It’s been a while since we last had a trendy pose to master.
Jazz legs have nothing to do with leaning over like Barry B Benson and asking your followers if they enjoy jazz (sadly).
Instead this pose, coined by Who What Wear, describes leaning on your back leg and bending at a slight angle, while your front leg remains forward, straight, and with toes pointed.
It looks deeply awkward in real life, and if you were to stand like this in meetings or when hanging out with friends you’d receive some baffled looks, but in photos the pose serves to make your legs look super long.
Once you’re aware of the jazz legs pose, you’ll spot it all over Instagram.
Loads of influencers, models, and fashion types have been using it, with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley an early (and frequent) adopter.
Outfit-wise, you can do this pose wearing whatever you like, but if you’re keen to put the focus on your legs it’s a great way to do so.
Your shoes need to be great, though, as your front leg will be showing them off.
Make sure to practice in the mirror for a while before attempting the jazz legs pose for your next photo.
Yes, it will feel absolutely absurd, and that’s why it’s worth rehearsing alone rather than experiencing the embarrassment of your Instagram husband asking what on earth you’re doing with your body and why you’re taking such a long time.
This is also not the pose to do in public spaces – unless you’re very confident and immune to laughter from passersby.
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