9 boudoir outfit tips You don’t want to miss//St. Louis, MO

The most asked question at boudoir session consults is “what outfits do you recommend”. I usually send clients the link to my What to Wear series, part’s 1, 2, 3, but I think, since it’s been a bit, it’s time to update for 2019. I have so many updated boudoir outfit tips, so be ready to take notes!

boudoir outfit tips//gray sweater//boudoir photo//nuetral makeup//pink lips//eyelash extensions//photo by Boudoir by Tracy lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Size Matters

I think the most important thing is to make sure your outfits, especially your bra and panties, fit correctly.  Some important boudoir outfit tips to note:

  • You want your underwear to be about 1 size bigger than you normally wear. I think most women(or maybe it’s just me) tend to want to fit in the size they wore in high school or college. You don’t want the lace to look stretched or to create a muffin top.  An even worse situation is when you spent the money for Calvin Klein underwear and the letters are stretched out!
  • Make sure your bra fit is flattering as well.  While I do love bralettes, they aren’t flattering to all body types, especially if they don’t hold the girls up.  You also want to make sure that when you lie down, your bust stays in the cups/fills them out.  Padded bras are great in most situations, but some poses may be better with non-padded bras (more lacy maybe), so be sure to bring several different bra types.

boudoir outfit tips//white lace lingerie//moody boudoir photo//photo by Boudoir by Tracy lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Bodysuits

One of my main boudoir outfit tips for bodysuits is to find a bodysuit that is high waisted. It will give the illusion that your legs are several inches longer than they are. Most thong bodysuits are high waisted, so look for those.  If you can find a body suit to show off side boob, that’s a win as well! My favorite places to find these bodysuits are Forever21 and Urban Outfitters.  Both places have the bodysuits that meet my criteria for the perfect boudoir outfit.

Pair them with an off the shoulder sweater, a jacket, or maybe a button up to really knock this outfit out of the park!

boudoir outfit tips//pink body suit//sparkly shoes// navy velvet couch//lavendar hair//moody boudoir photo//photo by Boudoir by Tracy lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Sweaters

When clients ask for boudoir outfit tips, I usually mention sweaters! I really love off the shoulder sweaters/ tees. There’s so much potential to make the images look more fashionable here.  There are a few pointers to remember with this one though.  You don’t want the sweater to be too large or bulky.  If they are, this ends up making you look and feel bulky. The lighter sweaters/tees/henley’s are actually better for boudoir outfits because they allow for more movement. I love pairing sweaters with thigh high knit socks.  The cozy looks always makes a girl feel great about herself!

boudoir outfit tips//cream off the shoulder sweater//tall knit socks//ombre//moody boudoir photo//photo by Boudoir by Tracy lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Crop Tops

I LOVE that crop tops are in now. They can be so fun to photograph with so much potential in boudoir.  This won’t work for everyone, but some women can get away with showing under boob with crop tops, which from what I hear, is considered really sexy by guys.  You have to have the right bust for this though!

Crop tops are easy to work with and still shows enough skin to make you feel sexy.  I like the looser tops usually but it’s always best to bring more options than less.  The only time I will really recommend the tighter crop tops are if we can get away with showing under boob!

boudoir outfit tips//thigh high black heels//white crop top//hair extentions//moody boudoir photo//photo by Boudoir by Tracy lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Robes

A pretty silk or lace robe really makes a girl feel sexy.  There is so much you can do with a robe during your session. From wearing it like normal, holding it off your shoulders, maybe giving the camera a look over your shoulder (don’t worry I will help you get that “look”), and strategically covering the areas that you want covered, robes have so much potential.

boudoir outfit tips//white lace lingerie//white lace robe//bridal boudoir photography//moody boudoir photo//photo by Boudoir by Tracy lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Nude

I think this outfit choice scares a lot of women.  Just remember, I’m a woman, too.  It will just be the two of us in the studio, and we are going to cover the areas that need to be covered! Implied nudes can really show off your femininity, curves, and your confidence, which is the sexiest trait of all. Trust me, these images will end up being some of your favorites!

boudoir outfit tips//White sheets for an implied nude // photo by Boudoir by Tracy lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

High Heels

A lot of my clients tell me they aren’t comfortable walking in heels.  I’m not making you walk in them, so no worries. But we will pose in them. The main criteria for heels for boudoir photography is to be sure they are 4-5 inches tall.  Pumps are the best because they add a few extra inches to your legs when you stretch out and point your toes, and they make you feel beautiful.

I also love ankle booties with heels with the right outfit.  I seriously love this outfit. The sweater paired with these booties my clients just happened to wear to her session ended up being my very favorite photo from her set of images.

boudoir outfit tips//A shot with just legs– get the look with a crop top, black lace panties, and tan patent heels// photo by Boudoir by Tracy lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Accessories

Accessories can make or break the outfit.  A set of pearls is not going to go very well with your man’s huge Blues Jersey (which I don’t recommend anyway, but you get the point). It would look great with a silk robe, thigh highs, and a lace bra and panty set though.  What I am getting at here is be logical with your accessories.

Necklaces work with some poses, but not for all. I love when some chunky (pretty but not gaudy) jewelry falls around the cleavage.  It feels so classy! We will dive more into this in the accessory blog post to come, but I wanted to toss out some ideas!

Earrings can be too much if they are too dangly.  Simple is better with earrings, especially if you are pairing them with a necklace. Stick to gold hoops, diamond studs, etc.

boudoir outfit tips//black lace lingerie//marble robe//chunky gold necklace//moody boudoir photo//photo by Boudoir by Tracy lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Other Boudoir Outfit Tips

When you wear something sporty, maybe add some lace underwear in the mix to make it feel a bit sexier.

I know we have a lot of Blues fans in St. Louis, and some girls want to wear the jerseys.  I would recommend going with a fitted tee with the logo instead.  Those hockey jerseys can swallow you up since they typically aren’t fitted, which means they aren’t very flattering to a woman’s body! Boudoir photography is specifically to show off those curves after all!

Think about pairing your sporty outfits with a pair of thigh high knit socks or even thigh high stockings. Your man is sure to love this idea!

boudoir outfit tips//black lace lingerie/blues hockey jersey///moody boudoir photo//photo by Boudoir by Tracy lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Conclusion

There are so many options for outfits.  The more outfit options you bring to the session, the better. I can help mix and match during the session!

Did these boudoir outfit tips help you out?  Do you have any questions about anything in this article? Email me! I would love to hear from you!

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Arch Apparel//Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//St. Louis

Arch Apparel: St. Louis inspired street wear

Arch Apparel/photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com//St. Louis, MO Skyline

Arch Apparel is one of those St. Louis brands that we all love! They have taken Instagram in STL by storm and everyone in town is talking about them.   The quality of the products they offer, the simplicity of the designs, and the colors make them one of those brands I love to promote. See what they offer here!

Girls Day Out//Arch Apparel/photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com//St. Louis, MO

Girls Day Out with Arch Apparel

A few weeks ago,  I photographed a Girls Day Out(blog coming soon).  The girls all donned Arch Apparel hats and hung out on my rooftop.  I LOVE how these images turned out! Vi, Ainsley, Madi, Kendra, and Alex all looked so beautiful with the St. Louis Skyline in the background! See more of Vi at this link. 🙂

Arch Apparel Hat//Boudoir by Tracy Brown/St. Louis, MO Arch Apparel Hat/Flannel Shirt/Crop top/photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com//St. Louis, MO Arch Apparel Hats//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com//St. Louis, MO

About Arch Apparel

“Our mission was simple.  We wanted to create a clothing line and share our visions in style with our hometown.  Inspired by themes that were abundant around us – tradition, quality, and community – we built Arch Apparel. Providing  another sense of community to our city is an honor of ours; we hope you like what you see and join us in our vision.”  Aaron Park

St. Louis Skyline//Arch Apparel//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

Where to Buy

Anheuser-Busch gift store – 1200 Lynch St, St.Louis MO

Bud Shop @ Ballpark Village – 601 Clarke Ave, St.Louis MO

Jeans Jackets and Jewels Boutique – 117 Hilltown Village Center, Chesterfield MO

JuJu’s Boutique – 48 Four Seasons Shoping Center, Chesterfield, MO

Koho Boutique – 5433 Hamption Ave, St.Louis MO

LaVille Boutique – 15848 Fountain Plaza Dr, Chesterfield MO

MOD Boutique – 110 N Clay Ave, Kirkwood MO

Paisley Boutique – 233 W Lockwood Ave, Webster Groves MO

Splash Boutique – 8811 Ladue Rd, St.Louis MO

STL Mix and Match – 2207 S 39th st, St.Louis MO

The Bidege @ Mizzou – Mizzou, Columbia MO

Too Blue Boutique – 109 W Gundlach st, Columbia IL

Union Station gift store – 1700 Clark ave, St.Louis MO

I have been wearing my Arch Apparel Hat on vacation this week!

Fashion, Fitness, Photography// STL Blogger

Fashion, Fitness, Photography with STL Blogger, Maddie Moore

fashion, fitness, photography//blue jeans and white tee//stl boudoir//blogger//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

I try to only do a few collaborations per year.  One of my recent and most favorite collaborations was with the owner of the blog There’s Moore to It, Maddie Moore.  She is a fashion and lifestyle blogger who is transitioning into health and fitness, so a photography project combining both was just what she needed, and I needed a creative outlet to try some new things. Fashion, fitness, photography all go together so seamlessly. The results were exactly what I needed and they came at the right time!

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So who is Maddie Moore?

“I am a young professional in the Saint Louis area, who enjoys hiking with my dog Toto, thrift shopping, eating lots of tacos and sushi, and writing.”  She started her fitness journey in January with Faster Fitness and her transformation(through obvious hardworking and dedication) has been phenomenal.  Check her Instagram out to see for yourself.

There’s Moore to It is a fashion, fitness, beauty, and lifestyle blog. The purpose of this blog is to influence women of all ages, all over the World.  Check out her most recent post about her session with me to find out what she thought about working with Boudoir by Tracy Lynn!

Fashion, Fitness, Photography All in One Session

Check out the images below from this collaboration to see how we incorporated fashion, fitness, photography into one session. It was so fun to see it come together and Maddie’s fashion sense gave me all the heart eyes!  Her lashes are by American Images Salon.

fashion, fitness, photography//peach body suit, torn jeans, sunglasses//stl boudoir//photo by Boudoir by Tracy Lynn//see more at boudoirbytracylynn.com

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Fashion for your Boudoir Session

So how can we incorporate fashion into your upcoming session?  Well I have written a few blog posts recently just for your benefit.

What to Wear Part 1: Comfy

What to Wear Part2: Sexy

Curvey girls, not to worry.   I have you covered as well. 😘  My blog post next week is just for you.  Subscribe to my mailing list to be the first to know when it is released!

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