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It’s no secret that I absolutely love formal engagement outfits. For such a special time in your life, take great care and effort with your outfit selection. Formalwear, in particular, can make the world of a difference for gorgeous, dreamy engagement photos.
1. You Can Dress Casually Any Day
Think about all of the times you’ve ever been photographed by friends, family, yourself, etc. Unless you are a wedding guest or bridesmaid all the time, it’s likely that you’re in casual or business casual clothing for all of these images. You can be photographed in casual clothing like jeans and a nice top any day of the week; however, your engagement photos are a once in a lifetime occasion that deserve to shine.
2. Engagements are Celebrations
The entire notion of an engagement is a celebratory one. It’s incredibly exciting that you’re engaged, so celebrate! And what do people usually wear to celebrate? Really nice clothing! By donning a gorgeous gown and a suit and tie, you’re paying homage to the importance of your engagement.
3. Engagement Photos Set the Tone for Your Wedding
Having a black tie or a black tie optional wedding? Set the tone for your wedding by dressing formally for your engagement photos. When you send out save-the-date cards, your guests will get a sense for what’s to come. By wearing very dressy or formal dresses, skirts, chic pantsuits, and suits, you’re letting them know it’ll be a grand event.
4. Increases Confidence
I don’t know about you, but I always feel amazing in a formal gown or super sleek cocktail dress. Seriously, there’s something about the swanky nature of an elevated dress that makes me feel incredibly confident! And that’s coming from someone who lives in pants all the time!
5. It’s Just Really Fun!
How often do you get dressed up? Probably not enough! Whether you own a few gowns, love shopping, or are eager to rent a beautiful wardrobe for your engagement session, you will have so much fun planning your outfits. On the day of the photos, it’ll feel like an incredibly exciting dress-up session full of laughter, love, and smiles.
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