The number one question I get asked as a boudoir photographer is “What do I wear to my boudoir photoshoot?” Since it’s such a popular question, I thought I’d help you out and give you the top 5 lingerie items for your boudoir session! Not only are these great for the day of your photoshoot, but they’re also perfect to surprise that special someone in your life for a night of romance! Below each description you’ll find a few examples. Click on the photo to take you right to Amazon to purchase!
So, let’s jump right in, shall we?
1. The Bodysuit.
I see a lot of bodies in my studio. Each one more different than the last. Some have more curves, others have more dimples, and some are just naturally thin. But the one piece of lingerie that never fails is The Bodysuit. If you have insecurities about your middle area, this is perfect for you! Many styles hide the tummy area while creating the appearance of that beautiful hourglass shape. Do you have a square-shaped torso? Look for a bodysuit that has an emphasized waistline, whether by a tie, lines, or cinching to create a gorgeous waistline. Bodysuits are also a great to camouflage arms! Look for bodysuits with sleeves to give an instant toned appearance.
This bodysuit style is great at enhancing your curves while keeping your torso disguised! Great for women who are insecure with their middle-areas!
A bodysuit with a plunging neckline and waistline details draws attention to your breasts and away from square-shaped torsos.
A bodysuit with sleeves is a great way to instantly tone arms!
2. High-Waist Panty & Bra or Shapewear.
The great thing about high-waist sets is that you get all the perks of a bodysuit with a little more skin. You also get the opportunity to get a little more customizable with your outfit. You have the option of pre-determined sets, or you can simply buy them separately! Maybe you love the bottoms, but want a different top, or vice-versa. Shapewear now comes in some pretty amazing styles and designs. Browse through Alicia’s set here to see how shapewear can work for you! Whatever you decide, you won’t want to leave this possibility at home!
The lace detail instantly ups the romance with this set.
The details on this set speaks for itself!
Go bold with a daring emerald green velvet option!
3. Thigh Highs
If you want to show-off your legs, this is a fantastic item to have in your boudoir bag! The one thing I absolutely love about this particular piece is that you can go full-on lingerie style, or you can tame it down and do a more casual version (see Taylor’s set as an example!). Pair your thigh-highs with garters or wear them without! Either way, they always make a sultry statement.
I love thigh high boot socks. Not only are they oh-so-sexy, but they’re comfortable when it’s cold! These can be rolled down and made shorter.
Classic lace-top thigh highs are always a great idea!
Pair your thigh highs with a garter belt for an ultra-sexy look. Make sure to get the thigh high’s that DO NOT have the stay-put lining.
4. Oversized Sweaters
Not a teeny tiny teddy type of woman? Great! This section is for you. Oversized sweaters are oh-so-sexy! The best ones are the ones that match your personality. Whether it’s a cable-knit off-the-shoulder, your significant other’s favorite sports team, or a super-soft something that reminds you of rainy-days and book-nooks. You don’t have to bare it all to be sexy! These oversized sweaters look amazing when paired with thigh high socks like above! Check out Autumn’s set here to get a little inspiration.
Super-soft sweaters like this one are super-sultry!
Jewel-toned colors like this garnet sweater look great!
Details like this backless sweater are amazing for “behind” shots.
5. Lace Robes
There is something extremely elegant about a lace floor-length robe. Not only is it super-classy, but it makes for some amazing magazine-cover worthy photos. Show off your entire body without showing everything! And when you’re ready to bare it all, just drop the robe!
Choose a more opaque-sheer to create a bit more mystery.
This gorgeous lace gown has incredible detail that says both high-fashion and sexy!
Want a bright and airy shoot? Choose a white, floral-lace gown for instant softness. Also great for bridal boudoir!
I hope this little guide has helped to answer some questions and provide some inspiration! Of course, you don’t have to stick to just what I’ve described here! Feel free to throw some ideas back!
Let me know below which one is your favorite!