What to Wear For Senior Portraits| Dresses

Have you ever wondered exactly what to wear for your photo shoot?  Well if you have worked with me you know I help to style every part of your session, including wardrobe.  And I always encourage clients to bring at least 3 outfits.

  1. something casual
  2. something dressy(ish)
  3. freebie (often a uniform, or letter jacket, etc.)

And listen, lots of girls will bring 5,6,7 outfits and thats fine too!!! If  you think one of them should be a dress, but are not quite sure where to start, here is some advice. And If you are anything like me, I need pictures, and details and an explanation.  So here we go.

One thing I want you to notice when trying items on is how the waist fits.  Structured pieces are so important to help shape your body.  There is a common mistake that something must be tight to show your figure and loose if you want to hide it. I would put these styles on every women whether she is a size 2 or a size 20.  Tapering the waist is something that flatters every body type as it creates that beautiful hourglass shape we all want.  I also wanted to show that you can be timeless and on trend at the same time. 

Another thing to consider is your background.  I know I have said this before and I will say it until I am blue in the face.  Some outfits don’t work in some locations.  Could you imagine this cute cocktail dress and balloons in dead grass? Nope, doesn’t work for me.  But its perfect against the downtown Fort Worth backdrop.  The yellow balloons compliment the blue dress, and it pops off the red brick and mirrored windows.  

Or take this green dress.  Do you think it would blend as well if she were in a concrete jungle?  This green, against the natural green really draws your eyes to her doesn’t it?

I know it can be overwhelming to follow all the rules. And to be honest, the first and most important rule is that it fits you well and you like it. After that, the rest are mere suggestions.  And I always help my clients if they are struggling to find something that meets their needs.  And If you’re wondering where to start looking, below are some of my favorite stores to shop.

Nikko Blu Gallery and Boutique
Altr’d State
American Eagle

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Hey there I am Lindsey; the face behind the lens. I am a wife, mom to 2 boys and coffee connoisseur.   

I believe in kindness above all else.  I believe that beauty radiates from the inside and is not based on your skin color or dress size.  I believe in equality for all.  I believe your relationships with your family are the most important you will have in your life. And I believe in self expression in the form of a graphic t.  

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