First of December, Christmas Season has officially started! Christmas drinks, work parties, long festive lunches and spontaneous fun nights out.
With all this social media about and people posting endless pictures of you, you want to look your best right? We’ve put together 10 sure quick things to learn so you can look your best in the Christmas office party photos.
Before you even hit the party posing in front of a mirror at home and practicing is the best way find out your best angle and most flattering smile. Once there, replicate your best poses.
(If you want to take it a step further take a look at your favorite pictures of yourself and try to spot a pose pattern. What’s you best angle baby? What’s your killer smile?)
Don’t forget to spend time on your eyebrows—they frame your face – all good works of art should have a frame.
3: Don’t drink and pose
Try to take the pictures early on in the evening, one or two little drinks might be ok, but after that fourth glass of champagne you are less in control and will muck up all you are learning here. Avoid red wine too – dark teeth are not a good look.
4: Mirror check
Do a last minute check of your face and teeth – this is vital. Check your eyeliner has not somehow managed to spread on your top lid, no sudden red pimples have appeared and most importantly your teeth. Not everyone will tell you that you have a piece of parsley in your teeth from that vol-au-vent you just devoured.
5: Stick your neck out
Push your face forward ever so slightly. It feels totally silly when you’re doing it, but it makes your face look thinner and hides any sign of a double chin.
6: Angle of the camera
Speaking of double chins – make sure the camera lens is at eye level or slightly higher, any lower and you’ll look like you have a double chin – squat if need be or pop the photographer on a chair (insist on it, no matter how old they are) anything to avoid the dreaded chin.
7: Twist your body
Facing the camera straight on is very rarely flattering. Stand facing slightly away from the camera, then twist at the waist to face the camera then turn your head to a three-quarter position to give your features depth. Make it subtle though – if you overdo it you’ll look like a stray from a beauty pageant. Think more Greek statue – again practice!
8: Stuck in the middle of the photo and can’t do point 7
If you’re stuck in the middle of the group picture and can’t do all the fancy angling and twists and you’re straight on to the lens, thrust your bottom out a bit to make your waist look more defined from the front (think twerking). Push your shoulders back, thrust your neck out like a rooster but tilt your chin very slightly down a few degrees. You’ll look utterly ridiculous from the side but will actually look great in the final picture.
9: Smile trick
Try this old school red carpet trick; place your tongue behind your teeth when you smile to avoid a slightly over enthusiastic too wide a grin.
10: Grab a prop
Preferably not your boss, a cheap plastic drinking cup or especially not that rude Secret Santa gift that’s floating around the room. Holding onto an object such as a champagne glass, a glittery purse or an unwrapped gift can help you relax your posture and add personality to the picture. Perfect darling.
11: Extra tip – Be kind at the party!
No matter what you look like, nothing will knock your innate sex appeal and goddess like looks down faster than being rude to people. The camera never lies! Invite the new girl into the picture or the quiet one or the office lad that no one talks to. Pop yourself in the center view so the other girls can get the better angle shots, quickly check their teeth for them, pass them your prop to hold. You? Arch your back, pop out the booty and flash the best you’ve got – smile that is!
Share these tips with a friend so they too can look her best.
Happy start to the festive season!
Love Slinks x