Barbie feet is the latest celebrity trend taking social media by storm
You already have tricks using the light and the correct angle to pose but now models are looking for something even more intricate to stir up the crowd on the 'gram.
Another painful trend has taken over Instagram and this is enough for women to push for attaining yet another skewed picture of themselves. We all know how photo editing apps and other such digital tricks help most women get the desired pose to post on their social media feeds. Now, it seems there is another pose which can help women garner more likes and it has to do with their feet.
You already have tricks using the light, the correct angle to pose to get the desired result but now models are looking for something even more intricate to set themselves apart from the crowd on the 'gram. The latest social media fad to have hit the roof with its popularity is #Barbiefeet. Why so? Because it can literally make anyone and everyone look at least 10 feet tall.
Social media influencers and celebrities similarly position their feet in photos, pointing them out and down like the famous Barbie's great molded high-heel feet. The trend can be spotted easily by the growing numbers of Instagram posts including #barbiefeet on Instagram and other social media channels.
In a matter of days, we have 1,468 public posts publicly visible on Instagram with #barbiefeet.
According to the blog Who What Wear, the stance is achieved by "acting like wearing an invisible pair of high heels" or like you are standing on the balls of your feet when barefoot. The website further guides you on how you can perfectly ace this position: "Act like you're wearing an invisible pair of high heels, even though there's nothing but air under your arches. From the front, it can be hard to tell you're doing anything at all, but from the side, you can see that you're balanced solely on the ball of your foot.”
Many, including Hollywood stars, reality TV stars like Kourtney Kardashian, along with her sister and supermodel Kendall Jenner, model Bella Hadid are among those who have flaunted this latest social media trend.’’
As per Yahoo News, the term Barbie feet was first coined by the fashion blog WWW, who attributes this to the remarkable popularity of this pose to the fact that it gives a grand illusion of longer legs with the discomfort of "wearing heels," the universal problem all ladies can relate with.
This is not the first time a social media trend like this is going viral online. Last summer we saw "The Bambi Pose" where you are supposed to tuck your legs underneath your body like a baby deer, and in the fall we had "The Pasta Pose", where influencers staged the shots of themselves eating pasta!