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What To Wear For Boudoir Photos

In my work as a professional boudoir photographer in The Netherlands, I am often asked…What should I wear for my boudoir photo shoot? Well, let me tell you there are a lot of great items in your closet that you can choose from. Here you will find what to wear for boudoir photos recommendations, inspiration, outfits, and accessories!


  1. Think about variety, the more variety you have, the more photo options you will have!
  2. Wearing black lingerie is not enough…snooze…put some color in your life! Red is always pretty damn hot!
  3. Bring jewelry and sexy accessories (handcuffs, masks). All items do not have to be lingerie.
  4. Purchasing the items a few weeks ahead of time allows you to try them on before the session to make sure they are comfortable.

What To Wear For Boudoir Photos

When it comes to what to wear for boudoir photos, there is no perfect image, and it is not meant for a specific type of person. From a wedding veil to white bedsheets, you can wear anything. Take a look at this list of What To Wear For Boudoir Photos recommendations & tips from a boudoir photographer!

“The beautiful thing about boudoir is there is no proper outfit. You just have to feel comfy and sexy on it”.


As a photographer, I have found that wearing a cocktail dress at the beginning of a photoshoot can show a story showing you in a sensual way. You can also use this as a great way to ease into the shoot if the idea of shooting in lingerie is still intimidating to you (which it often is for most!).


It’s true that some people love lacy lingerie, some people love casual Fridays, and some people love both. A crop top can work wonders for your figure and it is so suggestive! Feel free to experiment with ones that are loose, tight, cut out in the back, and various lengths.


The first shot we usually start out with is this, because it is so playful, because it gives your hands something to do, because it is suggestive, and because there is something about pulling clothes in all different directions that is very sexy.


You can’t go wrong with this boudoir outfit, to me it’s one of the most sexiest! I love how versatile it is. The button up shirt style is reminiscent of getting up late on a sunday morning and throwing on a favorite shirt that belongs to your partner. It can be tame when it’s buttoned up all the way or spicy if it’s pulled open, or taken off, or if it’s left to sit so that it barely covers you.


These three types of clothing with sexy high heels can be so mysterious and sexy. Be sure to check out your coat closet for some suggestions. If you have a form-fitting sexy coat, please bring it to the photoshoot. The funny thing is that men fantasize a lot with these three clothes!


Why have corsets become such a rarity these days? It’s true that you can’t breathe in them, but WOW! They do look amazing when you photograph them. In addition to looking fantastic on every body type, they also give off a subtle role play vibe that can really add to the mood of the shoot.


It is time to photograph one of my favorite pieces of lingerie. There are a wide range of designs for how it covers you, and it is more versatile than you think.


Wearing matching sets, especially if they are colorful, conveys a sense of confidence and style. Style an outfit that isn’t just a bra and a pair of pants can be tricky. The idea of wearing a robe to lay around the house is relaxing, they can be playful to slip off, or they can even be worn without a bra undreath to add a touch of character.

I think that wearing themed outfits is less common than you might think because the line between being playful and being trashy is extremely thin. However, this is a great idea if you want to have different and unexpected photographs.


I absolutely love stockings and fishnets for pictures. They are so sensuous. You must be careful not to buy a size that is too small. You will feel your thighs being squeezed and they will have a tough time staying up. 

Garter Belts…Nine out of ten women have no idea how to put them on. Also, I will admit that I am not the best person to help you out with these, but they look stunning and make the legs look leaner. In many ways, this is quite similar to the groomsmen trying to put on a tie at their friends’ wedding. Garter belts, when paired with stockings and heels, can add a few inches to the height of your legs.


This is a classic. There are so many things you can do with high heels. As well as adding a layer of sex appeal to almost any lingerie outfit, they make your legs look longer and leaner, tone up your calves, and help improve your posture. Even if you are a casual person, I still recommend you bring a pair.

Boots are the sexiest step sister to heels. They’re so playful and fun. Pulling them on for a night out can be a sexy pose. They can be worn with a dress or with lingerie.


My thought is that you are the most important thing in these pictures, and overdoing it with accessories can be a distraction, so it’s best just to keep it simple. There is something about jewellery which describes your personality, just like what clothes you wear, what music you like to listen to, and what cars you like to drive. Please feel free to bring necklaces, bracelets, chokers, or body jewelry that you think would enhance your photos.


The use of naughty accessories in pictures is one of my favourites since they “leave a little to the imagination.” With a mask or handcuffs you can tell a mysterious story in your pictures. Glasses are another fun and cool accessory. It can be a lot of fun to jump into the character of a nerd for a few pictures because they are sexy.


A bathrobe can be a unusual but perfect accessory for taking hot and sexy photos, since it can appear as if you’ve just gotten out of a relaxing bath or are getting ready to take one.


White sheets are often the last “outfit” in an album, so it concludes the album on a high note. It would be a lot of fun to play with the shite sheets showing some parts of your body, but being misterious about it.

Interested in a Boudoir Session? Let’s talk!

The list goes on of more than 60 women who have chosen me as their boudoir photographer so far, some wanted to celebrate their bodies and have some memories, some wanted to give an appreciated gift to their boyfriends, some to their future husbands. It is also my pleasure to work often with companies like Escort Agencies, Independent High Class Companions and Escorts, to bring their photos and websites to a higher level of appearance. I look forward to hearing more about your needs and shooting with you soon!

I would be pleased to assist you in the case of you also wishing to experience a Luxury Boudoir photoshoot in Amsterdam, The Netherlands or worldwide. You can view all the kind words received from my clients by visiting the reviews page. You can check out my portfolio, prices and packages and contact me you are interested in scheduling a photoshoot with me.

I hope that you have enjoyed reading all my thoughts and ideas about What To Wear For Boudoir Photos. The trick is to mix up as many different types of photographs as possible so that you will end up with different and mysterious photos.

Let me know what you think of the post in the comments, I’m always open to new ideas!

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