What to wear for a boudoir photoshoot

Clients often ask 'what should I wear for a boudoir photoshoot?' Here's my list of most frequently seen accessories and outifts in the studio.

Whatever your style you're very welcome at FYEO Portraits!

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Here are some ideas of what you could wear to your boudoir shoot at FYEO...

Watch this video about what to wear to a boudoir photoshoot

Boudoir Photography Expert Alexandra describes her dressing up accessories and gives tips on what to bring to wear for your boudoir photoshoot.

What to wear for boudoir

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Wear lingerie that makes you feel fabulous! Lots of my private clients wear black lingerie for their boudoir photoshoot. Black is great, but it's also great to shoot colour, bright colour, so if you have anything in red, blue or green, then that will be awesome, those colours look great on film!

Bring your own accessories!

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I LOVE it when people bring in their sporty stuff! I've seen snowboards, golf clubs, climbing ropes, road bikes, motorbikes, and more!

Or your accessories may be kinky? That's fine too... whatever your style, there's an open mind and no judgement here.

Accessories can include hobbies,  if you're a baker, then bring in cakes, or icing, or cake tins!! You get the gist... just go for it!

What to wear for a boudoir photoshoot

  • Black lingerie
  • White lingerie
  • Brightly coloured lingerie
  • Heels
  • Long boots
  • Fetish lingerie
  • Stockings
  • White shirt
  • Wedding jewellery / other jewellery
  • Corset or basque
  • Sports accessories and outfits


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Remember you’re gorgeous just as you are, but here are some ideas for you to try in your boudoir photoshoot, if you like.

How do I prepare for a boudoir photoshoot?

  • Shoes
    Bring your favourite heels to wear in your photoshoot. Other footwear is fine if it's part of your story, such as motorbike boots, flip flops, or wellies if you're an outdoor gal!
  • Lingerie
    Wear things you really love, have a dig around in your lingerie drawer for your old favourites or go shopping for some new lingerie!
  • Sexy, fetish wear
    Whatever your style you'll feel comfortable enough to wear whatever you like.
  • Stockings
    Rather than hold ups, as hold ups dig into thighs.
  • Your partners outfits
    If you're gifting your photos to a partner, bring outfits you know they'll appreciate. I don't know about you, but I've got a few outfits in my underwear drawer I'm not sure about but I wear because I know my partner loves!
  • Wedding accessories
    If you're getting married, you can bring your wedding lingerie and accessories to wear in your photoshoot. You can see examples of what to wear for a Bridal boudoir session in our Bridal Boudoir Gallery.

For smoother skin, try dry brushing your whole body before showering, then after showering apply loads of moisturiser or body oil. Dry off naturally if you have the time.

Your hands will feature in your portraits, so give them some love before your shoot. For black and white portraits, french polish works best.

Pitch up at the FYEO studio with your hair ready. If your hair is short that means arrive with it pre styled, if your hair is long it means freshly washed and loose without too much product. We’ve got a wind tunnel to blow your hair that’s why we want it without too much product, so we can get more movement from it.

Hair removal
Top tips are to wax the day before your shoot to avoid redness, and to shave on the day of your shoot as close to your departure time as possible.

Most clients bring around 3-4 sets of lingerie, heels and jewellery

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Have fun planning your photoshoot outfits!

You can have a lot of fun when planning outfits to wear for your boudoir photoshoot! If you're having the photoshoot so that you can give the photos to a partner, you could bring along something that belongs to them. One lady brought her partners' guitar, another brought her partners' snow board!

Whatever you bring to wear for your boudoir photoshoot, you'll be styled and directed into your outifts by your female photographer.

Some of our studio poses suit more clothing on, whilst other poses look better naked, or naked with heels or just a necklace for example.

Most clients bring around 3-4 sets of lingerie, heels and jewellery to their boudoir photoshoot, but it's up to you. Something to consider is that the more outfits you want to feature in your collection of portraits, the bigger photoshoot package you need, you can the full range of boudoir photography prices in our shop.

Black Chiffon!

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Wear a white shirt in your shoot!

Boudoir expert Alexandra recommends that you bring a white shirt to wear in your photoshoot. you can be nude underneath or wear a set of lingerie it's whatever you feel comfortable with!

If you don't have a white shirt, you can also bring any blouse, or a jacket. For more ideas on what to bring to a photoshoot, email [email protected] or visit our boudoir galleries by clicking here.

Are boudoir photos a good idea?

Boudoir photos are a great idea for gifting, body confidence or a celebration of life!

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Makeup for boudoir photos

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You’ll need stronger than normal make-up for your photoshoot.


Smokey eyes works best with our studio lighting.


Add on a professional makeover before your FYEO photoshoot at the checkout.



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Why choose FYEO Portraits?

  • The FYEO® Studio Guarantee — you'll be one to one with a female boudoir photographer in a private studio, you'll be fully directed into beautiful photographic poses which are guaranteed to flatter your body.

  • Our promise of confidentiality is guaranteed by our all female team — your pictures are airbrushed exclusively by the FYEO® Girls.

  • The FYEO® boudoir studio experience offers you a unique body sculpting boudoir photo shoot, only available from the trademarked FYEO® studios. Each studio features the FYEO® body sculpting platform, professional boudoir lighting and glamorous wind tunnel for your hair.

Our Guarantee

At FYEO Boudoir we'll get the very best out of your body shape, we promise. You won't believe how amazing you'll look. That's guaranteed, or we'll shoot you again.

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The FYEO Girls