Preparing for your upcoming boudoir photoshoot with Holly Douglas & Co. should be just as fun as the photoshoot itself! However, if you don’t typically wear lingerie, then choosing the perfect boudoir outfits might feel a bit overwhelming. There’s no need to stress, though! We are happy to share with you 3 tips for choosing the perfect boudoir outfits for your upcoming photoshoot!
Trying on any type of clothing can be a hassle and a pain. We totally get that. It’s also natural to assume that you know what styles will look good on you. So, trying things on may not always feel necessary. However, we strongly encourage all of our clients to try on several different styles of lingerie before choosing their boudoir outfits.
We’re happy to announce that it is now extremely convenient for women in the Nashville area to try on different styles of lingerie. Holly Douglas & Co. has recently opened Chestnut & Honey, a size-inclusive, fine lingerie boutique located in the very same building as Studio 110! Our store carries beautiful, high-end lingerie in sizes ranging from XXS – 7XL. Our selection includes sought-after designer brands, like Thistle and Spire, Kilo Brava, and Tallulah Love! In addition, our amazing, all-female staff at Chestnut & Honey are happy to help you choose the perfect boudoir outfits for YOUR body.
(Click below to see a quick tour of Chestnut & Honey from our TikTok page.)
You’d be surprised how often we hear, “I don’t like the way this outfit looks on me, but I brought it anyway.” Women sometimes make the mistake of choosing outfits they think they’re supposed to like. Or, they bring in lingerie that they used to like several years ago, when they first bought it. However, despite not liking the way it looks on them now, they think the outfit might somehow photograph better. After all, that’s what Photoshop is for, right? (“No” is the answer to that question, by the way.)
Well, what many women do not realize is that the way you feel about yourself absolutely translates in your boudoir photos. If you walk onto set wearing something that makes you feel unattractive, you’re not going to exude sensuality in your boudoir photos. On the other hand, if you strut out of the dressing room wearing something that makes you feel incredible, then you’re going to pose with confidence and look sexy AF!
Whether it’s from a trusted friend, family member, or a lingerie store employee, having a second opinion can give you a whole new perspective on your wardrobe choices. You might try on a piece of lingerie and think, “Oh, this is too low-cut.” But then your best friend sees you in it and exclaims, “OMG! Your boobs look AMAZING in that!” Sometimes, it takes another point of view to help nudge you outside of your comfort zone.
If you do not feel comfortable asking anyone else for a second opinion prior to your boudoir session, though, never fear! You can count on your professional boudoir photographer to give you her opinion on the day of your photoshoot. The Holly Douglas & Co. photography team are all experts at knowing how to make you look your very best in your boudoir photos. Therefore, if we feel that a certain outfit isn’t the most flattering for you, we will help you find a better option.
Choosing the perfect boudoir outfits for your photoshoot doesn’t need to be stressful or overwhelming. In fact, it can be a really fun part of your overall boudoir experience! Just remember our 3 tips above, which can be translated into the following guidelines:
It really is as easy as that! We hope you enjoy preparing for your boudoir session with Holly Douglas & Co., and we can’t wait to see you in the studio!