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What to Wear for Senior Pictures

Geeta Dhavale
If you are confused about what to wear while getting your senior pictures clicked, you have come to the right place. This story will share some ideas on different kind of outfits to experiment with.
Senior photo portrait shoots are always very exciting. You get a chance to get featured in your college yearbook, which all your juniors are going to read. Hence, you must look your best. Such shoots are generally conducted by professional photographers, and their tricks with the camera can help you get the desired look.
However, the camera and after touches can only enhance the look, but not create a new one altogether. Many times, people don't know what to wear for senior pictures, and they end up choosing totally inappropriate outfits. This story tells you how to choose good outfits, footwear, and accessories for senior pictures.


There are certain things you must keep in mind while going for any senior picture outfit ideas:
  • Be ready with at least five pairs of outfits that fit you well and make you look good.
  • Make sure that you choose a variety of clothing designs and patterns, such as formals, trendy, casuals, etc. Maintain the variety in colors as well.
  • Avoid overtly trendy and loud fabric. Remember that the photo shoot is for a yearbook, and not a fashion magazine.
  • Also, avoid clothes with wordings and pictures, except a logo of the school.
  • Ensure that you feel comfortable in all the outfits.
  • Keep all the outfits ready at least three days before the shoot.

For Guys

Guys should carry at least one formal three piece suit along with a suitable tie. Nothing can beat a nice pair of jeans and t-shirt. A formal shirt and pants is also a timeless classic and one of the popular senior picture ideas for guys. 
They can experiment with a mix and match of clothes, that looks stylish and peppy. They can also add caps, hats, and different types of jackets and blazers to get a unique look.

For Girls

Girls should go for outfits that are not overtly sexy, or which do not show off a lot of skin. This does not mean they have to wear boring clothes. They can choose fashionable, yet descent outfits that look classy. A pair of dark, skinny jeans with a well-fitting top is one of the best senior picture ideas for girls.
They can also go for formal or casual skirts, and experiment with the lengths. A well-fitting black dress is a must for a senior photo shoot. Girls can experiment with different sleeve patterns, neck lines, colors, and basic designs of outfits.
You must also arrange for compatible footwear for each outfit so that you get a complete look.
Make sure that the shoes are polished nicely, and also make sure that laces, socks, etc., are also arranged for in advance. Girls should check if their footwear goes with their clothes properly.
It is advisable to take a trial and check if they are comfortable. You may have to wait in the same shoes on the day of the shoot, so the comfort factor should be stressed on for practicality.
It is important that you pay attention to your accessories as well. Guys should make sure that they have all the belts, ties, tie pins, bags, glasses, handkerchiefs, etc., ready with them. You should see that everything is matching perfectly to your outfit.
Girls should also make sure that their hair accessories, jewelry, bags, belts, scarfs, etc., are arranged properly for each outfit. It is advisable for you to make separate sets of each outfit with relevant accessories so that you do not get confused on the day of the shoot.
With these tips, you are sure to have fun assembling couture for the senior photo shoot. It is also advisable to check with your photographer if anything else needs to be carried for yearbook ideas.
You can also show some photographs of models to your photographer, and see if you can get the similar look. If everything goes well, you'll have some great photographs of yourself.