What Is 'Barbie Feet,' The Trend That's Taking Over Instagram?
Jul 06, 2018 06:34 PM EDT
The latest trend on Instagram is the "Barbie feet," a very flattering pose done by celebrities, models, and influencers nowadays.
For those who have yet to know about Barbie feet, it's pretty common among Instagram-famous people and one may have already seen it one way or another but is not just aware of what it's called. The term was coined by Who What Wear after seeing the trend that's starting to gain popularity in the photo-sharing app.
How To Do The 'Barbie Feet' Pose
The notable pose is called as such because it is made to look that the person has Barbie feet sans heels. If one removes the footwear of the dolls, one can see that the feet are intentionally molded in a pointy manner, much like these are wearing heels all the time.
That said, to do the Barbie feet pose, one just needs to arch one foot and pretend that one's wearing imaginary heels. In short, just point the toes and arch the foot so that the heel is up. While it may sound crazy at first, let the influencers and models do the convincing that this actually makes anyone photogenic.
That's not the only thing the Barbie feet pose is credited for. It also fools onlookers of longer legs, of course, this is best achieved if partnered with good camera angle. The best way to do this is to keep the camera at a low angle, a trick known to cheat height in images. Additionally, it removes awkwardness of the feet in photos, one that's actually hard to master.
The Barbie feet could also be useful for showcasing the booty tooch, which is done when the back is arched and the bum is out. Some of the celebrities doing the Barbie feet are Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and Emily Ratajkowski.
These are just some high-profile models who have done the simple trick, and their legs looked endless. These models are not the only ones seemingly giving their seal of approval of the Barbie feet, as even reality stars Kourtney Kardashian and Kylie Jenner have mastered the pose.
With Barbie feet, it seemed that one doesn't have to wear heels in order to feel good. They can actually do this flattering pose. It is also perfect for summer, which is evident on Instagram.
The subtle pose is popular in beach and pool photos as of now, which means the Barbie feet trend will get even more fans all throughout summer. For those who want to join the bandwagon, now's certainly the time to do so.