My pet peeve is seeing a beautiful outfit on a slouching body. Ugh!!! Cringe!!!
One way to get someone to not believe in you is to have poor posture. Think about. A person that slumps over or does not hold their head up high with shoulders back project a lack of confidence. Confidence is the key to success and looking great.
Good posture makes you look taller, thinner, and positive. Bad posture looks sloppy, sad, and can cause back pain, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Good posture is achieved by…
- Standing with chest high
- Hold your head up straight
- Shoulders back and relaxed
- Your hips and butt pulled in and tight
- Stand with weight evenly on feet
You can practice this stance by standing with your back against the wall to familiarize yourself with the feeling. You can also practice the old fashion way: walk across the room balancing a book on your head. The goal is to practice good posture and look fabulous.
Make sure you do not over extend your back or lean back. Many women do this to make legs look longer. Leaning back only makes you look shorter and unbalanced, which could lead to falling on your butt.
Good posture continues when you are seated as well.
- Sit with your back straight against the back of the chair.
- Keep your knees together and ankles crossed at angle.
- Hands on your lap.