What to Wear for Your Boudoir Photoshoot: Our Top 5 Tips

Are you wondering what to wear for your boudoir photoshoot?

Or maybe you have been hesitant to book because you simply can’t decide where your comfort level is at? Well, let us assure you that here at Kelly Weaver Photography, we keep boudoir sessions classy, no need to take it all off! Our preferred form of Boudoir photography incorporates ALL of what you WILL LOVE and NONE of what you won’t. You’ll be wearing simple tailored pieces, that cover the body modestly, no thongs or butt to the lens shots here! Keep that in mind as you plan out what to wear.

You don’t have wear or pose in anything that makes you uncomfortable!

Your session will have:

  • Artistic lighting

  • Classic Hollywood style

  • Simple silhouettes with artful shadows

Rest assured that you will also have a wardrobe consult before your session, during which you have a personalized one-on-one wardrobe planning session with Kelly Weaver! Use the following tips when planning what to wear for your boudoir photoshoot as a guideline. If you have a piece that you love but don’t see it on the list, be sure to bring it along!

What to Wear for Your Boudoir Shoot:

  • A black Body Suit, bustier or cami (avoid wearing patterns or an all-white top). Consider a color that brings out your skin/eye color.
  • Off the shoulder sweater or sweatshirt with a tank or cami underneath.
  • Long, dark colored dress with some skin showing (through sleeves or open-slit bottom)
  • Bralette or bustier
  • Mens button up shirt


To get an idea for how your pictures will look, or to see some of these wardrobe examples in action, check out the gallery here!


Keep colors simple!

When deciding on color, remember to keep it simple! We want the focus of the images to be on you and your best features. Think about what colors will allow for the most dramatic contrast against your skin tone and especially for black and white images! When it comes to color, think:

  • Black
  • Dark
  • Blue
  • Gray
  • Chocolate Brown
  • Cream
  • Shades of light and dark


We love a good textured piece!

If you are still deciding what to wear for your boudoir photoshoot, keep that in mind! Have a favorite lacy top? Bring it! That jacket you love that’s covered in sequence and needs an excuse to be worn, perfect! One of the key elements that define our classy boudoir sessions is how Kelly Weaver uses light as an art form. Using it to highlight and define key elements adds the perfect elements of storytelling and mystery to your images. So when selecting pieces with texture, think:

  • Lacy tops
  • Suede jacket
  • Peek-a-boo tops
  • Sequined tops



  • Wear what you love or keep it simple with beige colored briefs


  • Bring one to two pairs that you love. The focus is never on your feet, so don’t get caught up on which to choose! Wear no shoes if you prefer!


There’s nothing like a good accessory! Please bring any fun hats or scarfs or your favorite jewelry! These images will be telling YOUR story so let your personality shine! When thinking about accessories, choose from:

  • Jackets
  • Fun bling jewelry (don’t forget the bangles/bracelets)
  • Hat
  • Scarf


Want to learn more?

Read more about my entire Classy Boudoir package & offering by clicking here!

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We hope that you now have the perfect outfits in mind when planning what to wear for your boudoir photoshoot! Remember, these sessions are for YOU and the ultimate goals is for you to feel beautiful, seen, and inspired. Remember that you do NOT have to select any pieces that are way outside of your comfort zone. We want you to have fun at your session and feel like a star for the day! Are you ready to discuss details? Click here to chat!

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