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Let's get down to boudie-business and discuss your style. Whether you like casual comfy t-shirts, thigh-high socks with chunky sweaters or a barely-there bra & panty set, the wardrobe pieces you choose will drive the vibe of your session. "Where should I shop for my wardrobe?" is a very common question, and I'll be giving you a list of places to look, aside from Victoria's Secret Before we get to resources, though, let's start with lingerie styles and how they can enhance your figure. This might seem like an unnecessary thing to cover because we all know what a dang bra is, but it's extremely helpful to know which styles flatter vs. which styles don't. So let's just say it's always better to be pre-pre-pre prepared (we'll be best friends if you know where that reference is from).

 

Alright, girlfriend, let's shimmy!

LINGERIE STYLES

  • Bra & Panty Sets

    There are so many different options out there for sexy bra & panty sets. When shopping for these, proper fit is extremely important. Be careful of push up bras as they often make you look unnatural. All that matters is the fit!

  • Corset

    Corsets are meant to cinch your waist and give you killer curves. They usually have ties in the back that help create your shape. They are hard to put on, but don’t worry – I can help you!

  • Bustier

    A bustier is similar to a corset in coverage, but it has cups built in that give nice breast support. They don’t normally cinch the waist as corsets do, but there are some hybrid styles out there that combine a little waist cinching and breast lifting.

  • Bodysuit

    This is a close-fitting, one-piece stretch garment, designed to be worn underneath jeans or shorts. They're considered clothing, but are actually great for boudoir too! One of my absolute favorites!

  • Teddy

    A teddy is a garment that covers the torso and crotch in one garment. It is a similar style of garment to a one-piece swimsuit or bodysuit but is typically sheerer and definitely sexier.

  • Shapewear

    Shapewear is a type of tight-fitting underwear intended to control and shape the figure. There are many beautiful options out there these days. (Not the ones that are meant to be hidden, but styles that flatter and are also pleasing to the eye).

  • Slip

    Think of them as dresses that are meant to be worn under a dress, often with cups built in for support. Some slips can fit into the shapewear category but many do not. The satin fabric these generally come in photograph movement beautifully!

  • Babydoll

    A babydoll is a short, sleeveless, loose-fitting nightgown with 

    attached, loose-fitting fabric falling usually between the upper thigh and the belly button. I don't typically recommend ladies to bring these as an option, because they hide your curves and give the illusion that you're heavier.

  • Garters & Thigh Highs

    A garter belt is worn around the waist or hips with attached garters or fasteners to hold up thigh high stockings. There are two different types of thigh highs: Some have a rubber material on the inside to help them stay up. If the stockings have the rubber inside they are NOT meant for garters. They are actually meant to be worn on their own!

  • Fishnets

    Like tights or nylons, but sexier and more revealing! They come in a variety of fishnet sizes, designs, and colors, and are perfect for layering underneath lingerie, booty shorts or just for wearing all on their own! I have a few options at the studio, but undergarments are required. If you want the 'no undie' look, you must provide your own fishnets.

  • Clothing

    Clothing is a fantastic option for boudoir! It might sound counterintuitive, but consider packing a leather or denim jacket, or ripped jeans with a simple bra. There are so many options for clothing that can be just as sexy, if not sexier than lingerie. You can also mix the two! Try a beautiful bra with a full skirt, a tank top with a lacy thong or high socks. It's all about having fun!

  • Nudey Judy

    I can't forget the easiest (and cheapest) boudoir option - your birthday suit! If you're ready to dive into complete body acceptance, lose the lingerie all together and flaunt that body, baby, a la Samantha Jones (Hey there, Sex in the City fans!) This really adds a WOW factor to your final gallery.

TIPS TO DEFINE YOUR STYLE

  • If you want to show off those hard-earned abs or a little more skin, bra and panty sets are a great option. Things to think about are the style of panty you choose (basically, the amount of coverage) and what type of bra suits you best. I know it's tempting to pull out a bra you might wear every day – but really try to look for something that's a bit more special. Something that is meant to be seen!

 

  • Perhaps you want to give your girls a little lift. Most women are tempted to go straight for the push-up bra, but resist that urge! Before you try on push-ups, look at a demi cup bra, or underwire bra that offers strong support without adding TOO much lift. This is typically more flattering, proportion wise. Good support is more important than padding any day, and that's not to say there aren’t some good push up bras out there, just be aware of the pros and cons.

  • Tushy: At the end of the day, if a great tush shot is on your list, I recommend bottoms that show just enough, but not too much. I prefer cheeky or Brazilian bottoms over thongs. Many bodysuits are cut in the back to show off some booty.

 

  • Legs: Look for high cut undies or bodysuits. The higher the leg opening the longer your legs will look! Also, bring a pair of nude colored shoes with you. That will elongate your legs even more.

 

  • Arms: If you have insecurities about your arms, look for long-sleeved bodysuits or throw a soft kimono over some killer lingerie. Presto- fixo!

 

  • Coverage: Even though boudoir is about shedding layers, I understand that some women just aren't into that. Here are some tips to cover, boudoir style. If you have insecurities about your stomach, consider shapewear, slips, bustiers, corsets, and high-waisted undies. I cannot express my love for high waisted undies, ENOUGH. A beautiful lace robe over a bra and panty set is a great choice,  as well as a plain white tank top and lace undies!

ACCESSORIES & RESOURCES

  • Shoes: Please bring at least one pair of black and/or nude colored heel with you. I have a limited shoe collection at the studio, so please supply at least one pair on your own. No wedges, please. If you want to bring more shoes, fantastic! Just keep in mind, the higher the heel – the better!

 

  • Jewelry: You may bring any jewelry you want for your session, but I am very picky about it. I can help you choose what looks nice with your outfit and what will flatter depending on the poses that we are going to work with! Jewelry is hardly ever the main focus, and it can sometimes be quite cumbersome to work with during posing. I have a collection of body jewelry at the studio that can be styled with your outfit, as well.

  • Props: I don't encourage the use of props during your boudoir session, as they tend to drag focus away from you and typically end up looking too costume-like. Less is more! If this is a concern for you, please send me a message to discuss! 

 

  • Colors: Most colors work well in-camera, but some that do not include fluorescent colors and sometimes red and turquoise. If you like red, look for a deeper red or burgundy – just something not too bright. Black is always classic and looks great on everyone. Hot pinks and neon greens are a no-go, and will not be used during your session, as they cast a color shade onto the skin.

 

* If you order online, please be aware of shipping times. You don't want something showing up the day after you need it, so I recommend planning ahead for this! If you plan to utilize any of the studio's closet, you are required to being one nude and one black thong to wear underneath. If you do not bring this, you will not be permitted to use any studio wardrobe pieces, period.

WHAT I DON'T PHOTOGRAPH...

  • Sports jerseys: If you want to include something sporty, I would recommend a tank or fitted T-shirt with the team logo. Jersey fabric tends to be boxy on any body type.

  • Weapons: I don't allow them on studio property, and they are not to be used as photo props.

 

  • Oversized men's clothing: The ONLY exception I make here is a men's dress shirt. If you want to go for a jacket or flannel look, I recommend one that fits you. Similarly to a sports jersey, oversized men's clothing tends to be bulky to work with.

 

  • Outdoor gear: This includes but is not limited to camouflage bibs, fluorescent orange anything, ball caps, helmets. and hobby props.

 

  • Costumes: You are not a product or character, and I do not photograph themed boudoir sessions unless I'm specifically seeking out a creative styled shoot.​​

 

* This policy isn't meant to be taken personally, it is simply a branding and vision decision for my studio. If you have questions about any of this, please shoot me a message!

Meg Thue

Owner/Photographer

Emenee Studios Boudoir

(218) 341-2179

info@emeneestudios.com