If you’re reading this it most likely means that you are getting engaged or you have recently gotten engaged. Whichever it is, firstly congratulations! You’re about to enter one of the most exciting times of your life so enjoy every moment of it. With that being said, you may be the type of person who has tons of questions about how to even prep for your engagement session. More specifically, what to wear! The last thing you want is to have a fashion emergency on your hands, so here I come along. I’m going to be sharing with you some engagement tips on what to wear to your engagement session.
Wear Clothes That You’re Comfortable In
First, you want to make sure that you are choosing clothing items that you feel confident in. Now I’m not saying you don’t need to dress up at all but what I am saying is to do it strategically! When choosing what to wear to your engagement session, you want to think about wardrobe choice that still make you feel like you. If you are someone who typically wears T-shirts and jeans, all of a sudden wearing a ball gown or tuxedo may not be your best option.
You are a jean wearer? Maybe opt for a pair of nice khakis or chinos. If you are a t-shirt wearer, maybe opt for a nice button up or polo. Just because this is your engagement session does not mean you need to step way out of your element. The more uncomfortable you are in the clothes you are wearing, the more it will translate into your photos.
Neutrals, Neutrals, Neutrals
Neutrals will seriously become your best friend when it comes to picking what to wear to your engagement session. While bright neons may seem like just the amount of attention you want, trust me when I say this can backfire REAL quickly. Neon colors can end up being very distracting and can take away the main focus of your engagement photos aka you and your boo. Neutral tones like creams, beiges, browns, caramels, black and white are the perfect option if you’re deciding what to wear. Not only do they go with everything, but they can be paired with just about anything as well. When in doubt, neutrals are the way to go.
Solid Colors Over Patterns & Graphics
Sticking to the theme of what colors to wear, let’s talk about patterns and graphics. While there are a lot of patterns that are okay for photos, graphics are typically a huge no-no. The main thing you want to remember is not to choose patterns that are overwhelming or distracting. You still want to be the main focus of your engagement photos!
Dress Appropriate For The Season
Take into account the season when deciding what to wear to your engagement session. The worst thing that you can do is to dress opposite to what the climate and location have in mind. While I know you love those new flip-flops you bought, doing a winter engagement session may not be the place to showcase them. If you’re taking your engagement photos in the winter, don’t be afraid to bundle up! Winter accessories like hats, gloves, and scarves can make for some great accent pieces to your overall look.
For the warmer weather like in Spring and Summer, you may be inclined to go barefoot on the beach or wear shorts on a hot day. When deciding on what to wear to your engagement session, always keep in mind the time of year and climate.
Skip The Trends
While tennis skirts and platform sandals may be all the rage, this doesn’t mean that they always will be. In fact, when you’re reading this you may have realized that we have already gone through this fashion stage. It’s because trends come and go, but the classics stay forever. You want to be able to look back at your engagement photos and remember that classic and timeless look, rather than that fur belt you wanted to wear. Trust me when I say, sticking to the classics will save you a ton of stress!
Avoid Wearing Matching Outfits
While matching with your partner may have been a thing of the past, let’s keep it there. In the past. You still want to showcase your individuality and show some type of dimension when looking back at your images. Since it isn’t inherently wrong with wearing matching outfits, you can really do whatever you want. However, I personally would not recommend it for your engagement photos. Instead, I would recommend complimenting each other instead. Work with complementary colors and solid prints instead and I guarantee you will be so much happier with the results.
Wear Clothing That You Can Move In
Okay, this is one of my biggest engagement tips that often get overlooked. Make sure you choose outfits that you can move in! The key to perfectly curated photos is making sure you have constant movement between you and your partner. If you are limited in movement by what you are wearing, this can lead to feeling a bit stiffer which can translate when taking your engagement photos. Stick to clothing items that are easy to move in and don’t need constant adjustment.
Get Hair & Makeup Professionally Done
It’s not every day that you get to spoil yourself with an engagement session. Why not go all the way and spoil yourself even further by getting your hair & makeup done? You should not only feel your best but you should look your best as well. Your engagement session is the perfect way to even do a trial for your hair & makeup for your wedding day. It’s okay to spoil yourself every once and a while, trust me when I say it’s worth it.
Communication is Key
Don’t forget to communicate with your wedding photographer! Your photographer wants to make sure you feel 100% comfortable during the entirety of your engagement session. Communicating your wants and needs will save a ton of stress and back and forth later down the line which will save SO much time. That’s why finding a photographer you feel comfortable with and trust is so important. Being able to express your concerns, questions, insecurities, and more will help your photographer make sure that you are in tip-top shape for your engagement photos.
Engagement Tips: What To Wear To Your Engagement Session
Hopefully, by reading through some of these engagement tips on what to wear to your engagement session you feel a bit more prepared and ready to take on your photoshoot! If you’re looking for some more engagement tips or inspiration, check out this blog next!