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 65+ Trendy Engagement Photo Outfit Ideas For 2023

You'll love these picks for a photo shoot!

Congratulations! He has finally proposed and now it's time to plan a lovely engagement session. Engagement photo is a great way to start it. I know that you’re on the quest to make those photos the perfect match of you and your loved one to show off your personalities. Try to think these questions and you may have some new ideas. What to wear for engagement photoshoot? Do you have common hobby? When and where did you first meet with each other? Everything you need to know about trendy engagement photo outfits ideas, including what to wear and how to get ready for your upcoming engagement seasonal photo, is covered below.

Choosing a location and photographer for an engagement shoot is important, but making the shoot unique through the attire you select is what really makes it fun. Some brides wear formal outfits like wedding day attire, while others show their personal style by donning casual outfits such as jeans and T-shirts or flowy maxi dresses. But, there is no one wrong way to wear for this event, so show off your individual style.

Add Pops of Color

Couples that choose to have their engagement photos taken in a natural setting will look fantastic in muted tones and neutral colors but sometimes a pop of color is just what you need to make your photos sparkle.

Take use of your engagement photo opportunity to express yourself colorfully and creatively
Take use of your engagement photo opportunity to express yourself colorfully and creatively (Cassie Adkins Photography)
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Use this fashionable Fuchsia maxi dress to create the ideal engagement photo shoot
Use this fashionable Fuchsia maxi dress to create the ideal engagement photo shoot (Photos by Ciera)
An elegant blue outfit will highlight your love in your engagement photos
An elegant blue outfit will highlight your love in your engagement photos (Photos by Ciera)
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The magic of your love will shine through in these brightly colored engagement photo dresses
The magic of your love will shine through in these brightly colored engagement photo dresses (Photos by Ciera)
Patterns with a groove to liven up any engagement session
Patterns with a groove to liven up any engagement session (Rent the Runway)
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Wearing this green engagement dress will make for stunning and unforgettable photos
Wearing this green engagement dress will make for stunning and unforgettable photos (Cassie Adkins Photography)
Choose a colorful outfit for your engagement photo to make a statement Consider wearing sandals with a flowy sundress in a striking color like green
Choose a colorful outfit for your engagement photo to make a statement Consider wearing sandals with a flowy sundress in a striking color like green (McKenna Christine Photography)
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Shine in your engagement shots with a magnificent blue dress with a stunning sunflower backdrop and greenery
Shine in your engagement shots with a magnificent blue dress with a stunning sunflower backdrop and greenery (Photos by Ciera)
Wearing something blue for your engagement photo is a timeless choice
Wearing something blue for your engagement photo is a timeless choice (Photos by Ciera)
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Winter Engagement Photo Outfits

It is simple to find fashionable and seasonally appropriate outfit for a winter engagement photo shoot. Wearing a soft sweater, your favorite jeans and a pair of heels is a great casual outfit idea. Leggings in a skin tone with a fleece lining are a great way to keep warm when wearing a dress or skirt. Also, don't forget to bring any warm winter accessories that go with what you plan on wearing just in case!

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This winter engagement photo outfit will keep you warm and stylish while capturing the seasons love
This winter engagement photo outfit will keep you warm and stylish while capturing the seasons love (Photos by Ciera)
Dress warmly for your engagement photos as a way to celebrate your love this winter
Dress warmly for your engagement photos as a way to celebrate your love this winter (Danna Frost Photography)
Dress warmly for your winter engagement photos by pairing a shirt and jacket with jeans and a beautiful pair of boots
Dress warmly for your winter engagement photos by pairing a shirt and jacket with jeans and a beautiful pair of boots (Photos by Ciera)
A picturesque winter wonderland setting for an engagement photo shoot
A picturesque winter wonderland setting for an engagement photo shoot (Photos by Ciera)

Maxi Dress with Floral Prints

The spring and summer are the greatest seasons to wear a floral pattern maxi dress for your engagement photo but they are surprisingly versatile and may be worn all year.

Dress for an engagement photo in a dark bright color and floral print accessorized with high heels and a nice wristwatch
Dress for an engagement photo in a dark bright color and floral print accessorized with high heels and a nice wristwatch (Cassie Adkins Photography)
Add a bit of romanticism and whimsy to your engagement photoshoot with a stunning floral print maxi dress
Add a bit of romanticism and whimsy to your engagement photoshoot with a stunning floral boho maxi dress (Photos by Ciera)
A stunning flower design black maxi dress will add a dash of charm to your engagement picture
A stunning flower design black maxi dress will add a dash of charm to your engagement picture (Photos by Ciera)
Wear this black color with floral prints for a more romantic feel in your engagement photos
Wear this black color with floral prints for a more romantic feel in your engagement photos (Danna Frost Photography)
Enjoy the one you love while taking engagement photos in a beautiful floral dress
Enjoy the one you love while taking engagement photos in a beautiful floral dress (Photos by Ciera)

Simple White Engagement Dress

Dressing in all white for the engagement photos is optional but adds a beautiful touch to the wedding theme.

Dress in all white but make a fashion statement with your earrings for a more refined engagement shot
Dress in all white but make a fashion statement with your earrings for a more refined engagement shot (Cassie Adkins Photography)

Fall Engagement

The fall season is perfect for an engagement photo shoot. You can't go wrong with the weather or general vibe of fall; it's perfect for a romantic backdrop. Choosing the right colors for your fall engagement photo outfits is important. Light colored are best if you want your images to have that classic, eye-catching brightness. If you're going for a more modern, gloomy vibe, darker, more contrasty colors are the way to go.

This fall engagement photo show the couples love while the leaves are changing colors and they are dressed beautifully
This fall engagement photo show the couples love while the leaves are changing colors and they are dressed beautifully (Photos by Ciera)
For brides to be looking for a casual fall engagement photo outfit a white shirt and jeans are the essential pieces
For brides to be looking for a casual fall engagement photo outfit a white shirt and jeans are the essential pieces (Photos by Ciera)
Warm jackets and warm embraces are the perfect complements for a fall engagement session
Warm jackets and warm embraces are the perfect complements for a fall engagement session (Photos by Ciera)
This wonderful engagement photo dress and lovely backdrop captures the beginning of the love tale in the crisp autumn air
This wonderful engagement photo dress and lovely backdrop captures the beginning of the love tale in the crisp autumn air (Photos by Ciera)

Use Accessories

Adding the right accessory can take an outfit from OK to FANTASTIC and sometimes even beyond. Accessories, in general, can brighten up an engagement shoot with some playful uniqueness. You can spice up your engagement outfit with accessories like hats and trendy sunglasses.

Their matching dress and sunglasses for the engagement shoot are picture perfect
Their matching dress and sunglasses for the engagement shoot are picture perfect (Green Wedding Shoes)
You can jazz up your engagement photo outfits by wearing sunglasses
You can jazz up your engagement photo outfits by wearing sunglasses (Mc Kenna Christine Photography)
When planning your engagement session floppy hats are a great simple accessory to bring along
When planning your engagement session floppy hats are a great simple accessory to bring along (Idalia Photography)

Summer Engagement Photos

When planning an engagement photo shoot, summer is by far the most beautiful season. Avoid wearing black in the summer and stick to neutrals or bright accent colors if you're a woman or a man. The beach is the perfect backdrop for artistic and original summer photo sessions.

A summer engagement session would be perfect for this pastel colored outfit
A summer engagement session would be perfect for this pastel colored outfit (Photos by Ciera)
engagement photo outfit ideas perfect for summer or spring month
engagement photo outfit ideas perfect for summer or spring month (Green wedding shoes)
Choose a breezy bohemian inspired maxi dress for your engagement photos this summer if you're planning a casual beach photos
Choose a breezy bohemian inspired maxi dress for your engagement photos this summer if you're planning a casual beach photos (Cassie Adkins Photography)
Enjoy the outdoors beauty with summer engagement photos
Enjoy the outdoors beauty with summer engagement photos (Photos by Ciera)
Stunning engagement photo outfit for the summertime ideal for outdoor on the beach
Stunning engagement photo outfit for the summertime ideal for outdoor on the beach (Green Wedding Shoes)
Enjoy the beauty of your summer love with a breathtaking view and a stunning engagement dress for unforgettable shots
Enjoy the beauty of your summer love with a breathtaking view and a stunning engagement dress for unforgettable shots (Photos by Ciera)
This lovely summer engagement photo outfit is the perfect way to capture the warmth and beauty of your love
This lovely summer engagement photo outfit is the perfect way to capture the warmth and beauty of your love (Courtney Denton Photography)
Celebrate the summer season in a sprightly and romantic sage green engagement outfit
Celebrate the summer season in a sprightly and romantic sage green engagement outfit (Photos by Ciera)
This off the shoulder maxi dress is perfect for those summer engagement photos
This off the shoulder maxi dress is perfect for those summer engagement photos (Photos by Ciera)

Mini Outfit

If you and your fiancé prefer to take things easy during your engagement photoshoot, a mini outfit is a fantastic choice. For women, this may be anything from a denim shorts and a t-shirt to a playful short dress. Men can look good in khaki shorts or trousers and a button-down shirt or polo.

This cute and easy to wear mini outfit is perfect for capturing the happiness and excitement of your engagement shoot
This cute and easy to wear mini outfit is perfect for capturing the happiness and excitement of your engagement shoot (Photos by Ciera)
These fashionable and comfy short engagement dresses are great for making lasting memories in
These fashionable and comfy short engagement dresses are great for making lasting memories in (Photos by Ciera)
Short outfits are a fun way to remember the joy of your engagement shoot
Short outfits are a fun way to remember the joy of your engagement shoot (Photos by Ciera)

Plus Size

Show off your curves while you celebrate your love with these chic outfits for a plus size engagement photo shoot
Show off your curves while you celebrate your love with these chic outfits for a plus size engagement photo shoot (Photos by Ciera)
The plus size floral pattern engagement dress is both fashionable and comfortable making it ideal for taking photos
The plus size floral pattern engagement dress is both fashionable and comfortable making it ideal for taking photos (Photos by Ciera)
This plus size dress is perfect for an elegant and simple engagement photo shoot
This plus size dress is perfect for an elegant and simple engagement photo shoot (Courtney Denton Photography)
Put on a gorgeous plus size bridal white dress and get ready to dazzle in your casual engagement photos
Put on a gorgeous plus size bridal white dress and get ready to dazzle in your casual engagement photos (Photos by Ciera)
These plus size engagement outfit winter photographs can provide you with inspiration for your ideal style from chic dresses to elegant jeans shirts
These plus size engagement outfit winter photographs can provide you with inspiration for your ideal style from chic dresses to elegant jeans shirts (Photos by Ciera)

Engagement Photoshoot

fantastic ideas for engagement photo sessions.
fantastic ideas for engagement photo sessions.
Yellow maxi dresses make very lovely engagement photos.
Yellow maxi dresses make very lovely engagement photos.
Romantic engagement photo shoots ideas on a windy beach
Romantic engagement photo shoots ideas on a windy beach
Frozen heart winter engagement photo ideas
Frozen heart winter engagement photo ideas
Engagement shots in a casual outfit
Engagement shots in a casual outfit
Peach-colored top, white pants and a picture-perfect pose to show engagement ring.
Peach-colored top, white pants and a picture-perfect pose to show engagement ring.
Winter engagement picture with the love of your life wearing warm clothing.
Winter engagement picture with the love of your life wearing warm clothing.
trending romantic engagement photo outfit ideas
trending romantic engagement photo outfit ideas
Posing for an engagement photo while sitting on a field of wildflowers
Posing for an engagement photo while sitting on a field of wildflowers
show off the ring engagement photo ideas
Show off the ring engagement photo ideas
Ideas for engagement photos that feature the couple holding hands and showing the ring.
Ideas for engagement photos that feature the couple holding hands and showing the ring.
Ideas for a relaxed engagement session with closed eyes
Ideas for a relaxed engagement session with closed eyes
Use snowy winter engagement photos as the subject of "Save the Date" coffee mugs.
Use snowy winter engagement photos as the subject of “Save the Date” coffee mugs (pipers Photography)
Romantic engagement photos with closed eyes
Romantic engagement photos with closed eyes
Cute ring shots to include in your engagement photos
Cute ring shots to include in your engagement photos
Playful engagement photos in Joshua Tree
Playful engagement photos in Joshua Tree
fun and playful fall engagement shoot ideas
fun and playful fall engagement shoot ideas
Football-themed engagement photo ideas with customized vows
Football-themed engagement photo ideas with customized vows
cute engagement session in the forest
cute engagement session in the forest
engagement photo ideas with your loved dog
engagement photo ideas with your loved dog
engagement photography with ring
engagement photography with ring
cool ideas for an engagement photo
cool ideas for an engagement photo
Picture of the engaged couple dancing into the sunset
Picture of the engaged couple dancing into the sunset
Pour some champagne into your partner's mouth for an incredible engagement shoot.
Pour some champagne into your partner's mouth for an incredible engagement shoot (Brianna Bender Photography)
City chic engagement shoot with lovely outfit
City chic engagement shoot with lovely outfit (Lori Kennedy Photography)
Christmas themed wintery outfits for your engagement
Christmas themed wintery outfits for your engagement
beach engagement photo ideas
beach engagement photo ideas (Gabriel Conover)
stunning, storybook-worthy, engagement photo ideas
stunning, storybook-worthy, engagement photo ideas

Common FAQs

engagement photo ideas
engagement photo ideas

What is the best outfit to wear for engagement photos?

Long, flowy dresses and skirts look especially stunning in engagement photos. If you and your spouse are a laid-back pair who prefers casual attire, you shouldn't feel pressured to wear something you don't like.

What colors to wear for engagement shoots?

White is a classic, ageless color that looks good on photographs. The use of pastels, sage green, peach, blue, yellow, grays and tans can also create a pictures with a sense of freshness and lightness. Be mindful of the settings in which you intend to shoot your engagement photos.

How do you look thinner in engagement photos?

If you can stand with your body twisted just a bit; this will make you appear more proportionate to the camera. Keep your hips at a little slant and bend your shoulders slightly down toward the photographer.

When taking engagement pictures, how can you feel comfortable?

Your engagement session will go lot more smoothly if you and your partner are laughing and smiling the whole time. Talking about your favorite TV show, sharing  jokes, and expressing real emotion will help you relax and look your best in your portraits.

What time of day should you take engagement photography?

The golden hour is the time of day when light is most favorable for engagement photography. It is the time for taking pictures when the light is most flattering and warm. This varies from 3 to 9 o'clock in the evening depending on the time of year and your location.

Final Thoughts

It's not entirely up to you to make your engagement photo shoot a creative masterpiece. One of the best parts of your married lives together will be the time you spend as engaged couples. Choose a stylish outfit for your engagement photo shoot without compromising your comfort. Focus on your partner, remember what attracted you to them in the first place and ignore the camera to create great images. We hope you found our ideas for what to wear for an engagement photo helpful and we send our best wishes on your upcoming wedding.

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