What you wear for a photo shoot is just as important as other details like how you pose posing, the shoot location, and lighting.

But most people have a hard time figuring out what to wear for a corporate shoot. While there are no hard and fast rules, there are some things you need to keep in mind when selecting the perfect outfit.

Whether you’re preparing for a full corporate photo shoot or just a business headshot, use this blog post as a guide to choosing the right outfit.


If this is a corporate photo shoot, you want to look professional. Remember, you are representing the company, so go with the office look.

For the ladies, a blouse and skirt, a blouse and trousers, or a suit jacket over a shift dress makes a great option.  Women may also wish to consider knits and jersey fabrics, as they lay nicely on the body.  Avoid stiff fabrics that don’t move well.  For men, sport coat, suit, dress shirt, tie, and polished shoes will do just fine. Make sure that your clothes are clean and free of pet hair.  Make sure that the style is current–not trendy, but current.  You may wish to consider bringing a lint roller to your headshot or portrait session.

Colors and patterns

You should be the main focus of the photo. Steer clear from clothing that is busy or has big patterns as they can be distracting. Plain, mid-tone colors like purple, wine, green, and blue are your best choices since they are universally flattering. Stay away from tops in bright colors or flesh tones, unless they’re mostly covered by a jacket.

Lighter colors are ideal for mature individuals. Dark colors may look more professional, but they can draw more attention to your face; thus, making any wrinkles more visible.