What To Wear To A Christening

Looking for the perfect outfit, cover-up, dress or shoes to wear to a christening? We've got you covered...

With a another royal on the way, it seems the country has got babies on the brain. From the gender to names to presents, we can barely contain our excitement for the new Windsor addition. With that said, we think it’s only right that we should get our christening attire up to scratch.

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 getting the Vicar all flustered. 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?

Leave the pastels for spring and don’t be afraid to be a bit more daring by braving bright prints and vibrant hues that will make you stand out. After all, it doesn’t really matter if you upstage a baby.

Click through to see our favourite church-ready fashion picks to buy now…

Think outside the box and style it out in a luxe suit. Velvet is the fabric of the season, so you’ll be bang on trend in this Zara duo.

Blazer, £89.99, Trousers, £69.99, both Zara

Unlike a wedding, it’s perfectly acceptable to wear white. We love this jeweled blouse from H&M. Team with flattering navy trousers and finish with silver accessories.

Blouse, £34.9, H&M

Much like white, black is also a tricky colour to pull off for church based events. With bold pops of red, this dress from Hobbs is a great investment piece that will last you for years.

Dress, £179, Hobbs

For the most regal look, make like the Duchess of Cambridge an opt for her go to piece, the coat-dress. In striking fuschia, finish with matching accessories and wear a patterned dress underneath.

Coat, £265, Jigsaw

Leopard is the print of the season, so make a statement in this skirt from LK Bennett. The pencil cut is ultra flattering for curvier shapes.

Skirt, £225, LK Bennett

 

If super high heels aren’t your thing, then you need to check out these sparkly numbers from M&S. Looking like they’ve stepped straight out of a fairy-tale, the low heel means you’ll last longer than midnight.

Heels, £35, M&S

Ditch the fascinator and dated hats, and take inspiration from Princess Eugienie’s wedding by choosing a more fashion friendly headband. Ideal if you want to up the ante on a plain dress.

Headband, £28, Anthropologie

 

Be the envy of all in this striking dress from Whistles. Let the dress do all of the talking and partner with plain black accessories. A wardrobe must-have that you can recycle for many events to come.

Dress, £199, Whistles

Not a dress person? No problem. A tailored jumpsuit is your go-to for easy style. This monochrome one from Oasis will work wonders for slimming down curvier hips.

Jumpsuit, £60, Oasis

A super bright blouse will transform your outfit from drab to fab in seconds. We love London based brand Rixo. Full of timeless pieces that everyone will go gaga over.

Blouse, £175, Rixo at Harrods

Make for these metallic trousers to stand out for all of the right reasons. Team with a long-line black blazer and simple blouse for an oh so chic ensemble.

Trousers, £79, & Other Stories

 

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