What Women Should Wear for their Business Headshots

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You thought dressing up for a hot date was important, but none compares to this day. These

images will BRAND you. Branding is an outward expression of how you feel inside. So

whatever you wear, it better be YOU. Don’t be anyone else, be who YOU want to be.

What to Wear ­ Everyone

  •  Wear clothes that are comfortable and that make you look great
  •  Make sure your jacket and shirt fit you well. A poor fitting jacket or shirt will be obvious in the photos (especially around the neck)
  •  Don’t overdress
  •  Turtlenecks are almost always a bad idea (since they crowd the face)
  •  Clothes should be neatly pressed and should look new or like new
  •  Avoid busy patterns and large lines/stripes
  •  Blue/green/turquoise shirts/blouses or accents can help emphasize blue/green/hazel eyes
  •  Read Business Clothing ­ Color Psychology and Your Business Clothing
  • What to Wear ­ Women
  •  Avoid big prints and busy patterns
  •  Different necklines will change the apparent shape of your face. Bring a variety different shirts/blouses to see what works best
  •  For a no­jacket casual look, bring various colored blouses ­ ideally darker than your skin tone
  •  Be stylish and fashionable, but remember the picture is about your face and not your clothes or jewelry
  •  Sleeveless tops/dresses can draw attention to your shoulders/arms. Consider bringing items with a variety of different sleeves
  •  Remember: Select and wear clothes that make you feel comfortable. Select something that makes you look and feel good.


  •  Keep jewelry extremely simple ­ small is better
  •  Avoid jewelry that would distract from your face or that looks dated
  •  The picture is about your face, not your jewelry
  •  Consider if facial piercings or multiple ear piercings are appropriate for where your photo will be displayed
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