use one tool in photoshop - Curves to lighten up your images, but it can make your colors and contrast pop by making an S curve. To do that, just add a second point in the curves window, and drag it down a bit.
Cause who couldn't stand to feel better about pictures of themselves? Simple posing tips for curvy girls - cover arms and bring hands together at waist. Or if arms have no cover point elbows forward, it tilts things in all the right ways.