So you've booked a shoot date, but now you're wondering what to wear for your boudoir session. Don't stress! In today's post I'm outlining my Top 10 Boudoir Outfit Ideas. Many of these items you may already have in your closet!
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1. Classic Boudoir
It doesn't get much more 'boudoir' than a classic bra, panty and garter set, complete with thigh high stockings and a sexy pair of heels. This is probably my most favourite outfit for a boudoir session, and I recommend it to all of my clients.
This look is timeless - even though the style has evolved over the decades, there's a certain sophistication that spans generations when it comes to this ensemble.
2. Bodysuits, teddies and rompers
My second favourite outfit to suggest to people are bodysuits and rompers (also called teddies). These one-piece garments hug the body and highlight the curves, while also providing some coverage.
If you don't love the idea of showing your tummy in your photos, a bodysuit or romper is an excellent choice. Bodysuits have become quite popular in women's fashion and are fairly easy to find in both lingerie shops and clothing stores.
Need some suggestions?
3. Sweaters and t-shirts
Not really a lingerie person? No problem! If you are more comfortable in a laid back style, I highly recommend bringing your favourite t-shirt or sweater and pairing it with basic bottoms (or no bottoms!).
Add some over-the-knee legwarmers and you've got a cozy vibe that you will want to wear again for your next lazy weekend at home.
A luxurious satin, silk or lace robe is the perfect way to add a layer of sophistication, glamour and sexiness to your images.
The layers and draping of the fabric can elevate the look and feel of the images, while simultaneously providing a little bit of coverage and modesty.
5. Body Chains and Dramatic Jewellery
I've always had a teensy obsession with body chains..they are so fun to photograph! they're also an excellent way to dress up a basic bodysuit or lingerie set, or add a little sparkle to your silhouette.
A long necklace draped around your body is also an elegant and classic boudoir look.
6. Button up collared shirt
Oh how I love the 'morning after' style of oversized menswear on the feminine form. The crisp, clean lines of a collared shirt add a touch of sophistication and femininity to the images.
Whether you throw it on over your garter and stockings, or allow it to glide off your shoulders au naturel, this look is forever timeless.
Don't want to wear a men's shirt? This button up shirt has a softer, more flowy fabric.
7. Thigh High Boots
A great way to add a bold, sexy and confident touch to your images is with thigh high boots! Over the knee boots elongate the legs and serve as a statement piece that add drama.
My favourite way to style them? Completely nude - they're made for showing off!
8. Leather or Fur Jacket
I love the soft texture of a faux fur jacket against bare skin..just divine!
Leather jackets lend an edgier feel and are perfect to pair with a simple bodysuit or with something strappy.
Is it practical? No. But it looks damn good.
I love this faux leather biker jacket by Levi's
9. White Sheets
I make a point to incorporate the bedsheets into every session. These shots are always my clients' favourites.
Even though they're usually more covered up with the sheets than in any other outfit, the images just *feel* more sexy. Sheets are the perfect way to create the illusion of nudity without baring it all.
What can I say? Your birthday suit is the most beautiful thing you can wear for your boudoir session!
Let's show off your shape and highlight the details you love about your body. I never photograph 'full frontal' nudity, I believe leaving something to the imagination is way sexier.
Detail shots and the lines of your silhouette also make the perfect art for your walls at home.
I have several prints hanging in my studio. I always prefer to print close ups of the collarbone, lips, and silhouettes.
Your nudes are safe with me, I'll never share anything without your consent. However, I can't guarantee you won't want to send these nudes to everyone 😉
If you haven't already booked a boudoir session for yourself, what are you waiting for?
Not sure who to book with? I've written a post about How To Choose A Boudoir Photographer and if you're near Vancouver BC, I would love to photograph your boudoir session! If you'd like to know a little more about me and my mission with boudoir photography, head over to my About page.
I have been a boudoir photographer since 2008. Since that time I've photographed more than 1000 boudoir sessions (truthfully, I've lost count). I have seen women of every shape, size, and age, with all the lumps, bumps, wrinkles, cellulite and every other thing you can imagine. I've seen it all! You're beautiful, let me prove it to you!