Are you wondering what to wear for senior pictures? Senior picture outfits can be a task for the senior to decide what looks best in photos and then what looks best on themselves. Today I’m sharing some senior picture outfit ideas as a photographer to help you shine in your photos.
As a photographer the first question I get asked by moms and seniors is – What should I wear for senior pictures. Let me translate that – what they really want to know is what looks good in photographs for their senior pictures. I will be honest, not all colors and clothes look good in photographs.
So I’m giving you some picture outfit ideas to help you choose wisely so your senior portraits will be stunning.
Senior Picture Outfit Ideas
1- Choose an outfit that is your Style but kick it up a notch Be yourself in your style but kick it up a notch. If you are a jeans and t shirt person…that’s ok just kick it up a notch. Get some new stylish jeans and a new t shirt that is a bit more than your normal go to. Consider going with jeans and a button down or a sleeveless relaxed top and cardigan. Just think past your normal everyday.
This image is a senior with shorts and a top – but look how much detail is in her top – it’s stunning!
2- Change up the Look – Don’t have every single outfit in jeans and a top…wear a dress, a pants outfit, shorts (if weather permits these in your area). You can even change it up by casual to dress-casual to dressy. Don’t have the same exact look for every outfit for every location.
3- Add accessories – You will be surprised what a blazer, a top hat, a fancy ring or statement necklace will do for your outfit and make it pop with personality! Grab a bouquet of flowers or wear a scarf…bring out the accessories to really create an outfit.
4- Don’t wear all white. It doesn’t photograph well or should I say easily – at least in my opinion, as a professional photographer for 10 years.
5- Don’t wear neon colors – again…It doesn’t photograph well or should I say easily – at least in my opinion, as a professional photographer for 10 years.
6- Shoes do matter! Don’t wear the same wedges for every outfit. Go to flats, wedges, to heels or even bare foot!
7- Find Unique Details in your Outfits! Consider a dress that has unique detail, not just plain and simple. I’m not saying it has to be over the top or fancy, rather some detail and character to it. Like this sweet girls dress!
8- Don’t go too stylish! I know that seems contrary…but stay classic yet stylish. This romper is classy, different and not over the top…just the right style and flavor to this photo.
I go into a bit more depth here on What to Wear for Senior Pictures
Hi I’m Erin a Southern mama from South Mississippi, owner and chief editor of Sixth Bloom a blog helping mom-tographers capture their kiddos and life, as well as talking all things home, parenting and how we navigate through life. You will find me living life to the fullest with my mister (aka husband) and our little three year old preschooler, Miss E, in our 500+ sq foot cottage as we build our dream house on our two acres! We are blessed beyond measure… we love to travel and love being involved in ministry opportunities at our church.