Boudoir Shopping Guide

Nellie Hari Photography
You’ve booked your boudoir photography session, now let’s get ready!

As you probably know already, the studio does not carry full wardrobe. The main reason is, we all come in so many different shapes and sizes! This is the best way to ensure your outfit fits you perfectly and you feel comfortable and sexy in it, no gaping cups or pinching bottoms. Not to mention it can make the reveal of your pictures extra fun if they’re intended for a special someone and accompanied by you wearing the same outfit, oh lala! There are a few fun pieces like glamorous robes and gowns, a couple of corsets, garter belts and bodysuits you’re welcome to borrow of course!

I am a firm believer that a picture is worth a thousand words, so the best start is my idea Pinterest board, to give you some visual ideas on good options for wardrobe for your shoot.

Boudoir  Photography Idea Board

You will quickly see that while some fancy lacy numbers look amazing, your options stretch far beyond that and you probably already own quite a few of them! Some popular ones are:

– Bodysuits! Not quite lingerie, a little casual, but always looking super hot.

– Your significant other’s favorite button down shirt – works great with a dressy one as well as a comfy flannel. Tie optional!

– Sports jersey. Bonus points for real sports gear too!

– Leather jacket. Hot and edgy!

– Just a white sheet. I got you covered on that one(pun intended).

Now you probably still want to do the fancy lacy numbers too, though. Here are some shopping options that go a little past the obligatory Victoria’s Secret visit:

Asos – easily my favorite for online shopping. Wide selection in all sorts of sizes, including plus and uncommon ones (like small band/large cup combos) and all sorts of styles – from ultra sexy full sets with garter belts to comfy cotton briefs. Don’t forget to check their outlet for good deals.

Boohoo – super inexpensive bodysuits, bralettes and other not-structured pieces, including plus sizes.

Yandy – you’ve probably come across this site. Huge selection, reasonable prices, lots of costumey pieces. Quality can be hit or miss, but that selection is hard to beat!

What Katie Did – specializing in retro style lingerie  for that va va voom flavor.

Playful Promises –  very playful, fabulously impractical pieces. Plus sizes available as well.

FigLeaves – large collection of indie brands, including  maternity, nursing and mastectomy styles.

Let’s not forget the extras – string of pearls, your significant other’s game controllers or music instrument, your wedding veil, favorite book. No loaded weapons or drug paraphernalia, please.

And don’t forget to pack some heels. Or cowboy boots!

Once you’re set with outfits, check out the getting ready guide for more tips on preparing for your boudoir photography session.

*absolutely NO affiliate links in this post. These are just suggestions I thought might be helpful to you.