The clothes you wear for your session can make a huge difference in how much you love your portraits. Choosing something not so flattering can have you wishing for a redo really fast. So what are the five biggest fashion mistakes, and what should you choose instead?
TIP: Choose solid colors instead. These should be colors that look good on you and bring out your best features.
You can also think in terms of the season. For example, you can choose earth tones in the Fall and pastels for spring provided these colors also compliment your own skin tone. When posing with others, make sure your colors go together. You don’t have to dress in exactly the same colors as that can seem a little too boring, but your colors shouldn’t clash — so no orange and fuschia outfits in the same family portrait!
TIP: Instead choose long sleeves, 3/4 sleeves, short sleeves or even cap sleeves.
TIP: Shoes that match your outfit are always a good choice. And guys, bring matching socks!
TIP: Wear looser clothing that moves when you do for a more relaxed look. This does not mean baggy pants or “plumbers” jeans though. We still want you looking stylish!
And REMEMBER! Rules are made to be broken. If you have something you think looks really awesome, but goes against the grain, bring it anyway. It just might make a fashion statement too good to pass up!
When you look good, you will feel good. When you feel good, you will look GREAT in your portraits! If you find you are having a hard time deciding, bring more than you plan on wearing for your session. We will help you put together the most flattering outfits.
If you have any fashion advice for good portraits not mentioned here, please let us know in the Comments section below. We’d love your feedback.