What to wear for your boudoir session

What to wear for your boudoir session

May 2, 2017

What to wear for your boudoir session

One of the most popular questions I hear when a client books a boudoir session is…

What should I wear?

There are so many options that the possibilities are endless. You don’t even need to go shopping to find the perfect outfit, there are many great items you can choose right out of your own closet.

Some of the best items are things you already own

A lot of ladies think that since they are going to do a boudoir session, they need to run out and buy a bunch of new lingerie. Not always true. Start by digging through your own drawers for that cute matching bra and panty set you bought a while back and forgot about. If you are like me your lingerie draw is a hot mess so you don’t always know what you already have hidden in the back.

If you are getting married soon, plan your boudoir session for after your lingerie shower so you have lots of fun new things to play dress up with 🙂 


What to wear for your boudoir session
Simple bra and panty sets to strappy complicated to put on by yourself nighties. The more variety the more photo choices you will have.

Bra tip: If you are a B or smaller find a bra that has lace around the top of the cup. It will make you look a whole size bigger in photos. 


What to wear for your boudoir session
Bring something that belongs to your guy. One of his button up shirts and/or his tie. If you or your guy are sports fans wear a sports jersey with some knee high socks. You could even take it a step further and order his favorite team jersey with your name on it or the words sexy. Be creative. The more you put into it, the more he will be blown away.


What to wear for your boudoir session
Have fun with your outfit choices and jewelry. (yes, don’t forget jewelry) You can choose bright colors and even be super wild by wearing mismatched bra and panties. Wear your favorite pair of cowgirl boots and cowgirl hat or if you think your guy would love you in a nurse’s outfit – go for it! Try out something totally off the wall and fun! It can make for a fun and creative photo.



What to wear for your boudoir session
Look through your closet for a see through dress or top, a slouchy sweater you can pull off your shoulders, or an over sized t-shirt. Any unique or cropped tops can be cute with panties or boy shorts too.



What to wear for your boudoir session
Bustiers are a great way to create curves and enhance cleavage. If you are smaller then a C cup be sure to bring the kind of bustier that has built in cups. (usually a corset does not have cups but I have seen a few bustiers without cups too) The bustiers without can make you look flat chested and we don’t want that!


What to wear for your boudoir session
Trench coat with sexy high heels can be oh so mysterious. Or maybe your man loves the idea of you in his favorite football jersey or your old cheerleading uniform. Whatever his fantasy is, make it a reality For His Eyes Only



What to wear for your boudoir session
Bodysuits are all the rage this year and can be super sexy. If you do not already own one be sure to purchase one for your shoot.


What to wear for your boudoir session
Almost every woman brings fishnets and/or thigh highs to her session. My number one suggestion is if you plan to wear them with a garter belt, buy the kind without the plastic stay ups. If you plan to not wear a garter then the plastic stay ups are a must. Oh and did I mention garters can be a sexy little add on to any panty and bra set? Yes it can!


What to wear for your boudoir session
Many women come to their shoot with almost all black lingerie. And while black is always a good choice, some times going bold is even more fun! So…Bring color!! The more variety the better. Red is always pretty damn hot.


What to wear for your boudoir session
Don’t forget jewelry A statement necklace can be cool for a few images and  Bring a few choices in earrings and rings as well. Long necklaces make for great props and short colorful pieces can add drama.


What to wear for your boudoir session
And most of all don’t forget to bring some killer high heels! Nude heels can go with many outfit choices. Black heels are a staple. However, anything strappy, studded or with bling is a must bring. The higher the better. Try to stay away from platform and wedges for your shoot.

NEED VISUAL INSPIRATION? check out my Pinterest boards HERE .

Want to learn more about my boudoir sessions? Click HERE to see what the Paisley Layne Boudoir experience is all about ( Hint…it includes champagne and chocolate) and for full pricing!

When you book a session with Paisley Layne, you get a wardrobe consultation included and full access to my studio closet where you might just find something you love!


Here are some online resources for fun outfits…
Victoria’s Secret – classic and always has cute items

Forever 21 – casual and creative pieces
Adore Me– great pieces for a reasonable price…and fun choices as well
Fredrick’s – naughty but surprisingly they have some really nice things too.
Yandy – Lingerie for all sizes

More of an investment:
Agent Provocateur – Naughty and nice!
Laperla – Timeless




*Kendra Swalls is the photographer behind Paisley Layne Photography, and is a boutique portrait and wedding photographer in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. She specializes in, beauty, senior and boudoir portraits as well as wedding photography. Kendra’s style is fun and personality-driven while still retaining the timeless features of photography that create family heirlooms. She currently lives in Justin,TX  with her husband and two girls. Kendra is currently booking 2017 & 2018 Portrait Sessions and Weddings in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Denton, Flower Mound, Southlake, Keller, Lewisville, Argyle and all of the North Texas area. She is also available for travel.

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