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Lingerie Accessories to Wear to Your Boudoir Photo Shoot

  |   By Estelle Puleston

Are you planning a boudoir photo shoot? Perhaps even your first? Then you’re no doubt busy plotting which lingerie you’re going to wear. But don’t forget to think about the accessories too!

From footwear to jewelry, it’s the accessories that complete the look. For images that look chic and polished though, don’t go overboard. Rather than trying to cram one of everything in, select two or three pieces that complement your lingerie’s color scheme or general theme.

Need some inspiration? Here are 16 lingerie accessories that add interest to any boudoir photo shoot:

Long Gloves

So rarely seen indoors nowadays, nothing creates drama quite like a pair of tall gloves! Especially over-the-elbow, opera-length ones. These are a particular good accessory choice if you’re going for an ‘old Hollywood’ or otherwise vintage-inspired look.

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The Femme Totale by Dita Von Teese Gloves
Available in sizes S-L
via Gaspar Gloves

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Long Colourful Gloves
One Size
via What Katie Did

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Bettie Page Mesh Gloves by Playful Promises
One Size
via Mayfair Stockings

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Long Lace Gloves by Music Legs
One Size
via Yandy

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Satin Zippered Gloves by Seven ‘Til Midnight
One Size
via Yandy

Boudoir Slippers

Forgoing the outerwear and yet keeping your footwear on creates an interesting juxtaposition. It’s probably not ideal if you’re going for a ‘lazy Sunday morning’ vibe. But if your boudoir photo shoot is all about glamour and ‘dressing up,’ bring out those heels! If you want to buy a pair especially for the occasion, here are some heeled boudoir mules in various colors to match your outfit.

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Elice Mules
Available in EU sizes 36-41
via Agent Provocateur

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Kiki Crystals Boudoir Slippers
Available in EU sizes 36-42, plus smaller/larger on request
via Deeasjer

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Ruby Red Evening Mule Shoes
Available in UK sizes 3-8
via Maguy de Chadirac

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High Heel Bunny Slippers
Available soon
via Streetzies

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1950s High Heel Hollywood Slippers
Available in EU sizes 36-37
via What Katie Did

And a Few More Accessory Ideas

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Galaxy Tulle Socks by Lirika Matoshi
One Size
via Etsy

There’s hosiery, and then there’s Lirika Matoshi hosiery. Maybe boudoir slippers are not your thing. Why not add some sparkle to your toes with these tulle socks instead? She also makes crystal-encrusted pantyhose that’s perfect if you’re going for a glitzy, burlesque look.

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Holly Silk Eyemask
One size
via Ayten Gasson

Going for a relaxed, ‘I just woke up looking this perfect’ mood in your boudoir shoot images? Pair a chic sleep mask with stylishly messy ‘bed hair.’ Oh, and you don’t have to wear it covering your eyes. And it will look equally great slung a little off-kilter across your forehead too.

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Melting Eye Mask
One size
via Amoralle

Aiming for a much sexier, seductive vibe? Gaze beguilingly out from behind a veil of sheer lace with a boudoir eye mask. I love the beautiful embroidery and decadent velvet ribbon on this one!

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Aurora Lace Capelet by Karolina Laskowska
One size
via Harlow & Fox

Want to cover your shoulders and upper arms? Do it without hiding your lingerie in this luxurious lace capelet. Or wear it anyway, because it’s so gorgeously pretty. Side note: if you’re wearing a quarter-cup bra like the one pictured, be sure to check out this list of deluxe nipple pasties.

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HerCuff Wrap Bracelet & Choker
Made to measure
via Lalita

Don’t forget the jewelry! If you want to stick to a lingerie theme, how about this piece with a garter grip fastening? You can wear it around your wrist or your neck.

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Shabby Chic Handheld Mirror by Sweet Vintage Design Co
One size
via Etsy

Okay, this last one’s not lingerie at all. But one of the hardest parts of a boudoir shoot can be working out how to pose. It can help to take something to do with your hands, such as this mirror. And depending on the look you’re going for, anything from flowers to a burlesque feather fan to a leather riding crop could work!

If you’ve ever had a boudoir photo shoot, I’d love to know which accessories you chose to complement your lingerie. Did you pick something not included on this list?

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Estelle is a twenty-something mum who recently emigrated from the UK to sunny Spain. She launched her online boutique, Esty Lingerie, in 2009 while at university, and after adding a blog to the site realized that writing is really where her passion lies. She now spends her days waxing lyrical about bras and knickers for a living, as a full-time blogger and a freelance copywriter and digital marketer for the lingerie industry.
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