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?
Click through to see our favourite church-ready fashion picks to buy now…
Gorgeous girly sleeves and a high neck make this dress ideal for those feeling a little self-conscious. It’s available in two lengths – above-the-knee and midi – to suit every taste and body shape.
For the pastel-averse, a deep jewel-coloured hue like this is the perfect alternative to lighter shades. There are three shades to choose from, but we love this emerald green shade that looks fabulous on most skin tones.
The additional lace cuff and a tapered cut elevates these classic black trousers into occasion-ready must-haves. Pair with the matching top for extra style points.
Finish off your Christening look with this gorgeous fluted sleeve top. Though it looks great with the matching bottoms, any black trousers or pencil skirt will suit the look. You can dare to go bold with your accessories here – think gold earrings, or a strong red lip (or both!)
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.
Shops are awash with floral occasionwear, but if flower print isn’t your thing, look no further than this floaty number from Coast. It’s appropriate for a Christening and much more – nothing beats a multi-purpose frock!
Capped sleeves, 100% silk and an on-trend opening on the back? We’re sold! Keep rest of your look simple with a pair of navy blue trousers or a skirt – this top is the star of the show.
Zara’s new season range is to die for, including this gorgeous cobalt blue dress with a waist tie. The ruffles and pleats soften the bold look, and the belt nips you in at just the right place. Team with black heels and minimal accessories.
Sheer, embellished, sparkly and with a fluted sleeve, this top is bang on-trend and offers an edgier alternative to traditional florals. Pair with black leather trousers or a skirt, spiky heels and a bit of sparkle.
These culottes offer a stylish alternative to a skirt or dress, and look elegant paired with a sheer white blouse and strappy heels. The dark green hue means you can afford to wear bolder accessories like a chunky gold necklace.
Add a little glitz to your ensemble with these classic, yet sparkly, court shoes from Dune. They’ll see you through Christenings, birthday parties and Christmas gatherings, so for less than £100 they’re a total bargain!
Make sure you carry your essentials in style with this embellished clutch from JD Williams. It has enough space for your essentials without adding too much bulk to your look.