Tip #4: Smile and look happy -- a false mood comes through in pictures.

Another prob I noticed? Bra straps! Buy the right bra for your dress! A backless dress needs, wait for it... a backless bra! Strapless or halter dresses do NOT mean you can wear a bra with clear straps. Please, they're clear and shiny, not invisible. Find bras that are made to be worn with formal dresses; it'll fit well and match the cut of your dress.

Practice your pose in your dress and you'll see what I'm talking about. I'm sure you will look beautiful and svelte with no straps peeking out. I'm so excited to see your pics!

Stay tuned for next week's post-prom plans!

'Til then,

Elysia xx

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