Post # 1
I need some help with choosing my engagement photo outfits! I have 2 hours with the photographer… So how many outfits changes did you guys do?? Our wedding will be rustic, country and casual so our photos will reflect that and be outdoors with some shots of us and our dog on the tailgate of his truck too.
I have some photos below- I am not a size 2 so I want my choices to be smart and translate over to photos well…. Any feedback will help. Thank you!!
blush dress- I REALLY want to wear this!
Ivory lace dress: this dress needs to be taken in. The thin belt is just for an idea- I would find a larger brown belt to wear instead. I would also alter the sleeves to a looser more flowy sleeve (easy fix) because right now the sleeves make my arms look bigger than they actually are!
Bootleg jean and grey cartigan- maybe I’ll wear a black t-shirt instead. (FI likes this outfit because it’s how I dress at work (we work together too))
Knit wrap Fiance bought me- kinda cool? Maybe not? Lol
Long ivory dress: sigh, I love this one and bought it SUPER cheap a long time ago. I’ve just been dying to wear it somewhere.
Duck hunting gear shot: this is one shot we will be doing (we are both avid hunters) so this is going to count as one outfit change!)
So how much is TOO much? What should I keep in the outfit line up?
Thanks for all the help in advance and sorry this post is SO LONG!!!
Post # 2
PS- sorry for the crappy mirror selfies and messy room with FI’s combat boots everywhere!
Post # 3
You can ask your photographer, but with 2 hours of time, I would do 2, at the most 3, outfits.
I’m not thrilled with any of them. The pink dress makes you look larger than you are.
If you are wearing the camo outfit, I would accessorize the white dress more girly- with heels and jewelry rather than boots.
The grey wrap sweater would look great with skinny jeans and heels.
The wrap with the big buttons is also cute but makes you look larger.
The long white dress would work with a cute cropped sweater or a moto jacket over top.
Post # 4
I really like the ivory lace dress! The wrap sweater is cute too.
Post # 5
I would choose two outfits that you feel amazing in. One per hour, photos take a long time and changing will take up time from snapping the pics. The short white lace dress was my favorite of them all, the long white one is too beachy. Agree with pp the pink dress just does not flatter you properly, and the jean look looks way too casual like something you would throw on to run errands. take yourself to the mall and treat yourself to some perfect outfits that you love and feel confident in! What about a chambray button down and a cream skater skirt? That would look great for your theme.
Post # 6
I’d go with 2 outfits for 2 hours. I LOVE the long white dress and think it makes you look super slim! I’d pair it with the skinny brown belt and a jean jacket or crop sweater. The other outfits are cute but a little too casual, they kinda look like you just came from the mall and may translate to “frumpy” in pics. I’m sorry, the blush dress is pretty but it’s just not hugging you in the right spots. I dont think it’ll photograph well. Do you have any dressier tops that you can dress down a bit with jeans and cardigan? That’s what I wore for one of our outfits changes and LOVED how it came out.
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2015 - Antique Rose Emporium
i have no suggestions but I’d like to ask where you got dress #2 and the last dress as well 😀 We are similar sizes and I too find it hard to find clothes that flatter my figure and translate nicely to photographs.
#2 and #5 are my favorites on you as well.
Post # 8
I second the chambray shirt and cream skater skirt suggestion–it will be very flattering and photograph well. Love that you’re doing the duck hunting gear–such a cute idea!
Post # 9
julies1949: thanks! I definitely agree with your suggestion of 2-3 outfits max with the amount of time we have!
kelsie5388: thank you! I knew there was a reason I bought it on an impulse a few years back!
BWLE: I love the suggestions! I love the skirt idea but I never wear skater skirts so I think I would feel a little unnatural and not like myself in them.
Charliejeorge: thank you for the suggestions! I like the idea of the long dress and crop jean jacket!
Post # 10
2YorkiesMama: why thank you! dreas #2 was a dress from the Gap Outlet that was seriously discounted two winters ago! (still has the tags on it I hate to admit) the long dress was from Marshalls! I find alot of cute pieces from TJ Maxx and Marshalls
Post # 11
Ham1320: thanks! I do have a chambray shirt so maybe I’ll have to look for a skirt… Heels and dirt don’t mix for me in the fall here so I don’t think that’s happening
Post # 12
I was planning on 2 outfits, but my photographer told me the night before to have a backup just in case. So the night before I rummaged through our closet and pick another outfit for both of us. Well, I ended up loving the pictures in that outfit the best out of all of them! I also agree with the heels. I wore a pair of red heels in my pics and they made for some awesome pics. I climbed all over things and went through mud in them – it was totally worth it for some awesome pics. I did 2 casual outfits – button down blouses with jeans for both sets. And a skirt and cardigan for the dressier outfit. If you don’t want to do heels, I would try to find a pair of dressier riding boots that are still good for outdoors but look a little dressier to go with your dresses.
Post # 13
Krises: the boots in the first pink dress is my dressier riding boots. They have a heel and the tassels look super cute tied in a bow!
Post # 14
My favourite is the white lace short dress, but I agree with the PP who suggested different shoes. I don’t think it needs altering, your arms look fine and I think that dress suits your figure more than any of your other suggestions. I actually think the shorter sleeves and hemlines are looking much nicer on you than the jeans and cartigan outfit.
The colour of the blush dress is super lovely, but I don’t think it looks as flattering in pictures.
Post # 15
livhuss: thank you! i actually had this dress clipped in the back- there’s about an inch if material on each side that needs taken in. I bought it when I was about 50 lbs heavier so without a belt it’s sits pretty boxy on me and looks bulky. Taking it in wont be any big deal for the seamstress though