A common pose for young ladies to show they are interested in someone, but in a subtle way rather than being overly seductive. This is Truth in Television, which makes it a good characterization visual in fiction. The common form is to hold her arms behind her back (which by itself is a common pose for shy girls, and it's the key here to making her not look too forthcoming) and tilt her head coyly, while either leaning forward or walking towards the person she's interested in. Bonus points if she is standing just a bit off angle. She could be doing this to get a guy to sleep with her, but just as often she wants a date, or just likes a guy doting on her (without having to resort to attention whoring). Should also be noted that what the girl is wearing doesn't matter. It's how she carries herself. She could wear dominatrix gear and still pull off this trope. But something demure and/or elegant is the most common thing the poser tends to wear. This can be exploiting the notion that Women Are Delicate, when a girl is using it to help get a guy comfortable with her. Often used as a Modeling Pose. Compare Ready for Lovemaking (the very up-front Sister Trope), Pec Flex (a more direct male version), Boobs-and-Butt Pose, Old-Fashioned Rowboat Date, Rebel Relaxation. Contrast All Women Are Prudes, The Ingenue, The Vamp. Compare and contrast Reverse Arm-Fold.
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- Smurfette does this in a poster for the new live-action Smurfs film.
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- Mahou Sensei Negima! does this with Chisame in Episode 11 (fast-forward to around five minutes, then onwards). Bonus points for acting as an internet personality (Chiu Chiu), dressing up like something out The Wizard of Oz, and changing her voice.
- Hinagiku Katsura of Hayate the Combat Butler does this pose quite a bit in the manga up to and after she is aware of her feelings for Hayate, somewhat notable in that she does little variations sometimes such as adding a spin when she's in a good mood.
- The girls in Wedding Peach occasionally do this when flirting with Yanagiba.
- Miki from the anime The iDOLM@STER pulls this on the Producer from time to time.
- In Naruto, Sakura tries this on Sasuke.
- In Sekainohate De Aimashou, the newly gender-bent Ryouma unintentionally does this to his younger brother and almost melts his brain.
- The Irregular at Magic High School: School student council president Saegusa, in the anime first opening, prances about a bit and assumes a flirt pose looking at the camera when a shot of student council occurs. Her sharpness, sociability, moments of teasing and cheerfulness are shown in story events.
- In Identity Crisis, during a flashback of Ralph Dibny meeting his future wife Sue for the first time, Sue does this pose while talking to him for the first time.
- Siri in Warbreaker tries to pull this off on at least one occasion, but she can't keep a straight face and ends up bursting into giggles.
- Wilma Deering does this occasionally in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.
- Miranda Cosgrove when she was younger had photoshoots include this pose, and her I Carly character often uses it when trying to flirt with a guy she likes.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Vampire girl Darla does this in "Angel" in line with her schoolgirl image; subverted in that she's in Game Face at the time and using the pose to hide two pistols behind her back.
- Annie Walker does this constantly in Covert Affairs.
- How I Met Your Mother, "Swarley": Robin is upset when Ted reveals that his bashful, head-down, flirty-eyes look is a deliberate move he uses when asking a girl out. He counters that Robin often uses her own "innocent" look, and he bluntly tells her so: "Oh, and you biting your lower lip, shyly looking away and thrusting your chest is natural?" Robin admits it's not and lets the issue go.
- This is Peach's down taunt in Super Smash Bros..
- Kairi does this in Kingdom Hearts, and although it's not for sexual reasons, it still shows she's not a shy or demure girl.
- Rikku◊ in Final Fantasy X2.
- This is one of Rinoa's stock motions in Final Fantasy VIII. She mostly uses it when Squall is being standoffish, which is often.
- Aerith does this in Final Fantasy VII, Crisis Core, and Kingdom Hearts. Looking at old recordings of her birth mother indicate that she used to do this as well.
- Marta does this over and over again in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World.
- The dancer at the beginning of "Firework" in Just Dance 2.
- The Last Story:
- Lowell hits on a castle maid, and she does this pose, showing she's flirting back.
- Calista does this to Zael while she's sitting on a bed. The morning after their wedding day.
- MadWorld The Black Baron's eyecandy strikes one of these every time she launches him into one of the deathtraps he was explaining.
- Girl Genius: Saana ends up doing this for Moloch, to the latter's considerable surprise.
- Faye would sometimes do this early on in Questionable Content, though she'd also strike a very similar pose while being snarky/sassy.
- In El Goonish Shive, Elliot strikes this pose in apology after accidentally pissing off a Bloodgrem by flinging the box it was in when it startled him.
- Lois does this pose in Family Guy when she does sexual roleplay and dresses as a Catholic schoolgirl.
- Quinn in Daria does a laid back version of this pose. She doesn't really lean forward, which might mean she's a bit more shy than she let's on, or more insecure.
- Isabella in Phineas and Ferb, especially when she says "Whatcha doooooin'?". Other ladies in the show do this as well, even the girls in Sexy Santa Dresses during Doofensmirtz's song about not hating Christmas.
- Heloise tries this on Jimmy on Jimmy Two-Shoes.
- In South Park, Natalie Portman does this when she gently refuses to open her wormhole.
- The Powerpuff Girls do this to disarm the Rowdyruff Boys so they can destroy them by kissing them.
- Seen a couple times in An Extremely Goofy Movie.
- In The Book of Life, La Muerte does this when she wants Xibalba to do something for her.
- Zoey of Total Drama does this on occasion, particularly in one scene where Manitoba is hitting on her. She's trying to turn him down despite being attracted to him (because, technically, he's not her boyfriend.)