If you're a Millennial (like myself), you are DEFINITELY guilty of doing the "teapot pose" in pictures.
Confused what it is? Well, according to Urban Dictionary:
A photographic pose in which one knee is bent while the other remains hyperextended. The hand opposite the bent knee is placed on the hip, creating an approximate forty degree angle with the arm. The face is then contorted into a "duck face" or painfully fake smile.
This pose is predominately used by females age 16 - 28 of the "basic" variety on social media platforms such as Instagram or Facebook. It can be used singularly but is often utilized for group photos.
Still having trouble understanding? This TikTok should explain it pretty well...
Well, according to an article from Pure Wow:
As of 2022, Gen Z is saying the teapot pose is officially out. In its place? More “natural” poses like “the raptor” or as I like to call it, “holding an invisible mini purse.” See Zendaya below.
According to Christine Buzan, a TikTok creator who specializes in posing tips for all body types, this pose is basically “the teapot’s cousin.” Your arms are still going to your sides and are still arched, so your get that “slimming, streamlining effect of the teapot but it’s less in your face,” she says.