4. Cross your ankles.
If your hand-on-hip feels too posed, tilt your body toward the camera slightly, with one leg in front of the other.
If you’re being shot head-on cross your legs, starting at the calf. This stance will make your hips look narrower and your legs look longer, plus it looks a bit more casual. It’s worth noting that the pose also works when you’re sitting. Although it’s always preferable to stand in pictures, if you happen to be on a chair or a sofa when someone comes at you with a camera, sit up straight and cross your legs at the ankles. It’ll be more flattering than not doing anything with those legs.
Plus when you are sitting down, even if you have the flattest stomach ever you are always going to get a little bilge on your middle or a hangover at the top of your jeans. You can suck in but you will still get it. I will show you a couple samples of how this works .
Sample 1. Here are my nephews and they really slim but you see Darryl’s belly( Second boy from the left) has a little belly hangover because of the way they are bent down. Cameron on the other hand hides his with his arm ( Second from the right). He has listened to his Auntie and took precautions ha!
Sample 2. Is me on the front cover of Hello Magazine with the classic leg cross that make me look taller and I need it!
Sample 3. The Best thing to do if you are going to have a shot sitting down is just to hide it. Lean forward and create an interest with your arm. Taken on my iPhone in the studio.
Sample 1 Sample 2