A Guide To The Crazy World Of Celebrity Instagram Poses

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Have you ever scrolled through your Instagram feed and felt an eerie déjà vu? Or noticed that while hopping from one celebrity to another, most of the photos had the same aesthetic? Maybe you've even noticed that certain celebrity poses have even trickled down to your friends' feed? If you've made these observations, you're not wrong. Celebrities hopping on trends started by each other is nothing new, but social media has made it easier to spot when one stylistic decision becomes a full-on trend.
The most popular Insta poses can be seen emulated over and over again from actress to singer to model to influencer and can be categorized, sorted, and named. The "Bambi" gives off a doe-like innocence while adding to a curvier look, the "Barbie Feet" is front and center in every model-of-the-moment's feed, and the "Manspread" gives off a zero-fucks-to-give vibe. The poses range from the truly absurd Kim Kardashian Mannequin to the classic Bella Hadid and Taraji P. Henson Glamazon.
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Ahead, we have sorted the very best celebrity poses with some guidance on how to spot them.
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My fave beach pose

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The Bambi

Calling this her new favorite beach pose, Kardashian nailed the thighs-over-calves pose taking over your Insta feed. Coined by writer Julie Schott, the Bambi's arrangement of legs and hips gives the illusion of a more curvy bottom.
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new year who dis

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The Reverse Bambi

Thighs-over-calves, but this time from behind!
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@tabriamajors in my iconic white bikini 💛😍👙💥💯💎🔥

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The Barbie Feet

Models and celebrities everywhere have adapted the Barbie Feet for their favorite casual yet plastic look.
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Like butter. #Butter350’s #yeezy

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The Mannequin

Get that awkward stance look by pretending you're a store mannequin. Robotic, weirdly placed limbs take the photo to the next level.
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out to lunch with @mariotestino

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The Planned-it

Like a candid, but the kind you plan and pose for. Tell-tale signs of a Planned-it photo are a turned-away face and a captivatingly angled body.
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weekend 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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The Bootie Selfie

Simply put, this pose is a selfie that captures your posterior.
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The Manspread

Anytime you take more than the required amount of space in a seat the pose automatically becomes a Manspread. Introduced to the public by self-centered men everywhere, the position has been reclaimed by stylish celebrities on Instagram.
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The Beyoncé

When bae is taking a photo of you looking ethereal AF and finds a way to slide into the pic with you.
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The Thinker

Photographed from the back in front of a majestic background, the photo is usually accompanied by a thoughtful caption reflecting on life or invoking gratitude.
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Hot and stretchy garlic bread

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The Chrissy Teigen

Anytime you snap a photo of you looking chic AF in front of a giant plate of delicious food you have reached peak Chrissy Teigen, and where ever she is in the world, she is beaming with pride.
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The Before Award Show Reveal

We no longer have to wait for stars to reveal their big look on an award show red carpet as celebrities have taken ownership of their big moment by styling and controlling their outfit debut of the night.
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My new favorite at home self tan all the way from Australia @bondisands #ad

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The Reflection

Better than the selfie, The Reflection allows users to capture their full lewk without craning to stretch their arms out far enough to photograph their body.
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@bulgariofficial Roma 💛

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Baby Giraffe

The newest pose on the 'gram has actually been around for a while, but only just got its name from influencer Eva Chen. The trick to getting this right is to look both posed and ungainly, like a newborn giraffe, by pointing one foot in front of the other.
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The Glamazon

Often combined with the Before Award Show Reveal, the Glamazon takes hours of preparation. Best to shout out your entire style team and make sure to tag their Instagram handle.
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