What to wear to your boudoir photo shoot


It won't surprise you to know that every lady who books a boudoir photo shoot with me asks this and honestly it depends on you and how you would like to look - demure, sensual, sassy, raunchy...

What do you love about your body and do you want to accentuate this feature? Do you have bits that you would prefer to hide - I bet this list is longer than the first.

I'll let you in to a little secret, we women always seem to find more to criticise than to celebrate, but I know a boudoir shoot with me will change your outlook on YOU!

The lingerie you choose can flatter and disguise and here is a quick guide that may help you choose what to wear. If you still can't decide, then please do call me and I'm always happy to give you my advice.

Here's a quick guide to start you thinking -



Bra, knickers and garter belts

Think coloured, think textured!

There are so many choices out there, but whatever you choose make sure it is a good fit. It's definitely worth going for a proper bra fitting, so that your lingerie fits you like a glove and will flatter your shape.

Make sure that your sets match, the camera will pick up if one element is faded or not a colour match.

Definitely avoid T-shirt bras, which look great under a T-shirt, but aren't the most glamorous things.

Corsets and Bustiers

Corsets cinch your waist and give you sexy curves. I do have some in my studio wardrobe that you re very welcome to try.

Bustiers are similar to corsets, but tend to have cups built in and tend not to cinch the waist in as much a a corset.

Both can be difficult to put on, but I'm here to help you.

Teddies, Babydolls and Bodysuits

All of these can look amazing and can give ladies confidence if you are worried about your tummy and stretch marks.

Bodies tend to be more fitted and really do flatter the figure. Babydolls have a lots more loose fabric which can add inches to your figure.

Definitely go for glamorous textures and colours.

Stockings and Holdups

There are two types of stockings - hold ups and stockings - it is important to know the difference.

Holdups have rubber material on the band at the top to help them stay up and are not meant to be used with garters. They tend to be a tighter fit at the top of the leg, so make sure you buy the right size to avoid them being too tight.

Stockings are meant to be worn with garters and can be a bit fiddly, but I'm here to help.

Do opt for very fine denier which are more flattering than thick ones.

Shoes and Boots

Gorgeous shoes just make your legs look longer and more elegant. They help to tone your legs and flatter your shape.

High heeled court shoes are perfect. I bet you have some lovely shoes sitting at the back of the wardrobe that you rarely wear because they are too high - they will be perfect!

Try to avoid high heeled sandals which don't support the foot, sometimes in images there can be a gap beteween the sole of the foot and the sandal which can spoil some images.

Definitely avoid wedges, they really aren't flattering in boudoir images.

Don't be afraid to bring all your favourite shoes and I can match the shoes to the outfits and poses.



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Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0HE

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