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What to wear to a Christening

What to wear to a Christening

It’s an event the whole family turns out for, and usually dressed in classic formalwear! A Christening is typically a religious ceremony but has become increasingly popular and treated as a “name day” of sorts in recent times. Whether you’re shopping for women’s Christening outfits or suiting and smart casual looks for him, we’ve got styling tips for both. This style guide on what to wear for a Christening is perfect for you.

Typically, Christenings are an occasionwear affair, but not as dressy as weddings tend to be. Christening guest outfits are typically modest and in a muted colour palette. From Christening dresses for women to smart suiting for him, we’ve got it all. If a dress code has been specified, this should give you some guidance on how to dress! Christening shoes should also be smart to complement the outfit, so heels and dress shoes are important to consider.

Christening Outfits for Women

Think print for a fresh take on Christening dresses and in this showstopping pink, you’ll make a stylish entrance. Pair with neutral accessories to keep it formalwear-friendly, including high heels and a clutch that’s sophisticated.

Still thinking of dresses to wear to a Christening? If you’re after a modest style, this dress is the perfect option with its longer sleeves and length. The print still makes it a fun option, but in this muted shade, you’ve never looked more put together.

Heading to a Christening in the Summer? Opt for a floatier number that will keep you cool throughout the event. Any lightweight dresses are a great idea and the flowy silhouette makes it a slightly more informal option which is great for a more low key Christening guest dress for any celebrations that aren’t as dressy!

Not into dresses? Go for a jumpsuit! They’re a stylish alternative that’s just as formal as a dress but if you prefer more coverage, a jumpsuit is the way to go. This showstopping jumpsuit is perfect for any sunnier affairs! It’s still a modest choice thanks to the high neck and wide leg.

If you’re wanting an outfit you’ll wear again (and you can bag double the amount of looks from), a co-ord is the one for you. They come in a range of styles too! We love a bold print or colour if you’re wearing a coordinated look as it makes a statement. A co-ord is also a practical choice for any Winter Christening outfits, as you can pick a warmer set in a thicker material.

Christening Outfits for Men

Avoid darker shades for his suiting – lights and neutrals are the way forward whether it’s Summer or Christenings! They’re a day of celebration, so it’s important his suiting fits the tone of the occasion. Suiting is the traditional choice for occasionwear for him, whether he’s after a three-piece or standard jacket and trousers. Grey is a suave shade and in this tailored slim fit, he’ll look smart for the Christening.

Not sure if a suit is too formal? Tone it down with a tee! Men’s Christening outfits don’t need to be challenging or stuffy, and this contemporary twist on a timeless look is an effortless vibe. A navy suit really pops against a white t-shirt. Complete the look with white trainers for the ultimate smart casual vibe, or dress it up a touch with brogues or dress shoes!

Perfect for when a suit really isn’t on the cards, chinos are the ideal smart casual choice. Paired with a shirt and formal shoes, he’ll look effortlessly smart! Opt for a pair of chinos in black or neutral colours to keep it looking formal. Bring character to the outfit with a different colour shirt in a bolder print, or if it’s a Summer Christening, go for a linen shirt with a light-coloured pair of chinos. For the colder months go for a knitted jersey shirt that’s warm but stylish so his outfit for a Christening is practical too!

Feeling prepared? If you were looking for outfits to wear to a Christening, hopefully that has inspired you and helped you realise how many options there are. It mainly depends on compromising your style with the formality of the event (and the venue). It’s key to dress appropriately for the unpredictable weather too – you don’t want to be caught out in the rain wearing a Summer dress with no extra layer handy! Hopefully, you can figure out the formality of the Christening through the venue, and the invitation – there’s no harm in checking to be on the safe side. Next on your list – shopping for christening gifts!