We often hear from our clients that a big part of the nerves for scheduling their boudoir session was figuring out what to wear for their shoot!
Never fear! We send out our exclusive lingerie guide with every welcome email after you book your session. It goes over our favorite brick & mortar as well as online shops to purchase from, includes a link to our fashion board on pinterest for inspiration, what NOT to wear, things to consider (such as fitting your form, necklines, textures, and more), the type of coverage you want based on your needs, and different types of lingerie styles that we recommend.
Here’s a little sneak peek into our lingerie guide!
Our Favorite Online Shop
They have great styling options for every size, great pricing, and dependable quality!
A Note About Amazon
A lot of clients love to order outfits from Amazon! This is definitely do-able, there are some great options for great prices. Just be aware that most of these outfits come from China and sizing is NOT dependable. Definitely read reviews before ordering.
Our Favorite Brick & Mortar Shops
Victoria Secret, Torrid, and even Target/Walmart have great options!
If you go to VS/Torrid, don’t be afraid to ask an attendant for help. As for Target/WM, you’d be surprised what they have on hand that will work for boudoir sessions!
A huge bonus to going out and shopping: you get to try everything on first!
P.S. Your “birthday suit” is an option. Just saying!
General Recommendations for Your Session
If possible, bring more outfits with you than you plan to wear. This way we have options!
If you don't care for heels, you don't have to wear them. If you do bring some, I recommend avoiding ankle straps.
Pro tip! THINK TEXTURE.
Sumptuous textures like lace, chiffon, bead-work, or embroidery lend a rich, tactile element to your photos. Avoid high-contrast patterns or prints, which are distracting. Logos or graphics are usually "don'ts." If in doubt, email me to ask my opinion!
CLOTHING. Clothing is a fantastic option for boudoir! It might sound counter-intuitive but think about a hot leather jacket; ripped jeans and a sexy bra; off the shoulder sweaters; a sheer T-shirt; a cute flannel or button up thrown over a bra. There are so many options for clothing that can be just as sexy, if not sexier than lingerie.
BODYSUITS + TEDDIES. 100% recommended!! These are close fitting garments and are SO flattering! These are similar to one-piece swimsuits. Bodysuits are super in right now, so there are a lot that are considered 'clothing', but are super sexy for boudoir! Wear them with or without a bra underneath. If a piece is too sheer, consider layering matching high waisted undies over.
Don’t be afraid to get creative - even shapewear can work for your boudoir session!
What NOT to Wear
JERSEYS. I choose not to photograph jerseys for a couple of really good reasons - first, I want the shoot to be about you, not a product/brand. Second, they simply aren't flattering on ANY body type! If you REALLY want to do a sport themed item, get a tight-fitting themed shirt that we can get wet and rip up - it'll be way sexier!
S/O's BUTTON DOWN. I get it, I really do but... You don't need your S/O's shirt, they're going to be excited to see your photos regardless! They are as flattering as jerseys.
That’s it for now! To see the rest of the guide, you’ll just have to book your session! ;)
Additionally, once you book you’ll be welcome to email me any time for advice. For babes who need a little EXTRA help choosing what to wear for your experience, you can also add on a 1/2 hour virtual shopping trip with me!