Rita Ora, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and the Love Island girls show getting out of the pool is an artform with the ‘Sexy Step-up’ pose

Rita Ora, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and the Love Island girls show getting out of the pool is an artform with the ‘Sexy Step-up’ pose

CONFESSION time: if there’s one thing we find more uncomfortable than submerging ourselves into a freezing cold pool on holiday, it’s having to not-so-subtly pull our bikinis bottoms down as we climb out afterwards.

Well it turns out, we should have been focusing on the ladder going in and out of the water as celebs have perfected a little Instagram pose we like to call the “Sexy Step-Up”.


Rita Ora is among the celeb fans of the ‘Sexy Step Up’ pose[/caption]

From Rita Ora to Love Island cast members old and new, you have to admit this is a pretty universally flattering pose.

Whether you’re at the bottom of the stairs looking up at the camera or trying your best to seem candid as you lower yourself into the water, this effortlessly cool pose involves casually clinging on to the railings.

Side note: we’re in total awe of these celebs who are able to hold a straight face while they’re stepping into chilly water.

Although it might seem like a pretty simple pose, there’s a lot more that goes into it than you’d think.

Kaz Crossley tried to make the pose look as natural as possible by bending her knee


Montana Brown posed for a candid shot before heading into the pool[/caption]


Malin Andersson looked picture perfect as she climbed out the pool[/caption]


Love Island castmates have been loving the ‘Sexy Step Up’ pose[/caption]

First things first: you’ve got to decide whether you’re standing at the top of the ladder with arms resting on the rails or fully submerged in the water at the bottom.

Love Island stars Laura Anderson, Montana Brown, and Malin Andersson are big fans of the former.

Meanwhile, Kaz Crossley took the pose up a notch by bending her knee as if she was just about to get out of the pool when someone spontaneously decided to take a photo. The stuff of Instagram magic.

Alternatively, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Khloe Kardashian and Kady McDermott have gone for the ever-so-natural “I was just going for a quick dip” vibe at the bottom of the stairs.


Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock prefers to pose at the bottom of the stairs[/caption]

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Like the Instagram pro she is, Khloe Kardashian covered her face with a sun hat as she took a dip in the pool[/caption]


Stars such as Kady McDermott, Khloe Kardashian and Leigh-Anne Pinnock have also been loving it[/caption]

So do you fancy recreating the ‘Sexy Step Up’ for yourself? Here’s your ultimate checklist.

You will need: a smartphone, access to a pool, an Instagram boyfriend willing to do 100 takes.

And as an added extra, we highly recommend a Khloe Kardashian-approved large sunhat to cover your face for when you inevitably grimace while dunking your feet in the water.

You’re welcome.

For more Instagram-friendly poses, the “elbows in the air” is the new move bikini babes Ferne McCann, Holly Hagan and Leigh-Anne Pinnock are loving.

And the “sleeping beauty” is the latest Instagram pose that sees celebs bizarrely shut their eyes for the perfect snap.

Plus the “sunflower” is the summer pose that’ll make you look thinner in SECONDS – and Nicole Scherzinger is a big fan.


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