As much as you might want to—don’t kick off your heels! It’s no secret that a pair of pumps have the power to make you taller and make your legs look longer—but did you know they can also help you photograph better, even if your feet aren’t in the picture?
Models and celebrities often ask for a pair of heels when posing for a photograph, even if only from the waist up—the extra inches create a small center-of-gravity shift, so women naturally stand with noticeably better posture to help keep their balance. It’s more than just pulling your shoulders back, though—heels 3 inches and over shift your pelvis, giving your back an appealing arch that’s difficult to obtain in flats. The discomfort is temporary, but the pretty picture will last forever.