The 5 Most Photogenic Types Of Clothing You Can Wear

Posted on 23-01-2017 by Audrey Ong




I’m usually a boyfriend jeans or midi shift dress kinda girl (life is great when you can eat as much as you want without feeling like you’re going to burst out of your clothes) except for when I’m attending events where I know I’ll be taking lots of photos. I’ve had my fair share of really terrible vacation photos when I obviously dressed for comfort and looked like I might have been in the early stages of pregnancy. 


Thankfully, I’ve learned my lesson and want to share with you the pieces that are super flattering and always photograph well. Keep these in mind the next time you’re attending a party or packing for a vacay! 



A Fitted Top 

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Oversized sweaters are my go-to 4 out of 7 days of the week (one of the perks of working in a creative office) because they’re just so damn comfortable! While a comfy oversized tee or sweater might be perfect for lazy weekends, they’re not exactly photogenic. If you’re going to be photographed, a snug top in a light fabric is the way to go. It’ll avoid adding unnecessary bulk to your frame. 



Statement Earrings 

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For a beautiful selfie, all you need is a swipe of lipstick and a pair of unique earrings. Statement earrings will frame your face and catch the light, which will help to brighten up your overall complexion.



Nude Heels

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There’s a reason why nude heels are a favourite on all red carpet events. Wearing nude heels that blend in with your skin tone will elongate your legs, which will create the illusion that you’re taller and leaner than you really are. 

Wearing heels all day is no easy feat, so, check out our high-heel hacks every woman should know. It’ll change your life!


If you’re really not into wearing heels but are unfortunately vertically challenged, not to worry! We’ve got 4 secrets to looking taller in photos that don’t involve high-heels. 



A Collared Shirt 

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Besides being an amazing layering piece, the classic button-up shirt is extremely flattering in photographs. When the top few buttons are left undone, it creates a “V” shape that elongates your upper body, which will fake a slimmer and longer upper body. This is one of the secrets to dressing to look taller than you really are, for more tips and tricks, read this.



High-Waisted Flared Pants 

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Sure, skinny jeans may be a “classic” in your wardrobe but they’re not very forgiving when photographed. To create a streamlined look, pair high-waisted wide-legged trousers with a fitted top. You’ll appear slimmer and taller! 


If you want to perfect your makeup for the camera, we’ve got 3 makeup tips to look more photogenic. We've also got the tips and tricks every girl must know to always look amazing in photos.

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Audrey Ong
Audrey is a crazy cat lady, recovering nail biter and an impulsive shopper. Oh, she happens to be the content lead for this website too. You can follow her and her adorable cat on Instagram @audreyongy

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