The days, weeks and months after your engagement are a really special time and if you are capturing this moment with a shoot, you might be wondering what engagement photo outfits to go for. These sentimental snaps are a great way to announce your engagement, so you'll want to opt for outfits that make you feel comfortable.
The time of year the engagement photos are being taken will be also be a big indicator on your wardrobe which is why we've sectioned our edit of outfits into seasons. It covers everything from chic winter coats to casual tees and stunning summer engagement shoot dresses.
Whether you and your partner are planning a relaxed shoot or want to dress up in something more formal, here's 27 engagement shoot outfits to inspire you, plus expert advice from Daniel Thomas Photography.
- Winter Engagement Photo Outfits
- Spring Engagement Photo Outfits
- Summer Engagement Photo Outfits
- Autumn Engagement Photo Outfits
- Casual Engagement Photo Outfits
- Men's Engagement Photo Outfits
Winter Engagement Photo Outfits
If your engagement photos are being taken during the festive period, outdoor shoots will require snuggly coats, layers and cosy knits. You can also get away with adding a few touches of sparkle to your outfit just be cautious of how much - you don't want your wardrobe to be the star of the show!
Think jewel tones, such as greens and purple, as well as earthy hues including brown. You could also consider popping on a winter hat or scarf, especially if you are hoping for romantic snow-sprinkled snaps.
1. Sequin Column Skirt - £129, Whistles
Speaking of sequins, this embellished Whistles skirt is ideal for a glitzy New Year's Eve inspired ensemble. Pair with a plain tee like this model has done or a long sleeved knit to keep the look from being too much. It is also available in navy, chocolate and dark green but we think this lighter silver is best suited for an engagement shoot.
Pros & Cons: This style is partially crafted from recycled polyester, giving materials that would have ended up in landfill a new lease of life. Store carefully so the sequins don't get damaged.
2. Printed Plunge Tiered Midaxi Dress - £129, Coast
You can still wear a floral dress in winter just opt for darker colours and long sleeves. This design from Coast ticks both those boxes and is a really flattering pick thanks to the tiered skirt and plunge neckline. We would wear this with boots and your favourite coat over your shoulders.
Pros & Cons: If you aren't a fan of low necklines, pair with a black cami underneath. The pops of blue really make this outfit stand out.
3. Plus Faux Fur Longline Coat - £70, Boohoo
On the hunt for an affordable coat for your winter engagement shoot? Boohoo's faux fur longline beauty is perfect! Not only is it soft, cosy and a glorious shade of emerald green, it's a bargain at just £70. It also comes in black.
Pros & Cons: The dark green gives some colour to your outfit while still being neutral. It is best suited to be worn on dry, crisp winter days.
4. Oaklee Blazer Jumpsuit - £82, Pretty Lavish
A blazer jumpsuit is the ideal combination of a relaxed and formal outfit. We adore this brown style from Pretty Lavish as it has a flattering wide waistband and silhouette skimming trousers. Pair with gold jewellery for a chic look.
Pros & Cons: Petite people may wish to wear this jumpsuit with heels or flats with platform soles as the trousers come up long. This colour is flattering on all skin tones.
5. Rhinestone Bow Knit Cardigan - £24.99, H&M
H&M offers trend-led pieces that you can wear all season long - this knit cardigan is a winter wardrobe staple that has been given a festive upgrade in the form of adorable rhinestone bow buttons. It adds a special touch to the outfit making it perfect for an engagement shoot.
Pros & Cons: The inclusive size range means it'll suit all body types. You might want to wear a tee underneath if you are planning an outdoor shoot in chillier weather.
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Spring Engagement Photo Outfits
As the weather starts to get a little warmer in spring, consider cute co-ords and pretty pastels. We would still recommend going for longer line dresses, trousers or full sleeves as the temperature can be a little unpredictable but soft hues will look gorgeous against blue skies and budding blooms.
6. Linen Co-Ord Top & Trouser - £59 & £89, Coast
This linen co-ord from Coast is playful and fun which is ideal if that is just like your personality. The wide leg trousers will keep you warm and the crop keeps the look cool - if you spy clouds on the forecast simply pop a blazer on.
Pros & Cons: This outfit is best suited for those with a smaller chest as the crop fabric can be restricting. You could always switch the trousers and top up to suit your style and fit.
7. Strappy Lace Midaxi Dress - £89, Oasis
This Coast dress simply screams spring thanks to the lemon yellow colour and pretty lace fabric. It'll add a timeless feel to your engagement shoot and can be dressed up or down. If you are after a formal look pair with heels and for something more relaxed, stick to flats or even barefoot.
Pros & Cons: The romantic and feminine fabric is stunning. Be careful when putting this dress on as it is delicate and could catch on accessories.
8. Tie-Belt Satin Dress - £34.99, H&M
Another pretty pastel pick is this satin dress from H&M. It looks and feels fabulous, and the long sleeves are ideal for a slightly cooler day. The tie-belt will cinch you in at the waist or you could leave it loose for a relaxed finish. It is also available in light pink, burgundy and black.
Pros & Cons: Reviews state that the colour of this dress is beautiful. The zip is a little tricky to do up on your own so make sure you have company while you're getting ready.
9. Boucle Check Shift Mini Dress - £42, River Island
Boucle is often associated with the colder seasons but we think if you wear this mini number from River Island with bare legs, it'll work wonderfully for spring too. The pink colour adds some interest and it looks lovely when contrasted against a dark under-top.
Pros & Cons: You'll get so much wear out of this dress as it can be re-worn in all seasons - simply pop on a pair of tights. Ensure you buy your true size or size up as the fabric has no stretch.
Summer Engagement Photo Outfits
Summer is a lovely time of year to have your engagement photo shoot - the warmer weather means outdoor snaps are a breeze and it opens up lots of locations. How about a trip to the beach, or a park backdrop?
Go for breathable fabrics like cotton and linen, and styles that you won't feel constricted in. This is the perfect time of year to show off a chic and casual style.
10. Premium Satin Split Leg Trousers - £119, Coast
Just because it is summer doesn't necessarily mean it's going to be scorching hot. These satin trousers are a brilliant buy as they are super versatile so you can decide on the day whether to opt for a strapless top or something with more coverage. The neutral colour is lovely and the side slits will keep you cool.
Pros & Cons: They are on the pricey side but the quality of the fabric is amazing. Be careful not to snag the delicate satin!
11. Flock Spot Tiered Midi Dress - £110, Little Mistress
An engagement shoot dress that is reminiscent of a wedding dress can totally work and give a lovely nod of what's to come. This design from Little Mistress features a gorgeous polka dot pattern and a flattering tiered skirt that'll mean you're on-trend. Oh, and don't get us started on that halter neck!
Pros & Cons: As well as looking amazing, this is a comfortable pick too. The timeless print will never go out of style.
12. Dip Back Organza Dress - £149, Coast
Florals for summer are a no-brainer and this dress from Coast is spectacular. It is on the statement side if that is your style, but can easily be dressed down with flat sandals and tousled hair. The hidden dip back ensures it looks amazing from all angles.
Pros & Cons: Make sure you liase with your partner pre-photo shoot so you don't show up in clashing prints. The ruffled hemline is so pretty and the perfect design to pair with killer shoes.
13. Tile Print Smock Midi Dress - £48, Little Mistress
Shorter hemlines are brilliant for summer engagement shoots but if you don't want to show too much skin, this tile print dress from Vogue William's edit at Little Mistress is ideal. The gorgeous colour will match a cloudless blue sky and the pretty pattern is vibrant without being in your face.
Pros & Cons: The smock style dress is seriously on-trend but if you prefer a more figure-hugging fit, simply pop a neutral coloured belt around your waist.
Autumn Engagement Photo Outfits
Crunchy leaves, cosy jumpers and crisp air - autumn engagement photo shoots are really romantic and a lovely time of year to capture that 'just engaged' feeling. Stick to a neutral colour palette to fit in with your surroundings, with browns, creams, orange and green working well.
We recommend having a coat on stand-by just in case the weather takes a turn and remembering that when it comes to autumn dressing in the UK, layers are your best friend!
14. Check Wool Blend Jumper - £119, Whistles
Keep your look cool yet casual with this check knit jumper from Whistles. It can be paired with jeans or a skirt depending on your style, but either way it'll look effortlessly chic. Better yet, you'll feel super comfortable in this piece if you haven't had professional photographs taken before.
Pros & Cons: The vibrant pattern means this looks works best when accessories are kept to a minimum. It is crafted from a soft, responsible wool blend - you'll be warm but not sweating.
15. Shimmer Wrap Trouser Jumpsuit - £159, Coast
For a slightly more formal autumn engagement photo outfit, consider Coast's shimmer wrap jumpsuit. You won't have to worry about your outfit during the shoot as this comfy fit is an all-in-one. The tie-belt adds a flattering finish.
Pros & Cons: The darker shade of this outfit gives it a sophisticated and elegant look but add a lighter coat or jacket to brighten it up if that is your preference.
16. Tie Waist Check Coat - £80, Chi Chi London
An excellent coat is a staple for any autumn wardrobe and we think we may have just found this year's contender for the top spot at Chi Chi London. This check brown coat will go over any outfit as a complementary cover-up and it's a bargain at just £80. See even more engagement shoot appropriate coats here.
Pros & Cons: The classic style means it'll be flattering on all body types but be mindful if you are on the shorter side that it'll come up a little longer than mid-length.
17. Plisse Midi Shirt Dress - £35, Boohoo
We are mesmerized by the amazing pattern on this Boohoo dress. The shirt style keeps the look formal but the loose-fitting silhouette means you'll still be completely comfortable all day. It's a great price at just £35.
Pros & Cons: Be careful where you stand when wearing this dress - you don't want to disappear into the leafy backdrop! Get your hands on this beauty quick as we're predicting a sell-out.
18. Presley High Neck Knit Top - £48, Pretty Lavish
Stick to traditional autumnal colours with this unique top from Pretty Lavish. It is crafted from a light knit fabric so is breathable but will still keep you warm and the soft colour tone will flatter everyone. We love it paired with light blue jeans, but it also comes with a matching orange skirt.
Pros & Cons: The neckline on this top is very unusual which makes for a unique and beautiful finish. If you think your shoulder will be chilly, slip a blazer or jacket over the top.
Causal Engagement Photo Outfits
Your engagement photo shoot should be reflective of you and your partner so if you don't feel comfortable in formal-wear, stick to casual attire. Choosing an outfit that makes you feel like the best version of yourself is important, whether that means a plain tee or joggers.
19. Ember Linen Mix Pocket Tee - £49, Whistles
We adore the idea of matching with your partner in a simple tee and jeans for your engagement photo shoot. Choose a good quality t-shirt, like this one from Whistles, as it'll have a lovely fit to it and won't be see-through.
Pros & Cons: £45 might seem like a lot for a plain white t-shirt but trust us, it'll be a basic in your wardrobe for years to come. It is an investment that is definitely worth it - especially for an engagement shoot.
20. Roll Neck Belted Knitted Dress - £30, Boohoo
Keep things comfy yet cool in this knitted dress from Boohoo. The soft green colour is glorious and the ribbed fabric and tie belt will draw the eye down for a flattering finish. You won't want to take this super-soft piece off!
Pros & Cons: This dress is best worn in cooler seasons as you might feel a little warm in a roll neck in summer. It also comes in black if that is more your taste.
21. Caprice Cable Knit Roll Neck Jumper - £55, Pretty Lavish
Another knit buy is this classic jumper from Pretty Lavish. It's a design that looks great on everyone and will make for a lovely, neutral addition to your engagement shoot. You can pretty much pair it with whatever suits your style but we love how this model has paired it with light denim.
Pros & Cons: The side slit gives an element of interest to this traditional design. It is also available in cream for a lighter look.
22. Camel Clash Jumper & Jogger - £79 & £79, Never Fully Dressed
Yes, you can absolutely wear a jogging set to your engagement shoot - as long as it is as chic as this Never Fully Dressed ensemble. The sleeves add an interesting element to the look and the tapered trousers stop it from looking too slouchy.
Pros & Cons: It is an investment piece but it is made from high quality knit that will stretch for a comfortable fit.
Men's Engagement Photo Outfits
From classic coats, to stylish jackets and formal suits, men's engagement photo outfits are all about feeling your authentic self. The picks below will fit every individual style and setting and you can mix and match these pieces with your favourite clothing already in your wardrobe.
23. Double Breasted Overcoat - £50, Boohoo
You can't go wrong with a smart, black coat to add some sophistication to you outfit. This buy from Boohoo shows you don't have to break the bank to get a stylish choice - it's only £50! It will quite literally go with anything, making it a great pick to match your partner's outfit.
Pros & Cons: If you are pet owners, keep this coat well away from any furry friends before the big day. The inclusive sizing means you can find a comfortable fit, even when layering.
24. Stone Check Long Sleeve Shirt - £24.99, New Look
If the engagement shoot theme is smart-causal and you're wondering what the heck that means, this long sleeve check shirt from New Look fits the bill. It can be worn buttoned up on its own or over the top of a plain tee. Pair with straight leg trousers and trainers for an effortlessly cool look.
Pros & Cons: New Look offer amazing quality pieces at a brilliant price. Make sure the check print won't clash with what your partner is wearing.
25. Smart Texture Roll Neck Jumper - £22, Boohoo
Getting snapped in the colder seasons? Snuggle up to your partner in this roll neck jumper from Boohoo. The simple colour means it won't draw any attention away from yourself and it keeps your looking classy and elegant. You could always incorporate a pop of colour with your trousers or a jacket.
Pros & Cons: This jumper is a light-weight knit so you may want to pair it with a coat for an outdoor shoot. The high roll collar is fitted to flatter.
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26. Striped Crew Neck Sweatshirt - £32, Marks & Spencer
If you are wanting to wear a pattern, it is recommended to go for something subtle like this striped jumper from Marks & Spencer. The stripes are wide, meaning they won't distract and the navy and cream colour keeps things neutral.
Pros & Cons: Marks & Spencer is synonymous for high quality wear. The inclusive size range means you can find your perfect fit.
27. Skinny Fit Suit - £90 & £45, River Island
You might not want to fork out hundreds on a suit for your engagement shoot but you can nab yourself a stylish suit without scrimping on style from River Island. This navy blue number has a fashion-forward fitted finish and comes in black, burgundy and pink.
Pros & Cons: As this is a skinny fit, buy true to size or if you want some wiggle room, size up. You can easily dress this suit up with a collared shirt for more formal attire.
How to Choose Engagement Shoot Outfits?
If you are strictly a jeans and a tee kind of couple, don't drastically mix it up for your engagement shoot because you feel you have to. "Wear clothes that reflect who you are as a person - don't wear smart, formal clothes if you are always dressed casually in your day-to-day life," explains Daniel, from Daniel Thomas Photography.
How Many Outfits for Engagement Photos?
Don't treat your engagement shoot as a full-fledged fashion shoot - it'll over compilate things and you may feel flustered. "I'd I'd stick with two outfits as a maximum but one will more than do," recommends Daniel.
"However, if you do want different looks, the second outfit should be about layering to complement your first outfit. For example, if the first outfit is jeans and a t-shirt then the second outfit could be a jumper and a gilet to add on top."
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