How to perfect your Instagram pose: Woman shows how subtle changes can make ANY image flattering – from pointing your toes in a dress to bending your back in a swimsuit
- Bonnie Rodríguez Krzywicki is an Instagram star from Miami, Florida
- She has built up a following with her tips that show people how to make photo poses
- Bonnie explains the most flattering way of standing in front of the camera, sitting and smiling
A photogenic Instagram user has become a social media sensation thanks to her expert tips on how to pose the most flattering ways.
Bonnie Rodríguez Krzywicki, from Miami, has built 623,000 strong Instagram follow thanks to her helpful ‘how-to’ photos that illustrate the do’s and don’ts of everything from how to stand in a swimsuit to the best way to sit on a couch.
The side-by-side photos illustrate a ‘good’ and ‘bad’ way to achieve each pose and show how only the smallest adjustments to your body position can make a big difference to the outcome of a snap .
Bonnie, who studied photography at university, also shares her advice on this YouTube, where she offers more in-depth video guides.
Sitting in a swimsuit: Bonnie explained how the ‘Bambi pose’ (right), while kneeling, is her ‘favorite’ for swimsuits because of the way it flatters the body. It helps accentuate the natural curves and avoids a feeling of awkwardness that can come from sitting in front of the camera (left). Bonnie noted, however, that it is ‘not comfortable’
Put your best foot forward: Bonnie noted that proportions are key when it comes to fashion recording on social media. She swapped the longer sweater (left) for a t-shirt that she tucked into the skirt to create a waistline, which is emphasized by a leather jacket that cuts her off on the same part of the body. She added heels (right) and turns half away from the camera
Flat … fantastic! Bonnie encouraged followers not to look ‘flat’ at the camera (left). This is done by looking straight at the camera with little shape to the body. Instead, she suggests lengthening the limbs by reaching out to touch something nearby (in this case, the balcony railing). She gives the body extra shape and accentuates her curves by slightly bending her back (right)
It’s all in the corners: Bonnie explained how to make the most of your surroundings to get the most flattering picture possible. In this case, she used the lines and angle of the balcony to frame where she was in the photo (right), she also showed the arms and legs by creating angles with an elbow resting on the railing behind and a knee that kicks forward
The Candid Sofa Snap: Looking “ bored on the couch ” while at home shutting down has been a popular pose with influencers around the world, but it can look unflattering (left). To get the most out of the photo, lower the camera to make it look bigger and more “powerful,” Bonnie said. She also said to make “triangles” to shape your body
Be careful what you wear! Bonnie said it’s essential to adjust your posture to what you wear. For example, a jacket that is ‘wrapped’ over the shoulders will only look elegant with the right attitude. On the left, Bonnie’s hands on the hips make her look too square and due to the lack of elbows she loses the ‘triangle’ of the arms. The pose on the right is flattering due to the placement of the buttons that ‘cut’ the body and matches the feel of the outfit
Tall and Slim: Bonnie shows how posing makes all the difference in a swimsuit photo. On the left, Bonnie sits bent over her body with her hands on her legs, covering her torso. On the right, she shows a much flattering pose, with the back leg straight and the toe pointed to add shape. She also brings the front leg down to create a sense of ‘openness’ and moves her arms in the more flattering pointed triangle. A glance over the shoulder completes the pose
Barefoot Beauty: Fitting without shoes is appropriate for photos taken on the beach or at home, Bonnie explained. If you dare to go naked, don’t forget to stand with one foot in front of the other and stand on your toes to extend your figure (right)
Cute Couple Shots: Perfect your pose with your plus by standing closer together (right). A well-placed hand on the waist (right) helps accentuate the waist and ‘cut’ the body in a flattering place. An arm in a curved ‘triangle’ with the hand on the shoulder creates a flattering shape