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To have never really understood the appeal of the "pigeon toe" stand and actually think that people who insist in doing it are twats

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whatthehellcanIcallmyself Thu 27-Mar-14 18:50:17

I see this pose done a lot in fashion magazines or by people who are trying to look a bit cool but casual etc.

Dunno, it just seems very affected to me and I instantly just think "twat" if is see someone posing like this or when having their photo taken.

do you know what I mean? AIBU? Am I the only one?

TheRealAmandaClarke Thu 27-Mar-14 18:53:33


BeverleyMoss Thu 27-Mar-14 18:55:07

There are worse things in fashion mags to get annoyed about, such as the drugged up I'm about to collapse like bambi look.

And since I am pigeon toed and sometimes have my photo taken standing up showing my pigeon toed-ness I'm going to get all offended now about your twat accusation.


pebble075 Thu 27-Mar-14 18:56:54

I think the appeal is tat its supposed to make your thighs look more flattering/toned/'gappy?!'
Agree it looks silly, usually accompanied by a naive pout?

GlassCaseofEmotion Thu 27-Mar-14 18:58:07

I misread this for camel toe...

NurseyWursey Thu 27-Mar-14 19:16:55

Me too glass I was trying to think of where I'd seen camel toe in fashion photos blush

fluffyraggies Thu 27-Mar-14 19:23:01


i was thinking this very thing last night. A woman on tv was stood in high heels in a very try hard and obvious 'i'm so young and naive' pigeon toed stance and i thought what is she doing? hmm

picnicbasketcase Thu 27-Mar-14 19:24:28

Laughing at fashionable camel toe stance grin

GuineaPigGaiters Thu 27-Mar-14 19:25:59

I've never seen it, pictures please!

WooWooOwl Thu 27-Mar-14 19:27:14

YANBU! It's weird.

NewtRipley Thu 27-Mar-14 19:29:48

Jess Cartner Morley does it every Saturday in the Guardian

I know she's not 5 and I know she doesn't have real pigeon toes, so there's no excuse.

It. Is. Not. Winsome on a 40 year old

AnyFucker Thu 27-Mar-14 19:30:18


NewtRipley Thu 27-Mar-14 19:30:27


If you have real pigeon toes then you are excused.

StealthPolarBear Thu 27-Mar-14 19:31:49

Is it the way joanna lumley used to stand when ahe waspretending to be very elderly in aabsolutely fabulous?

StealthPolarBear Thu 27-Mar-14 19:32:07

Is it the way joanna lumley used to stand when ahe waspretending to be very elderly in aabsolutely fabulous?

NewtRipley Thu 27-Mar-14 19:32:13

AF. I love the captions

NewtRipley Thu 27-Mar-14 19:33:54

I think it is the modern equivalent of the Gaze Into The Distance, much beloved of knitting patterns

NewtRipley Thu 27-Mar-14 19:38:12

I had pigeon toes and knock knees as a child and underwent probably a year of physio and built up shoes. Who knew I needn't have bothered and could be a top fashion type?

NorbertDentressangle Thu 27-Mar-14 19:42:11

One of the worst offenders is Caroline Flack who ends up looking like she's got one really odd bendy leg.

minipie Thu 27-Mar-14 19:43:52

I think it's trying to seem younger and more naive and innocent. it's a very child like/teenage pose.

Yet another way in which we are encouraged to model ourselves on 15 year olds hmm

classic example from Boden

JethroTull Thu 27-Mar-14 19:44:44

I cannot abide Flack. Does she even have a talent?

HesterShaw Thu 27-Mar-14 19:45:34

Should I be standing like that? <worries> I stand like a brickie mainly.

MrsHoolie Thu 27-Mar-14 19:46:27

Yanbu. They are twats.
Unless they are actually pigeon toed like the poster further up.

HesterShaw Thu 27-Mar-14 19:46:31

Do pigeons actually stand like that though?

HappyAgainOneDay Thu 27-Mar-14 19:47:38

Pity they choose models who cannot stand properly. To show clothes off at their best, people who stand and hold themselves with good deportment will gain a lot more sales.

I saw a presenter the other day I don't like her who couldn't stand properly. If she must be on television, she ought to be shown from the waist up only.

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