Where to Shop for your Boudoir Session // Washington DC Boudoir Photographer

Where to shop for your Boudoir Session // Washington DC Boudoir Photographer

Did you know here are a ton of places you can get gorgeous lingerie that is not Victoria’s Secret?  I have nothing against Vicky, but sometimes you want something that is luxurious and unique.  We’ve put together a list of shops from budget conscious to high end, imported lingerie.  Take some time to flip through some of these gorgeous options and enjoy!


Chantelle – known for their amazing fitting bras and classic undergarments; also has a few designer lines of gorgeous and unique sets!

Natori – found in many retail shops, this is a great place to get a beautifully fitting bra or an elegant bodysuit.  Be sure to check out the different designer sections here as well!

Luxurious / High Fashion:

BHLDN – possibly my favorite lingerie.  They are timeless, and breathtakingly beautiful.  Feminine cuts, amazing lace details, and unique designs…you must check them out.  And don’t let them tell you that these are just for brides!

Agent Provacateur – sassy, sexy, strappy and totally unique.  There is wide range of price points here, as well as looks.  Take some time to browse the site and find yourself something fun!

Girl And A Serious Dream – stunning lace kimonos, simple, elegant sets, and beautiful bridal options.  MUST see.


Adore Me (subscription service) – we had a client show up with lingerie from here and we loved it!  Good quality for the price and a wide range of looks…from sexy sleepwear to sassy corsets!

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Anya Lust – gorgeous, detailed lingerie for every size.  I love their goddess collection, but definitely browse the whole site!  This is a great place to browse for boudoir inspiration as well as for outfits and looks!

where to shop for your boudoir session

Playful Promises –  this is probably the best place to find super sassy plus lingerie…funky, edgy looks in all sizes!

Marlie’s Dekkers – beautiful, designer lingerie with a hint of class and glam.  I’m a little obsessed with the one on the right that screams WonderWoman, amiright? 🙂


ASOS – really large selection (kinda overwhelming) of lingerie of all types.  From sweet sleep wear to saucy bodybows (yeah, look that one up) and this amazing golden set.

where to shop for your boudoir session

Target – so Target can be hit or miss, but if you have one nearby, you can always pop in, try on, and buy what you love!  The prices are definitely budget friendly!

Forever21 – also hit or miss, but you probably have one locally and should definitely swing by.  Their crop tops and crop sweaters are super cute and photograph so well for boudoir!


For our DC area locals, here are a few of our favorite brick and mortar local shops!

Belle Mode Intimates – just around the corner from our studio is this shop that carries a selection of lingerie that I adore.  The owner Nicole is incredibly knowledgeable, and will be sure you leave with beautiful, well-fitting lingerie!

Bloomers – this is the place to pick up your thigh-highs and Hanky Panky thongs…they have a great selection 0f basics and super cozy sleepwear and camis!

Le Bustiere Boutique – a DC favorite that specializes in boudoir and has experience helping clients select outfits for their shoot!

*note: all photographs on this page are from the vendor’s sites and not photographs by Authentic Portrait; you can see examples of our work if you click the boudoir tab on our website or blog!

If this was helpful, and you are interested in more info, then you should definitely check out our post on What to Wear for your Boudoir Session and What to Leave at Home.  You can also get our FREE GUIDE on how to select lingerie for your body type here!

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Susannah Marlowe-Galan

Owner of Authentic Portrait, Susannah is a boudoir and portrait photographer who is passionate about creating beautiful and honest photographs of her clients drawing from her experience in editorial photography and journalism.
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