Today, we’ve got some handy tips for you about how to choose lingerie for your boudoir photoshoot.
Whether you’ve got an enviable wardrobe full of lingerie already or whether you’re planning a special shopping trip to buy something new, we hope that the following tips will help you decide on what lingerie to wear for your boudoir session.
Related reading: What should you bring to your boudoir photoshoot?
How important is the lingerie?
As you might have guessed, what you wear, how your hair is styled, your makeup and how you pose all contribute to the overall look and play a part in the creation of your beautiful portraits.
Naturally, you’ll want to wear underwear that helps to make you look and feel amazing.
We believe that the right choice of lingerie is really important because if you look and feel good, you’ll be so much more confident on the day of your shoot.
Lingerie for your boudoir photoshoot
When it comes to beautiful underwear, there’s a lot of choice out there. So, it can become overwhelming if you don’t know what you should consider before you buy.
The important thing to realise is that what you wear to the boudoir is entirely up to you!
At Johanna Elizabeth, we will always give you honest and informed advice about what you could wear for your shoot, but ultimately the decision is yours.
What we will always do is encourage you to express your personality through your lingerie choices and not hold back on wearing something if it’ll make you feel fantastic!
Boudoir Lingerie considerations
You’ll want to look gorgeously confident in your boudoir lingerie and to achieve that, you’ll want to feel comfortable. So, when you’re deciding what lingerie to wear, think about going for an outfit that is form-fitted and feels good. You’ll definitely want something that offers great support to your bust, lie down in the outfit and assess what happens!
To ensure you choose something that fits well, you’ll need to know what size you are. So, if you haven’t done it for a while, go and get yourself measured. Knowing your size, and buying something that fits comfortably, is essential.
It’s also important that you think about the colours you would like to go for and if they will complement the theme of your shoot.
For example, you might want a look that is fresh, bright and soft—so you could go for pale coloured, white or ivory lingerie.
On the other hand, you may want to go down the dark, sexy and sultry route, where you could opt for red, grey or black, for example.
Maybe go for both? Go for a representation of your different sides?
3. What’s the most flattering for your body shape?
For those of us worried about our tummy area (99% of our ladies mention that), then corsets and basque type outfits are a must. Worried about your bottom? Show it off in big pants.
There are lots of beautiful options available online and on the high street that provide hidden support and help enhance your assets, boosting your confidence.
4. Details and finishes
Pretty lingerie with lots of detail is flattering and really adds something to your final portraits. Add a beautiful, detailed lingerie gown and you’ll be feeling sensuous and rocking it before you even step into the studio.
Don’t forget that you also have the option of silk, lace or even leather lingerie. Pick something that suits your style and own your look!
5. Lingerie you love
Last but not least, we highly recommend that you only wear lingerie that you love.
Remember, this photoshoot for you. Even if you’re going to be gifting a portrait from your collection to your partner, it’s important to pick the type of boudoir lingerie that you will want to wear and feel good in.
Need more help choosing lingerie?
If you’re still unsure about your choice of lingerie for your boudoir photoshoot, don’t worry though. Rest assured, lingerie is something we always discuss with you beforehand.
When you come in for your Design Consultation ahead of your boudoir photoshoot, we’ll show you some examples of what has worked well in the past. And in the meantime, Pinterest can also be a great place to get some boudoir lingerie inspiration.
Any of our team members are also happy to answer any of your boudoir related queries, so do get in touch today if you’d like our help.
Jo and Team x