The secret to lean, long, gloriously toned legs? Barbie feet!
Forget the gym, a radical diet, or an innocent touch of Photoshop, all you have to do to rack up the Instagram likes this summer is stand on your tippy toes and we’ve got an African influencer teaching us just how it’s meant to be done!
Let’s get right to it: There’s a pose that absolutely everyone is doing on Instagram right now, and if you haven’t noticed it yet, you’re about to in a major way. In June, Who What Wear brilliantly coined the term “Barbie feet” and it is now officially a trend, because, well, you’ll see:
Basically, when an Insta star doesn’t have high heels on, they point their toe as if they’re wearing them anyway — much like Barbie’s perpetual foot pose. Mastering this positioning will basically make you look like you have mile-long legs, particularly if your photographer is shooting you from below. Let Serra Bellum show you how:
The look—pointed toes with raised heels—is the exact same structure of the classic doll’s plastic foot, which was designed to fit into her matching plastic pumps.
See? Long-ass legs.
To try it, you literally just have to stand on your tippy-toes and pretend to wear stiletto heels. The more you arch your foot, the better you’ve nailed the look. They say that wearing sky-high shoes can boost confidence and improve posture, so why not pretend to do so for the ‘gram?
It can also be done in heels, FYI.
Now, go forth and do with this information what you will.