It’s senior time and you have a great idea for what to wear to your family photo session. As the happy owner of a wardrobe full of different pieces, it sounds like you’re all ready to go! Senior pictures are taken very soon after high school graduation, so it’s an important time for your future.
For example, you’ll need to know what to wear for the photoshoot and what not to wear for the photoshoot. Unfortunately, getting dressed may prove difficult if you don’t know what actual trends are in senior pictures. Don’t worry! Here are some tips on what to wear for your big day.
Table of Contents
- 1. Casual Clothing
- 2. Sweater
- 3. Button Down Shirt
- 4. Trousers
- 5. Jacket
- 6. Turtleneck
- 7. Pants
- 8. Boots
- 9. Belt
- 10. Shirts
- 11. Blazers
- 12. Vest
- 13. Cardigans
- 14. Tuxedo
- 15. Vans
- 16. Long Sleeve Shirt
- 17. Bow Tie
- 18. Scarf
- 19. Khakis
- 20. T-shirt
- 21. Bermuda Shorts
- 22. Capri Pants
- 24. Hoodie
- 25. Flannel
- 26. Duster Coat
- 27. Ruffle Tee
- 28. Socks
- 29. Polo Shirt
- 30. Slacks
1. Casual Clothing
Loose clothes that are easy to move in, so that you’re comfortable in front of the camera. What you wear is still important, but it doesn’t have to be formal. Jeans are a great option and will often make it less intimidating for seniors who don’t feel like they’re dressed up.
A tough decision. If you’re in a cold climate, go with a casual pullover. If you’re in a warm climate, try something more dressy like cashmere or merino wool.
Wear it untucked to have some room in the stomach area. Choose a long-sleeved, collared shirt in either beige, white, or blue.
Choose black trousers with fabric that has some stretch for comfort but not too much so it will look baggy when standing upright in pictures.
You’ll need something to protect against the cold or windy weather. A denim jacket is perfect for a preppy look.
This will help elongate your neckline and keep the collarbone area looking tighter and smoother! We suggest keeping this understated with no pattern or design to avoid distracting from other pieces in your ensemble.
Find ones that are slimming to contour your legs and show off that toned backside. You can choose to dress up your trousers with suspenders or tuck them into your boots.
You can dress down a pair of loafers, but your outfit will be incomplete without a pair of nice Oxfords! If you plan on wearing them for pictures, choose browns and grays as that is the style most people prefer.
This will help to break up the waistline and keep that midsection looking tight and trim when standing upright in pictures . We suggest choosing a leather belt.
Get a fitted shirt to give your neckline some shape and feel. You can also wear this with a tucked in or untucked shirt to add the illusion of size and contour.
Blazers add stability to an outfit and will show off your shoulders, arms, and collarbone area. This is dressy enough to wear out and about, but not so stuffy that you can’t wear it to parties! If you don’t like how it looks buttoned up, try leaving a couple buttons unbuttoned.
This will add texture while giving your outfit some edge, especially if you are going with a more preppy look.
This is best when you are going for an up-do look on your hair. This is also good for wearing under jackets in cold weather because it will provide a more fitted silhouette.
This is a memorable outfit that everyone will remember from your senior pictures. Wear this on your big day for a professional look! Consider wearing this when you are going to be attending a formal event. The blazer will really elongate your figure while still giving you an elegant look!
Looks best on casual, friendly seniors who know they’re too cool for school. These sneakers are super comfortable and still acceptable for school photos.
16. Long Sleeve Shirt
Long-sleeved tops are the best choice for senior pictures. They cover up any imperfections on your arms and look more polished than a tank top or T-shirt.
17. Bow Tie
Perfect for creative, modern seniors who like to make a statement. Make sure it’s not gaudy, but a simple pattern goes well with just about anything.
A fun patterned or colored scarf can add color to your pictures, too! This can be worn in your hair to keep your fringe from flying around. Or, it can be tied around your neck for a more casual look.
A classic look that every lady should have in her closet, worn with either a polo or oversized t-shirt that can be layered with a sweater or blazer for occasions where the weather gets cooler (like senior pictures!)
Plain, solid colored short-sleeved shirt that is not distracting. To stand out in your senior pictures, wear a t-shirt in contrast to the other students in their jackets or dresses.
21. Bermuda Shorts
These are classic to any summer wardrobe, but what better way to sport them than in your senior pictures! Pick out something that will go well with white or light colored tanks and airy tops like spaghetti strap blouses for that effortless look you’ve always wanted!
22. Capri Pants
Everyone looks good in a pair of capris, but they are just the thing when you want to add a little to your look! The best part is that they will go with almost any top you put on!
23. Denim Jacket:
You can’t go wrong with denim, especially when it’s coupled with white underneath. You can also wear this over a tee shirt or tank if the weather isn’t great.
Sport a hoodie for your senior pictures and show your laid back style! Pair with shorts for a cute outfit that says, “I’m ready for summer!”
Flannel shirts are great to wear in the fall and winter months, but try one in your senior pictures just to spice things up! Throw on over a tank top or t-shirt and you’ll be warm while looking trendy.
26. Duster Coat
A duster coat is the perfect mix of casual and chic! Throw one on over your favorite article of clothing and you’ll be the coolest senior in class!
27. Ruffle Tee
Add some ruffles to an already cute shirt and make it that much cuter! You can also find a shirt with ruffles around the hemline to keep it simple, but still pretty.
White socks are not only appropriate but also practical since they’re easier to keep clean than dark hose and they can serve as a backdrop for colorful shoes later on in the shoot if warranted by the occasion’s dress code guidelines.
29. Polo Shirt
Most senior guys know that the first rule of attire is “wear something new”. A casual polo shirt will let you show off some personality, without having to worry about wrinkles.
Dressing up doesn’t mean wearing a suit and tie! Try out slacks with your most polished pair of shoes or boots.