Best Outfits For Boudoir


As a team of experienced boudoir photographers, we have captured the beauty and confidence of countless women throughout the years. During this time, we have learned the ins and outs of creating stunning boudoir photos and have found that it doesn’t have to be overly complicated. 

To help you get started on your wardrobe preparation, we would like to offer a few simple tips in our “Best Outfits for Boudoir” guide.

Contrary to popular belief, boudoir and sexiness don’t always require minimal clothing. In fact, some of our most cherished images feature portraits or shots of our clients dressed in jeans and button-down shirts. Lingerie, clothing, or even implied nudity can each hold their own unique allure. It’s the woman herself who truly makes the outfit.

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When you book a boudoir photoshoot with us, you’ll have access to our extensive wardrobe collection of over 450 pieces, ranging from XS to 6X sizes.

Our clients often ask for advice on what to wear, but you don’t have to worry. We offer a one-on-one wardrobe consultation to ensure you look and feel your best on the day of your shoot. And to help make the planning process stress-free and enjoyable, every client will receive a comprehensive “Prep Guide” with lots of ideas and tips for a successful photoshoot.

To get started on the right foot, here are a few wardrobe guidelines for those just beginning their research into boudoir photography.

At our studio, we believe in empowering our clients and making them feel confident and beautiful in front of the camera.

Dress It Up!

Starting your boudoir photoshoot in a fitted dress or cocktail attire paired with heels is a simple yet great idea. Don’t worry, this is still a boudoir photoshoot! Wearing a tight dress at the beginning of the session is a fun way to ease into the photoshoot and get used to taking photos before baring it all. Not only is it a fun experience, but it also results in portraits that are great for sharing and online use.

It’s important to note that fitted clothes photograph best, so leave loose-fitting attire at home. 

As a photographer, I highly recommend my clients bring a fitted dress to the photoshoot to start things off on the right foot. And, if you’re looking for something extra special, we have a large selection of couture gowns available in our studio wardrobe for you to choose from.

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Casual Wear

If lingerie isn’t your thing, keep it simple with your favorite jeans. Some of our favorite boudoir photos feature a button-down shirt and a pair of jeans. Jeans can be used in a variety of ways during a boudoir photoshoot and all of them are cute. Whether paired with a bra or slightly unbuttoned, the possibilities are endless.

A simple white tank top can be incredibly sexy. Don’t forget about sheer tops, pajamas, or pajama bottoms paired with a bra for a comfortable and relaxed vibe.

If you’re planning to use the photos as a gift, consider incorporating their tie, sports jersey, favorite shirt or uniform. One of the most popular looks is a man’s white button-down shirt, even if it’s a bit big on you, it’s still cute.

Bra and Panty Sets

Bra and panty sets are an essential element in a boudoir photoshoot. Whether you prefer a classic look, something more daring, or want to incorporate a pop of color, there’s a set to suit your style. Consider bringing your personal collection, selecting from our studio wardrobe, or purchasing a new set for the occasion.

For a traditional look, consider a balconette or a full coverage bra paired with matching high-waisted briefs or a garter belt. If you’re feeling daring, opt for a sheer or lace lingerie set with a bralette and thong. And for a fun touch, consider incorporating a bright or bold colored set. With so many options available, you’re sure to find the perfect bra and panty set for your boudoir photoshoot.

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As seasoned boudoir photographers, we recommend teddies as a top choice for a photo shoot. Teddies bring a unique combination of versatility and charm that captures sensuality in photographs. From romantic and demure styles to daring and sexy designs, teddies come in a variety of options to fit your comfort level and desired mood.

Teddies offer full coverage while still being enticing, creating a smooth and seamless appearance that flatters your silhouette and accentuates your best features. The intricate lace or embroidery details add interest and texture to your photos, elevating them to a new level of artistry. Choosing a teddy for your boudoir shoot strikes the perfect balance of elegance and allure, allowing you to feel confident and beautiful in a timeless piece of lingerie.

Implied Nude

Implied nudity is a popular approach in boudoir photography, as it allows individuals to express their sensuality in a way that feels comfortable and empowering. This approach involves creatively using sheets, fabric, or accessories to suggest nudity, rather than actually exposing the body. The result is a tasteful and alluring representation of intimacy and sensuality.

Whether you prefer a delicate drape or a more structured pose, the art of implied nudity provides a unique and captivating way to showcase your sensuality. It’s a great choice for individuals who may not feel comfortable with fully nudity, but still want to express their confidence and beauty. Embrace the beauty of implied nudity in your boudoir photo shoot and celebrate your sensuality and femininity.

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Accessories can add a touch of glamour and enhance your boudoir look. When selecting accessories for your boudoir session, consider incorporating items that have personal significance, such as a piece of jewelry that was passed down from a loved one, or shoes that make you feel confident. There are many options to choose from, including stilettos, scarves, pearls, fishnet stockings, thigh highs, garters, necklaces, nipple covers, and masks.

A boudoir session is a chance to express yourself and showcase your unique style. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different accessories to find the perfect combination that makes you feel beautiful and confident. With the right accessories, you can elevate your boudoir look and create stunning photos that you’ll treasure for years to come.

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