20 Best Boudoir Poses for Curvy Girls

20 Best Boudoir Poses for Curvy Girls

20 Best Boudoir Poses for Curvy GirlsAll body types deserve to feel sexy in their own skin, just the way they are, right now, today.

But if you have a lot of practice with some body types and not others, it can leave you feeling a bit anxious.

How do you pose curvy girls? How do you flatter their amazing curves from every angle? Or maybe you’ve had experience photographing a variety of body types before but need some new ideas and inspiration for new poses.

If you have found yourself thinking any of the above before, this is your lucky day! Because we’ve compiled a list of our Top 20 Favorite Boudoir Poses for Curvy Girls from awesome photographers from all over.

We like these first two because they’re flattering poses for any body type – any time you can highlight the chest or make a great connection between the woman and the camera is perfect for boudoir photography.

20 Best Boudoir Poses for Curvy Girls

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20 Best Boudoir Poses for Curvy Girls

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Image via Molly Marie Photography


Angelina McDonald of Angelina’s Boudoir Photography

Why we love this: Having your client arch their back is a great way to pull the tummy area flat and tight, and creates a slimming effect. Plus, it pushes the chest out, accentuating the breasts.

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Why we love this: The lighting on this highlights the side of her face, leaving a good majority of the photo in darkness/shadow. This adds a mysterious, seductiveness to the image that we love! 

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Why we love this: A well-fitting corset is an amazing wardrobe item that pulls the body in at the waist, creating an amazing hourglass shape. For curvy girls, the effect can be really noticeable and super sexy! 

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Colin Pittman of Colin Pittman Photography

Why we love this: The lighting here on the front of her body and face really highlights her face and her chest, guiding the viewer’s eyes to those places on the image.

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Why we love this: This prop image is amazing. The soft lighting on her face and chest accentuates that area, while the props give you a glimpse into this woman’s personality. Plus, having the woman hold the hockey stick behind her head pulls her shoulders back, which pushes out the chest.  

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Why we love this: The soft highlights on the face and chest of this image are amazing. Combined with the push-up bra, her chest really becomes the focus.  

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Jess Palatucci of JessPalatucci.com

Why we love this: Many photographers are hesitant to photograph curvy girls straight on, but this image is completely unapologetic. The slight tilt upward of the woman’s chin makes her look defiant and proud (as she should be!), while the tie on the garment she’s wearing brings out her amazing waistline.

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Alaynna Bates of GlamMarr Studios

Why we love this: Taking the image at a lower angle really shows off this woman’s amazing hips and waistline, and the underwear she’s wearing pulls in at the waist and helps show off her hourglass shape.

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Kelly Perona of Hadley Grace Photography

Why we love this: Who doesn’t love a classic pinup-style shot?! Having the woman pull her arms in close to her chest produces that awesome cleavage, and taking the image at this angle allows the viewer to see her sexy low-waisted jeans.

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Leora Sanford of Leora Sanford Photography

Why we love this: This image is almost more of a lifestyle shot since it shows the woman in her robe with coffee. We get the impression she just woke up and is getting ready for the day, which tells the viewer a short story and gives them a glimpse into her life.

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Why we love this: The woman turning to the side a bit has a slimming affect. Coupled with the super cute robe, this is a great pose for any body type.

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Lindsey Coleman of 

Why we love this: This shot is all about the boobs! The pushup bra gives the girls a full, curvaceous look and having the client’s hand with the wedding band in the frame adds a nice personalized touch as well. 

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Madelyn Hamilton of Curvy Captures By Maddy

Why we love this: This shot is a must-do for any body type, as it accentuates and brings focus to the face and cleavage. With the woman biting her nail the way she is, it adds a fun, flirty feel to the image.

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Melissa Adams of Melissa Adams, LLC 

Why we love this: The lighting on this image is gorgeous! The intense contrast between the light and dark sides coupled with the model’s pose gives it a vulnerable feeling.

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Melissa Keith of Studio M Boudoir

Why we love this: This shot is great because it brings out the curve of the body from the shoulders to the waist to the hips. Plus, the way her top fits shows off her tattoo, adding a personalized touch.

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Why we love this: Since the woman in this image is topless, her cleavage is very prominent – and for boudoir, we love this! Having the woman lie on her tummy too can also flatten her midsection creating a slimming illusion since her front side is pressed into the bed.

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Nichole Goldworthy of Nichole Goldworthy Portraits

Why we love this: Another great chest shot! The woman in this image is making great eye contact with the camera, but the photographer was sure to crop it so you could still see her amazing cleavage and pop of pink in the background.

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Why we love this: This is another shot where the women is making great eye contact with the camera and giving us her best ‘come hither’ look. With the way her arms and body are positioned, it also gives her amazing cleavage.

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