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Choosing the Perfect Wardrobe for Your Professional Headshot Photoshoot

Choosing the Perfect Wardrobe for Your Professional Headshot Photoshoot

In a professional world where first impressions matter, your professional headshot is the first glimpse into who you are. Choosing the perfect wardrobe for your professional headshot photoshot will make a difference in the way you want to be perceived. 

Whether it’s for your LinkedIn profile, business website, or corporate team headshots, a polished and professional headshot can open doors and convey a strong sense of competence and confidence. 

While the focus is undoubtedly on your face and expression, what you wear plays a pivotal role in creating a lasting impact. Here’s a comprehensive guide on what to wear to your professional headshot photoshoot. 

Choosing the wardrobe: keep it timeless

Fashion trends come and go, but a timeless look will never go out of style. Opt for classic, well-fitted pieces that won’t look dated in a few years.

Crisp white shirts, tailored blazers, and simple, elegant dresses are excellent choices.

Neutral colors like black, navy, and white work well, as they convey professionalism without being distracting.

However add pops of color as people love seeing a splash of green, or orange and it makes a visual imprint that they remember. Of course if it suits your personality and style.

Consider Your Industry

Different industries have distinct dress codes and vibes.

Consider the nature of your profession when selecting your outfit.

Corporate career

If you work in a corporate environment, a smart taylored attire with suit or blazer will make a great and confident impression.

I love The Deck and their tailored suits for women, they look smart, fashionable and excude confidence.

Creative industries

For more creative fields, you can experiment with more casual options.

  • Pair a blazer with a smart t-shirt and dark jeans
  • White shirts and T-shirts look great with loose-fit black trousers or dark jeans.
  • Blazers always help elevate a very casual jeans and jumper outfit
  • Tailored trousers

The way professional workwear has changed in recent years has led to fundamental shifts in the way succesful business people present themseles and what they wear. The Stylist have gathered tips from 3 stylists on how to dress for a creative job.

Choose a flattering neckline

Headshots typically focus on the upper part of the body, hence it is important to pay attention to the neckline.

Avoid overly elaborate or distracting necklines

These would draw attention away from your face. V-necks and scoop necks are more flattering and they help create a clean, streamlined look.

Turtlenecks or high-necked tops can be stylish but may not be the best choice for a headshot, as they can sometimes appear too constraining.

Well fitted clothes are key

No matter the style the fit of your clothing is paramount.

Ill-fitting clothes can be distracting and will not present you in the best light.

Tailored pieces that complement your body shape will look better on camera and will enhance your overall confidence.

Avoid clothes that are too tight or too loose, as they can impact the way you carry yourself during the photoshoot.

Remember, the goal is not just to look good but to convey a sense of professionalism that resonates with your audience and leaves a lasting impression.

So, dress for success and let your headshot speak volumes about the capable, confident professional that you are!

Need help choosing the perfect wardrobe for your professional headshot photoshoot?

I can help you through the process of choosing your outfits, colours, styles and looks for your professional portrait headshot session.

Pairing that with the right location will make a significant difference and you will have a set of high quality, engaging and dynamic headshots you can use to establish or progress your brand. 

If you’d like to discuss get in touch and let’s have a chat.

Schedule a call via the link below and we can have a free 15 minutes conversation about how amazing you’d like your profile and presence to be.

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