7 Instagram Poses You See Every Single Time You Scroll Through Your Feed

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If you’re on Instagram as much as we are, you start noticing that for the big hitters, there’s basically a formula to the perfect post. This outfit + this pose + this editing + this caption = a million likes.

Here are some of the ‘in’ poses we’ve identified. Fair warning: Once you get to know them, you’ll start seeing them everywhere.

The ‘Forgot My Glasses’

time to get the handy passport out again ?? thanks for a great day london

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Favoured by: Bella Hadid

You know how you tug on the side of your eye when you don’t have your glasses on and need to focus? All the Insta Gals are doing that, because it gives you super feline eyes and an instant facelift. I tried it on myself and was momentarily stunned by my own beauty. Really, it’s weird.

The ‘Forgot How To Put On A Jacket’


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Favoured by: Ariana Grande, Kylie Jenner

Not so common now in the summer months, but for a time no one could put on a jacket. Super concerning. They’d be halfway there, then forget how to get the garment over their shoulders. It’s a wonder they didn’t freeze.

The ‘Lo, My Ass’

I think chillin by yourself is important. You?

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Favoured by: All the Kardashian/Jenners, all fitness models

There is only one thing you’re supposed to be looking at in this photo, and that is The Ass. It’s not even slightly subtle. It’s just All Ass, All The Time.

The Squat

MVP, don't get no sleep

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Favoured by: Instagram ‘baddies’

This pose is not for Instagram newbies. It involves strength of thigh and pertness of bum, something mere mortals are often not gifted with.

And it’s hard on the old knees. The infamous ‘woman squinting’ meme is actually a photo of someone massaging their legs after squatting for a photo. I’m not joking! Instagram is a sport.

The Barbie Feet

kamp kourtndall

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Favoured by: The Kardashians

Like the ‘Forgot My Glasses’ pose is about refining your facial features, this is all about making your legs look longer and leaner and your feet more elfin and delicate. All the fun of sky-high heels, but you’re barefoot! You know, because we all love walking on the balls of our feet all the time.

The Casual Stride

Favoured by: Fashion bloggers

You were just walking along, looking impossibly stylish and carefree, and someone took your photo! No idea how this happened! But just so #blessed and #grateful that it did! Follow my @liketoknow.it for outfit details x

The Claw

Favoured by: MUAs

The best way to show off your new nails and makeup. And there are plenty of options! You can claw at your hair or chest, or even your lips and teeth. The more you look like a T-Rex, the better.


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