Ghost Mannequin for Swimwear: All in the Details

One might think it would be pretty easy to style swimwear as a ghost mannequin, however, a lot of detailed styling is required of swimwear.

As noted in Blog Flats vs Ghost, we suggest that swimwear is styled as a ghost mannequin so the shape is accentuated and all cut-outs are highlighted. Even after that decision, there are still plenty of styling decisions that your photographer/studio should clarify with you ahead of your shoot. 

For example: Do you want the back straps on a bikini top to be visible from your front shot?  Do you want to see the return on the shoulder straps?  Do you want your neck strings tied in a bows?

 Options for styling swimwear

Options for styling swimwear

A Ghost Mannequin image normally include the inside waistband/neckline so for a true ghost swimwear shot, do you want to see the fabric on the inside of the swimsuit visible in the front shot?

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Lastly, when there are lots of straps on a piece of swimwear, usually a front shot is sufficient. In these image we show you the front and back, however you can see that all of those sexy straps get communicated on the front shot and the back shot didn’t add much. Therefore, save the time/money and just get really good front shots. 

 Front and back shots.

Front and back shots.