A mirror selfie is a great type of Instagram photo which shows you doing something cool rather than just checking out your new haircut. Not everyone can pull off a mirror selfie though which is why we’ve put together this list of epic mirror poses to help you take the perfect pic.
Selfies are fun, but can look boring after a while. Try experimenting with different poses for your mirror selfies using this list of trending poses.
Have you tried taking a selfie from the mirror? They definitely make for a more interesting picture. And, it’s even better when you know what pose you should be doing so that the picture looks good. Take a look at this list of poses for your mirror selfies as well as mirror photo ideas.
1. Hand on hip and tip toe
Since this style of posing is my favorite, let’s start with the hand on hip and tip toe pose. This pose is super simple to execute. It it also one of the sexiest poses on a girl because it shows that you have sexy legs. Being playful allows for a more interesting photo because it’s unique. This pose still requires a lot of attitude when you are standing in position and looking into the camera.
To get this selfie pose right, you will begin with one hand on your hip while you are standing on the tip toe of the other foot. Your torso should be tilted at an angle to the camera and your head titled down. There must be a good distance between you and the camera. Finally, have a good posture and face the camera directly with a smirk or a smile.
To complete this pose, put one hand on slightly opened hip and make a step with the other foot, which should be slightly bent. The first part is a basic mirror selfie, but the second part is what makes this pose special.
2. Arm to the side
The arm to the side pose is a mirror selfie pose that highlights the face. To create this pose, you’ll tilt your head at an angle while sticking your arm out to the side. By tilting your head about 45 degrees and sticking your left arm out to the side, you’ll be able to frame your face quite nicely.
This pose is fairly easy but can look super dramatic with the right background. Take a selfie of yourself standing straight up with your arms to your side. If possible, find a mirror or wall that is at an angle to capture your reflection in the image as well. Next, adjust your body by tilting your hips, twisting your torso, and/or even swiveling one foot outwards. Move around until you have that perfect shadow in the mirror!
This is an especially good pose if you want to display one of your favorite tattoos or if you have a large sleeve.
This is a mirror selfie pose that works for as many angles as it can fit. From the front face to profile, having your arm out will help frame your features in an eye-catching manner. This is especially great when you’re trying to create a story using your social photos.
3. One hand under shirt
The third pose you can try for your mirror selfies is the one hand under shirt pose. This is where you will put one hand under your shirt. The goal here is to create a little bit of mystery and intrigue.
Be trendy with this one hand under shirt pose. While most people go for the simple selfie, or the selfie close up, why don’t you try something different?
This pose is quite common in mirror selfie images, but it can be done in a very creative way. One hand under your shirt can make your photo look edgy and sexy but you can make it even sexier if you are doing this pose outdoors and it looks like you are undressing.
4. Lean forward for close up
From the front, lean forward so your head comes closer to the mirror. That way you can capture more of yourself in one single shot. You can also bring the camera up much closer to your face for a dramatic, top-down angle.
This is one of the best posing tips for selfies, as it is flattering and natural. You will look great from head-to-toe, and your face will look close up without looking weird.
Try leaning forward a little bit more and shooting the image close up. This will have the effect of giving you slightly more facial definition and elongating your face.
5. Hug yourself
The hug yourself pose is a fantastic pose for taking photos in the mirror. It gives you a nice view of your whole body as well as showing your upper body strength if you are hugging yourself tightly.
This pose can be done in both casual and athletic clothing, and really looks great on girls with curvy hips, so don’t even think about trying this one out if you lack a little something around the hips.
If you’re worried about your body being distorted by the mirror image, you can try the hugging yourself pose. Only touch your elbow with your other hand or step on one foot and make a few snapshots like this.
6. Play with your hair
This pose is really fun and easy-going. The point is to take a selfie while you’re playing with your hair. The movement is very theatrical and it’s great if you want to add a humorous touch to your pic.
Playing with your hair if you are a female is a good way to flatter your face. You can make it look easy and messy but still elegant.
Playing with your hair to draw attention to your face is a great move when trying to pull off an otherwise plain image; even if just a smirk can change everything.
Lifting and draping your hair over one shoulder can have a great effect on how your face and hair appear in pictures. It softens all of the lines on your face, makes your eyes pop, and highlights different features of the head.
7. Both hands on phone and make a heart
Try this pose for your selfie: both hands on your phone like you are taking a picture, and make a heart shape with your hands.