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What To Wear For The Engagement Session | From AMAZON

April 18, 2018

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What to wear for your engagement session Amazon FashionStyle Tips + Outfit Inspiration from Amazon | Worldwide Wedding Photographer

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I’ve been photographing couples in love for years, and “what do we wear?” Is my most asked question when we are prepping for their engagement session! So I rounded up my favorite AMAZON finds that would look amazing in photos for the spring and summer months!

The best part? most of them are Prime!

 

BUT FIRST! Style Tips!

I usually recommend couples to wear one “fancy” outfit and one that’s more of a date night outfit. I’ve been married for 5 years now, so my date night outfit is sweats and a top knot, but that’s not what I mean when I’m instructing my couples on what to wear 😂. Think more of a cute dress and statement earrings.

I also recommend having at least one flowy dress! Dresses that have a lot of movement photograph so beautifully, and they twirl so naturally.Classy San Antonio Engagement Photos at The Pearl District and Hotel Emma 0011

Things to keep in mind:

  1. Stay away from small patterns like small houndstooth or plaid. They get lost on camera and can distract from your pretty faces.
  2. Go for a complementary look. If one of you wears a pattern, have the other wearing solid colors. The goal is to coordinate, but not match perfectly. (Unless you’re going for a very classic black suit and black dress look as shown below)
  3. Wear something that makes you feel like you look your best! If you have to stand a certain way to make the dress look flattering, it’s probably not the dress for your engagement session. This happens a lot with dresses that don’t have a cinched waist (like those cute Mexican sundresses). They’re cute in real life, but may make you look a little boxy on camera from some angles.
  4. You may think wearing a pretty dress is only acceptable in an urban setting, but they look AMAZING out in the “wild”, too! 😉  Proof:Camp Rio Vista and Camp Sierra Vista wedding engagement photos in Ingram, Texas 0012
  5. Speaking of locations, think about where your engagement session will be. Is it going to be in the Hill country? The desert? The city? All of these options would likely look great in any of those locations!
  6. Consider your “problem areas” when choosing your ensembles. i.e., If you hate your knees, I would suggest wearing a long dress instead of a short one. If you don’t like your arms, wear something with sleeves. The more comfortable you feel, the better your photos will be!
  7. For guys, you can NEVER go wrong with a suit and tie! Men may seem like the hardest to dress, but they’re really the easiest!
  8. Neutrals are your best friend! Unless you’re sporting a classy red dress, stick to more neutral colors and let your location do all of the talking.

 

With all of these things in mind, here are some outfits I’ve rounded up for my peeps 🤗 All of these have direct links (listed below the image in green) to the products so you don’t have to waste time searching! (FYI, I have not ordered all of these from Amazon for myself (I’ll tell you which ones I did and LOVE) but they all have wonderful reviews and real photos on amazon! A lot of them have free returns or try-ons!)

 

what to wear for your engagement session photos flowy skirts

1. Mustard Yellow Chiffon High Waist Maxi Skirt — $35 Prime

(I ordered this in blush and LOVED it! Size is based on length of skirt, not width of waistband.

2. Chiffon High Waist Maxi Skirt in “light pink” — $39 Prime

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Jordan + Mark | Eagle Dancer Ranch Engagement

This skirt comes in, what seems like, a million colors!

3. Chiffon High Waist Maxi Skirt in “ivory” — $39 Prime

4.  Chiffon High Waist Maxi Skirt in “grey”— $39 Prime

5. Floral Wrap Maxi Skirt in “apricot” — $17 Prime

6. Chiffon High Waist Maxi Skirt in “baby blue”— $39 Prime

7. Chiffon High Waist Maxi Skirt in “cappuccino”— $39 Prime

8. Chiffon High Waist Maxi Skirt in “black”— $39 Prime

9. Chiffon High Waist Maxi Skirt in “pale turquoise” — $35 Prime

10. Chiffon High Waist Maxi Skirt in “blush”— $39 Prime

11. Chiffon High Waist Maxi Skirt in “navy”— $39 Prime

12. Floral Wrap Maxi Skirt in “white” — $17 Prime

13.Flared A Line Pocket Midi Skirt in “pink” — $19 Prime (YES, it has pockets!)

14.  High Waist Pleated A Line Skirt — $17 Prime

15. Pleated Midi Skirt in “pink” — $27 Prime

16. Flared A Line Pocket Midi Skirt in “navy blue” — $19 Prime

what to wear for your engagement session photos skirt tops1. Off The Shoulder Ruffle Bodysuit in “Apricot” –$15 Prime

2. Lace Hollow Crop Top in Black— $11 Prime (The reviews say to size up, but I did not have that experience. when I sized up it was way too big! Go with your regular size) 

3. Floral Lace Off Shoulder Top –$29 Prime

4. Floral Lace High Neck Top–$37 Prime

5. Off The Shoulder Ruffle Bodysuit in “black” –$15 Prime

6. Off The Shoulder Spaghetti Strap Bodysuit in White–$14 Prime

7. Off The Shoulder Spaghetti Strap Bodysuit in Black–$14 Prime

8.  Lace Hollow Crop Top in White— $11 Prime

9. Long Sleeve Lace Mock Neck Crop Top in Blush Pink–$12 Prime

 

Classy Dresses

These gorgeous dresses would go perfectly in a botanical garden or in a classy location like The Greenbrier or D.C. or any luxury hotel. Most of them would also look beautiful with the Hill Country natural look!1 what to wear for your engagement session photos classy dresses

1. Ruffle One-Shouldered Black Evening Dress–$27 Prime What a STEAL! It also comes in multiple colors.

2. Long Sequin Evening Dress in Rose Gold –$61 Prime (comes in more beautiful colors)

3. Off the Shoulder Chiffon Maxi With Split–$24!!!! (My absolute FAVORITE for such a good price! Also comes in other stunning colors. Be sure to use THEIR sizing chart)

4.  Spaghetti Strap Chiffon Dress in Blush–$60 Prime (The reviews on this one are iffy, so don’t wait until the last minute to order, just in case you need alterations or to exchange it. Runs Small)

5. Black Floral Backless Ballgown–$119 Prime (The perfect dress for a Chateau *insert all the heart eyes here*)

6. Short V Neck Sequin Dress in Gold— $28 Prime (Also comes in rose gold and black)

7. Knee Length Cap Sleeve Fit and flare Dress–$16 Prime

8. Elegant Sleeveless Floral Lace Dress in Silver–$67 Prime

9. V Neck Maxi Evening Dress in Black–$35 Prime what to wear for your engagement session photos scoop back sequin dresses This Scoop back Sequin Dress is SO GOOD it needed it’s own highlight. It comes in multiple shades of beautiful, and the quality is SO GOOD. I ordered this dress in champagne for a ball I attended, and it fit like a glove. The sequins didn’t leave a Hansel and Gretel trail, either! I’m planning on wearing it again for our anniversary photos. Such a good dress at such a good price! it’s $65 and Prime!what to wear for your engagement session photos floral dresses1. Floral Off The Shoulder Dress in “C2604-white” –$16 Prime

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Amber + Ethan | Historic Gruene Engagement Session

3. Seafoam Green Floral Button Up Dress in “light green” –$30 Prime

3. Button Up Floral Dress in “Multicolor-white-3” –$39 Prime

 

I also found this viral lace romper! In multiple colors! 💃🏼 (My bride, Jordan, is wearing a Merlot romper just like it from Poshmark)What to wear for your engagement session Lace romper

Deep V-Neck Lace Romper–$42 

Disclaimer: I haven’t ordered this myself(I’m planning to!–I’ll keep you updated), but there are some great reviews with photos (there are also some negative reviews that say it run small)–order with enough time to return if needed and size up!

 

Finish your look with cute statement earrings!

what to wear for your engagement session photos earrings1.  Lucky brand statement gold chain earrings –$35 Prime

2. Kate Spade New York  Statement Studs –$68 Prime (Install Honey to be notified when the price drops!)

3. GUESS Statement Cluster Drop Earrings –$25 Prime

4.  Tiered Tassle Earrings–$9 Prime

5. Fringe Hoop Earrings –$18 Prime

6. Kate Spade Gold Plated Statement Studs –$77 Prime (Install Honey to be notified when the price drops!)

7.  Rose Gold Statement Earrings –$9

8. 14K Gold Plated Inifinity Earrings–$12 Prime

 

Try not to laugh at these weird bodies Photoshopped on top of each other, but I want to give you an idea of what some of these options look like together!
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Complete Outfits + For Him

This blog post ended up like the “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” story. If you buy a pretty dress you will need pretty earrings to go with it. And if you get pretty earrings AND a pretty dress, you’ll need to dress your fiance as well 😂 So here are some ideas for the guys with the whole ensemble! (These are from Amazon, but I would suggest getting a “real” suite that will be tailored to fit perfectly)

Look #1black classic together

GUESS Statement Cluster Drop Earrings –$25 Prime

Minimalist Pearl Necklace 14K gold–$12

Ruffle One-Shouldered Black Evening Dress–$27 Prime

Nautica Classic Fit Suit in Black–$90 Prime + Prime Wardrobe (try it for free!)–The “tan” and “charcoal” colors would also look Amazing with those other dresses!

Look #2

floral together Kendra Scott Elisa Pendant Necklace in Gold Filigree–$99 Prime (Install Honey to be notified when the price drops!)

Kate Spade New York  Statement Studs –$68 Prime

Button Up Floral Dress in “Multicolor-white-3” –$39 Prime

Nautica Classic Fit Suit in Charcoal–$90 Prime + Prime Wardrobe (try it for free!)

 

Look #3

blue floral doubleKate Spade Gold Plated Statement Studs –$77 Prime

Black Floral Backless Ballgown–$119 Prime

Tommy Hilfiger “Nathan” Tailored Fit Suit in “Navy Stripe”— $199 Prime + Free Returns

Look #4

what to wear for your engagement session photos turquoise tassle earrings idea Tiered Tassle Earrings–$9 Prime

Seafoam Green Floral Button Up Dress in “light green” –$30 Prime

Men’s Casual Slim Fit Blazer in “gray”–$25 Prime + Free Returns

what to wear for your engagement session photos my favorites1. Floral Lace High Neck Top–$37 Prime

2. Off the Shoulder Chiffon Maxi With Split–$24

3.  Off The Shoulder Spaghetti Strap Bodysuit in White–$14 Prime

4.  Flared A Line Pocket Midi Skirt in “pink” — $19 Prime

5.  Button Up Floral Dress in “Multicolor-white-3” –$39 Prime

6. Chiffon High Waist Maxi Skirt in “blush”— $39 Prime

7. Spaghetti Strap Chiffon Dress in Blush–$60 Prime

8. Black Floral Backless Ballgown–$119 Prime

9. Scoop back Sequin Dress –$65 Prime

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 Allison Jeffers is a photographer and educator serving sweet brides and helping other creative entrepreneurs reach their goals. She specializes in wedding photography and proposals as well as Bridal and Engagement portraits in Texas. She is available for travel worldwide and has her passport ready!

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