Christian Louboutin once said that comfort is not a priority when he makes heels. Instead, his sole focus is the design and the sexiness of the shoe. Can't say we blame him, though. There's something about heels that automatically corrects a woman's posture, accentuates her calves, and, essentially, elongates her frame.
But what's a girl to do when sky-high heels are simply not an option? Look to Barbie for some inspiration, of course! Introducing: Barbie feet, your new go-to pose.
If you haven't caught on, the pose is named after Barbie, whose feet are intentionally shaped and molded to fit her tiny plastic heels. Any girl who's ever owned this doll would know that, even when she's barefoot, Barbie always stands on her tippy toes. And apparently, this pose is also a favorite among Instagram influencers who want the illusion of longer legs when taking an OOTD or two.
Blogger besties Laureen Uy, Camille Co, and Nicole Andersson successfully employ the Barbie feet pose simply by acting like they're wearing invisible heels. The key is to lift the arches of your feet. Observe:
More bloggers like Bea Marin, Ida Anduyan, Tricia Gosingtian, and Jeline Catt have mastered the calf-lengthening technique. Don't forget to point your toes!
The best part? From the front, it's as if you're not doing anything at all. But you don't have to be limited to this angle. If you tilt ever so slightly while doing the Barbie feet pose, you can also show off your pretty shoes!
Additionally, the pose is also It-girl approved! Martine Cajucom and Bea Soriano-Dee demonstrate how extra flattering the pose can be when paired with a skirt or dress with a slit.
It works with sneakers, too!
Now get snapping!