A boudoir shoot can be an exciting and empowering experience, but deciding what to wear can be a challenge. The right outfit can help you feel confident, sexy, and comfortable in front of the camera. It can also add to the feel of your images too. Here are some tips on what to wear at your boudoir shoot.
Corsets: A corset can be a stunning addition to your boudoir outfit. They provide structure and support while accentuating your curves. Great for hiding areas but not the easiest to move around in. Look for a corset that fits well and flatters your body type. Beware of muffin tops! If you’re unsure about sizing or style, consider trying on a few different options before the shoot. A corset can be paired with a matching bottom. A variety of knicker styles work with a corset. If your corset is heavily decorated I would go with bottoms that are not too fussy. If very plane you can go with a fancier knicker.
Lingerie: Two piece lingerie is a go to choice for boudoir photography but this doesn’t mean you have to be plain Jane! Today’s stores have a wide selection of garments that cater to every taste. From delicate bralettes to intricate bustiers, there are endless options to choose from. It’s a good starting point to build your look and add suspenders and a belt. Look for pieces that flatter your figure. Most importantly wear something YOU feel special in. Brides like to wear their wedding day lingerie for one of the backgrounds in their shoot. It’s a lovely thing to do as your partner will receive their portraits in the morning of the wedding. A subtle tease to let them know how much you love them.
Body suits: Body suits provide full coverage while still accentuating your curves. Lots of ladies have a body suit as their boudoir first choice. Great coverage but still feminine and elegant. With or without stockings they always look beautiful. If you’re going for a more minimalist look, consider a simple black or white bodysuit. For a more playful vibe, look for a body suit with intricate details, such as lace or embroidery.
Negligee: A negligee is an elegant option. They glide over your curves and help you feel amazing on set. Its a more covered style which some ladies feel better in. I usually suggest this if I know you are feeling a little nervous. Look for a negligee that is well fitted. Avoid styles that pull in areas. Top tip. As the fabric is usually satin or silk please pack it carefully. They show every crease on set.
Fabrics: Really struggling to find something you would like to be photographed in? Don’t be. We can use our studio fabrics. Elegantly positioned over your body to hide areas but will also give your portrait that sensual feel. The right fabric can make all the difference in how you feel during your boudoir shoot. We use fabrics that are soft, silky. Satin, and silk can add a touch of luxury to your photos. Lace is another classic option that can add a delicate, feminine touch.
The key is to find pieces that flatter your body type, make you feel comfortable and confident, and reflect your personal style. With the right outfit, you’ll be able to tap into your inner goddess and create stunning, unforgettable boudoir photos.