Boudoir image of woman in fishnet body stocking

6 Truly Unique Boudoir Outfit Ideas

A lot has been written about what to wear in a boudoir shoot so I wanted to veer off that beaten path a bit and offer some truly unique boudoir outfit ideas that you wouldn’t normally come across when searching for boudoir outfits.

Let these serve as inspiration to mix things up in your next boudoir shoot.

Fishnet Body Stocking

Moody boudoir on chaise lounge

When my client pulled this out of her bag I had no idea what it was since it looked nothing at all like it does when actually worn. Being made entirely of stretchy fishnet, it resembled a long black stocking when she held it up in front of me. 

“What about this?” she said.

“What’s that?” I replied.

She went on to tell me it was a one-piece fishnet body stocking.

I was curious, so for her second outfit change I asked her to try it on and it looked great! I thought the black fishnet would look good against the lighter camel color of the chaise lounge we’d be shooting on and would also add some nice texture. 

And it didn’t disappoint.

It’s now one of my favorite unique and striking boudoir outfits to photograph so if you’re looking for a new twist on a conventional one-piece, look no further than the full length fishnet body stocking. 

Two Stylish Hand Fans

Okay, technically not an outfit, but when used in the following manner two stylish hand fans can function as an outfit.

In addition to being used as an accessory in the traditional way, two hand fans can cover the areas that a bra and bottom normally would. 

Black and white boudoir image using two hand fans

If you’re in the mood for something truly unique and daring, this hand fan “outfit” might just come in your size.

Lacy Boy Shorts

Lacy boy shorts have taken on a distinctive feminine and decorative style recently.

Offering more coverage than bikini-type bottoms, there’s more room to show off lacy designs and patterns, and that’s exactly what a lot of lingerie companies are doing.

With more material to play with, these lacy boy shorts make a bold statement that skimpier bottoms just can’t compete with and are a good choice if you want more coverage without giving up this briefs style of bottoms.

Boudoir silhouette

See-Through Lace Robe or Wrap

Anything sheer or see-through works really well for boudoir.

Whenever you wear something sheer, it amps up the level of sexiness because the viewer feels they’re seeing something they’re not supposed to be seeing, which is your sexy form underneath.

With a sheer robe or wrap, its intent is to conceal and cover up but the viewer is privy to seeing your sexy form underneath.

It’s voyeuristic… and let’s face it, we humans are voyeuristic.

That’s the power of a see-through robe or wrap.

The next time you’re thinking about what to wear to your next boudoir shoot, don’t forget the power of the sheer see-through robe or wrap!


Okay, this one is a bit out there, I admit… and it’s also kind of artsy (but hey, that’s my thing)… but it is unique and could make for one interesting photo.

So, like the hand fans above, using gloves would normally be an accessory to an outfit but in this scenario we’re going to use them as the outfit.

Sound interesting?

But first…

Glove Type

The type of gloves I’m talking about here are the long kind that act as a sleeve on your arm. They can be of a solid color, sheer, or with an intricate lacy design.

I like this last option best because the lacy design will contrast nicely against a woman’s plain skin and add texture. 

The Glove Pose

This would be similar to the two hand fans idea mentioned previously. The woman can be wearing some type of bottoms but otherwise is topless. Now have her cross her arms in front, as if she’s giving herself a hug. 

The gloves will form an “X” across her chest concealing her breasts. 

You could also use the gloves in a similar fashion as the fans by having one gloved hand cover her chest while the other covers downstairs. 

You don’t see gloves in boudoir shots nowadays so they’ll make the image unique to begin with, but used in this manner will make them even more so.

A Cape

Have you heard? 

Capes are in!

Okay, not really… but it does make for a unique boudoir outfit.

Now, we’re not talking about the superhero kind, these are more along the lines of what a sexy vixen would wear and they’re used along with a bra and bottom set, one-piece body suit, or body stocking.

Like most lingerie they come in solid, lace, or sheer material.

Personally, I haven’t photographed anyone with a cape but if I did I’d want them standing so I could use its length to full effect. 

Wrap Up

As you can see, with a little imagination one can venture outside the lines of conventional boudoir outfit ideas. So, if you’re looking for something to make your images really stand out, consider some of these truly unique boudoir outfits.

If you’d like more information on experiencing a boudoir shoot at Bella Mitri Boudoir, you can contact me through my Connect Page.

Thanks for your time!

Charles Mitri

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