You’ve gotten your boudoir session booked, now it’s time for the fun part. Shopping! Where do you even begin to start your search for the perfect boudoir session wardrobe with all the options available out there? It doesn’t have to be overwhelming and I’m here to help you find just the right pieces for your photoshoot.
The one thing I highly recommend if you are planning to buy some new lingerie, Is to get yourself measured! You may find the prettiest bra ever, but if it’s ill-fitting, it’s not going to make for very flattering photos. Here’s a link to doing your bra measurements yourself at home, along with some extra tips from Third Love to make sure you have a proper fit! Once you know your proper size, let’s get started on where you can find a wardrobe to match your boudoir style!
Shop your own closet!
The best pieces are going to be ones that you feel most comfortable in, and you likely have a few of those already in your closet! And remember, it doesn’t have to all be lingerie for your session. I love things like a basic white tank top, a flirty tee, an oversized/off-shoulder sweater or cardigan, a lacy robe, sheer top, pantyhose/stockings, etc. Check that closet first and save some of your wardrobe money for more prints!
Shops for the budget shopper
If you are a girl after my own heart, i.e., someone that is not a big spender when it comes to wardrobe, here are my top recommendations for some fun outfits for your shoot!
- Forever 21 – you can find some pretty inexpensive bras, undies, bodysuits, swimsuits and other kinds of fun stuff like – cheeky shorts, kimonos, faux fur jackets, etc. All the trendy stuff that the youngsters are wearing!
- Target – they recently launched a lingerie line called Auden that is quite size inclusive
- Urban Outfitters
- Kohl’s – they always have some kind of sale going on!
Where to find the fancy stuff!
If you are wanting some bougie pieces that will stand the test of time, these are my top picks below.
I want something more loungy + casual
If you’d prefer less of the lace and underwires and more of the casual loungewear, here are a few of my favorite shops!
I just want to shop online!
Don’t feel like going to the mall or a local boutique store? Here are some options for quick + easy lingerie shopping online.
- Lounge Underwear
- La Senza
- Adore Me
- Frederick’s of Hollywood
- Thistle & Spire
- Amazon – you’d be surprised and some of the fun + inexpensive things you can find on there! Just be mindful of where it’s shipping from and their return policies.
If you are still struggling to find what you are looking for, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me and I will do my best to help you out. And don’t ever hesitate to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org (or pin it to your secret Pinterest board) to get my feedback.
And don’t forget to join my Facebook Boudoir VIP Group so you can chat with other past, current, and future clients for inspiration and see sneak peeks from sessions before they are seen anywhere else!