What do I wear? That’s one most agonizing questions for anyone who has just scheduled a photo session.
Perhaps even more so for seniors who are looking for a variety of looks and poses from their session and typically change into several outfits.
The multiple outfits are a fun part of the session. It is a great way to express your personality and really stand out. I always recommend bringing too much, rather than too little, but to give you a little more advice, I asked my cousin Emily to give you some tips. She is not only a great dresser, she is a consultant for Silpada jewelry so she always looks great and pulled together.
When choosing clothing:
Do use layers to add dimension and interest. Layer with tanks, camis, and cardigans.
Don’t over-layer creating bulk and making yourself appear larger.
Do wear V-neck shirts or sweaters, this draws the eye down and creates a slimming appearance.
Don’t forget to cover any visible bra straps that will be difficult to edit.
Do choose colors that compliment your skin tone.
Do consider your feet. Throw in a pair of cute shoes you want to highlight in one of your poses, cute wedges, cute cowboy boots or rain boots can really change the look of a simple dress…also going barefoot makes the photo more interesting.
When choosing jewelry:
Don’t wear a necklace and earrings that are going to compete with each other….if you have a chunky necklace you want to wear, make sure to wear simple earrings or none at all.
Don’t wear a necklace if your top has a lot of beading, sequins or ruffles. Keep jewelry simple.
Do wear unique and large earrings when you’re not wearing a big necklace to add interest.
Do wear earrings that cascade or are more narrow will create an elongating look to the face.
I love Emily’s tips, but I want to add a few more things to consider when choosing your outfits:
1. Choose one outfit you think you look great in. The one that makes you feel good.
2. Choose one outfit your mom loves.
3. If you are into the latest trends, just choose one or too very trendy things to wear. Those are the shots that will define the year or decade you graduated. You may or may not like them 10 years from now.
4. Choose one casual outfit, jeans are great for this.
5. Choose one dressy outfit. I love a great little dress on a senior girl. Brings out the feminine look.
Now go shop your closet, or your friend’s closet, or just go shopping! Then email me (firstname.lastname@example.org). I can wait to see what you chose!
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