Denver Boudoir Photography – Wear This, Not That – Episode 1
Welcome to a brand new series on this here bloggity – Wear This, Not That. The PREMIERE. The FIRST. The VIRGIN episode.
WHY is it called an episode? Because I hate adding the date to the end of a post, and if I’m doing several, there needs to be something to differentiate them. Plus, maybe one of these days I will stop being a chicken and actually do a video ;)
So what is this? Having worked with hundreds of women in my Denver boudoir studio over the last 7 years, I have seen a lot of different wardrobe choices. Some of them look fantastic, some of them not so much. So many times my lovely clients will assume that it’s because of their bodies – but the truth is, the cut just isn’t flattering on anyone.
I wanted to call out these less than flattering pieces, and give you an alternative. Something that has a similar look, but is SO much more flattering. Obviously, some choices will be more flattering for certain body types, so every piece will not necessarily fit every one of my clients. But if you are considering certain pieces for your Denver boudoir photography session, this will give you an idea of what NOT to choose, and what you could look at instead.
First up – a piece that so many of us WANT TO LOVE because hey, it hides something so many of us really dislike – the babydoll.
Oh my, the babydoll. Let’s discuss.
I was trying to think of a more appropriate way to say it, but there really isn’t a G rated way to say it:
If you are going to have some fun with your man and want to be on top – a babydoll is fantastic. The boobs look great, it covers anything that might squish or jiggle during the fun, and can help you to feel more confident, therefore, have more fun.
But when it comes to photos, it is not the most flattering thing you can wear.
Check out the above photo with the pink babydoll – this particular model is not a larger woman, and it adds bulk to her middle. It makes her look larger than she is. For comparison, the same model, in another piece:
This is the same woman in both photos – but in one, she looks quite a bit larger in the middle – why? Because the babydoll fabric pushes out from her body, and creates the illusion of more bulk. Having worked with hundreds of women as a Denver boudoir photographer, I can safely say that most of us don’t want clothes ADDING inches in our middle.
So what can you wear instead? The piece you see above, in black, on the right – it is very similar to a babydoll, but is fitted. It goes by a lot of names: babydoll, merrywidow, and sometimes even corset. Technically it’s not really a corset or a merrywidow, but these names seem to be used all over now, without being technically correct.
Here is another example – same model, almost exactly the same lingerie, but one is fitted, and one is a true babydoll, flaring underneath her bust.
They are SO FREAKIN’ SIMILAR – I know it can be confusing! And in the case of the white pieces, they are both CALLED babydolls. The key here is to make sure that whatever you wear is FITTED, and not flared. Show off those curves, don’t hide them.
At least for photos.
If you want to hide them for a little bit of fun with your honey, that’s your call, I get it.
If you’re shopping online, look for something that is fitting well on the model – and always have a backup, because God knows not everything we buy online is legit. If you’re shopping in person, stand up straight, and look in the mirror – does the lingerie add inches to your middle, or anywhere else? It is best to wear lingerie and clothes that fit well – not super tight, not super loose, but show your curves. Especially with boudoir!
Lingerie is a huge, big, crazy world and there are so many options. All of my Denver boudoir photography clients get my full welcome magazine that includes help with what to wear and more, a lingerie guide to help them choose, and my expertise and help! Don’t let the overwhelm stop you from doing a session – this is an experience that will remind you of your confidence and sensuality, and is not to be missed!
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The first of many… I have been saving these for a long time. ;) There’s a new post up today!
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