What to Wear for Your Boudoir Session | Annapolis Boudoir Photography

When it comes to boudoir photography, wardrobe is everything. What you wear allows you to show your own personal style and accentuate your favorite parts of your body, but choosing your outfits can be a little overwhelming.

Fortunately, we’ve compiled some suggestions for possible outfits to bring to your session to help you feel sexy and gorgeous.


A bodysuit is a great choice because they look amazing on almost any body type, and they come in a variety of styles and materials. Go with a high-cut bodysuit to make your legs appear longer or a plunging neckline to highlight your chest.

Bra & panty sets

These sets are often the first choice for many women, especially because they’re often already in your wardrobe.

Push-up bras are great if you feel you need a little boost, but if you’re smaller chest, you want to avoid these bras because they can create an unflattering gap. Bras with underwires are an excellent choice for any size and shape and can offer a little extra support. And if you’re looking for something to add more of a sexy touch, consider a lace or sheer bra.

Panties come in almost any cut and style imaginable. Whether you’re looking for boy shorts, thongs, or something a little lacy, you can find whatever style makes you feel beautiful.


Corsets & bustiers

These pieces are often confused with each other but are actually very different. Corsets are designed to give your waist more definition, while bustiers are focused more on lifting and defining your breasts. Bustiers are often a little shorter, while corsets can add shape but can also make you look smaller or more flat-chested.


Boudoir is more than just lingerie. It’s important that you feel comfortable and confident and let your personality shine through in your session. Choosing outfits in addition to lingerie can give you a chance to show off who you are.

Think about what you’re most comfortable in. A cozy sweater? An off-the-shoulder T-shirt? Don’t be afraid to choose something more personal. Comfy is sexy.

How about a man’s shirt or jacket!


Small details can add a little extra personal touch to your shoot. Choose a bold statement necklace or sparkly diamond earrings. Even some high heels or small pieces of jewelry can help make your images pop.


And if you’re looking to add a little sexiness, garter belts and stockings are a sultry touch. Garter belts sit at your waistline and have adjustable straps that hang down to your legs to attach to stockings. But even without stockings, this look is stunning.

Avoid bright colors

A bright colored bra and panty set may seem fun, but fluorescent or overly bright colors often don’t show up well in photos. Stick with darker, more sultry colors, like deep blues and purples, and always consider the classic black. And make sure to keep your nail color subtle—bright nails will become the focus of the photos and take attention away from your stellar body.

Whatever you choose to wear for your session, make sure it reflects your personality and shows off what makes you you.

Linda McCarthy is a premier Maryland boudoir photographer conveniently located in Davidsonville, MD, and serving the Greater Annapolis area, Baltimore, Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.

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