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:
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.
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.
And a Few More Accessory Ideas
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?