What to Wear: Boudoir + Bridal Boudoir Photography

After months of thinking about doing a boudoir photo session you have finally booked your boudoir photographer

Now that your adrenaline is really pumping it is time to do a little planning and go shopping for lingerie pieces to wear for your photos! Even if there is a limit on the number of outfit changes you can have during your boudoir session, make sure to bring as many clothing, lingerie, shoe, and accessory choices as possible. Your photographer can help style your outfit and choose what will look best in the photos.

Boudoir Wardrobe Pieces You Might Want to Bring

  • Vintage lingerie pieces
  • Slips
  • A few different shirts including a fitted cotton t-shirt
  • Scarf or Sash for around your waist
  • Cardigans
  • Sweater
  • Matching bra + panty set
  • Neglige/teddy/bodysuit
  • Corset/bustier
  • A robe
  • Silk shorts

Boudoir Accessories

In addition to a variety of clothing and lingerie choices, you should also try to bring along a good selection of accessories and maybe even some props. Common choices are a garter belt and stockings, a variety of shoes (the higher the heels the better), and items that are meaningful to your significant other that could be used as props.

Bridal Boudoir Photography

If you are planning your boudoir photo session to be a wedding gift to your fiance, don’t forget to bring along additional bridal accessories like the jewelry you will be wearing on your wedding day, your veil, and your garter.


Where to Buy Boudoir Outfits

You are investing in a sultry boudoir photo shoot, go out and buy yourself some cute new knickers to wear for it! Most of the pieces shown in this blog post are high end lingerie that can be found on my Polyvore Boudoir Collection along with information on where they can be purchased. Some of my other favorite stores to find beautiful intimates are Journelle, Top Shop, ASOS, Urban Outfitters, Free People, Anthropolgie, ModCloth, Forever 21, Etsy, and Ebay (great place to find vintage lingerie pieces).

Additional Prep

Make sure you go out and get a manicure and pedicure before your photo session. If you spray tan or dye your hair, make sure you get it touched up right before your shoot. And since you will be looking so fabulous after your photo shoot, you should also plan a hot date or girls night out afterwards!

Additional Boudoir Inspiration Resources

Pinterest Boudoir Board
Polyvore Boudoir Collection

Blacksburg Boudoir Photographer

This stunning, creative lady came in all the way from Richmond for her bridal boudoir session.  I love the wardrobe pieces that she chose to wear for her session because the more comfortable you feel, the more comfortable you will look in your photos.  I have been keeping these gorgeous photos under wraps for a few weeks, but now that her wedding day has passed and the groom has be given his boudoir album as his wedding gift I have been given permission to share a few images on my blog, yay!  Before you ask, that beautiful floral kimono robe is from Plum Pretty Sugar – she gifted one to each of her bridesmaid and one for me, her ever so grateful wedding and boudoir photographer.