Celebs' Slimming Photo Tricks

Chin up, shoulders back—leave it to celebs to get the most flattering angle caught on camera.

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Katie Holmes

Holmes knows that with her shoulders slightly shrugged, her killer arms and collar bones will be beautifully accentuated. Of course, the bright blue hue of the dress works on camera, too.

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Sofia Vergara

Vergara has the ultimate va-va voom body, but to soften the look of her ample chest, she wears her hair long and loose. You can put this in the problem-to-have category.

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Jennifer Lopez

No one is better at working the camera than La Lopez. The over-the-shoulder heard turn is a winner.

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Anne Hathaway

Have long, gorgeous legs, will flaunt them. Hathaway tilts her shoulders back and extends one leg forward, a great way to elongate her frame.

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Kim Kardashian

The one-shoulder push, combined with the crooked arm perch perfectly creates a visual curvy  "S" shape for the body.

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Gwyneth Paltrow

With the straight posture of a prima ballerina, Paltrow adds five inches to the appearance of her height.

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Reese Witherspoon

The classic Witherspoon red carpet pose: Hands on hips (draws attention to the area), legs crossed (visually slims the lower half). The effect? Her hourglass curves look fabulous. 

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Can't beat the hands on hips...she IS Sasha Fierce.

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Eva Longoria

Not only do we love Longoria because she is smart and funny and a lover of fashion, but we love her because she is always, always camera-ready. She is poises, posed, and lighting up the lens with her mega-watt smile. 

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Angelina Jolie

Legs Jolie makes perfect use of an up-to-there skirt slit, and the camera loves it.

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Lea Michele

The ultimate combo posing platter: Hands on hips, one leg cocked, shoulders shrugged, big old smile. Clearly, she's a pro.

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman isn;t the only woman to tower over her man, which is why she almost always bends one knee and shlumps her body down in order to close the height gap. Well done!

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Victoria Beckham

If ever there was an award given out for the best at a camera-ready pose, surely this gal would take the trophy. Upper body back, lower body forward, chin down and...no smile. It's the look of Victoria Beckham.

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Mariska Hargitay

Hands perched on ab-fabulous waist, shoulders back to increase height. Perfection.

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Kate Winslet

Winslet also has the perfect posture of an ex-dancer (makes her look taller), and also raises her head to elongate her swan-like neck. Give the women an Oscar for that!


Check out these always-stylish stars, elegant even when exercising, pregnant or weathering a public scandal.


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First Published Tue, 2011-10-11 15:39

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