What To Wear For Your Headshots

How to look your best on-camera

Clothing / grooming:

Here are some clothing tips you might find useful. Please bear in mind these are just suggestions: 

WOMEN

  • Feel free to bring a couple clothing options, if you wish.
  • Solid mid-toned colors are best. Jewel tones, for-instance, are universally flattering.
  • Avoid black and white if possible. Substitute black with richer neutrals- navy, chocolate, charcoal, maroon, forest green…
  • Avoid bold prints & patterns, if possible.
  • Choose something with a flattering neckline. Modest v-neck & scoop neck shirts work well. Turtlenecks and sleeveless shirts should be avoided.
  • If you wear a jacket, pair it with a collarless shirt for a sleek & modern look.
  • All clothing should fit well and not be oversized.
  • Layers are generally flattering, as long as the pieces in question fit well. Jackets and cardigans are your friends.
  • Make sure clothing is freshly pressed and wrinkle-free. It is often a good idea to bring clothing on hangers so that is is perfect when you put it on.
  • Simple jewelry is best.
  • Be sure your hair looks just the way you like it.

MEN

  • Feel free to bring a couple clothing options, if you wish.
  • For business headshots, I suggest you bring a shirt, a couple ties and a jacket.
  • Solid colors are best, avoiding black and white if possible. A grey, green or blue jacket will photograph better than a black one, and a shirt that is blue or grey will photograph better than a white one. Of course, these are just suggestions.
  • For more casual headshots, if this fits better with your business culture, you should bring options that will layer well together- polo shirts, button-down shirts, sweaters, maybe a sport coat or leather jacket. Preferably in medium – dark tones.
  • All clothing should fit well and not be oversized.
  • Make sure clothing is freshly pressed and wrinkle-free.
  • It is often a good idea to bring your clothing on hangers so that is is perfect when you put it on.
  • It is always a good idea to get a haircut 1 – 3 days before your headshot session, and to shave or groom facial hair that morning. 

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