WHAT TO WEAR FOR YOUR BOUDOIR SESSION

What to wear for your boudoir session?

It’s a question I get asked all too many times. The answer to me, is simple. Wear what makes you feel good.

I can’t tell you how many times women hear the word boudoir, and think they HAVE to wear lingerie, something provocative, something sensual, something that shows off the parts they don’t love, or something that makes them feel uncomfortable. So, what to wear to your boudoir session should be a reflection on who you are, as a person, as a woman, and something that makes you feel comfortable! That something can be anything from a romper, to a comfy sweater, or a full on designer lingerie get up. Me personally, I want a boudoir session to feel sensual, happy and romantic. I want the woman to feel empowered and to embrace her femininity. Wearing things that are daring, but concealing, modern but classic. I want women to feel pampered and taken care of. This is not just a session, it’s a wonderful experience that every woman should experience and leave knowing they are gorgeous with self esteem higher than the universe!

I’ve decided to take to the internet and find a few pieces that I think are stunning. I tend to go for body suits with lots of lace and darker colors, I love straps and matching sets as well. Show your curves ladies, they look good on you!

Here are the things I found, with links below the images so you can purchase them if you would like.
(No, I am not receiving any affiliate commissions from these, I do not work for these websites or stores, I am just showing you what I like and think would work in a boudoir session.)
(All Images below are not my images, they were found on the internet with links directing to their origin) 


 

BODYSUITS: I love bodysuits. I think it’s because they remind me of dancers. I used to be a dancer, and I always felt good wearing one of these. They were tight, and always thinned out my stomach. They made my arms feel tight, they made my back look feminine, and they make me feel like I could just float. Not only that, but they elongate your legs. They give you something to play with, you can tug at these, you can hold the sleeves, you can play with the straps, you can hide areas that you aren’t in love with, but most of all you can feel confident with these. Also, if you aren’t a fan of your legs, we can just add a tulle skirt! Who doesn’t love a tulle skirt?

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AMERICAN APPAREL – Cotton Spandex Long Sleeve Double U Bodysuit

AMERICAN APPAREL – 2×2 Rib Long Sleeve Cutout Bodysuit

AMERICAN APPAREL – 2×2 Rib U Back Bodysuit

AMERICAN APPAREL – Cotton Spandex Halter Bodysuit


 

LACE: I adore lace. I do. It looks so delicate and classic. I am convinced it looks good on everyone. The fancier the better. I always say when you are looking for something to wear for portraits, go big or go home. You want to step outside of your comfort zone, and you want to get creative. This is something you are investing in that  you may not do again and again, so be bold!
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H&M – Lace Halterneck Bodysuit

H&M – Lace Bodysuit

H&M – Lace Push-up Bra


ROBES: Oh, robes. My favorite thing to wear. I am in now way joking. I love robes. They make me feel so feminine, and leave a lot for the mind to think about. They’re sexy, they’re sensual, and more importantly, they make US feel wonderful because we are hiding everything. Robes come in so many different styles too. They can be solid, or made of lace, they can be cotton, or they can be wool. Which ever you decide to go with, you can take it off entirely, drape it down your shoulder, or keep it on for your entire session. Again, boudoir is not about sex and showing your goods. It is about sensuality and feeling empowered, beautiful and raising your self esteem. Your partner, of course will be happy to see the images as well!
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ADORE ME – Chloe Plus

ADORE ME – Ellis Plus


STRAPS: STRAPS ARE SO MUCH FUN! It doesn’t matter what your body shape, straps will grab any curve and make you want to look! It creates shapes that were not there, and minimizes shapes that you do not want there. Straps are the ultimate brain game and they work so very well! Not only that, they’re so stinking cute! Who doesn’t want to wear these? I know I do! What to wear for your boudoir session? These! These right here!

EMBROIDERY: Check out number 2 in this lineup! This is an embroidered, strappy, bodysuit! Talk about perfection! This is a 2017 trend that will hit the charts! Flowers are pretty, but prettier when embroidered!

What to wear for your boudoir session, bokeh love photography, galloway boudoir

ASOS – Ann Summers Valentines Love Passion Body

ASOS – New Look Floral Embroidered Body

ASOS – Florie Eyelash Lace Strappy Body

ASOS – New Look Plus Lace Strappy Balcony Bra


LACE BODYSUITS: By now, you know I love lace and bodysuits. Black is slimming but Plum is right behind with a dramatic edge. It’s slimming, it’s rich, and so very feminine!
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ASOS – Courtney Lace High Apex High Leg Thong Underwire Body

ASOS – Ultimo Cassiopiea Fuller Bust Body

ASOS – CURVE Bailey High Leg Lace Bodysuit

ASOS – CURVE SHAPEWEAR New Improved Fit Wear Your Own Bra Lace Bodysuit


MATCHING SETS: A well fitting matched set is like the icing on the cake! I highly recommend this as a safe outfit. White lingerie is a new 2017 trend and I think it will be a great one. Nothing is as beautiful as a pure white lingerie set.
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ASOS – Curve Ferne Eyelash Lace Molded Set in Red

ASOS – City Chic Nocturne Lingerie Set


 

SPORTS BRAS: Yep. I said it. Sports Bras. Did I mention that you didn’t have to wear lingerie for a boudoir session to feel sexy? Let’s say you are a sporty girl, and you still want to feel sexy and feminine, but don’t feel comfortable in the thong and push up bra? Well, you don’t have to! Being feminine isn’t about wearing lace, or body suits. It’s about owning who you are, and being proud, happy, and feeling absolutely drop dead gorgeous! Rock it girl, be sexy, be sporty, and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t be sexy in a sports bra!
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Nordstrom – Strappy Sports Bra

Nordstrom – Underwire Push-Up Sports Bra


BODY SUITS: Yes, You all know I love them by now, but these two are different. They look like you could almost (almost) wear them outside. They’re sexy, like I am talking Victoria’s Secret sexy. But they can still work in the boudoir! They’re sensual, and fun. You can glam them up, or glam them down. Whatever you decide, you have to admit, I’m on the right track here!

CHEMISE: Chemise, Baby doll, whatever you call it, this is a tummy pleaser. If you’ve just had a baby, or you don’t love your tummy, select this. You will not be sorry. It’s sexy, and you can still see your shape, you can still see your belly button, but it can be worn and you can still feel comfortable. I own a few of these myself, and I always feel gorgeous wearing them. Just make sure you try them on first and get the right size. If you buy them too large, they don’t look that flattering.
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ASHLEY STEWART – SHEER MESH CHEMISE LINGERIE SET

FLYGIRL – Play-Bae Bodysuit – Green

URBANNOG – Mesh Striped Long Sleeve Bodysuit

 


 

T-SHIRTS: Yes, T-shirts can be sexy! Pizza Hot Dogs Coffee and Donuts? Yes please! All the yes’s! Pair these adorable shirts with a cute pair of bikini undies? Or how about those striped boy shorts? Maybe you’re that cute kinda sexy that lays on the couch eating potato chips and your fiance thinks you’re the most amazing thing on earth… well, here is your ticket to happiness! Feel gorgeous and comfortable!
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AEO – SOFT & SEXY RINGER T-SHIRT

AEO – SOFT & SEXY STRAPPY TANK

AEO – SOFT & SEXY GRAPHIC SWING T-SHIRT


SWEATERS: Sweaters can be big and bulky or tiny and slinky, wear your jeans, or wear some adorable panties, to bra or not to bra… However you feel sexy, this is a great alternative to the typical lingerie!
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AEO – SIDE SLIT MUSCLE TANK

AEO – LADDER BACK SWEATER

AEO – DON’T ASK WHY TURTLENECK SWEATER


T-SHIRT BRAS: Yes, they CAN be sexy! American Eagle has some adorable matching sets. What’s not to love about these? They’re so cute, and so feminine. They can be dressed up or dressed down, and there is no need to get stuffy in some lingerie that will take far too long to get into when these can just be thrown on, and you feel like you’re at home! If you’re in to comfort and being cute and girly – this is it.
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AERIE – SHINE TRIANGLE BRALETTE

AERIE – ROMANTIC LACE PADDED BRALETTE

AERIE – BLAKELY LIGHTLY LINED BRA

 

Love Beautifully,
Lauren XOXO
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