What Should Females Wear for Professional Headshots?
Womens professional headshots should be inviting, approachable and confident.
Let’s break down how to achieve this for your female business portraits.
1: Pick Wardrobe That Is Tailored and Fitted
We recommend you stay away from tops or blouses that are too loose. For instance, blouses that have too big of openings or hang oddly.
These type of garments look amazing on you for a date. But when you’re getting your business woman professional photo it will make you appear larger than you are.
If you feel uncomfortable wearing more fitted clothing, remember you can layer with a cute jacket or cardigan. Layering always adds a little more depth to the entire look.
Headshots are typically shot from chest and up. So make sure to avoid tops with low cut fronts. Otherwise we risk showing too much skin in your professional headshots.
2: Solid Colors Are The Best
This depends on factors like your hair, eye or skin color. But shades of red and blue tend to look great on camera. When you contact us about your business photos, it is helpful to get a photo of what you look like so we can better assist with wardrobe.
You can wear a jacket or blazer. However, always make sure it is more form fitting and not too big around the shoulders. We don’t want you to look like a football player.
If planning to wear something with graphics or patterns, usually larger patterns or graphics look best. Not small little details as they won’t read correctly on camera.
If you have darker longer hair, make sure the top article of clothing doesn’t match your hair color. Otherwise this will cause your hair to blend in with your clothing (for example, a dark blazer with your dark hair laying on it will cause your hair to blend in).
3: Keep An Eye On Undergarments
When planning what to wear for your professional headshot session, make sure that you can’t see your bra and straps through your outfit.
4: Minimal Hair & Make Up
Hair and make up is always a question that pops up. We suggest that you look done up, but still fresh and clean. Yes, we want to capture sexy business women photos. However, make sure you tell your make up artist not go too heavy handed with the make up.
If you don’t hire a professional hair and make up artist bring all the necessary items to take control of any oily skin, or frizzy and loose hair that may occur throughout the session. Remember it is better to fix those issues beforehand than trying to fix them after.
Planning to get your hair cut or colored? We recommend doing it a week beforehand as this is when the hair typically looks most natural after a cut/color.
Same applies with a blowout, do it the same day as your session.
5: Should You Wear Accessories?
When it comes to jewelry we agree less is more. You don’t want someone focusing on the jewelry. Your face is the center of attention.