Work It! 7 Ways to Pose Like a High Fashion Model

Joanna Elizabeth

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Published October 27, 2014

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Updated April 30, 2020

Jumping, Jumping

Jumping, Jumping: Taking a leap on the page provides some action to a basic studio shot. Karlie Kloss certainly knows how to show off an outfit. Karlie Kloss for Neiman Marcus Art of Fashion 2013
JUMPING, JUMPING: Taking a leap on the page provides some action to a basic studio shot. Karlie Kloss certainly knows how to show off an outfit. Photo: Karlie Kloss for Neiman Marcus Art of Fashion Spring 2013 Campaign

Gotta Run

Hana Jircikova for Juicy Couture Sport by Hans Feurer (2013)
GOTTA RUN: A top model knows how to get those amazing action shots. Running should be effortless but also energy-filled. This is one of the best model poses ideas when it comes to showing off a model’s figure. Just check out Hana Jircikova in this shoot for Juicy Couture Sport.

Couture Pose

COUTURE POSE: Grab your waist and hunch your back for the ultimate pose. This pose is best used when wearing a gown or couture piece. Photo: “Dior Couture” by Patrick Demarchelier

Luxe Lounging

LUXE LOUNGING: The perfect way to look relaxed but not tired is to lounge ever so elegantly. Take pointers from Adriana Lima. Photo: Adriana Lima by Koray Birand for Vogue Turkey.
LUXE LOUNGING: The perfect way to look relaxed but not tired is to lounge ever so elegantly. Take pointers from Adriana Lima. Photo: Adriana Lima by Koray Birand for Vogue Turkey.

Up Close

UP CLOSE: A good model knows how to steal the scene even when they can only use their face. Take a look at Barbara Palvin's steely gaze. Photo: Barbara Palvin by Zoltan Tombor
UP CLOSE: A good model knows how to steal the scene even when they can only use their face. Take a look at Barbara Palvin’s steely gaze. Photo: Barbara Palvin by Zoltan Tombor for Marie Claire Hungary

Serving Face

SERVING FACE: Being a high fashion model is also about being able to pull of daring poses. Take for instance, Coco Rocha who can serve up a glamorous yet quirky image. Photo: Coco Rocha for Elle Ukraine by Rankin
FACE TIME: Being a high fashion model is also about being able to pull of daring poses. Take for instance, Coco Rocha who can serve up a glamorous yet quirky image. Photo: Coco Rocha for Elle Ukraine March 2014 by Rankin

Cover Up

Cover Up: Anja Rubik shows that being a top model also means covering up. Simply wrap your arms around yourself to cover up being topless or to add some drama to any look. Photo: Anja Rubik for Apart Diamond Jewelry
COVER UP: Anja Rubik shows that being a top model also means covering up. Simply wrap your arms around yourself to hide being topless or to just add some drama to any look. Photo: Anja Rubik for Apart Diamond Jewelry Spring 2014

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