Suzanne McKenzie wrote a fabulous article over at about what clothes look best in photographs. Her article is a really great quick read so check it out here. Here is Suzanne’s list of 7 recommendations that I 100% agree with and can be seen in almost all of my photography work. While this article was written for women all of this pretty much applies to men as well.


“It’s no secret that zany patterns can be, ahem, less than flattering to even the most svelte figures. But in photos? This effect is even more exaggerated. Stick with solids to make sure that the camera captures your best self.”


“That top covered in tropical bird print may look chic on the hanger, but once someone snaps a picture of you wearing it, we promise you’ll be singing a different tune. Steer clear of any print that’s busy or cutesy — they’ll just end up distracting from your face and making you look wider than you actually are. Tried-and-true patterns like plaid and stripes (stick with vertical, for obvious reasons) are sure to snazz up your look.”


“Repeat after us: No one except for off-duty runway models can make oversized muumuus into a fashion statement. Sorry, but it’s true. The same idea applies to dressing for pics: Even if that billowy denim top looks edgy IRL, it’s just going to end up looking meh on camera. And the other end of the spectrum isn’t much better. Bodycon dresses and skintight tops leave nothing to the imagination as soon as that flash goes off. Embrace a happy medium with slim-cut pieces that actually fit you.”


“While you probably (read: definitely) look gorgeous when you wear bright colors IRL, we promise that wearing darker colors will make you look better in pictures. Why? Dark fabrics smooth out your figure and are WAY less likely to get distorted by that pesky flash. Win and win!”


“Choosing the right neckline for your body type is just as important as choosing a silhouette, particularly when it comes to looking killer in pics. V-shaped necklines and scoop necks look good on pretty much everyone, so you can’t go wrong with those. Looking to minimize your bust? Opt for a square neckline. Strapless necklines have a tendency to emphasize broad shoulders, so only go for this look if you’re comfortable with drawing attention to your décolletage.”


“While we love a good fashion risk (crop top + choker = yes, please!), we also have to admit that sticking to classic pieces for photos is always the best idea. Choosing timeless looks will help you come off as poised and elegant, not to mention that it’ll ensure you won’t run into any wardrobe regret down the line.”


“We’ve all seen enough red carpet coverage to know better: Don’t wear see-through pieces in pictures unless wardrobe malfunction is the look you’re going for. Avoid sheer materials even if you have the proper undergarments — and even if your outfit only looks sheer in certain lights. You’re just going to have to trust us on this one.”


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