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What To Wear To a Boudoir Session

Updated: Apr 17, 2023

There are many times I have been asked what are the best things to wear for a boudoir photo session? In case you are unaware, there are many great items you can choose right out of your own closet. Not every item needs to be lingerie.

Choose at least one bra and panty set. Be sure to try on items to make sure they have a proper fit before your session. You may still have some lingerie from years ago that you just have not thrown out because it is still perfectly good…however, since you have not worn it in years, it may not fit the same. You could have either gained or lost a few pounds since then.

Bra tip: If you are a B or smaller find a bra that has lace around the top of the cup. It will make you look a whole size bigger in photos.


Bring something that belongs to your guy. One of his button-up shirts or even one of his ties is a good option. If you or your guy are sports fans wear a sports jersey with some knee-high socks. You could even take it a step further and order his favorite team jersey with your name on it or with some other type of phrase that fits the session. Be creative. The more you put into it, the more he will be blown away.


Have fun with your outfit choices and jewelry. (yes, don’t forget jewelry, more on that in a minute) You can choose bright colors and even be super wild by wearing mismatched bras and panties. Wear your favorite pair of cowgirl boots and cowgirl hat or if you think your guy would love you in a nurse’s outfit –go for it! Try out something totally off the wall and fun! It can make for a fun and creative photo.


Look through your closet for a see-through or lace blouse, a soft sweater you can pull off your shoulders, and a vest or sleeveless sweater. Any unique or cropped tops can be cute with panties too.


If you are smaller than a C cup, be sure to bring the kind of bustier that has built-in cups. (usually, a corset does not have cups but I have seen a few bustiers without cups too). The bustiers without can make you look flat-chested and we don’t want that!


Almost every woman brings fishnets and/or thigh highs to her session. My number one suggestion is if you plan to wear them with a garter belt, buy the kind without the plastic stay-ups. If you plan to not wear a garter then the plastic stay-ups are a must.


Don’t forget jewelry A statement necklace can be cool for a few images and  Bring a few choices in earrings and rings as well. Long necklaces make for great props and short colorful pieces can add drama.


And last but not least, don’t forget to bring some killer high heels! Nude heels can go with many outfit choices. Black heels are a staple. However, anything strappy, studded, or with bling is a must bring. The higher the better. Try to stay away from the platform and wedges for your shoot.

You do not have to spend loads of money on a whole “boudoir wardrobe.” So hit up your closet and your jewelry box and you may be surprised at the items that you find that are perfect for a boudoir session.

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