We keep on sharing pegs of low-key sexy poses, but we haven't really discussed the basics and of taking a good sexy photo. Unlike regular selfies and OOTDs, it calls for superb art direction and props.
Curious how you can look photogenic in low-key sexy pics? Tick off these things before setting your phone cam's auto timer.
1. Clean up your space.
We don't want any unsightly random objects peeking through. We don't want to waste a good sexy selfie!
2. Don't forget about good lighting.
A cardinal rule in taking good photos: Lighting is everything! Posing in a well-lit space will help highlight every detail. If you ask us, we favor natural lighting, so pick a spot near a window. A ring light is fine, but make natural lighting your first option, always.
3. Choose a winning outfit.
A sultry pic doesn't always call for lingerie or bikinis, TBH. You can wear a white tee and jeans and still look sexy. The important thing is to wear an outfit that will make you feel super confident.
4. Make your skin glow.
We're not just talking about your face—we also recommend that you pay attention to your body, too! Apply highlighter on the collarbones, shoulders, and legs for that sexy sheen. To enhance your cleavage, sweep a light layer of bronzer.
5. Play hype music!
If you find yourself feeling shy, play some good music in the background. Maybe hype workout songs or a bedroom playlist will help you feel more confirdent in posing!
6. Pick a good angle.
This is the most important factor! Take your face's "good side" into consideration when posing. If you want a more mysterious vibe, look away from the camera. You can also shoot from below to lengthen your silhouette.
7. Arch your back.
When you arch your back, your waist looks smaller and your booty appears fuller!
8. Mind your posture.
If you're not arching your back on purpose, always check your posture. Stop slouching and make your collarbones pop.
9. Never underestimate the power of your legs.
The way you position your legs can make or break your pose. If you're standing, place one leg in front or stand on tip-toes to look taller. If you're lying on the bed, bend one leg to make your gams appear longer.
10. Master that smize.
Looking sexy in photos isn't all about the poses or the clothes you wear (or lack of it, LOL), it still lies in your vibe! The smize is your best bet, we promise. Here's how to do it: Squint your eyes a little to look seductive and smile with your lips pursed together. Practice smizing in front of a mirror so it will be natural and easy for you to do it when it's picture time.
11. Use a filter that will match the photo's mood.
12. Always remember that captions are everything!
The final touch to your photos: Your captions tell something more about your pics. You can be as articulate or as punny as you want. But if you're at loss for words, emojis will do.
*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.