12 Sexy Boudoir Outfits That'll Have You Feeling Amazing in Front of (And Behind) the Camera

These boudoir outfit ideas are something to lust for.
Boudoir outfit ideas
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Lauren Whalley
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Lauren Whalley
Fashion Editor, Beauty & Inclusivity
  • Lauren writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a specialty in fashion, beauty and size inclusivity.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Lauren worked in wedding editorial for Brides, Style Me Pretty and Enaura Bridal.
  • Lauren studied public relations and advertising at the University of Central Florida.
Updated Dec 12, 2023
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Picture this: soft, diffused lighting, a plush vintage chaise lounge, and a touch of lace from your boudoir outfits whispering against your skin. Taking intimate pictures for a boudoir photoshoot is an empowering celebration of your sensuality and personality. It's amazing how quickly the right type of lingerie can take you from zero to 100 on the confidence scale, and rightly so! Regardless of whether you're looking at boudoir clothing for yourself or having a photoshoot as a gift to your partner, you deserve to feel sexy and confident AF because you love every inch of yourself.

And to help you feel like a 10 out of 10, I've put together a list of ideas for boudoir outfits, from delicate lace babydolls and cozy matching sets to edgy bodysuits so you select the perfect lingerie ensemble, ensuring you look and feel your sexiest during your boudoir session and in the bedroom too. Wink.

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What to Wear for Boudoir Photos

When it comes to choosing the perfect boudoir photography outfits, there are a few things to consider. First and foremost, embrace the essence of who you are and the mood you want to evoke in your photos. Are you feeling playful, flirty or maybe even a little seductive? A classic lingerie set made with luxurious lace or seductive satin can accentuate your curves in all the right places, or consider choosing a set in a color that complements your skin tone (a barely there vibe can be incredibly sexy!)

If you're more of a risk-taker, daring fetish wear or roleplay-inspired outfits might be just what you need. Look for leather corsets, fishnet stockings, and strategically placed accessories that can add a touch of edginess. For a softer and dreamier aesthetic, consider ethereal pieces like a delicate robe, a matching cami set or a babydoll dress. Don't be afraid to experiment with different styles, such as bodysuits, marching sets or corsets, as they can accentuate your curves and create a gorgeous hourglass shape.

And why let your imagination run wild with just one bridal boudoir outfit when you can opt for two or three styles? I recommend bringing multiple boudoir photoshoot outfits to your session, but of course, check with your photographer first, as the number of outfits changes depending on the session you booked. If your session only allows one outfit, try layering your lingerie with a sexy robe or flirtatious thigh-high stockings that can be easily added or removed.

Where to Buy Boudoir Outfits

When it comes to choosing the perfect boudoir outfits, finding the right places to shop can make all the difference. Luckily, I've got you covered with suggestions from sexy bridal favorites and budget-friendly picks to plus-size boudoir outfits to help you find the boudoir attire of your dreams.

For Bridal Boudoir Outfits: Nordstrom

When it comes to boudoir outfits for brides, Nordstrom is a true gem. They offer a gorgeous selection of bridal lingerie and sleepwear that will enhance your natural beauty. From delicate lace to luxurious satin, Nordstrom has the perfect pieces to make you feel stunning and confident.

Size range: XXS-4X | Price range: $8–$515

For Sexy Boudoir Outfits: Yandy

Yandy is your one-stop shop for those sexy boudoir outfits to heat things up. They offer a wide range of seductive lingerie pieces that will have you feeling like a total bombshell. From lacey teddies and luxe robes to strappy bras, they've got it all.

Size range: XS-4X | Price range: Size range: $12-$120

For Plus-Size Boudoir Outfits: Adore Me

Adore Me is here to cater to all your needs and desires with their selection of curvy boudoir outfits. With sizes ranging from XS to 4X, they offer a delightful array of boudoir styles, from sweet to spicy. Whether you're a fan of lace babydolls that hug your curves in all the right places or satin robes that whisper elegance, Adore Me has got your back (or, should I say, "backside.")

Size range: XS-4X | Price range: $15-$70

For Affordable Boudoir Outfits: Target

Target's intimates section features a great selection of affordable and stylish boudoir outfits that won't break the bank. From cute bralettes and undies to sexy bodysuits and cozy sets, their collection proves that you don't need to spend a fortune to look sexy.

Size range: XS-4X | Price range: $6-$210

For Boho Boudoir Outfits: Anthropologie

If you want to bring some ethereal vibes to your boudoir photos, Anthropologie has you covered. They offer a beautiful collection of boho-inspired boudoir outfits with delicate lace, whimsical embroidery, and flowy silhouettes to create a dreamy, ethereal feel.

Size range: XXS-3X | Price range: $12-$210

The Best Boudoir Outfit Ideas for Every Style

Can't resist waiting any longer to shop for your boudoir outfit? I don't blame you. From bodysuits and corsets to garter belts and slip dresses, I've rounded up some of my favorite ideas for boudoir outfits that you can shop online right now.

For a Bridal Vibe: Cosabella Never Say Never Tie Me Up Deep V Bodysuit

White Lace Deep V Bodysuit Boudoir Outfit
Photo: Cosabella

Go ahead and tie yourself up in this lace bridal boudoir outfit from Cosabella. This seductive bodysuit with a bow at the waistline is perfect for the bride-to-be. With its tantalizing deep V-neckline and minimal back coverage, this boudoir style will have your partner saying more than "I do" to you.

Size range: S-XL

For a Sexy Vibe: Adore Me Sherry Unlined Plus Bustier, G-String and Garter

Unlined Plus Bustier, G-String and Garter Boudoir Outfit
Photo: Adore Me

When it comes to accentuating your curves, you can't go wrong with a bustier set. Available in inclusive sizing from XS to 4X, this universally flattering boudoir outfit features seductive lace cups and front panels, combined with the contrast satin ribbon and bows, which will have your partner begging for more.

Size range: Bustier: 30A-46DDD | Panty: XS-4X

For a Modest Vibe: Darling Robe and Satin Maxi Dress

Blue Robe and Satin Maxi Dress Modest Boudoir Outfit
Photo: Anthropologie

Modest and romantic, this satin maxi slip is the perfect piece for your boudoir photo shoot if you're looking to add some coverage. The floral side cutouts on the dress create visual interest and layer perfectly with the sheer embroidered pattern on the robe.

Size range: XS–XL

For a Plus-Size Boudoir Outfit: Adore Me Lynn Unlined Plus Bustier, G-String and Garter

Black Unlined Plus Bustier, G-String and Garter Boudoir Outfit
Photo: Adore Me

On the hunt for irresistibly curvy boudoir outfits? Made with pieced lace and leopard-patterned paneling, this lingerie set, which comes with a bustier, G-string and garter, is absolutely fierce. The unlined demi cups with underwire give you the support you need while maintaining a sexy shape, which translates into gorgeous boudoir photographs.

Size range: Bustier: 30A-46DDD | Panty: XS-4X

For a Casual Vibe: Cosabella Courtney Lace Underwire Bra and Briefs

White Lace Underwire Bra and Briefs Boudoir Outfit
Photo: Anthropologie

Meet the perfect duo for a casual boudoir affair. With its delicate lace and sultry underwire, this bra provides just the right amount of lift and support. Pair it with the matching lace briefs (seriously, how cute are they?) that hug your curves in all the right places. Add a white lace robe, like this one from Anthropologie, and you've got a combination that will make any cozy boudoir outfit instantly irresistible.

Size range: Bra: 32B-36D | Briefs: XS-L

For a Gothic Vibe: Auden Underwire Lace Lingerie Bodysuit in Black

Black Underwire Lace Lingerie Bodysuit
Photo: Target

This black lace bodysuit delivers gothic-inspired sex appeal in droves. With its soft, stretchy fabric, lace detailing and adjustable straps, this affordable piece hugs your curves in all the right places. You can thank me later.

Size range: XS-2X

For a Celestial Vibe: FP One Estella Glitter Maxi Slip Dress

Blue Glitter Maxi Slip Dress
Photo: Free People

The FP One Estella Glitter Maxi Slip Dress is perfect for creating a jaw-dropping boudoir outfit that will leave your partner starry-eyed. This stunning dress features a sheer mesh maxi slip design adorned with allover glitter detailing, a square neckline, adjustable shoulder ties and a drawstring waist. And the pièce de résistance? A gorgeous tiered skirt with an unfinished hem will make you feel like a goddess floating on a cloud.

Size range: XS-L

For a Simple Vibe: In Bloom by Jonquil Lace & Satin Chemise

Black Lace & Satin Chemise Boudoir Outfit
Photo: Nordstrom

Sweet, simple and sexy, this white satin chemise set is perfect for your bridal boudoir outfits. It's comfortable enough to sleep in (hello, wedding night and honeymoon), and it's available in sizes up to XXL. The sheer lace draws attention to the bust, while the body-skimming stretch satin skirt creates a flirty effect with coverage on the bottom.

Size range: XXS-XXL

For a Coquette Vibe: Adore Me Lilith Babydoll

Pink babydoll boudoir outfit
Photo: Adore Me

In case you haven't heard, balletcore is a hot trend at the moment, and this pink babydoll is the epitome of coquette fashion. With its racerback style and sash tie closure, the Lilith offers the perfect combination of playfulness and allure, whether you're planning a romantic night in or looking to add a touch of sweetness to your boudoir outfit.

Size range: XS–XL

For a Boho Vibe: By Anthropologie Silky Lace Slip Dress

Silky Lace Slip Dress Boudoir Outfit
Photo: Anthropologie

With its unique coral color and boho lace details, this silk slip dress will look amazing in front of (and behind) the camera. Also available in black, either hue can easily be paired with a luxurious silk robe to complete the look.

Size range: XXS-XL

For a Glam Vibe: Roma Confidential Hollywood Glam Feather Trim Mesh Robe

Black Hollywood Glam Feather Trim Mesh Robe Boudoir Outfit
Photo: Nordstrom

Add a dose of drama to your boudoir clothing with an Old Hollywood feather-trimmed robe. Available in a variety of hues, a thick band of lace creates comfort and highlights your legs beautifully. Pair this robe with a coordinating black bra and panty set (or nothing at all) for maximum effect.

Size range: One Size

For an Edgy Vibe: Yandy Faux Leather and Mesh Garter Chemise Set

Faux Leather and Mesh Garter Chemise Set Boudoir Outfit
Photo: Yandy

Nothing says edgy quite like leather lingerie, and this sexy chemise set has it all: a high neck panel with gold stud detailing, sheer mesh underwire cups with piping details and a seductive faux leather center panel. Don't forget to go all out with the thigh-high stockings that are designed to stay up.

Size range: S-4X

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