If you’re a bride-to-be, getting ready for your engagement photos can feel intimidating. After all, you and your fiancé are basically practicing your posing for the big day while trying to score some shots you’ll want to add to your save-the-dates, hang on your walls and treasure for years to come. (NBD or anything!)
Luckily, figuring out what to wear for your engagement photos doesn’t have to be a source of stress. The main thing to keep in mind? You’ll want to wear something that makes you feel like you — the feel good, look good effect is real, people! (And no, it doesn’t have to be white if that’s not your thing.)
Read on for our roundup of the most camera-ready styles in the Closet in the Cloud to wear for your engagement photos — from all-white everything, to the keep-it-casual kind of bride, and everything in-between.
Let’s get the obvious out of the way first: if you’re the type of bride-to-be who has been jumping at the chance to wear all-white everything ever since you said ‘yes,’ the LWD is for you. It’s hard to go wrong with a white (or ivory) dress. Not only does it say “here comes the bride,” but it has the added benefit of transcending seasons and always photographing well. Taking your photos in the fall or winter? Opt for a longer silhouette with sleeves, or toss on a chic coordinating topper.
If you’d rather save the white dress for the actual date of your I do’s but still want your photos to have a fancier vibe, a dress or jumpsuit that makes you feel like your best self is always a safe bet. Solid colors and neutrals are ideal for being on camera (and not clashing with your fiancé!), but subtle florals and textured details like lace and velvet can help you make the look your own.
Keeping it casual? Chic separates are your friend. Pick pieces you’d normally gravitate toward for a laid-back date night with your fiancé. For spring and summer photos, this can mean a floaty floral halter top and straight leg jeans, or a sweater and satin midi skirt for fall and winter. Don’t be afraid to incorporate a cool coat or jacket that shows off your personal style if the weather calls for it!