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What do I wear to my boudoir session?

With guidance, deciding on outfits isn't so daunting.

· tips,boudoir

We get asked all the time, “do you provide outfits?” We don’t and here’s why: Only YOU know what you feel amazing in. We want this session to be about your style and personality. Plus, we think wearing someone else’s undies is weird.

We also understand that planning outfits for your boudoir session can be daunting, but with the right guidance it can be fun. Keep in mind these simple tips and recommendations and you will look amazing! Here are tons of ideas on what to wear for your boudoir session. We have a few items to compliment your session such as bodysuits, lacy robes, and button up white shirts.

white shirt photo, boudoir, Louisiana

If this is a gift for your boo thang, then bring something from their wardrobe for a bigger impact.

What to Look For

Garters and thigh-highs
Bring them! They are so sexy and offer many great options for photos of your amazing legs. If you are going to wear thigh highs without a garter, make sure to get the ones with the plastic stay ups so they don’t slip off your leg.


Something of his
If this is a gift for your boo thang, then bring something from their wardrobe. This can be a tie, a button down shirt, a sports jersey, or a symbol of how you met. Anything that makes the images more personal will have a bigger impact.

Have a long string of pearls? Those are perfect for draping. Have some stunning diamond earrings? Wear them! (If not, we have some in the style closet.) They add depth and another level of sexy to your photos. You can easily modify the look of your outfit by changing your accessories. For simple outfits, we love statement necklaces. If you’re a bride to be, incorporating your garter or veil will add a bridal boudoir touch.

workout photos, sporty boudoir, Acadiana

Accessorize with items that let your personality shine.

High heels
The higher the better for your session! You won’t be walking around in them so don’t worry about that part. Black is obviously a great choice and goes with anything – the same with nude heels – but anything that you bought just for fun or going out will work. Be sure to clean the bottoms prior to your session and bring more than one pair.

Bring a varied selection of bra and panty sets. Start with basic black and then add colors and patterns. Bras and panties can be photographed alone or paired with any of the other clothing items or accessories you bring. Be sure to bring a push up bra with plenty of support. We want to show off the girls!

Bodysuits and garter belts
Bodysuits are flattering on most body types and with a ribbon or belt, can really cinch in the waist. Be sure to grab ones with built in support to keep the girls perky. If you’ve had children and/ or are self conscious about your midsection, garter belts can work wonders to cinch the waist and camouflage problem tummy areas.

Colors that photograph well and work on various skin tones are pastels such as rose, peach, lavender, lilac and baby blue. Jewel tones also work really well such as charcoal, burgundy, navy blue, emerald green, deep purple and of course, black. Stay away from neon or bright colors such as red, yellow, pink, green. These bright colors cast a reflection on your skin and only look good on certain skin types.

Casual attire
Everyday clothing such as sheer tops, jeans or shorts are great choices if going for a more casual look. A simple white tank top or cami are also very versatile and can be paired with many different things! Do you have a sexy black dress? Bring it!

Robe or kimono
We require our clients to bring a robe or kimono to her session. Bring something lacy or silky to cover up in or strategically drape over problem areas and to wear while we’re moving around set props.

Where to Shop

Add paragraph You don’t have to break the bank on pretty outfits. Heels, robes and stockings can be found at places like Target, JC Penny, or Macy’s. Bodysuits can be found on Amazon, we like Frederick’s of Hollywood for garter belts and Adore Me and Yandie for Bra/Panty sets.

Prepping Tips

  • Bring your clothing and lingerie on hangers with a garment bag over the top. Don’t stuff it in a duffel! This will reduce wrinkles and fold lines. We have clothing racks for your clothes to hang on.
  • Clean the bottoms of your shoes (and feet) just in case they appear in a photo.

  • Cut tags and make sure security devices have been removed from new purchases.

  • Tan lines are difficult to remove. Be careful in the sun before your session, try to minimize harsh lines, this includes watch tans or farmer’s tans if you work in the sun.

At A. Dannette Photography, we take the guesswork out of planning for you big boudoir experience! With some planning, guidance and prepping tips, shopping for your upcoming boudoir photography session should be a total breeze.

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