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Dressed for Newborn Bliss: The KBP Weekly Round-Up

I recently launched our weekly round-up of camera-flattering newborn dresses on Instagram and have decided to bring it to our blog for easier linking.

The most frequently asked question I get on social media is “What to wear for newborn pictures?”

Choosing the right dress is crucial when prepping for your newborn’s photo session. Not only should it flatter your postpartum figure, but it should also keep you feeling confident as you pose with your little one. Here are our top tips for selecting the perfect mom dress:

  1. Waist Definition Look for styles that cinch at your natural waistline, like dresses with belted details or structured bodices. A well-defined waist can create a flattering silhouette and highlight your curves.
  2. Minimal Fabric
    Avoid excess fabric or billowing materials that can add unnecessary volume. Instead, opt for dresses that skim your silhouette without abundant extra material. This will prevent bulky fabrics from distracting from your newborn.
  3. Volume Sleeves If you want to create the illusion of a smaller waist, consider dresses with voluminous sleeves. The added arm volume can balance your proportions and draw the eye inward, emphasizing your waistline.
  4. Soft, Neutral Tones Regarding newborn photography, soft, neutral colors like blush, ivory, or pale blue are perfect for focusing on your baby’s delicate features without overpowering the overall aesthetic.
  5. Luxurious Texture Add visual interest to your portraits by selecting dresses with beautiful textures like lace, chiffon, or delicate embroidery. These dimensional fabrics can elevate your look while complementing the overall aesthetic.

Client Closet Perk For moms who book with our studio, we offer the convenience of a client closet featuring a curated selection of dresses with all these figure-flattering features. Simply try on options until you find the perfect dress for your newborn session – it’s that easy!

By following these tips and taking advantage of our client closet, you’ll be able to find a dress that flatters your figure, compliments your newborn, and keeps you feeling confident throughout your memorable photography experience.

Here is this week’s favorite finds: Click the image to buy

I’m Katrina


Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am Katrina Barrow, owner of Katrina Barrow Photography. In this little space, I share my favorite portraits from sessions, tips on motherhood, interiors, travel and more.  

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