The importance of good posture in fashion

What is it that makes fashion models look so good, no matter what they’re posing in? It’s true that those at the top of the industry are chosen for their beauty, but that’s not the whole of it; their bodies look good even when we can’t see their faces. The real secret is posture. Standing tall, looking directly at people, and knowing how to move can help anybody make an impression.

It’s not what you wear, it’s how you wear it

Many people assume that models look good because they have a great sense of style; in fact, they rarely get to choose their own clothes at all. Part of a fashion model’s job is to make every garment look as good as it can. Because of the way photoshoots work, models also have to be able to hold poses for long periods of time, so they have to be healthy and reasonably well-muscled, even if they don’t look it. This is why many of those at the top have demanding exercise regimes.

 Make the most of your body

No matter what shape you are, you can make yourself look great by developing good posture. If you talk to a specialist such as Healthquest Chiropractic, they’ll tell you that the most important thing is taking care of your spine. If you practice keeping your back straight (or as straight as is right for you) when you’re sitting, it will be easier to do it when standing and walking. Imagine a line progressing straight down from the crown of your head to your feet, and try to center all your movements along that line. This will also improve your balance, enabling you to achieve that easy elegance possessed by top models. Children who dream of getting into fashion when they’re older should start working on this as soon as possible.

Don’t let fashion bring you down

Unfortunately, just as fashion can make you look good, it can make you feel bad. Modern fashion can be hard on the body and should be approached with caution. This doesn’t mean that you can’t wear exciting things; it just means that, in some cases, it’s better to do so sparingly – and that will make it possible for you to keep on looking good for many more years.

High heels are problematic when worn all day because they place extra strain on your spine and can even lead to the tendons in the backs of your calves getting shorter, but they’re fine if you just wear them on nights out, especially if you vary the height, exercising your leg muscles in different ways. Similarly, corsetry can look great, and it can be tempting to wear it for support if you have backache, but wearing it too often will let your back muscles get weak.

If you’re smart about what you wear and make the effort to watch your posture, you’ll make whatever you choose look like the height of fashion.