What should I wear to my boudoir shoot?

What should I wear to my boudoir shoot?

Once someone has booked a boudoir shoot with me, the first question is always ‘what do I wear?’.

The most important thing, whatever you choose to wear, is that you’re comfortable.

A boudoir shoot obviously encourages you to ‘push the boundaries’ from your usual outfits, but this doesn’t mean you are completely outside of your comfort zone. There are lots of options to suit every body shape, which are glamorous and flattering, as well as affordable.

Search your wardrobe for the items you instinctively select when you want to feel (and look) your very best. Let your imagination roam! Can’t find anything? Then grab a style-savvy and fun-loving friend and hit the high street to hunt down an outfit that not only flatters your figure, but also makes you feel comfortable, unquestionably beautiful and relaxed. You might want to have a look in charity shops or eBay, to see if you can find any vintage delights.

Many women opt for sexy underwear, but if this isn’t for you then satin dressing gowns or glamorous evening dresses can be worn with equally stunning and sexy results. Less is not always more, remember. Sometimes a tight t-shirt, soft jumper or over-sized button-down shirt can be even sexier. Let your own personality shine through.

One client brought a t-shirt and shorts set - it really is about what you perceive as sexy.

If you do decide to go for underwear, then pick out lingerie that highlights your every lovely curve.

Here are a few tips to help you choose:


  • As a general rule, items with good support, such as built-in cups are best, particularly for ‘lying down’ shots, as they will hold everything in place. Make sure they fit well and if you are keen to hide particular lumps and bumps (we all have them!), then think about which items will best achieve this.


  • Items to consider are: corsets, basques, bustiers, baby dolls, chemises, suspenders, stockings and frilly knickers. Simple bra and knickers sets are lovely too but make sure they fit properly.


  • Bring some nice pairs of heels, as they will lengthen the leg and add a sexy feel to the images.


  • Bring something meaningful to you or your significant other; it’s a great way to personalise your shoot. It may be lingerie your husband gave you on your first anniversary, for instance, or a vintage charm bracelet you found on holiday.


If you have any questions about a boudoir shoot drop me message via the contact page on my website www.denisebradyphotography.com or via my facebook page www.facebook.com/denisebradyphotography and take a look at some of the images in my boudoir gallery for ideas on what other people have worn.

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