Our Top 6 Shops to Find the Perfect Photo Session Dress

Family on beach. Dress from Rent the Runway
Dress from Rent the Runway

Some of the common questions we get from women who have booked a session with us is “What should I wear?” or “Are there any places you recommend for dresses?”

Here are 6 shops we recommend for beautiful dresses in a variety of styles. This is NOT a sponsored post. We’ve used these shops and have enjoyed their products. This list can be a starting point for you to find the PERFECT dress that will look great in your photos.

Dress from PinkBlush

This online shop may be known for their great Maternity clothes, however, they also have a Women’s section for those who are not looking for Maternity wear. I find that they carry a great selection of maxi dresses which are my absolute favorite for photo sessions.

✓ Plus sizes available
✓ Bump and Nursing friendly options

Dress from JessaKae

I absolutely love this online boutique. They are known for carrying the cutest florals and lace dresses. They have a “special occasion” section if you’re going for a formal look. Many of their dresses are bump friendly and they also carry plus sizes. They frequently have sales so keep your eye out if you have a smaller budget.

✓ Plus sizes available
✓ Bump and Nursing friendly options
✓ Frequent sales for the budget-conscious

If you’re looking for a name-brand/high-end dress for less, this is the place to go. You can search many designer dresses and can rent them for your session. Searches can be filtered by price range, style, and color.

✓ Plus sizes available
✓ Maternity options

Another online boutique that I love. Here you can find a wide variety of dresses. If you’re going for that “boho” look, you will find many options here.

✓ Plus sizes available
✓ Bump and Nursing friendly options
✓ Frequent sales for the budget-conscious

If you are looking for something fast, and not a fan of shopping online, you can usually find something here. For the past few years they have consistently been releasing super cute dresses. If you’re on the hunt for a fall dress and want to try it before you buy it – you can’t beat the in-store experience.

✓ Limited plus sizes available
✓ Maternity section is hit or miss
✓ Try before you buy

Dress from Amazon

I know this sounds crazy, but you can find some pretty great dresses on AMAZON! If you have Prime, even better! The return process is painless, simple, and free. If you don’t like the dress, no pressure. I own a few of these and love them. They are comfortable, flowy, and photograph well. Did you see the price?! So affordable! My only suggestion is to read the reviews on sizing, sometimes you need to size up with these dresses.

✓ Plus sizes available
✓ Maternity available
✓ Sizes tend to run small
✓ Easy returns if you’re a PRIME member

Have you found a dress you love, but haven’t booked a session yet?
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