They say no one can teach you to walk the perfect runway walk. That the style and personality that embodies a killer runway walk begins with finding yourself. Knowing your body’s movements, understanding what angles you look best from, being comfortable with your “assets” and knowing the product are all important. But there are some essential techniques that will propel achieving that perfect runway walk.
- Vanity is a must when it comes to this technique. Place yourself in front of a mirror and practicing how your body moves is a great way to get one step closer to the runway walk. You want fluid and soft movements. This is the only time looking in the mirror for hours will not be considered vain because it’s work related.
- Dance like no one is watching. No really, take a dance class and move to the rhythm without a care. This will help you feel comfortable in your own skin and enhance your sense of movement.
- Play dress up. Understanding the way a garment moves and looks on your body is essential to achieving a perfect runway walk. If you don’t understand how to make that garment look absolutely stunning then you fail to best represent the product. You are a blank canvas.
- It is all about the shoes. Heels are the number one shoe choice for runway. They are also the trickiest because they can get caught in your clothing, or even cause you to fall. Being able to walk in heels is important. You want to look like you have walked in heels your whole life.
- Record yourself walking your walk and then watch it. If you are walking the runway you will be photographed, you will be videotaped and your image will be viral within seconds. Watching yourself allows you to see your facial expressions and perfect everything else.
Bonnielee Cuevas is a Plus Model, Fashion Journalist, Fitness and Lifestyle Expert, Fashion Stylist, Makeup Artist, Writer and Brand Ambassador/Spokesperson. She has dedicated her life to motivating women to live a balanced and joyful life through beauty, fashion and fitness. She is the founder of Pink Couture Life Magazine and Company. For more information: www.bonnieleecuevas.com