Elie Tahari dress c/o ShopStyle
Pros: Love the bright colors, and my fiance loves it.
Cons: This one is a lot more trendy than classic.
Note: I won't be wearing sunglasses or a purse in the actual photos.
My tips for engagement photos:
- Take a "test photo" of what you plan to wear (just like I'm sharing today). You might be surprised at how different things look in a photo versus real life. Better to find out now than be surprised later.
- The ultimate rule: wear whatever makes YOU feel fabulous. Don't wear anything you feel uncomfortable in - your feelings towards your outfit will show in the photos!
- For the most part solid, bright colors and a more fitted silhouette looks best on camera. But only go that route if your outfit passes the two tests above.
- Nothing is too casual or too fancy. A tuxedo and sequin dress = win. Both barefoot in t-shirts = win. It's totally up to you, and the vibe you are going for.
- How closely you want to match your fiance is really up to you. More so than matching colors, however, I recommend matching occasion/theme. So if you are going for a country theme, cocktail attire or something really preppy, then make sure your fiance does the same.
- Don't forget the manicure for the inevitable close-up shot of your engagement ring!
- Don't feel the need to buy something new. A tried and true classic that you always feel great in just might be the best option out there.