Woman smiling posing for boudoir shot on bed in black lacy briefs and white top
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Bridal boudoir sessions are a fun and empowering experience, not to mention a great way to get to know your wedding photographer before the big day. This intimate form of photography usually involves showing a little skin, whether that's through a sheer cover-up, sexy lingerie, or forgoing the clothing altogether. Like any of your wedding photo shoots, it's important to wear something you feel comfortable and confident in. To help you out, we've listed our top boudoir outfits below, from romantic chemises to lacy lingerie sets, as well as a few sexy bridal accessories that'll add some serious oomph. But if traditional bridal lingerie isn't your thing, don't worry. We've got plenty of sweet and sexy boudoir outfit ideas for you too.

Where to Buy Bridal Boudoir Lingerie

If you think you'd benefit from expert assistance, head to your nearest specialty lingerie shop or department store. There should be someone on hand who can help with measurements and styling so that you look and feel your best in whatever you pick out. On the flipside, if you're happy to just start shopping, there are lots of great options for buying boudoir lingerie online. To make finding the perfect outfit for you easier, we've listed our top three retailers below.

  • FigleavesIf you're not sure exactly what to look for, Figleaves is a great place to start. This site offers a wide variety of gorgeous lingerie in a range of inclusive sizes. Choose between comfy bikini sets, sexy bodysuits, cute slips, and more.
  • Anya Lust: Looking for something luxurious? Anya Lust's slightly more risqué lingerie is equal parts sexy and stylish. You'll be pulling it out on special occasions for years to come. 
  • ASOSWith inclusive sizing options and affordable prices, ASOS is a great place to shop for your boudoir outfit, especially if you want some alternative options to traditional white lingerie.

Our Favorite Boudoir Lingerie

Ready to pick out a sexy new outfit? Check out these pretty and provocative picks from some more of our favorite lingerie brands.

Plus-size model wearing white bridal floral lace teddy with sheer white lingerie skirt

1. Sheer skirt

We've got plenty of bridal boudoir outfit ideas to inspire your search. This lacy teddy comes in a fitting shade of white. Wear it as is for a sultry look or add the flowy skirt for a more romantic feel. 

Oh Là Là Cheri Jeana plus size bodysuit in White, $50, Anya Lust; Oh Là Là Cheri Jeana plus size lingerie skirt in White, $38, Anya Lust

Model wearing sexy boudoir lingerie set with black and sheer embroidered bra, garter belt, and briefs

2. Embroidered mesh

If you'd rather save wearing white for the wedding day, this sultry black boudoir lingerie is an excellent alternative. The see-through mesh is covered by ornate embroidery, creating a look that's both charming and seductive.  

Bluebella Marseille black lingerie set, from $147 for the full set, Bluebella

Plus-size model wearing two-piece boudoir lingerie set with floral lace design

3. Luxe lace

Planning a more casual boudoir photo shoot? This lacy set is a comfortable option you can definitely re-wear. Glamorise specializes in making stylish and supportive lingerie for curvy women. It's one of the best places to shop for plus-size boudoir outfits.

Glamorise Bramour Nolita bra in Black, $70, Glamorise; Glamorise Bramour Nolita panty in Black, $31, Glamorise

Model wearing sexy bridal lingerie set including white lacy bra, garter belt, and briefs

4. Elegant embroidery

Pretty embroidered lace makes this sheer underwear set feel sexy and sophisticated all at once. It's easily one of our favorite bridal boudoir outfits.

Colette & Sebastian Chantal lace bridal lingerie set, $260, Anya Lust

Model lying back on bed wearing white lacy corset bra with white lacy briefs and a blue cardigan

5. Cute corset

Free People has a variety of cute intimates perfect for mixing and matching to suit your unique style. This pretty corset bra is fully on trend and offers a little more coverage than a traditional bra. Wear it with a lacy thong (or whatever briefs you feel most comfortable in) to complete the look. 

Free People Adella corset bra in White, $48, Free People

Plus-size model wearing black mesh and panel bodysuit

6. Sexy bodysuit

Torrid is another awesome place to look for plus-size boudoir outfits. This sheer, paneled bodysuit offers coverage and support while still feeling undeniably seductive.   

Torrid black mesh strappy bodysuit, $55, Torrid 

Model wearing minimalist boudoir bikini set with sheer mesh and white paneling

7. Simple bikini set

Here's another stylish bikini set your wardrobe will thank you for. The white paneling feels fittingly bridal, while the sheer mesh offers a sexy sneak peek.  

Figleaves Pimlico non pad underwire sheer balcony bra B-G in Champagne/Ivory, $54, Figleaves; Figleaves Pimlico Brazilian knickers in Champagne/Ivory, $18, Figleaves

Model wearing bridal white satin slip with lace on the top half

8. Satin slip

When picking out lingerie for a boudoir shoot, stick to what you feel most comfortable in. If figure-hugging teddies or revealing two-piece sets just aren't your thing, try a light and flowy slip or chemise instead. This pretty option is definitely fit for a bride-to-be.

Victoria's Secret satin & lace embellished strap slip in Coconut White, $70, Victoria's Secret

Model wearing matching bikini set with black lace details and scalloped edges

9. Beautiful balconette

The best lingerie for a boudoir shoot combines style and comfort. Let's face it, it's hard to feel fierce if your bra is digging into your sides. ThirdLove has some of the most comfortable (and cutest!) lingerie out there that'll serve you during the boudoir session and beyond. 

ThirdLove 24/7 lace balconette bra in Black, $70, ThirdLove; ThirdLove lace back cheeky in Black, $28, ThirdLove

Plus-size model wearing pretty sheer teddy in light blue

10. Something blue

Light blue is another bridal shade to consider for your pre-wedding boudoir session. This sheer plus-size teddy will be a great addition to your honeymoon lingerie collection.

Oh Là Là Cheri plus lace romper in Brunnera Blue, $44, Nordstrom

Model wearing sheer white lacy slip with white briefs underneath

11. Barely-there slip

This sheer slip and brief combo looks revealing but still gives the feeling of a little extra coverage to help build your confidence.

Agent Provocateur Hinda slip in White, $425, Agent Provocateur; Agent Provocateur Hinda full brief in White, $125, Agent Provocateur

Collage of two images from left to right: Model wearing lacy red bra with criss-cross detail; Model wearing lacy red thong with strappy details

12. Alluring red

Red lingerie is another popular choice for boudoir photography sessions. Soft lace details feel super romantic, while elevated straps add a modern edge.

ASOS DESIGN Curve deep red lace strapping soft bra & thong, $38, ASOS

Model wearing bold three-piece lingerie set with cutouts and white floral details

13. Bold cutouts

Looking for some more daring boudoir lingerie ideas? Exert your beauty and confidence in this chic, revealing set with subtle floral details.    

Bluebella Nova ivory lingerie set, from $151 for the full set, Bluebella

Collage of two images left to right: Model wearing scalloped black lacy bra; Model wearing scalloped black lacy thong

14. Scalloped style

You definitely don't have to wear white for your pre-wedding photo shoot. Black boudoir lingerie feels sultry and mysterious. We especially love this pretty scalloped bra and thong set.

Liberté Bowery lace demi bra in Black, $117, Liberté; Liberté Bowery scalloped thong in Black, $43, Liberté

Model wearing elegant embroidered satin chemise

15. Show-stopping chemise

The beauty of boudoir photography is that there are so many ways to show intimacy and romance. This slightly more conservative chemise will look just as stunning on camera as more revealing lingerie sets. 

Flora Nikrooz Rosa chemise, $78, BHLDN

Model wearing simple lace white bra and brief boudoir set

16. Romantic ruffles

Here's some more wedding-worthy boudoir lingerie you'll want to bring with you on the honeymoon. Elegant ruffles and pretty lace make this sweet set totally camera-ready. 

Eberjey Marry Me racerback bralette in Ivory, $60, Eberjey; Eberjey Marry Me ruffle thong in Ivory, $42, Eberjey 

Model wearing long black sheer slip with leg slit and rose pattern with black thong underneath

17. Flirty florals

A sheer mesh slip with a romantic floral pattern? Yes, please. Pair it with some lacy black briefs and strike a pose!

Curvy Sense Rose Garden mesh slip dress in Black, $36, CoEdition

Model wearing frilly white teddy with matching thong

18. Sweet slip

Soft, romantic ruffles and a bride-worthy shade of white are a match made in heaven. It's a stunning piece of lingerie for your boudoir photography session.

Victoria's Secret garter slip Le Fleur teddy in Coconut White, $70, Victoria's Secret

Model wearing nude and black lingerie set with ornate embroidery on the bra, garter, and briefs

19. Ornate details

Pretty scalloped edges and floral embroidery adorn this nude and black boudoir outfit. Buy just the bra and panties for a more natural look or get the full set for added coverage. 

Dita Von Teese Severine underwire bra in Black, $85, Figleaves; Dita Von Teese Severine suspender belt in Black, $85, Figleaves; Dita Von Teese Severine G-string in Black, $46, Figleaves 

Model wearing short white silk slip with black trim and straps

20. Silk slip

Here's another slightly more conservative option that'll still fit right in at a bridal boudoir session. The fact that you can add this sexy loungewear to your PJ collection afterward makes it worth every penny.

Fleur du Mal washable silk slip, $185, Fleur du Mal

The Best Boudoir Accessories

Want to go the extra mile with your bridal boudoir outfit? Get inspired by these fun, flirty accessories.

Model wearing sheer white robe with romantic floral details

1. Sheer robe

It's always a good idea to add a pretty cover-up to your wedding boudoir lingerie. If you suddenly find yourself a little nervous, it'll give you some extra coverage until you're feeling more confident. Plus, if you pick a sheer option like this, it still looks totally sexy.

Luv You 3000 boudoir bride robe, from $90, Etsy

Fluffy blush pink mules on a gray background

2. Fluffy mules

You don't have to wear shoes during your boudoir session, but they can be a nice detail to add. Simple pumps, sexy platform heels, or pom-pom mules like these are all great options. 

Agent Provocateur Enrica mule, $480, Agent Provocateur

Model wearing pretty lace bridal lingerie with a white veil

3. Boudoir veil

It's not every day you get to embrace being a bride, so why not add a pretty white veil to your wedding boudoir outfit?

For Love & Lemons Forever Veil in White, $69, Victoria's Secret 

White lacy bridal garter with blue bow on a white background

4. Bridal garter

Garters are a sexy wedding accessory you should definitely think about including in your boudoir limgerie. This pretty white and blue one is perfect for re-wearing on the big day.  

Bluebella ivory/blue bridal garter, $20, Bluebella

Close up of mode's legs wearing sheer white thigh-high stockings with lace trim

5. Sexy stockings

Stockings are always a welcome addition to lingerie sets. To achieve a classic bridal boudoir feel, pick out a pair in white or ivory. 

Lovehoney white sheer lace top thigh high stockings, $10, Lovehoney