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How To Look Thinner in Photographs

Watch more How to Dress for Your Body Type videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to look thinner in photographs with the slimming tips in this Howcast video. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Dress for success If you know in advance you're going to be photographed, dress all in one color, wear a body shaper, and make sure your clothes fit well. Tip Women who are wearing a dress or skirt should strap on some high heels -- the kind that dramatically arches your foot. This will make your legs look thinner and more toned. Step 2: Check the camera height Make sure you are not being photographed from below; that angle alone can add up to 50 pounds! Step 3: Put your best foot forward Ladies, if you're standing, strike a red carpet pose by turning a bit sideways and putting one leg in front of the other, toe pointed at an angle and knee slightly bent. Shift your weight to the back leg. Step 4: Cross your legs If you're sitting, cross your legs and tuck the calf of the front leg partly behind the bottom leg. Step 5: Keep your chin up To avoid the dreaded double chin, tilt your chin a bit upward. Tip Press the back of your tongue up against the back of the roof of your mouth. This tenses the muscles in your jaw, minimizing a double chin. Step 6: Position your arms Position your arms so that they are away from your body. Placing one on a hip is a good look. Tip Bare arms? Hold something heavy in your hands; it will make your arms look toned. Step 7: Suck in your stomach Stand up straight, pull your shoulders back, and suck your stomach in and up, like you're trying to zip up a tight pair of jeans. Tip In a group shot, position yourself in the back; those closest to the lens look the biggest. Step 8: Don't say cheese _Don't_ say cheese; it will give you chipmunk cheeks. Just go for a natural smile. Did You Know? In 2008, a Texas congressional candidate caught flak for mailing out a brochure showing a composite photo of his head on a slimmer body.
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