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Lingerie Guide: Choosing What to Wear for Your Boudoir Shoot

It’s okay to have a lot of questions about what lingerie to wear for a boudoir session, whether you have done a shoot before or not. Every session of a boudoir photoshoot is meant to be unique – even if the reasons are the same.

There is a lot to consider to make the best of a boudoir shoot. You must choose the right day and time, find a skilled photographer, and pick the right clothing that complements the occasion.

I will not lie – choosing or shopping for the right clothes to wear for a boudoir shoot is a delicate science. While there are no rigid rules on what to wear, here are the general rules you can follow in choosing what makes you feel confident, sexy, and on top of the world.

Rule Number 1: Do Not Assume; Always Try it Out

Most women’s sense of fashion, especially when it comes to lingerie, bras, and underwear, is shaped by other people. They get suggestions based on what other people, mostly men, see (or do not). The first rule in bringing out your best during a boudoir shoot is to eliminate the notion that all nude or only laced lingerie is sexy.

There are many options for props and clothing before a boudoir shoot. Most women never regret shopping specifically for a shoot. Shopping for the right undies, bras, and lingerie is a fun and rewarding part of a boudoir shoot.

The most crucial element is to choose clothing that suits your style and makes you look and feel amazing. There is no harm in trying something new either – you will never know how great you look until you try it.


Bra and Underwear

Bring with you at least one set of bra and underwear. The more you have, the better. Start with basic black. Black is often elegant and can accentuate any skin tone or personality as well as the shooting scene.

If you want a shoot with undies and bras only, then make sure to bring colored and patterned sets that match your skin tone as well as the shooting scene.

Sexy Lingerie

Picking out the right bras and undies is just one part of the equation of a boudoir shoot. You will also want to order or pack other lingerie pieces that complement the occasion of the boudoir session. For instance, you can choose a classic slip if you are in a vintage mood or want a noir picture.

When choosing lingerie for the shoot, the most important consideration is not the design or the color; it is the body shape. Every woman is blessed with a unique silhouette that must be well dressed to bring out intimate details. This lingerie guide covers the general categorizations of body shapes to help you choose what brings out the best of your body type.


Hourglass Figure

Consider yourself blessed if you have an hourglass figure. Your lingerie should be designed to highlight the attractiveness of your shoulders, the slender waistline, and the wide hips. The best lingerie designs for such a body type are bodysuits, high-waisted lingerie, and garter belts.

Triangle Figure

Do you have broad hips and narrow shoulders? If so, your choice of lingerie should highlight balance and proportionality. Choose lacy lingerie that emphasizes your bust area, and you will be amazed at how great your photos will look.

Inverted Triangle Figure

The beauty of having broad shoulders and narrow hips is that you can choose to emphasize any area of your body. For instance, a sexy thong or a cheeky bodysuit can highlight your sexy thighs and draw attention from the butt. Pairing a cute thong with lacy lingerie with a patterned bralette can really bring out your sexy side.

Rectangle Figure

So, you do not have well-defined curves? I guarantee you that with the right lingerie and an experienced photographer who knows his craft, curves can be defined. Choose lingerie that holds your waist effortlessly. Consider sexy bodysuits, teddy with stockings, or laced choker panty. 3-piece harness bras, garter panty, or sexy robe sets would be great too.

Round Figure

If you have a round body shape, you are lucky to have a body type with so many lingerie options. Almost any lingerie you settle for will look great on you. Negligees will bring your silhouette best since they will attract attention away from your rounded waist. A bodysuit or a teddy will also be perfect if you want to explore a variety of lingerie types.



Getting the right clothing for your boudoir shoot can be a trial-and-error affair, but finding what is perfect for you is worth the effort. You will always need time to shop for and try different clothing types and styles and find the right professional photographer to help bring out your best features.

If you are in Colorado Springs, call us today, to start your experience to capture a special moment of beauty in your life.