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Where to Place Your Hands to Look Less Awkward in Photos

Appear more natural in your OOTDs!
Where to Place Your Hands to Look Less Awkward in Photos
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Appear more natural in your OOTDs!

Let's face it: Posing for photos isn't exactly the easiest thing to do, but that shouldn't stop you from documenting your stylish look! If not knowing where to place your hands is your main concern, try these tips below: 

1. Having something to hold onto can help make you feel less awkward.

The most natural prop of choice would obviously be your handbag; try holding it with your two hands and leaning back a bit. You can also casually hold your purse with one hand, letting your arms fall loose for a relaxed look.  

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If you’re wearing a crossbody bag, try resting one of your hands on it for a laid-back pose:

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Attending a wedding? A glass of wine makes for a classy prop, too: 

2. Loosely hold your arm. 

If you don't want to put your bag on display as your prop, you can simply cross one arm to still give your hands something to hold onto. 

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3. Do something natural!

Pretend like you’re tucking one side of your hair behind your ear, fixing your earrings, texting, or even drinking a glass of beer. These natural, casual movements will make your hands appear less stiff.

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4. Look for something to lean onto. 

Instead of standing tall in front of a camera and feeling unsure of where to place your hands, try taking your photos beside a staircase, wall, or anywhere you can comfortably rest one of your hands or shoulders on. 

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5. Pockets are your best friend. 

When all else fails, place one or both of your hands loosely inside your pockets but don't go all the way to avoid ruining the shape of your dress or bottoms! 

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*This story originally appeared on FemaleNetwork.comMinor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.

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