What to wear to your photoshoot

Wardrobe advice for your photoshoot

  • Wear clean, wrinkle-free clothes.

  • Choose solid colors. Avoid clothes with a floral print, checkered patterns, polka dots, stripes, or other patterned fabrics. 

  • Select dark or medium tones. These tend to put more emphasis on your eyes and smile. Avoid light shades which will emphasize your clothes.

  • Wear colors that contrast with your complexion and bring out the color of your eyes. For example, if you have blue eyes, consider a blue or grey shirt. Or, if you have brown or green eyes, choose earthy tones, which will complement your eye color.

Guidance for women

  • Make sure that your clothing is modest. It’s a bad idea to reveal too much skin in the photo.

  • Choose a classy corporate style that shows you’re serious about your career. For example, you might consider a nice blouse or collared-shirt that is paired with a jacket and either slacks or a skirt.

  • Do select jewelry to match your outfit. Be sure your jewelry accents your outfit but doesn’t overtake your appearance.  

  • Ensure your makeup is fresh. Choose light- to medium-color eyeliners, eye shadows, and lipstick. Select a lip color that is just a shade or two darker than your skin tone. Avoid dark lipstick.

  • Steer clear of heavy makeup applications, such as mascara that will appear as clumps on closeup photos.​

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Suggestions for men

  • Wear a dress shirt with a collar. 

  • Think about your personal style. For example, you might pair a V-neck sweater or a tie that makes a statement with your shirt.

  • Consider a suit jacket or blazer. Jackets and ties tend to break up the all-white landscape.

  • Stay away from shiny ties that are reflective. (If unsure, bring a second tie to your photoshoot.)