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If you’re planning a photoshoot, finding the perfect dress can be a challenge. Luckily, you just found this post so it won’t be so challenging anymore! I’m Kristin, a Photoshoot Stylist, and I help people find outfits for their photoshoots for a living. I work with normal, everyday people, and we often are in a time crunch so Amazon has become a go-to shopping pick on the regular.
Amazon has a wide selection of dresses that are perfect for photoshoot, the prices are fair, and the delivery is quick. So, Amazon wins out often! From flowy maxi dresses, boho picks and classic styles, we’ve rounded up the best Amazon dresses for photoshoots to help you look and feel your best in front of the camera. And if you need that dress quickly, your in luck!
Before we get to the list of Photoshoot Stylist Approved Picks for Dresses from Amazon, let’s talk about what to look for when shopping on your own.
Determine the style and color palette for your photoshoot.
Before you start browsing for dresses on Amazon, it’s important to determine the style and color palette for your photoshoot. Think about the location, theme, and mood you want to convey in your photos. Do you want a bohemian vibe that includes some earthy tones? Or a classic, elegant look in a few easy to find colors? Once you have a clear idea of the style and color palette, you can narrow down your search for the perfect dress on Amazon.
If you’ve followed me on Instagram or checked out any of my other blog articles, you will know that I am quite picky about color palettes. I use Color Analysis and Color Theory, among other tools, to create custom color palettes for my clients. But, I understand, that in the absence of that method people need some direction on which colors to choose. Luckily, there are some color that work for nearly everyone! Purple is usually a safe choice as it’s half warm and half cool. Try to choose a purple that goes with your overall coloring. All neutrals or pastels also are pretty safe bets. Of course, it’s best to try out the colors beforehand, but here are a few palettes to consider.
Consider the material and fit of the dress.
When searching for the perfect dress on Amazon for your photoshoot, it’s important to consider both the material and fit of the dress. Look for dresses made from high-quality materials that will photograph well, such as silk, chiffon, or lace. Additionally, pay attention to the fit of the dress. You want a dress that flatters your body type and fits well, as this will make you feel more confident and comfortable during the photoshoot. Don’t be afraid to read reviews and check sizing charts to ensure you find the perfect fit.
It’s also helpful to order a few options so you can compare the dresses in person, just make sure that the return shipping is free. When you try on the dresses make sure to take some mirror selfies in each dress so you can compare them side by side afterwards. That’s the best way to make the perfect pick.
Look for dresses with unique details and textures.
In order to get depth and interest in your photos, choose a dress with unique details and/or textures. This could include dresses with lace overlays, intricate embroidery, or beading. These details will add visual interest to your photos and make your dress stand out. Additionally, dresses with textures like ruffles or pleats can add dimension to your photos and create a more dynamic look. When browsing Amazon for dresses, be sure to look for these unique details and textures to find the perfect dress for your photoshoot.
Read reviews and check the sizing chart.
When shopping for dresses on Amazon, it’s important to read reviews from other customers to get an idea of the fit and quality of the dress. It’s especially great if you can find pictures from reviewers that have used that dress in a photoshoot. Those pictures give you a much better idea of how the dress will look in your photoshoot. Look for reviews that mention the sizing and whether the dress runs true to size or if it runs small or large. Additionally, be sure to check the sizing chart provided by the seller to ensure you are ordering the correct size. Keep in mind that different sellers may have different sizing charts, so be sure to check each one carefully.
If you are unsure of your size I find these tools helpful to have at home! My kids feet are always growing so I have the show sizer below to make ordering shoes online more reliable. I also have this exact measuring tape for my clients and for myself, so I can easily check my sizing on clothing and dresses from different manufacturers.
and finally, The Dresses!
The dresses below are all either dresses I have owned myself of recommended to clients. I hope it makes it easier to shop! Comment below and let me know what you’d like to see next from Amazon! Picks for the kids, dad, accessories, let me know!