Feeling stuck on what to wear for your engagement photoshoot? You're not alone. As these cherished photographs will appear on everything from your save-the-dates and wedding website to your future home's walls, it's crucial to put together looks that feel 100 percent you.

Before raiding your closet or heading to the store, consider these tips on what to wear (and what to avoid) for your upcoming engagement shoot.

Wear Clothes That Are You

If you and your partner are more comfortable in casual clothes like jeans and t-shirts, there's no need to dress up in formal attire. Your outfits should represent your true selves. Look like you, but at your very best. Clothes that make you feel uneasy will feel awkward in photographs.

Complement Each Other, But Don't Match

While coordinating outfits is a good idea, matching outfits or patterned prints can be overwhelming in portrait sessions. When deciding on attire with your partner, opt for complementing colors and simple patterns. Avoid busy patterns that can distract from the essence of the photos.

Go For Pastels, Cool Colors, and Neutral Tones

Bright neon colors can be jarring in photos. Orange is the least photogenic color, whereas red draws immediate attention to the clothing rather than to you and your partner. We want your faces and love to be the focus. Therefore, it's best to opt for softer colors and neutral hues.

Incorporate An Accessory

Accessories can add a pop of personality to your photos, so consider adding at least one accessory per outfit. Ladies can wear a stylish scarf or statement necklace, while guys can layer clothing or add a watch for added visual interest.

Opt for Classic Rather Than Trendy

While trendy outfits can be tempting, it's best to opt for timeless looks that won't date your photos. Choose clothes that will remain timeless and reflect your personal style.

Think About the Season

The clothing you wear should be appropriate for the season and location of your engagement photoshoot. Sundresses would be out of place in winter, while heavy scarves may be uncomfortable in summer.

Fall and Winter

Consider layering fleece-lined tights under jeans or pants, and donning winter accessories that can add visual interest to your outfit. If you're in a snowy area, it can be beautiful to incorporate the winter scenery into your photos. Alternatively, for an urban feel, downtown winter sessions can also look stunning.

Spring and Summer

For engagement shoots during the warmer seasons, embrace the summer vibe by going barefoot on the beach, strolling on a pier in sandals and shorts, or incorporating subtle floral prints and pastel hues. A maxi dress paired with a statement necklace or a sundress with a denim jacket are great options for a sweet and romantic look. With love in the air and flowers in bloom, these seasons offer endless possibilities.

Where To Shop For Her

Where To Shop For Him

  1. Rent the Runway
  2. ASOS
  3. Suit Supply
  4. J. Crew
  5. Zara
  6. Leather and Cotton
  7. Nordstrom
  8. H&M
  9. Banana Republic
  10. Target

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