Boudoir Photoshoot Outfits | What do I wear?

Your Boudoir Photoshoot is a very special milestone. When investigating your boudoir photographer an important element is the overall mood of the photoshoot.

What you decide to wear, or not wear, can help set the tone for the photograph.

Here I share 6 Boudoir photoshoot outfits to help you think about these things in advance.

Are you looking for classy, romantic, sexy or playful?

I keep some of these ideas at the studio, as any good boudoir photographer should. Others you’ll bring with you.

Should you decide to book with me I include a style consult as part of your experience. We talk about your outfit choices in advance, so you know what to expect and what to bring. We share pictures, or you can take me into your wardrobe over a video call!

Let’s get started.

#1 Silks

This is first because I LOVE using this material in my boudoir photoshoots.

The way it wraps around the form and offers a silky flow to a pose adds a touch of luxury to any boudoir experience.

If you decide to book with me I keep silk chiffon in the studio, so you don’t even need to think about this item!

I have pinks, nudes and blacks.

#2 White Shirt

It’s a classic. Possibly made famous by the 90’s fashion photographer Peter Lindberg. The French stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele was responsible for the look though!

The oversized white shirt look is beautiful on its own, or with your favourite underwear. It adds a solid texture to your look. If you don’t have your own, clients have borrowed shirts from their brothers and partners before.

Silky black shirts also work. I recommend silky fabric for black shirts. It will add softness and will be slightly more form-fitting. Coloured silky shirts are an option. If we turn the picture black and white the colour doesn’t matter too much anyway!

a woman wearing a white shirt for a boudoir photoshoot outfits idea.

#3 Your favourite lingerie

Do you have a favourite bra and knicker combo? This is that special set you wear even on a regular day when you need a boost! They might be oh-so-comfy and you probably ran out and bought a second pair immediately in a different colour.

If you decide to book with me, we talk more about this at your style consult.

a close up of a red bra as a boudoir photoshoot outfits ideas.

#4 Bodysuits

Bodysuits are form-fitting and slimming. They allow you to show off your legs, and your curves. The simple design accentuates your body while keeping the connection on your face.

When you’re looking for a boudoir photographer, make sure they can support you with posing and facial expressions. The result can be really powerful.

a black woman wearing a body suit as a boudoir photoshoot outfits idea.

#5 Bedsheets

Wrapping yourself in bedsheets sets an elegant and evocative vibe.  The best part is there are so many ways to use the sheet. You can wrap it around your body or hold it closely to your front.

It’s a versatile boudoir staple that every boudoir photographer should keep in the studio.

a woman wearing bed sheets as a boudoir photoshoot outfits idea.

#6 Full lingerie set

Perhaps the most intimidating of all – the full lingerie set.  This is the bra, the garter belt, knickers and stockings.

The garter belt will sit just below the belly button area. I’m here to help you buckle the stockings as all good boudoir photographers should!


the full lingerie set as a boudoir photoshoot outfits idea.

Final Thoughts!

Choosing the perfect boudoir wardrobe will help you feel comfortable and confident on your boudoir photoshoot.

I offer a no obligation consult call to talk more about the look you’re after to create something special and unique to you. The wardrobe is only the start!

Learn more about your Boudoir Experience here > Boudoir 

a woman wearing nothing as a boudoir photoshoot outfits idea