Fashion is continuously changing, which means my what to wear guide for boudoir outfits needs to change, too. Thankfully with boudoir, it’s a minimal change, so you can still check out some of my previous what to wear posts.
There are a lot of things that are still the same from what I recommended before as far as outfits go, but there are things that have changed as well. I’ll cover both. 🙂
Things that have stayed the same.
Cheeky underwear, thongs, and high heels are still a must in the lineup for boudoir outfits. Be sure your underwear are about one size too big to prevent those skin indentions. Your high heels need to be really high!
Body suits are still my favorite to start the session off with a bang. The biggest thing to watch is to make sure they fit well, not too tight or too loose. You also want to be sure they are thongs or cheeky with a high leg line. We want those legs to look super long!
I still love off the shoulder baggy sweaters with thigh high socks and Calvins, but I also love the same baggy, off the shoulder sweater paired with heels and lace underwear. Both options look super classy and beautiful.
A timeless option is borrowing your man’s button up shirt and pairing it with sexy lingerie and thigh high stockings and heels. Maybe grab some pearls or his tie as well.
White sheets are still a big favorite of mine. These photos are always a hit with clients!
Things that have changed.
Probably my favorite thing, which isn’t really a change in the lingerie/fashion world, only in my shooting arsenal, are silk or lace robes. I love that it gives you something to do with your hands. It also covers up areas you may not want to show, plus it looks timeless and classy.
Jewelry can be a nice touch, especially pearls. I was always anti jewelry before, but if we pose you just right, jewelry can look super classy. Pearls are always a timeless addition!
Soft/neutral colors are still a favorite in the studio, but I’m liking bold colors now as well. A big thing is to stay away from really bright colors.
No matter what, the photos will be amazing, so don’t worry. I have a lot of experience posing different types of clients and different types of outfits. Preparing your outfits is just a small step in the process! For more tips, check out this post.
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Tracy Lynn is a boudoir photographer for brides-to-be in the St. Louis area, and a mentor + coach for photographers looking to level up their businesses with better systems and processes.