It’s a bit of a misconception that you must be nude for a successful boudoir session. While classy nude photos can certainly be beautiful, it’s also important to know that your lingerie can be a really special part of a session, as well. There are many classy and sexy options for a boudoir session, and I wanted to share some of what will work best, based on my experience as a luxury photographer.
Robe: A stunning, silky or lace robe is a staple. It can be used as an elegant layer, and can change up your look in a number of ways. You can even drape it over a very simple lace bra for a classic look.
Bra and Panty Set: This is an essential set for any shoot. Even if you are not ready to bare it all, we can use this set as a base, paired with a pretty robe or a men’s shirt for a really great look.
Babydoll and Panty: This is an alternative to a bra and panty set, and can help cover areas that may be of concern to you. These will help you feel confident, and can be amped up with a stocking and garter as well!
Slip: A very classic choice, a silk or lace slip is timeless and pretty, and can come in long or short versions. They are perfect and universally flattering, which make them ideal for all of my clients.
Bodysuit: You may be wondering if you can pull off a bodysuit, and I assure you…YES!! This is one of my favorite items because they are flattering for every body type! They show off your shape, but do not show a lot of skin, and they can allow you to feel very sexy yet comfortable. A great bodysuit can also be worn long after the shoot is over!
Corset: A great fitting corset with a lace-up back looks amazing on everyone. Like a bodysuit, it hugs those curves and shows off your figure. It can be work with almost anything, from a panty, fish-net or thigh high stockings or even a pair of jeans for an alternative look.
Off-the-Shoulder Sweater: I absolutely LOVE an off-the-shoulder sweater for my clients. This offers a whole different look and can be worn with a lacy panty or even a boy short, and is super sexy! It’s a very soft and elegant look for any woman.
Calvin Klein Sports Bra & Boy Shorts: This is not only for the sporty gal, anyone can wear this fun and flattering look! It’s a bit edgier and perfect for someone who wants something a little different and non traditional.
Thigh-High Stockings: These are super sexy and help the legs look longer. Also, they are great for those clients that do not particularly love their legs, or to create a more polished look for other simple lingerie pieces.
Fishnet Stockings: What can be HOTTER than a fish net stocking! Need I say more? Don’t forget to bring those heels to go with your legwear! I always recommend a black and nude heel with a thin heel. The higher, the better!