What should a woman wear for a headshot?

Headshot Photography, Headshot Photography FAQ
Natural light headshot of a professional business woman

If you’ve decided to invest in a headshot or personal branding photo session, you’ll probably be thinking about what to wear. There are often a lot of questions around what should a woman wear for a headshot.

You may feel really confident about your style or happy to have a chat with close friends to get a second opinion. If you’re not sure what a woman should wear for a headshot and you need some help, it might be worth talking to a stylist. 

A professional stylist will guide you with outfits that not only show you looking your best, but also sit comfortably with your brand. And choosing outfits that make you feel great, will give you that extra boost of confidence that really shows through in your headshots and branding photos.

Recently I caught up with personal stylist Reshma Field from Ishbel’s Wardrobe. Reshma helps women develop their own style, with a fresh look at their wardrobe. It was great to learn more about how Reshma approaches a styling session and how she works with her clients.

We talked about all things ‘styling’ and Reshma shared her top five styling tips to help you look your best.  Including…

  1. Creating a style that suits you
  2. Why you should avoid really bold patterns 
  3. Hair and makeup
  4. Accessorising 
  5. What colours to wear

We also talked about the final preparation before your photo session and Reshma’s tips to help you feel relaxed and comfortable on the day.

If you’d like to find out more, I’ve written a series of headshot photography FAQs. Clients often ask me these questions, so I hope you find them helpful.   

If you prefer a chat instead, or you’d like to plan a headshot session you can book a complimentary consultation call here. 

Learn more about headshot photography and the other services I offer including business storytelling photography, personal branding photography and corporate event photography.