Some ladies have lingerie hidden in the back of their underwear drawer but haven’t worn it in ‘forever’, some just have the practical stuff and don’t buy lingerie, and then there are the very few who have it AND wear it on the regular (we all know where we fall on that spectrum, ladies); so, here is my first piece of advice-
Just go get some more!
- The ladies who are stashing hot g-strings they bought 12 years ago, when was the last time you tried them on? I know I don’t fit ANYthing I have in the back of my drawers (that’s why they are in the back). So, go try them on… I’ll wait… Now that you have them on… do you immediately feel super sexy in the set you have on? If not, then you should go find something that you feel confident in! Not something you are unsure of!
- The ladies who don’t have any… you already know what your problem is- you don’t have any lingerie lol.
- The ladies who buy it all the time… you only get 3-5 outfit choices during the shoot, so, calm down with the choices hahah.
But all jokes aside, a Boudoir Photography Session is the PERFECT excuse to go shoooooppiiiiing!!!
Whatever you decide to go with, here is my biggest tip that I give my clients- Focus on "Leading Lines!"
- I highly suggest just getting the basic bra straps that go straight front to back, because I tend to do a lot of positions where I pull a strap off your shoulder and this is usually restricted with most other strap types (like, a T-back, halter, etc.). Otherwise, cross back straps work fine but the ones with the ‘T’ in the back are restricting. If you are going with a halter top, go with the classic 50’s style that goes from your armpits to the back of your neck. This strap cut makes your shoulders look smaller while making your chest look more shapely; however, avoid the kind that starts on top of your breasts and that goes straight up to the front of your neck as this will do the opposite- make your shoulders look bigger and your chest less shapely. See what I mean?
- Go with something that would follow the shape of your breasts, like a heart neckline or v-neck, but I would stay away from items that cut straight across your chest and cut into your armpits, these will make your torso look very square and not shapely.
- Mid-Section: Try to go for lines that narrow in where it would follow your natural hourglass figure, to accentuate it. This is why I love Teddys/One-Pieces, as most of the styles for these types of lingerie have those mid-section lines leading in the right directions.
Leg/Hip Arch Line:
- When it comes to how high up the arch should go on the sides of your hips, think “80’s swimsuits”. The higher the arch, the more the arch will follow your natural hip rise line, making your hips and butt appear more shapely and also make your waistline look narrower. Again, the opposite is true for low rise panties.
- When it comes to the pantyline, I think it is best to go with items that meet at your waist so your lower stomach doesn’t feel like it is going to be a focus point. Frankly this is the #1 thing that I hear women say they feel self conscious about when we do as many funky poses as we do, I think it becomes a challenge to not be constantly thinking about your lower stomach poking out and fixing the tops of your panty lines. High-waisted panty lines and garter belts help accentuate your hourglass figure and keep the focus where you actually want it to be.
Let’s start with your body type!
NEXT BLOG- Wardrobe Tips for Your Boudoir Photo Shoot, Part 2: Dressing & Shopping by Body Type - COMING SOON!!!