Mother wearing Free People dress holding her son

Where to buy women’s clothes for photo shoots? [Part 3 of 4]

This is the third part to my 4-part series on where to buy women’s clothing for photo sessions. If you’ve read Part 1 and Part 2, you know that I have yet to mention a brick-and-mortar store. But in this post, I’m featuring one of my favorite ones where you can shop in person or online.

And that store is: Free People

I love the origin story of this store and I love how clear they are in terms of who they’re serving. They have a very specific image of the woman their clothes are targeted for. There are so many options to buy their clothing options. There are over 180 stores across the U.S. and Canada, with 2 right here in San Diego. But beyond that, you can also buy their brand of clothing in over 1,400 specialty stores

Sizes. The dresses range in size from XXS (size 0) to XL (size 16).

Styles. Of all the stores, I’d say there is the widest range of styles from Free People. From the fabrics, the textures, the colors, the patterns, and the fit, these pieces all make a statement. While my go-to recommendation is a maxi dress, Free People has some beautiful jumpsuits. I’m not typically a fan of jumpsuits, mainly because they’re not as flattering on my shorter body type, but the ones here are the best I’ve seen and would photograph so beautifully.

Prices. The maxi dresses, in particular, range in price from around $70 to over $1,000. But in terms of what is typically worn during a photo session, expect to spend between $100 and $200 if you want to go with a maxi dress.

 

 

Mother wearing Free People dress dancing with her son

Mother wearing Free People dress dancing with her son at Sunset Cliffs in San Diego

Mother wearing Free People dress dancing with her son at Sunset Cliffs in San Diego

Kim Belverud in a golden field wearing Free People dress while holding camera

Kim Belveurd in Free People white dress

Yes, that’s me in those last 2 images. I personally like shopping at Free People too (although I promise, no endorsement deals and this is definitely not an ad for them). I just honestly love their beautiful clothes. And because I own these two dresses, they are also part of my client closet, which I will address later on and share with you everything I have in there.

Thank you for reading this post! I hope you stay tuned for the last part of this 4-part series.

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