Boudoir Outfit ideas for your photo session

Perfect outfits for your boudoir session

6 min read

Boudoir outfit ideas for your photo session don’t have to be a big hassle! All you have to do is focus on finding items that show off what you love about yourself, not hide what you don’t love! Hopefully, this list of boudoir outfit ideas will inspire a few ideas for your own session and help you feel more prepared. If you’re surprising someone with boudoir photos of yourself we have a few tips on how to keep your session a surprise.

26 Boudoir Outfit ideas for your photo session

01. Bodysuit

The bodysuit, also known as a “leotard” or “teddy”, is similar to a one-piece bathing suit. It is by far one of our most favorite boudoir outfits. You can find them in every style specific for your style of boudoir shoot. Bodysuits can bring out a sassy, classy, romantic, or seductively sexy vibe. They will help elongate your legs as the V shape gives the illusion of a longer and leaner tone, and is a helpful trick to hide your tummy if that’s something you’re concerned with. There’s a reason you’ll see so many celebrities wearing them!

You Can Purchase This Item From Shein

02. Bra & Panties

This may be the easiest, most obvious boudoir outfit suggestion, but classics are classics for a reason, right? When it comes to bras, the most important thing is that you have the proper size and feel great. A little bonus tip: If you are a B cup or smaller, find a bra that has lace around the top of the cup. It can make you look a whole cup size bigger in photos. We want you to be prepared for your boudoir photos so we always recommend trying on everything before your session gets here. These may be your most-fitted outfit so you don’t want anything to gap or squeeze areas that aren’t meant to be.

You Can Purchase A Similar Item From Honey Birdette

03. Cheekies

These are our go-to panty recommendation. Just like the name suggests, they accentuate the booty but still give you a little coverage if thongs aren’t really your thing. Cheekies can go with almost any outfit to give a flirty look OR could be an entire outfit by themselves. You probably already have a pair of these lying around but if not, you can find some at Target or Amazon.

You Can Purchase A Similar Item From Victoria’s Secret

04. T-Shirt

A t-shirt is another simple boudoir outfit that you probably already have. It can be fitted or oversized. You can wear a lightweight t-shirt and no bra for a casual, sexy vibe. This can really lend itself to the carefree and comfy look we love to capture.

05. Fishnets

Fishnets are classic, come in so many styles, and look amazing on everyone. Not to mention they add a little extra spice to your outfit selection! You may not just have these lying around but you can easily pick some up at Target or Amazon. Just make sure they are waist-high & don’t have a solid black control top.

You Can Purchase A Similar Item From Amazon

06. Sheer Robe

A robe is such a versatile boudoir outfit. No matter what your comfort level is, a robe can cover or reveal as much as you’d like. We ask each of our clients to bring a robe. We like to have you change into your robe so that you can wear this during hair & makeup. This way your body has time to get rid of any red marks or indentions that may have been created during your drive over.

07. Oversized Sweater

If you’re not a big fan of wearing lingerie for your boudoir session, an oversized sweater is a great outfit idea. Comfy, casual, and cozy may not be where your mind goes when thinking about a boudoir photo shoot, but you more than likely have an amazing sweater already in your closet. Our shooting style makes it easy for a super cozy, oversized sweater to photograph just as sexy as the skimpiest lingerie set. It’s a perfect casual, relaxed, girl-next-door vibe.

08. Button-Up Shirt

One of the most underrated boudoir outfits is the trusty button-up shirt! The shirt can be fitted or oversized. Like the oversized sweater, this outfit is one we will sometimes start with because it allows you to stay a little covered up during the beginning of the session. Once you get more comfortable, you can start revealing a little more. You’ve probably come across a movie scene where some adorable woman wakes up, slips on her man’s button-up shirt, and looks even more adorable. We love making it look like the ladies we shoot with aren’t trying too hard. The button-up shirt is a great boudoir outfit idea to pull off the “I woke up like this” vibe.

09. cocktail Dress

We love to start photoshoots in a cocktail dress because it can tell a story of the first part of the date. When the page turns and you are unzipping or sliding it off it is a beautiful suggestion for what we can expect in the next few pages! It is also great to ease into the shoot if the idea of shooting in lingerie still intimidates you (which it does for most!)

You Can Purchase This Item From Fashion Nova

10. Corset

Corsets have a way of accentuating all the right areas and making you appear slimmer. With today’s fashion corsets, they don’t have to be uncomfortable. If you are smaller than a C cup, be sure to grab a corset with built-in support so you don’t look flat-chested.

11. Crop Top

Remember when we said that lingerie is not the only thing that can be sexy? The crop top can do wonders for your shape and it can be very suggestive! The options for crop tops are almost endless. They can be loose, tight, cut out in the back, and in various lengths. We love crop tops.

12. Heels

High heels extend the length of your legs and tone up your calves. They can help your posture and add an extra layer of sex appeal to almost any outfit. Even if you want to keep your session casual, we still recommend bringing at least one pair of heels.

13. Jeans

We know you have a favorite pair of jeans in your closet. A pair that makes you feel like you can take on the world. Jeans with a bra and heels can be just as sexy as a set of lingerie. You can easily slip on and off your jeans for a more suggestive vibe.

14. A Cover or Sheet

If you are comfortable with nudity or implied nudity, a simple white sheet can be a perfect boudoir outfit idea. Just you and a white sheet can be the ultimate “leave a little to the imagination.” You can appear completely naked while revealing less than most pictures in typical lingerie.

15. Jersey

Most jerseys are designed to be worn over pads and large men and nothing about them will flatter your curves. If some or all of your photos are a gift for hubby and you’re wanting to wear a jersey during your shoot, we suggest getting a fitted female version of the jersey or a t-shirt with the team’s logo. If you just HAVE to wear your partner’s jersey, we can certainly make it sexy!

You Can Purchase Women’s Jerseys From Fanatics

16. Glasses

If your glasses are a necessity or an accessory, they can bring out a sexy, nerdy vibe. Be sure to take a few with glasses and some without to get a variety of options.

You Can Purchase A Similar Item From Amazon

17. Hoodie

Who doesn’t own a hoodie?! Let’s be honest, most of us live in a hoodie once the cold weather is here. Depending on how big or small they are, they’re so versatile and easy to play with so bring a few along to add some natural, cozy sexiness to your session. What bottoms you ask? A hoodie can be so cute paired with some cheekies. This is a simple, sexy look and you probably have these things already lying around.

You Can Purchase A Similar Hoodie From Amazon

You Can Purchase A Similar Pair Of Cheekies From Amazon

18. Boots

Sexy boots can be a great accessory to complete a boudoir outfit. High leather or suede-heeled boots can definitely add extra personality and variety.

19. Hats

A hat can be a great outfit all on its own or you can use it to spice up one of your other boudoir outfits.

20. Nude

Nude shots can actually be more innocent and pure-looking than the photos where you are wearing lingerie. Being photographed nude can also be an empowering and exhilarating experience. If you’re considering a few nude shots during your session and are curious how we handle your privacy, you can check out this link to see how we are keeping your photos safe

21. High-waisted Panties

High-waisted panties are not your grandma’s panties anymore! This boudoir outfit can be a great way to give your boudoir shoot a unique and possibly vintage look. High-waisted panties are also very flattering.

22. Mini Skirt

This is your chance to use that mini skirt that’s been hanging in your closet forever! Most women have one whether they wear it or not. They’re cute, flirty, and can be paired with knee high socks, tights, or high waisted panty hose!

23. Favorite Tank Top

We love shooting women in just tank tops!  Wearing just a slightly fitted, white tank top and no bra that allows just a little bit to show through, and a sexy pair of panties makes for an amazing shot. 

24. Sheer Mesh Split Dress

A Sheer Mesh Split Dress with panties is a perfect choice if you want to feel sexy but have some insecurities about things like your stomach, legs, or even skin issues like scars, stretch marks, or psoriasis! This is a great piece that provides some coverage while showcasing what you want to be seen.

You Can Purchase A Similar Item From Shein

25. Kimono

Kimonos are extremely versatile and a great option for all body types! You can wear this boudoir outfit over a cute lacy bra and a pair of panties. Kimonos are also great if you’d like to try some nude or implied nude shots of yourself during your boudoir session.

You Can Purchase A Similar Item From Amazon

26. Pencil Skirt

In our opinion, a pencil skirt looks good on everyone! The design works for your frame by drawing the eyes to your gorgeous shape… whether that’s an hourglass, column, pear, or apple. It’s best coupled with a pair of high heels and perhaps a blouse, bra, or topless with a long string of pearls!

Don’t Overthink Your Boudoir Outfits!

Try to shut down your fears and stop overthinking. As long as you show up prepared, it’s going to be AMAZING! If you love our style of photography and you bring boudoir outfits that match YOUR STYLE, you will walk away with amazing images!

Contact Us!

You Deserve To feel sexy! If you think we are the boudoir photographers for you, please don’t hesitate to send us a message!


Based in Nashville, Tennessee