What should I wear?
 

Headshots

It is best to choose solid colors in a medium shade. No patterns, stripes, or strong textures. Nothing to distract the viewer from your face. Long or three-quarter sleeves are best.  Wear something that matches or compliments your eye color to draw more attention to the eyes. Makeup, if worn, should not be overly dramatic unless that is your usual look. It is best to avoid heavy or flashy jewelry. 

Formal Portraits

It is best to choose solid colors in a medium shade. No patterns, stripes, or strong textures. Nothing to distract the viewer from your face. Long or three-quarter sleeves are best. Baggy or boxy, oversized clothing will make you look heavier. V-neck tops can be slimming. All black or all white can work for specific more dramatic images but are not the best choice for most people.  Wear something that matches or compliments your eye color to draw more attention to the eyes. Makeup, if worn, should not be overly dramatic unless that is your usual look. In most cases, it is best to avoid heavy or flashy jewelry.  Shoes are important only if you are choosing a full-length image. Consider a manicure or at least be sure your nails are clean and trimmed and apply hand moisturizer if needed.

Lifestyle

Fewer restrictions on patterns and colors here, but remember the photo is about you, not your wardrobe. Accessories are fine if they fit with your look and don't distract the viewer from your face. Wear something that makes you feel confident, comfortable, and fits the look you want. Consider something that matches or compliments your eye color to draw more attention to the eyes. In most cases, it is best to avoid heavy or flashy jewelry.  Shoes are important only if you are choosing a full-length image. Consider a manicure or at least be sure your nails are clean and trimmed and apply hand moisturizer if needed.