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How to Look Great Naked, No. 1

I am absolutely loving this summer! I’m just back from a blissful two week vacation filled with plenty of summer loving with my beau, sunsets and skinny dipping. So in honor of this smoking hot season and nakedness, let’s talk about How to Look Great Naked!

As you may know, I got a book deal to write a new boudoir book, The Art of Boudoir: How to Create Stunning Photographs of Women. I’ve been writing up a storm and super excited to share all the juicy new content with you.

I’m particularly excited about several sections in the book, which I created for all women who want to feel comfortable with their bodies and cultivate sex appeal, whether at a photo shoot or in daily life.

Today’s post is a little taste of the book’s content that focuses on the art of sensuality, which is truly the answer to…

How to Look Great Naked

1. Know What “Looking Great” Means

The quickest shortcut to “looking great” naked is not actually in how you look. A woman may be a beauty on the surface, but no amount of visual perfection can create sensuality and sex appeal, which is more truly what it means to “look great.” Sensuality is in a woman’s attitude. So, whether you are a photographer striving to create stunning nude photographs or you are a woman who wants to look great naked: The foundation is a woman enjoying herself and her body.

2. Be Confident

Step one in creating allure is to brim with confidence. In fact, confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can wear. Confidence in how you move, how you look, how you feel, and what you do. Remember to stay focused on your postive attributes and know that you can pull off nearly anything if you do it with self-assurance.

I know being confident is easier said than done. As you move through the rest of these tips and techniques, being confident becomes easier. In truth, no one feels 100 percent confident, ever. We all have insecurities and fears. A useful tip that has always worked for me is, if you don’t feel 100 percent confident, then fake it. Merely pretending to be confident will often be just what you need to manifest the real deal.

3. Practice Being Naked

Comfort with your body takes practice. Get very familiar with your body, paying particular attention to the parts you love. Practice being naked. Walk around your home naked. Try posing in the mirror naked. Appreciate and admire your body from all angles. Make sure you focus on the good stuff, and be grateful for the gift of your body.

4. Have Fun

Men (and women) are attracted to women who are genuinely enjoying themselves – that quality matters more than any individual physical attribute. Although this seems simple, it’s often neglected. Have fun! Enjoy being a woman. Enjoy being admired. Be playful. Have fun strutting around. Especially during a photo shoot, it’s important to remember to not take ourselves too seriously. After all, we’re posing in our underwear. Make sure any doubts or concerns take a backseat to having a good time.

5. Focus on Feeling

When a woman feels sexy, she looks sexy. When cultivating sex appeal, make sure to focus on pleasure and feeling good. How you move and how you flirt, dress, undress, and touch yourself—even how you breathe—should be guided by what feels good to you. Sometimes putting on your favorite music or closing your eyes for a moment can help you focus on feeling good.

6. Slower is Sexier

I was photographing a burlesque dancer in LA, and when I asked her to perform a few dance movements faster for me, she refused. Slower is sexier, she said. She’s right. Sensuality has a slow tempo. Take your sweet old time with your movements and gestures. Walk slowly and deliberately. Move your hands along your body languidly. When taking off clothes, tease and do it slowly. Take your time in between each piece. Hint at removing the item before removing it. Teasing out your movements is not only more sensual, but also gives the photographer more time to catch a movement she loves.

7. Flirt!

Move like you can barely contain your desire. Be playful and allow a bit of shyness to come out now and again. Look at your viewer or the camera with a teasing glint in your eye. Let your inner good girl and naughty girl come out to play and duke it out.

8. Know the Innate Power of Attraction

Men and women have enjoyed looking at women since the dawn of time. Stretch marks, cellulite, or some extra pounds are not going to change that. A woman’s attitude is the most important aspect of feeling and looking truly beautiful and appealing, not physical beauty. Trust that your viewer loves it all. Know that any boldness, playfulness, and enjoyment of your body will be appreciated and enjoyed.

9. Know the Tricks of the Trade

Finally, cultivating sex appeal and looking great naked is not about dieting or Photoshop. It’s about working what you’ve got and knowing a few tricks of the trade to enhance what’s already there, which brings us to the upcoming How to Look Great Naked, No. 2!

So stay tuned for more key tips that make a world of difference in feeling and looking great naked!

In the meantime, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below… Did you find these tips useful? Do you find a person’s attitude their most attractive quality? or What are some of your tips to looking great naked? I love this topic, and can’t wait to hear from you!

Lots of love,

Christa