We decided a long time ago to focus on relationship building here at KSP. This is how we can best provide for you and help create beautiful photos and a memorable experience. So, we got to thinking. One of the biggest questions we're asked, and for good reason, is what to wear for your senior photos. Some people feel very comfortable picking out the perfect series of outfits for their session, while others...not so much.
So we went to one of the experts we partner with, Brandy Beatty from Indie & Dash (featured on our Kate's Favs page!) Brandy put together three sets of three outfits for the most popular body types...Athletic Build, Curvy and Petite. She also wrote out some tips to consider while putting together your wardrobe for your high school senior photos. All we can say is BRILLIANT! Take a look at these fashion forward ideas for the more athletic built girl.
Let's break this down for the girls out there with a more athletic body type!
TOP >> Draw attention to your shoulders, arms, and clavicle. Off the shoulder tops can be great as they show off your shoulders. If you prefer to downplay shoulders, go for embellished tops or v-cut necklines. Open backs are great for you when the occasion allows. Remember balance is key! If you’ve picked a oversized top, grab a skinny jean, or legging!
BOTTOM >> Skirts and shorts can be worn in almost any length to show of your toned legs. Keep in mind sticking with dark colors, vertical stripes or A-lines will minimize area’s you don’t wish to emphasize.
DRESSES >> Most styles work. Lean towards anything that accentuates your waistline. Any length will work for your shape. Don’t shy away from patterns. Floral, stripes and graphics will give depth and character to a silhouette.
Next up are our girls with a more curvy shape. We want you to look and feel your best to bring out who you are, confident and beautiful, just as you are! Check out these stunning looks!
Here are Brandy's tips for girls with curves!
TOP >> Lace-up fronts will add attention to your assets without revealing too much. Pair with a Cami for more coverage. Rounded or v-neck line will also accentuate your shape.
BOTTOM >> Distressed cropped denim Jeans are totally on-trend. Look for jeans or pants that have a higher waist to accentuate your waist and define your curves. Skinny jeans and leggings will elongate you as well. Wide legged pants will work if they have a tie at the waist AND keep you cool. Make sure to pair with a fitted top.
DRESSES >> A-line silhouettes will pack a punch. If you’re petite, look for dresses that hit above your knee. add length by dressing in a monochromatic, dark tones. Black is classic, but don’t forget navy! If you're taller, go for a longer dress that is form fitting, nips at the waist, hugs your hips and falls loosely over the thighs.
Last, but definitely not least, are our powerfully petite girls who are not to be overlooked. Take a look at these super simple yet classic styles that you can add onto and bring your personality to your wardrobe!
Here are more tips for you strong and beautifully fierce petite girls!
TOP >> Shirts and blouses that hit right at the hips. Make sure they’re not too long, or they’ll make your legs look smaller. V-necks or scoop neck tops help elongate your upper body. Fitted tops and jackets are your best friend.
BOTTOM >> Skirts will give you the illusion of longer legs. Shorts also elongate you by featuring your legs. For jeans go for fitted low-rise in either skinny, boot-cut or straight leg cuts.
DRESSES >> Accentuate your waist! Empire waists, sheaths, or shirt dresses that gather at the waist are perfect for a petite frame. Try dresses that hit a little above or at the knee and show some leg for ADDED length.
SHOES >> Wedges or heels will add the illusion of length to your legs.
We can't forget about hair, makeup and accessories. Sometimes, these get overlooked. For us, as your photographer, we want you to have a look that is complete, like you dressed from top to bottom and didn't just work on the middle part. For this section, we brought in a young and brilliant lady, Morgan Bates, who happens to be our Stylist Advisor here at KSP. Since Morgan is obsessed with everything having to do with fashion, and she recently graduated from high school, we thought she would be the best at offering her wisdom...which we're pretty sure you can easily apply!
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Cheers, and keep cool this summer!