So you've booked your boudoir session!
Now the biggest question looms in your mind...what to wear to your boudoir photo shoot? A common mistake many make when planning their boudoir session is thinking that boudoir is only one thing: matching lingerie sets. This is not the case at all! Your boudoir session should be all about YOU first and foremost. You should feel completely comfortable in what you're wearing (unless you're going for the uncomfortable stuff) and it should make you feel sexy! Don't feel like you have to fit yourself into the box of what most people are doing for their boudoir sessions. BE YOU! Whether that means going all out for the full lingerie set, garter belt, stockings and high heels or simply barefoot with cotton undies and a t-shirt.
The focus of your session should be you, not your wardrobe or props. Keep patterns to a minimum as they can be distracting. Bright colors can be as well, but sometimes bright colors truly fit certain personalities. It all depends on you. Your outfits will determine the look and feel for your session, so keep that in mind when you're choosing. Do you want your session to feel more dark and mysterious, or would you prefer light and airy? If you feel like you have multiple facets of your personality consider doing multiple sessions and changing the hair and makeup as well. If you're planning on purchasing prints or canvases for your home, consider the colors in the rooms where you want to hang things. Choose colors that will compliment your decor. (and make sure to measure your wall space before your session!)
Let's dive into some wardrobe options:
The matching lingerie set is one of our most common wardrobe options. You can't go wrong with matching bra and panties, and they come in endless options. Solid black /white is classic and timeless. The most important consideration for the matching set is to make sure it fits right. That goes for everything on this list, actually. If you go a size down from what you should wear, it will create bulges under the bra band and around the underwear band. I've never met a woman who has referred to the "muffin top" affectionately, so be sure it fits right! If you're not sure, ask an associate to measure you. Click here for our blog and a video on getting the proper fit.