Looking for the perfect outfit, cover-up, clutch or shoes to wear to a christening? We've got you covered...
Wondering what to wear to a christening? Well, don’t worry – whether you’re on the lookout for the perfect outfit, cover-up, clutch or shoes, we’ve got you covered.
Dressing for a christening is much like dressing for a wedding, i.e. you can treat it as an excuse to dress up in your finest occasion wear, but you’ll still have to make sure it’s comfy enough to see you through a long day. Christening outfits should strike the right balance between put-together polish and laid-back luxe. However, you can throw those old colour rules and superstitions out of the window. Which means that, from a fashion point of view, you’re allowed to wear whatever makes you feel fabulous, be it white, black, red or lime green. Hurrah!
We would advise you not to hitch your hemline up too far above the knee, though – no one wants to be responsible for giving the vicar a heart attack, after all. But most importantly? Choose items that suit your own shape and personal style. You are wearing the piece, not the other way around. If you’re more comfortable in trousers, don’t feel you have to opt for a dress. If you usually play it safe, though, why not take the opportunity to step outside your comfort zone? If you love trousers, you might just find you love jumpsuits even more – well, they put an end to all that umming and ahhing about what to wear on top, don’t they?
Soft blush, nude and grey tones are always winners, and work for all complexions. However, don’t be afraid to be a bit more daring and try bright, vibrant hues that will make you stand out – after all, it doesn’t really matter if you upstage a baby, does it?
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Stand out in style with this fitted jacquard dress from Next. At only £68, this piece is a complete steal. If yellow is a bit too bright for you, then simply down play it by adding a cream blazer.
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Arm conscious? This beautiful blush top will take you to church in style. Team with the matching skirt if you want to turn heads, or pair with softly tailored grey or cream trousers.
Worried about under- or over-dressing? You can’t go wrong with this lace midi skirt, which strikes precisely the right balance. The soft blush hue will light up almost every complexion. If you don’t fancy teaming it with the matching top, try a silk shirt.
Off the shoulder, slight skirt slit and fabulously fitted; this dress from Zara will enhance your curves in all of the right places. Keep it on trend by partnering with a gingham printed bag and black pointed heels.
So pretty…and perfect for a curvier bottom and hips, as the loose shape won?t cling. One you?ll wear again and again! Team with a cream blouse and nude heels for a classic and chic outfit.
Be fashion forward and wear a pair of trendy culottes. They are comfier than tailored trousers and more on trend. The silky material on this pair from Jigsaw gives them a fancier finish. Wear with a lace blouse and cream court shoes.
Up the fashion ante with a black jumpsuit – a great way of balancing out and slimming your silhouette. The two floral motifs on this one from Jaeger add that feminine touch. Going bold on accessories is a great way of brightening it up if you are craving some colour.
Sometimes all you need is one item to rev up a simple piece that you already own. Layer this floral blazer over a cream dress to create a smart and summery look. The tie-up sleeves means that it is totally on trend.
Take centre stage with this embellished top from Coast. Slightly cropped tops are great leg-lengtheners when teamed with a pair of high-waist trousers. Complete your look with gold accessories for the most expensive finish.
3D florals are huge on the accessories front for SS17. We love these pointed block heels from Ted Baker as they look so ?grown up?. For complete comfort from day to night, always choose a block midi heel. The larger surface area on the heel means that your weight is distributed more evenly, so the pressure isn?t just on one point.
This electric blue skirt from Mango will help define your waist with its high-tie style, then skim over hips. Easy-wear length to just below the knee. Style with a bright printed shirt with touches of electric blue to blend the outfit together.
With elegant fluted sleeves and a fit and flare design, this dress is ideal for arm coverage and emphasising an hourglass shape. With large graphic magnolia motifs at the bottom, this piece is a more modern way of approaching florals. Silver court heels would be the perfect shoe.
This on trend daisy embroidered dress with Bardot neckline falls just below the knee, so it’s the perfect length for a christening on a warm summer day. Team with a light summer shawl or scarf to cover your shoulders for the ceremony, and then it can be easily popped away for the reception.