Not sure what to wear in your engagement photos?

March 29, 2017

Check out these tips for putting together photogenic engagement photo outfits you'll love.

By Shelley Brown

Your engagement photos should be a fun, less formal precursor to your wedding day photos. You may use these photos for your save-the-dates, your wedding day programs or even your invitations, so you'll want to look your best. Any important photo op comes with a lot of pressure—choosing what to wear shouldn't be one of them.

Engagement photo outfit tips:

  • Choose your outfits ahead of time, so you aren't scrambling to find pieces that go together on the day of.
  • Make sure your ensembles work for the season and location of your photos (read: no stilettos on the beach or bare arms in the snow).
  • Express your personal style—the more confident you feel, the better your photos will turn out.

At the very least, your engagement photos are a perfect opportunity to capture some sweet moments between you and your fiancé (while looking really good). Check out some of our favorite engagement photo outfits below. 

Engagement Photo Outfits for Summer

Weddings are in the air during this sunny season, but it's also an ideal time to shoot your engagement photos, especially if you want a beachy backdrop or cloudless, rustic setting. If you're opting for the great outdoors, flat shoes, breathable fabrics and shorter hemlines are a must. Whether you like to sport vibrant prints or breezy nautical looks, summer engagement photos are the perfect chance to show off your casual-chic style.

Go Barefoot for Beach Engagement Photos

If you're opting for a nautical vibe with beach engagement photos, don't be afraid to get some sand between your toes. Going barefoot sets a laid-back mood that works in a seaside setting. And this no-fuss approach will save you the trouble of searching for beach-appropriate footwear. To keep your engagement photos looking polished, pair bare feet with structured outfits. Navy blue and white ensembles are a safe bet for pulling off a beach style that's laid-back but still pulled together.

2.Express Your Personal Style

The outfits you choose help set the mood of your engagement photos, so wear pieces that feel like “you." If you aren't into dresses, don't wear one! Instead, try a pretty printed romper or jumpsuit. If your fiancé is into accessories, let him or her rock a trendy straw hat or colorful shades—simply put, you can't go wrong with pieces that channel your personal style.\

Don’t Shy Away From Bold Colors

While you may be tempted to wear all white for your engagement photos (you're going to be the bride after all!), bright colors really pop on camera. Plus, bolder colors will give your photos an instant celebratory feel, and are perfectly appropriate in a casual summer setting. To make bright colors work, pick ones that play off each other without being too matchy-matchy, like yellow and blue. If you're sporting prints ( say, polka dots and argyle), make sure they're big enough to show up on camera, but not too big—you don't want to get lost in an oversize print.

Engagement Photo Outfits for Spring

Spring is symbolic of new beginnings, so what better time to celebrate your new new life as a married couple? This gorgeous season is all about pretty pastels, florals and dreamy details, so don't be afraid to add lively touches of color and whimsical prints to your spring engagement photo outfits when deciding what to wear. As far as accessories are concerned, let your romantic leanings take over: Floral details, flower crowns and vintage-inspired pieces are a fresh place to start.

Mix in Transitional Pieces

Spring can bring sunshine or showers, or both. Stave off chilly air and throw a lightweight sweater over a flirty dress or skirt—you won't freeze if temps start to drop, but you'll still look fresh and airy. If he's opting for dressier attire, a blue suit is totally on trend but not too stuffy. And he can always remove the suit jacket for a more laid-back look.

​Go Preppy With Pastels

There's no season like spring to break out a cheerful color palette when deciding what to wear for engagement photos. For a no-fail take on this trend, choose cooler pastels like blue, green and purple that work together but don't clash. Not a huge fan of color? Try stonewashed shades like blush or wisteria for a subtle twist on this style. 

 


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