*Updated September 28, 2022*
I have photographed hundreds of couples and “what do we wear for our engagement session?” is my NUMBER ONE question, so I want to share a few sources for getting amazing engagement session dresses! These would also be fabulous for wearing as a wedding guest, and most of them are under $100.
I recommend one flowy engagement dress and one that’s more fitted (or you can do a more casual look–sometimes we have time for three outfits, so keep that in mind :)
Coordinate your outfits, but don’t match perfectly like my parents did in the 70’s ;)
If you are self conscious about a part of your body, keep that in mind when choosing a dress. If you hate your arms, don’t wear a sleeveless dress. If you hate your tummy, don’t get a tight fitted dress (dresses that are flowy with a cinched waist are your best bet). If you have a tattoo you hate, cover it up or get a dress that covers it. Makeup artists are magical with covering up tattoos, too.
Can you wear an elegant dress in the wild? YES! I Highly recommend it.
Go with a color that’s easy on the eyes. Hot pink, lime green, bright orange, etc. don’t photograph AS well as soft pinks, blues, burgundy, etc.
Most of these engagement dresses come in different colors, so be sure to check that out! They also have reviews with photos of real people which I always find very helpful.
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IMPORTANT NOTE: These dresses are seasonal, so if you’re shopping in the spring or summer they will likely be out of stock. They’ll be back for the Fall, but in the meantime check out my post for SPRING engagement dresses from Lulus here!
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Allison Jeffers is a photographer and educator serving sweet couples and helping other creative entrepreneurs reach their goals. She specializes in wedding photography, elopements, and proposals as well as Bridal and Engagement portraits in Texas. She is available for travel worldwide and has her passport ready!