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CLOTHING, COLORS & STYLING TIPS FOR HEADSHOTS

There are not necessarily right or wrong suggestions for clothing or colors to produce a great portrait.

However, there are a few things to consider to help ensure its a great portrait for YOU

FOUR QUICK TIPS:

1)  Choose colors that flatter your skin, eyes & hair first and foremost.

 

2) Try on what you intend to wear to make sure it fits well, is free of stains and major wrinkles & flatters you.

Opt for fabrics that lay well, have structure and don't look sloppy or wrinkle easily, like linen.

3)  The camera loves layers.

Blazers, jewelry, sweaters, ties, scarves, coats etc. are a great easy on/easy off

option for variety.

4) Ladies, we suggest wearing your hair down verses up in a pony tail or pulled tightly back. We also suggest 25% more makeup than normal to compensate for the camera washing out skin, eyes, cheeks & lips.
 

NEUTRAL COLORS

Neutral tones such as gray, black, navy, ivory, white and soft blues are timeless and won't ever go out of style. 

Most people can wear 1-2 of these colors very well.  Additionally, softer pastels or muted jewel tones work well for many. If you want light & bright images, we suggest lighter colors.

CLOTHING, PATTERNS & COLORS TO AVOID

  • Ladies, if you don't love your arms, opt for 3/4 or full length sleeves

  • Some women feel sleeveless tops may show too much skin, so in this case, a higher neckline is suggested

  • Avoid very strong patterns like bold, wide horizontal strips (those add weight)

  • Avoid busy animal prints (while trendy, these can add weight and distract from the face)

  • Avoid linen, it wrinkles upon touch and clothing wrinkles are rather difficult to Photoshop out

  • Heavy tweed blazers, or boxy double breasted, ones may add to the appearance of weight

  •  Avoid very low cut tops, or deep v-necks if you prefer cleavage not to show

  • Neon colors photograph weird and will completely distract from your face

  • To minimize your neck/jowel or chin area, consider a scarf, cowel neck top, or statement jewelry, or we can pop your shirt collar up

  • To minimize weight, choose darker solid colors, or layer with a dark, fitted blazer over a top