NOTHING! Just kidding. You should bring something to wear to your session for sure.
OKAY COOL JODI BUT WHAT THE HECK DO I BRING?!?!?!
Relax! I'm here to help. I get that wardrobe is one of the most stressful parts of a session. That and hoping I'm not a creeper (I'm not.)
I have been shooting boudoir for five years now, and I have collected a list of stores and pieces that rock any body.
Before you start shopping, ask yourself, "what makes me feel sexy? when do I feel sexiest? what clothes do I already have that make me feel like a goddess?" Use your answers as a jumping off point, and HAVE FUN!
As you look over this list, keep in mind that your boudoir session is WAY MORE about
YOUR RELATIONSHIP W. YOUR PARTNER
than it is about what you wear. If you only brought worn out Hanes and a tank top, we'd still make gorgeous photos together.
But, if you're interested in stepping outside of your comfort zone and purchasing some fun new pieces for your session, here's my list of Go To places and pieces!
PLACES & PIECES
I love ASOS for their wide range of sizes and prices. Free shipping and free returns are icing on the retail cake. Here you can find beautiful bodysuits like these:
You can also find matching sets, silky cami/short sets, adorable pajamas we can layer over your matching bra & panty set, and cute t shirts we can put with no bra and pretty undies.
Rue21 is your go-to spot for SUPER affordable bras and bralettes. They usually have matching undies, too. We're talking $5 lacy, strappy bralettes! They may not be of the highest quality, but this is a great place to come for new lingerie for your shoot without breaking the bank.
3. Gabes & TJ Maxx
Because you never know!
There are 3 pieces I highly recommend shopping for at Amazon for selection and price.
First, kimono style robes. SO MUCH SELECTION. If you can dream up a print, it's probably on amazon. Check it:
Amazon is also a fantastic spot for garter belt sets. Many of them come with underwear and tights, but you'll probably want to get those elsewhere, as fit is tricky on Amazon. Basic black undies and thigh high hose can be found at Target.
The third thing Amazon is great for is retro styles for a vintage pin up look!
One word: HEELS! CR is great for hella high, hella sexy CHEAP heels. Because let's be honest, you're probably not wearing those things again, so they might as well be inexpensive.
6. Your Closet!
I know, you're like, "Jodi, wuuuuuuut are you talking about?" But bear with me! You already have tons of pieces that are SO FUN to use for your boudoir session. Cardigans & sweaters, t-shirts & jerseys, button ups, jeans, your favorite sneakers and more! Get creative, bring it all! Here's some inspiration for you:
A boudoir session is a gift to your self. Treat it that way by scheduling time right after you book your session to do a little perusing and inspiration-gathering. Check out Pinterest, my Facebook page, and my Instagram feed for tons of images that will help you figure out your boudoir style.
And HAVE FUN! I promise you that what ever you bring will be perfect. I'm looking forward to making gorgeous photos with you!