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  • Writer's pictureJade Elora

How to Choose a Photo-Friendly Outfit for Your Engagement Shoot

If you’re a seasoned model or professional stylist, then you’re probably all set when it comes to choosing outfits that work in photos. But if you don’t fall into that category and—like most normal humans—you spend a lot of time staring into your closet in frustration, then I’m here to help!

I’ve put together this quick guide to choosing clothes that will look great in photos.

And if you need help with finding complementary colors, I’ve even got another post that covers that!


Use Patterns Carefully

Avoid tiny patterns like pinstripes or houndstooth, which tend to look busy and can look distorted in photos. Consider larger stripes, plaids, and florals.

Avoid Looking Like Twins

Colors should work together, but not match Identical outfits or similar colors can come off cutesy rather than cohesive. Aim for colors In the same family (warm, cold, or neutral).

Always Think Practical

Comfortable, convenient, and warm Choose shoes you're comfortable walking in and dress appropriately for the weather. If you plan on an outfit change, choose layered outfits that can be quickly swapped out.

When in Doubt, Jewel Tones

These shades work on everyone Jewel tones are universally flattering and work well in photos. Try a solid-color shirt or dress in ruby red, emerald green, sapphire blue, or amethyst purple.

Don't Forget to Accessorize

Extras make things more interesting Jewelry can make a look feel more pulled together. Also consider bringing a hat, scarf, bow tie, or sunglasses. You can also bring along props like musical instruments, blankets, or balloons!

Want to hold on to this info? Here’s everything in pin-able, infographic form!


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