Where should I shop is a common question I get on all my pre-session consultation calls. Usually I recommend Victoria’s Secret or Amazon, but I recently discovered La Senza. It’s a lingerie store with three locations in the St. Louis, MO area.
I’ve been so impressed with the lingerie my clients bring from this store. It’s honestly perfect for boudoir photography because it rides that fine line between sexy and classy.
So let’s talk about a few things real quick, mainly where the La Senza locations are in STL and what you should buy once you get there.
La Senza Locations in St. Louis
And if all else fails, they’re online, too.
I love lace.
Lace is classy, clean, and forgiving. I’ve been saying for a few years that I love Calvin Klein underwear, and don’t get me wrong, I still do.
But lace is timeless. It’s not trendy. Lace is going to look great now and years from now.
And did I mention it’s forgiving? Because it is. Where Calvin Kleins will leave skin indentions around the band because they’re elastic, lace doesn’t. It conforms more to your body without squeezing the skin aka muffin tops.
La Senza has some gorgeous options that are so different from the classic lingerie options other stores offer.
We all know that my favorite type of lingerie, the way I always start every session, is a bodysuit. La Senza’s are practically made for boudoir sessions.
I always have a few suggestions when shopping for bodysuits. They need to go higher on your hips to help your legs look extra long. Thongs or cheekies are the most flattering. And it’s important that they have some sort of bra support, not necessarily underwire, but a little something to hold the girls in place.
High Waisted Underwear
La Senza has the best selection for high waisted underwear. They’re classy and sexy all at the same time. Their high waisted underwear hit your waist in exactly the right spot to flatter your figure.
One thing that can be difficult when shopping for this type of panty is that most other stores only offer these in full coverage underwear, whereas La Senza offers it in more flattering styles.
By the way, high waisted underwear are great for hiding stretch marks and C- Section scars if you’re self conscious.
La Senza stays on Trend
While I love Amazon(check out my Amazon Store here), they don’t always offer the latest styles. La Senza does. I specifically love their strappy bra and panty sets. I love the little bit extra that those straps add to the outfit and the photo.
Don’t forget, I always recommend bringing 3-5 bra and panty sets and 1-2 bodysuits along with a few shirts to wear over those options. Make sure one of the shirts you bring is something special your guy wears or at the very least that it means something to both of you.
Like I mentioned above, La Senza has several stores in the St. Louis area, so when you’re preparing for your session, be sure to check them out. I know you’ll find something you love.
If you haven’t yet, be sure to download the Ultimate Guide to Preparing for Your Boudoir Photo Shoot. Inside, there’s an in depth overview of the session experience, session prep tips, more outfit ideas, and even ideas on how to give him the album as a gift.
Also, don’t forget to book your boudoir session so you can show off your new lingerie and have the memorable gift of boudoir photos for you and you guy!