Hello Beautiful,

This handy guide is your best friend in preparing for your empowering boudoir experience.

We're going to walk you through what to wear to flatter your body while encouring you to have some fun with your choices. what you decide to weat for your experience should reflect you and your own unique style but also highlight your assests.

LEt's get started!!

what to wear to your sbb experience

get cozy! the day of your sbb eperience, you're going to want to dess in the loosest clothing possible. bras, underwear, tight pants, socks, etc. all leave those pesky little indentations in your skin and those take a while to leave, so it's best to skip them.

What to wear

-Loose dress of loose pants with a loose top and no bra

-Soft, comfy shoes that won't leave marks on your feet or ankles.

Alright, you've booked your session and now it's time to really start preparing for it. Anxiety starts kicking in and you're panicking about what the heck you're going to wear.


Right now

Take a deep breath (or ten) and remind yourself that this is going to be amazing.

Give yourself permission to enjoy this experience, rather than live in the fear of it.

It is undeniably scary to do something new, to put yourself out there and be vulnerable.

The thing is, the absolute BEST things in life happen outside of our comfort zones.

We gotcha covered or uncovered or anything between

Stay true to YOU

The single most important thing for you to keep in mind is to stay true to yourself when you're picking your wardrobe options. We want this shoot to be a celebration of who you are, whatever that looks like

for you and you alone!

Are you super fancy or more on the casual side? Frilly and feminine or edgier? Babe, there is

no right or wrong here and we want you to

see yourself in your beautiful images!

let's talk about the different styles of lingerie

Lingerie comes in about 9874 million different forms.

Let's go over a few of our favorite options in the next few pages to help clear things up.

Let's chat panties...

the thong

Some styles of undies are better for boudoir than others, and these three are our favorites

High Waisted love

These are our personal all time loves. High waisted panties are so flattering on all body types, but especially those of us who have some insecurities around showcasing the tum (let's be crystal clear, we love all turns and celebrate them equally- but we also realize some folx aren't ready to embrace theirs)

Cheeky cheekies

Another thumbs up goes to this style. Cheeky panties are made to embrace the bum cheeks and they do that fabulously!

Bras (+ Panty Sets)

When shopping for bras, fit is the absolute most important part. Head to your local bra shop and have a specialist properly size you. If you can, grab a matching set or two, but you can absolutely mix and match here too!

We suggest you choose at least two bras:

Something classic: A great black bra goes with so many different things for your shoot! Aim for a classic neutral color.

Something fun: Texture (lace, strappy bits, embroidery, velvet, etc.) really adds a special element to photographs.

Don't forget the bra's awesome little sisters- bralettes. These babies are comfy and move with your body during posing in ways formed bras don't.


Bodysuits are our jaaaaam! These babies are so gorgeous on all body types, and they come in so many fabulous options.

While some gals are hesitant to try a bodysuit (fitted is scary, we get it!), we really hope you will!

Why are they so flattering?

They skim your body, rather than adding bulk like some other options can (ahem, baby dolls). Look for details like trim or piping that creates the illusion of an hour glass figure (like these images).

Over Pieces

Add a little extra texture or coverage with something fun to throw over lingerie or your gorgeous nekkid self.


Sweater, button up shirt, robe (NOT your cozy housecoat, something cute), kimono, faux fur coat

What to Look for:

complimentary colors to your under bits, texture, timeless patterns, sheer material if possible

What to avoid:

too tight pieces, heavily worn or washed items (no pilly sweaters please)

Other things to consider:


Texture is where it's AT in photography. Adding an interesting texture can take a lovely photo up to an AWESOME one!

What to look for:

Velvet, lots of straps, lace, mesh, fishnets, faux fur, satin, silk, sequins, other sparkly bits, embroidery, metallic fabrics

What to avoid:

Scratchy fabrics (don't pick anything that is going to hurt or scrape you!),overwhelming design (YOU need to be the focus here), too tight stockings- fit is vital.

Feeling Modest?

There is no rule in boudoir that says you have to bare it all- or even partially.

If showing loads of skin isn't your thang, that is 100% okay and you are absolutely allowed to show as much or as little skin as you want to.

This is all about you

What to look for:

Long sleeve bodysuits, fitted shirts, jeans, sweaters, rompers, cute pj sets, cut off shorts or even leggings

What to avoid:

Using your wardrobe to hide behind, too tight or too loose of pieces­ make sure they properly fit you.


Add a little something special to your images with a fun accessory or two. These aren1t a must, but they can be a good way to have a little extra fun with your photo shoot.

What to look for:

body jewelry, jewelry, heels, hats, scarves or kick ass pasties (we especially Love the X ones!), stellar sunglasses

What to avoid:

anything too over the top or gaudy, aim for simple rather than in your face and nothing too proppy

Color Tones

What to Look for:

Pick pieces in colors that look great with your skin. To get a general idea, look at the veins in the palm of your hand and your inner wrist- if they look blue or purple, your skin is cool, if they appear green, you've got warm skin. If you can't tell, you've probably got neutral toned skin.

Warm skin tends to really pop with warmer toned clothes, and cool skin shines brightly with cooler shades. This is just a suggestion though, if you really love a color that doesn't 'go' with your skin- rock it!

What to avoid:

Stay away from intense, bright or neon colored clothing. These can create insane color casts (i.e.that neon orange bodysuit is going to make your skin glow bright orange too­ eek!).

When in doubt, neutral colors (white, cream and black always Look amazing!

What NOT to wear

We want to make sure we're giving you the most beautiful, flattering images possible and truth is, wardrobe has a lot to do with that. In the photos above you can clearly see the difference in the model's body shape with just an outfit change. In the first photo, she's wearing a loose baby doll piece that does nothing to show off her amazing curves. By just putting on a bodysuit instead, her figure completely changes.

Pick pieces that skim your body, babydolls are the devil.

Where to shop

Final Tips

-Always bring more outfits than you plan to wear so that we have options.

-Bring one outfit that's totally out of your comfort zone, you don't have to wear it but you just might want to!

-DON't stress about outfits. we have over 500 pieces of lingerie in our client closet.

when in doubt, get nekkid!!!

Please note, all images shared in this guide are courtesy of SBB Studios & Jen Needham. This guide is not to be redistributed in any way.