What To Wear For Your Boudoir Photography Session

Are you searching for the best Boudoir photographer for you? A boudoir photographer that can advise you on what to wear, how to prepare and guide you every step of the way? Help you pose and help with styling? And, care about how you feel, and have a burning desire to achieve the very best images possible for you?

You are in the right place and you have found the right team for your Boudoir journey. A good place to start is "What to Wear". On this page you will see a lot of ideas on what to wear and you can also download our complete guide on what to wear, how to prepare, do's and don'ts and a special bonus offer.

Read on for some helpful information on choosing the right lingerie for your body type and download our free guide to Planning your perfect Boudoir Photography Session with your perfect boudoir phtographer.

Two Piece Set

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A two piece set is probably the staple of boudoir but by no means the only option. Some sets can be very expensive but you can get some really nice lingerie from KMart & similar stores. It is great to treat yourself to expensive lingerie but if you have a limited budget just stick to the basic black, white or cream and find something that is soft, feminine and lacy. You can’t go wrong with that.

Don’t worry if you cant afford a suspender belt or stockings as we have white and black belts and a range of stockings for your use.

We prefer underwear with a nice lacy side as g-strings tend to look quite hard at the sides. A nice brazilian cut is perfect if you can find that. Some ladies come in to us with 6 or more sets of lingerie which is really not needed. 2 sets are just fine if that is all that your budget can stretch to.

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One Piece Body Suit/Teddy

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A nice lace teddy or bodysuit is perfect, especially if you need to cover stretch marks or if you are self conscious about your tummy. They are sexy and elegant and flattering to all body types. 

There are so many different designs, colours and fabrics to choose from but once again, if you are unsure on colours, stick to the basic, black, white or cream. They will always work and they will be easier to team up with our sets and props. Red is also stunning, making a bolder statement.

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Garter Belts and Stockings

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Most women have no idea how to put the garter and stockings on but never fear, I have become expert at it. Garter belts are great if you have a problem area on the tummy to hide and teamed with stockings they look fantastic and sexy. Just make sure that your stockings are the right size and not too tight. 

We have a black and a white garter belt that you are welcome to use as well as a range of stockings if you do not have any of your own. 

Stockings and garter belts are also great to use in the image as a focus such as pulling them on or attaching the stocking to your garter.

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 A Touch of Lace

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Robes are fantastic to wear either over the top of your lingerie or by themselves with nothing underneath. They are soft and feminine but can also be sexy and seductive. Bring your own favourite robe or use ours. We have a black, white and pink lace robe for your use.

Little tops are great to team with knickers and stockings for a sexy but slightly more covered look.

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Corsets do seem to come and go. Sometimes in style and sometimes not but never the less, they do look amazing in photographs. 

They are extremely flattering on all body types and can give off a particular sex appeal that can add mood to your image. We have a few boned, satin corsets in different colours to fit sizes 8 - 14 in the studio, or bring your own in.

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Bridal can be anything from the veil to lingerie to the garter. It can be as naughty or as nice as you like.

Bring along your wedding shoes and your wedding night lingerie to give him a sneak preview of what to expect on the night. He will be blown away by the results and will not expect such an awesome gift.

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The Business Shirt

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Mens business shirts are very popular and make great boudoir outfits. It is one of our favourites and is so versatile. 

Wear it with lingerie underneath, or just a sexy pair of lacy knickers, or completely naked. The shirt can cover as much or as little as you like. 

Bring in ‘his’ favourite shirt or use ours, the choice is yours. We have white business shirts in small, medium and large.

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Heels and Boots

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Heels are a classic that do many things. They make your legs look longer and add a little bit of sexinesss to your shot, or be brave & wear only the heels. 

We won’t always see feet in a shot but if we do it can be nice to add a sexy pair of heels. If you don’t own a pair yourself you are welcome to use ours. We have black in size 8 plus red, white and black in sizes 8 & 10 that you are welcome to use. 

Long boots are very sexy either with lingerie, corset, little shorts or nude.

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Oversized Jumper

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Oversized jumpers are perfect for boudoir, especially for those who are a little shy and want to be sexy without showing too much skin. We have three jumpers here for your use. We have the cream cable knit jumper, grey button front and the white plain jumper (all pictured on this page). They will fit sizes 8 - 14. If you are over a size 14 you would need to bring in your own jumper. Be sure to bring a matching pair of knickers also and preferably with a nice lace side. 

We do have lace knickers available in white and black but it is a good idea to bring your own if you have them.

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White Sheet

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This is a favourite of many women as it is the ultimate in “leaving very little to the imagination”. It is easy and makes a fantastic extra look. 

You can appear to be naked while revealing less flesh than lingerie and it can be great to hide those problem areas if you need to. 

There is no need to bring a sheet. We have that here for you.

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Who doesn't love a great pair of jeans and it seems that the more ripped they are, the better. We have an awesome pair of ripped up jeans  which will fit size 8 - 12 that you are most welcome to use, or bring in your own favourite pair.

Jeans can be worn topless or with your favourite bra or a sexy singlet knotted at the front or side. 

Leave unbuttoned or unzipped for an extra sexy look or go for the playful girl next door look.

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Get the complete guide on "Planning your perfect Boudoir session" with more information and more photos.

The free guide includes what to wear, how to prepare, what we can and can't fix and do's and don'ts.

PLUS a discount offer on your boudoir session. 



I would avoid buying lingerie online as a lot comes from China and is very often smaller than our Australian sizes. It is always best to go to a store and try on your lingerie. Buy pieces that fit properly and are not too tight.

You don't need to spend a fortune as your boudoir session is not about the fanciest lingerie. It is about you. I have seen some nice pieces at K Mart which are very reasonable. You will just have to try to match a bra to knickers as they don't sell sets.

Bra's & Things sell lovely lingerie in the mid price bracket and then you have Honey Birdette which are stunning but quite expensive.

Find the right pieces for you and your budget. Classic black, white, cream and red will always work if you can only afford a few pieces and do not wish to break your budget.

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KMART separates start at $12 piece so are great if you have a tight budget.

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HONEY BIRDETTE lingerie is absolutely stunning but the most expensive.

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BRAS 'N THINGS has lovely lingerie which is reasonably prices for good quality.


Dean & Karen

We are full time photographers located in beautiful Bulimba, inner south Brisbane, QLD. We love cycling, walking our fur baby Sammie, & spending time together.

We have been producing beautiful portraits since 2009, and we absolutely love what we do. We feel that we are so lucky to have found each other, and this path in our lives.

Our goal with every session is to craft images that will make you & your family feel AMAZING. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing that massive smile when a client sees their photos for the first time.

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