Yes Curvy Houston Women Love Boudoir

I will often get an email from a woman in Houston investigating boudoir to the effect, “Do you only photograph thin women for boudoir?”  My pat response is, “NO!”  We definitely love photographing Curvy women!

Curvy Houston women love boudoir!  Many women love their curves!  However, with wardrobe planning, posing, lighting, camera angles, and a little retouching, every women will look slimmer.  It is important to note that even very slim women will have less than flattering bulges when posed in a certain way.  Also, showcasing curves is easier than creating them where there are none!

Houston curvy women get ready just like their not so curvy friends by checking out this Guide to Preparing!

Curvy Houston Women Models on Website

Curvy models are difficult to find, I am sorry to say.  While I have had a curvy woman sign a model release, many are reluctant.  Body shaming has become so rampant, and I understand a woman’s reluctance.  The internet can be a cruel place when people feel they can say whatever they want, no matter how much it may hurt someone.  However, its worse when what is said is patently untrue. 

The fact is, I promise I will never post a client’s photograph on the internet without explicit permission and a signed model release.  However, I do not request that at all.  I feel more comfortable keeping those images private.  I have read horror stories about the effect intimate images of women can experience even when those images are beautiful, empowering, and the women were proud of the images.

Curve Flattering Lingerie

Curvy women benefit most from well fitting lingerie.  However, women of all sizes often wear incorrectly fitting bras.  Apparently, most department stores are more interested in selling you a bra then selling you a bra that will make you look amazing!  Therefore, I encourage all women to receive a true, professional fitting!  You may be surprised!!  

Retro is Hot on Curvy Houston Women

A new retro vibe in lingerie is fantastic!  The panties are high waisted.  Stomachs tend to be an area women complain about, even slim ladies.   Also, briefs with a lace top can create a smoother transition between skin and the material of the lower portion of the panty.   However, no matter what you wear, you must feel sexy in the lingerie!  Therefore, keep shopping until you find the perfect combination of comfort, sexiness, and being visually flattering.

Bodysuits, Corsets and Bustiers

These items offer cover over the abdomen, draw attention to the hourglass shape, and tend to be very flattering.  However, the corset, particularly, can really add shape and provide support.  Again, the item should make you feel amazing!

Curvy Houston Women May Wish to Avoid Ruffles

Curvy women do not need the added weight of ruffles.  However, I know those ruffles can be playful!.  Ruffles can interfere with those fantastic curves we are photographing!  

Babydoll shape to lingerie tends to add volume and hide those curves also.  However, if you love your babydoll, we can clip them to a form fitting shape during your session!  Importantly, posing can cure less than flattering lingerie.  However, how it photographs does not mean the item is not sexy as hell!


Many women have a plethora of black lingerie, and that’s fine.  However, nude, pink, and almost any other color work very well also.  We are all conditioned to think black is slimming, and judging by the quantity of black in my wardrobe I appear to concur!  However, its important to get a variety of looks and I would not just bring black.  

If you love blue, go for it.  I do not think color matters that much.  Lace items do give softness and transitions from skin to the material of the lingerie and is very flattering.  Prints can be dating, and Curvy women do tend to avoid larger prints.  However, if you have a lovely, slinky robe that pairs well with your lingerie, do bring it to your boudoir shoot!

In Conclusion…

Especially relevant, lingerie is only part of what you wear during your boudoir photo shoot!  Importantly, your sexy bedroom eyes, and sultry smile are going to be the star in many of your photos!  Most noteworthy, they come in one size fits all!   

A blog dedicated to Plus Size Boudoir can be enjoyed here!

Also, read more about lingerie for you fabulous curvy ladies here.


Heights Boudoir Photography Studio conveniently located in Houston, Texas


Houston area newest boudoir studio is Heights Boudoir Photography Studio.  At Heights Boudoir, we provide intimate portraiture in a safe environment in the shadow of downtown Houston. For intimate portraiture in Houston contact Heights Boudoir at (832) 630-8081 or email to begin the adventure of your lifetime!

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