One of the many benefits to being engaged is that there is always an excuse to go shopping.  A shower, a party, a tea…there is always something going on where you need a special something.  Your engagement shoot is one event of you will definitely want to put some thought into what you are wearing. 

The best inspiration for your engagement session can be summed up into three words: Classic. Timeless. Ladylike.

Here are some ideas all under 150 bucks:

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Top Row : French Connection “Something Special Dress”; DKNYC Surplice System Dress; Lauren by Ralph Lauren Dress "Kiersten" Empire Waist Matte Jersey Dress
Bottom Row :  Lauren by Ralph Lauren Dress "Shakira" Wrap Jersey Dress, French Connection "Sophie" Sweater Dress, Tahari ASL Exclusively for Bloomingdale's "Jane" Stretch Sheath Dress {Okay, so this is $158, but it is, so Jackie-O I had to include it!}

And, if money was no object, we would consider these:

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Top Row : DKNY Satin Strapless Dress; Black Halo "Eva" Mini Ruffled Sheath Dress;  Robert Rodriguez Silk Belted Bow Dress {fits like a glove!}
Bottom Row : Diane von Furstenberg "Thane" Wool Dress; Cynthia Steffe "Zuzanna" Dress; Catherine Malandrino "Irina" Cashmere Dress

So just remember these three little things:

1.Kill the jeans: Yes, the 80s are back, but the white tee shirt and jeans look is a thing of the past.  You are going to want your pictures to look crisp and fresh. Nothing that resembles a evening gown, but something that you would wear to a nice dinner or to “meet the parents” is appropriate.

2. Solid colors: I love prints, however, prints are not the place for your engagement shoot.  Your photographer will want to capture, you, your fi, and the beautiful location you have chosen, and a printed ensemble will add a diversion to your image.

3.  Weather : Summer dress with snow on the ground?  I think not.  Make sure you pick something that you will be comfortable wearing, and matches the environment in which  you will be photographed.  Boots will look adorable amoung the colored, fallen leaves, but silly next to the beach.

What fun!  Enjoy your engagement session!