If you're using your umbrella to, say, keep yourself dry in the rain, you're using it wrong. At least, that's the logical conclusion to draw after looking at stock photos of women using the rainy-day accessories.
Ignore the incredibly awkward poses and inexplicable situations -- these photos provide a clear guide to umbrella usage for the modern woman. We've rounded up some of the more creative ways women use umbrellas according to stock image photographers (who may or may not have actually met real, live women before).
LOOK: 9 Ways Women Use Umbrellas, According To Stock Photos