(Closed) What to wear?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Ask your photographer if you’re allowed to change clothes. I wore a sweater with a tank top underneath. That way, I could take off the sweater to look like I had changed.

Post # 4
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I wore 3 outfits. A denim skirt with a t-shirt turtleneck, jeans with a cute tank, and a semi formal cocktail dress. My photographer had no problem letting me change. It gave her a chance to take a break, too. My dress pics turned out the best, followed by my skirt pics. I didn’t look as flattering in the jeans for some reason, unless i was doing a pose where my legs were across his lap or something (i have really long legs), otherwise it looked strange. Dresses are easily flattering, though.

Post # 5
7053 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

When in doubt, turn to the camera for help!  Get out a few outfits, enlist a friend to help snap some pics of you in different outfits at different angles and see which outfits are most flattering to you.

That’s what I’ve done before.

I think that a skirt right at the knee or barely below gives a super shapely leg look.  Plus who doesn’t heart spanx?  I worship spanx! 

As far as the top goes, wear a simple neckline.  One that’s flattering and not too busy.  If you’re wanting a leaner look, I always go for a simple v neck..elongates the neck, and a teeny bit of cleavage (done very tastefully) looks great!  If you wear a necklace with the v neck, make sure the necklace is longer, and ends right below the v or right at the v part on the neckline..if not, it will cut the neck in half and the elongated look will be gone.  (thanks Stacy London for that tip!  I love the show what not to wear!)

Post # 6
596 posts
Busy bee

The top does matter a lot, but depending on your photog’s style, he might also take a lot of full length shots.  For my engagement pictures, I wore a knee length dress with a pretty pattern with a white knee length coat over it.  I didn’t want to look too casual but I also didn’t want to dress up too too much.  With the wedding pictures, there are enough formal pictures of me all made up and done up in the most formal dress I will ever wear.  I wanted engagement shots to be more natural and casual but not so much so that it looked like we took these pictures on any regular day in the backyard.

Post # 8
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Don’t underestimate your shoes…for one of the outfits I wore, they were an afterthought, and you can definitely tell.  Every time I look at some of the pics (the ones where you can see my feet), the first thing that pops into my head is, "Why did I wear those shoes?!?!?!" I guess it might depend on your photographer’s style though.

Post # 9
647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Wasn’t there a post on the best things to wear in engagement pictures on WeddingBee Pro?  I think that jewel tones were mentioned as being good on anyone, and that black was a color to stay away from since it can wash people out.

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