Our complete guide to sourcing outfits for your bridal boudoir session
When it comes to bridal boudoir outfits, choosing the right pieces is key to feeling confident and beautiful. Whether you’re looking to surprise your partner or capture some intimate and elegant shots, we’re here to help with the emotional labor of planning your looks. Check out these suggestions below. If you’re still struggling, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here for you!
Wedding Veil. A veil can add a touch of romance and elegance to your bridal boudoir shoot. It can be worn alone or paired with lingerie or a silk robe for a softer look. We particularly love longer veils at Revealed because you can use them to wrap around your form. When lit from behind or set against a darker background, they’re particularly dramatic and give an old-world, classically elegant vibe.
Groom’s Shirt. Wearing your partner’s shirt can add a personal and intimate touch to your bridal boudoir shoot. It’s a simple yet sexy look that can be paired with lingerie or worn independently. We recommend an oversized white option. If your partner is on the smaller size, don’t be afraid to shop for one that works with your frame. Having a little extra fabric gives us more flexibility with posing, i.e., you can drop it off your shoulders or tug it around your waist for a hint of your tush. So tantalizing! It’ll have him begging the question: “Whadya got underneath there?”
Silk Robes. Silk robes are a classic option for boudoir shoots, and for good reason. They’re comfortable and elegant and come in various colors and styles to match your taste. They are not only gorgeous to wear, but bonus, they’re wonderful at creating more cinematic images. For example, you can slowly loosen the tie or peel it off your shoulders, then drop it to the ground to create a sense of voyeurism in the best way.
Bodysuits. We feel like bodysuits were highly underrated for many years, but they’re finally getting the appreciation they deserve. They’re a great choice for bridal boudoir shoots, as they’re flattering and come in various styles and colors. Whether looking for something lacy or sheer, a bodysuit can highlight your curves while covering areas you might feel less confident about.
Lingerie. Of course, lingerie is a go-to option for bridal boudoir shoots. From bra and panty sets to corsets and garters, there’s a lingerie look for everyone. Choose a style that makes you feel comfortable and confident. Are you a francophile? Why not play off this with a demi-laced bra, lace garter, and sheer stockings? Maybe you’re a bit more edgy; just because you’re getting married doesn’t mean you need to deny that side of yourself and don only white. Bring in the leather and straps. Owning your unique taste will make your bridal boudoir session that much more special for your partner AND you.
Bridal Accessories. There’s a lot of value in sticking to the classics. Pearls and diamonds are tried and true options for accessorizing your look. We love seeing a pop of sparkle or the sheen from a pearl. You’re the star of the show, so keep your jewelry simple.
If you want to step out of the box and need even more bridal boudoir outfit ideas, there are some really elegant and fun statement pieces to consider. These one-of-a-kind gloves are show stoppers that add a personal touch to your pictures. Or, go a little extra with a body chain that still reads elegant but pushes the envelope a bit.
Shoes. You can never go wrong with a nude stiletto as a bride-to-be. They go with almost everything and are an easy fallback for your photoshoot. However, if you’re like many a bride before you and splurging a bit in the shoe department, get a little extra mileage and bring them in! We love incorporating bridal shoes into pictures.
Oversized Sweater. For a cozy and intimate look, throw on an oversized sweater. It is a timeless, approachable romantic option paired with simple cotton undies, long socks, or worn on its own.
Sheer Cover-Up. For a sexy and mysterious look, consider wearing a sheer cover-up for your bridal boudoir shoot. It’s a versatile option that can be layered over lingerie or worn for a more revealing look.
Ultimately, the most important thing is to bring pieces you feel good in. Even if you bring nothing, we can create epic artwork with a simple sheet from the bed or fallback on some tasteful nudes. Whoever you’re marrying will be thrilled no matter what you’re in! So have fun. Your “all-in” mindset is the best thing you could bring!