Your red carpet moment of a lifetime is almost here: Your wedding day! The photo ops will be major and, unlike the Academy Awards, there are no repeats and do-overs (well, hopefully!) for this event. So follow these tips to make sure the paparazzi (um, guests) don’t catch you off-guard and all your snaps are magazine (or photo frame!) ready.
First, resist the urge to sport shimmery bronzers or translucent powders. It looks hot in the club, but not so much in high-def pics. Instead, take a cue from new bride Jessica Biel and keep it chic and simple. Work the falsies, they’ll make your eyes pop, creating more definition than ten coats of mascara (which should be waterproof for obvi reasons). Need a quick shine fix? Blot! Blot! Blot!
It goes without saying that posture is of the utmost importance. It elongates you, and duh! – shows off that dress! Stand with one foot in front of the other with hips angled to the side. If your gown is sleeveless, put your hands on your hips to make those guns look slim and sculpted. While seated, keep your back straight and shoulders down à la newlywed Anne Hathaway.
Take a page from the royal playbook of Kate Middleton and practice walking. During your momentous stroll down the runway – as in aisle – be sure to hold your bouquet at hip level so the details of your dress are in full view. You might not be wearing Burton for McQueen, but it’s still your awesome dress, and you only get to rock it once, right? So, strut your stuff!
Models are always great at nailing the “look”, so think like Kate Moss and hold that head up to avoid the dreaded double chin. Gazing slightly to the side helps, too. Finally, top it off with an exuberant smile. But it can’t just come from the mouth; the eyes have to work it, too. That Tyra Banks is so wise… you know what that means: SMIZE.