Not feeling so hot in your pregnancy phase? Between the nausea, exhaustion, and bloating, I’m not surprised! However, with all the photoshoots we’ve done with moms-to-be, I can tell you that capturing the beauty of your pregnancy is something that:
A. Will make you feel more beautiful than you have in MONTHS, and
B. Will be something you will never regret.
It’s time to embrace your sexy side and celebrate this remarkable chapter in your life. So why not try a sizzling maternity photoshoot?
It’s not easy figuring out what to wear for maternity photos. But, after working with hundreds of women for their pregnancy shoots, I’ve narrowed down five sexy maternity photoshoot outfit ideas that will make you feel confident, glamorous, and oh-so-beautiful.
Before you start scrolling to glimpse the highlights, read this:
DISCLAIMER: Where what you feel comfortable in! Whether that’s a baggy t-shirt and sweats or a sassy outfit, we’ll capture your hilarious and irresistibly sexy side in the photo shoot.
We suggest bringing three or more fabulous outfits for your photoshoot. This way, we can capture the many facets of your pregnancy journey and celebrate your radiant beauty in multiple ways.
Let’s make it a fashion fiesta! Here are 5 ideas for what to wear for your maternity photoshoot:
When it comes to showing off your baby bump, a bodycon dress is an absolute winner.
Slip into a form-fitting dress that accentuates your curves and highlights your growing belly. Opt for a stretchy fabric that hugs your body comfortably, allowing you to move and groove easily.
A bodycon dress is perfect for showcasing your pregnancy glow and feeling like a total knockout!
Ditch the neutrals and let your vibrant personality shine with bold, eye-catching colors.
Whether it’s a stunning cobalt blue, fiery orange, or vibrant fuchsia, wearing bold colors will make you stand out in your maternity photos.
These hues exude confidence and add a fun pop to your images. Don’t be afraid to go for the unexpected and rock that bold shade that reflects your unique spirit and energy.
If you’re feeling adventurous, sheer fabrics can create a sensual and ethereal vibe for your maternity photos.
This is probably the #1 maternity outfit idea amongst our clients!
Opt for a sheer lace maternity gown or a flowy maxi dress with sheer sleeves. These outfits allow a hint of skin to peek through, adding a touch of allure to your photos.
These fabrics create a sense of movement and lightness and work really well for golden hour shoots!
As for colors— it’s up to you! Many women wear sheer white fabrics, but we’ve also seen black, pink, red, and green sheer gowns that look just as mesmerizing.
Who says you can’t be seductive during your maternity photoshoot?
Embrace your sensuality and celebrate the beauty of your pregnancy with tasteful and elegant lingerie.
Our advice? Choose delicate lace teddies, silk robes, or matching bras and panty sets that make you feel stunning and empowered.
Stick to soft colors like ivory, blush, or blue to create a dreamy vibe.
Let your outfit be a true reflection of your vivaciousness!
Lingerie might be a little risque for your tastes, but lace is an obvious alternative to get an elegant yet sexy look.
Most Moms we work with go with a full-coverage maternity gown with delicate lace details woven into the fabric.
This creates a soft, feminine look that enhances your natural beauty (especially for beach maternity shoots).
When women ask what to wear for a maternity shoot, we recommend a full-length gown. Our clients have almost unanimously told us it feels the most comfortable.
However, feel free to wear a knee-length dress or even a lacey pantsuit if that’s more your style!
Now that you have these five sexy maternity photoshoot outfit ideas, it’s time to unleash your inner goddess and create stunning memories of your pregnancy journey!
Whether you rock a bodycon dress, opt for bold colors, embrace lingerie, indulge in lace, or float in sheer fabrics, remember that the key is to feel confident, radiant, and true to yourself.
Your personal style, comfort, and the overall theme or location of the photoshoot.
Both options can work well depending on your preferences and the look you want to achieve.
Form-fitting clothing can accentuate your baby bump and showcase your changing body shape. Loose-fitting clothing, such as flowing dresses or tops, can provide a more relaxed, feminine look.
Solid colors generally work well for maternity photos as they draw attention to your baby bump. Soft, pastel shades like blush, mint green, or lavender can create a gentle and feminine look.
Earth tones like beige, brown, or olive can give a warm and natural feel.
When it comes to patterns, simpler designs or subtle prints tend to be more flattering and timeless.
Yes! Consider bringing a mix of casual and dressier options to provide variety.
It’s also helpful to coordinate with your photographer to discuss the best choices based on the location and theme of the shoot.
Choose comfortable and supportive undergarments that complement your outfit. Seamless or nude-colored underwear and bras can help create a smooth silhouette and prevent lines from showing through your clothes.
Including your partner or other family members in the pictures can be a wonderful way to capture the joy and anticipation of your pregnancy.
Coordinate outfits to ensure a cohesive look, but avoid being too matchy-matchy. Choose complementary colors or a similar style to create a harmonious visual effect.
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