Though the day of the Christening may primarily be centred around your new arrival, it’s as much about you as it is them. Being the mother of the baby is celebrated just as much, after all, you did do all the hard work!
Your child's baptism, christening or naming day is a special occasion and should be celebrated as their first milestone event. While your little one will be dressed in their adorable christening outfit you’ve probably been planning for months, we’re here to make sure you don’t forget to treat yourself.
You deserve to feel just as great on this day and ready for every picture moment because there will be many.
What to consider for your christening day outfit:
Practicality – at the time of your baby’s christening you may be breastfeeding, and a baby doesn’t care what day it is if they’re hungry, they’re hungry. Make feeding as practical as possible by choosing a two-piece, whether it be a suit or skirt and top co-ord. Or even better, choose a dress with nursing access.
Comfort – you’re going to want to be comfortable, having most likely organised the whole event you’ll be running around making sure everything is running smoothly, and with a little baby to look after you won’t want a restricting outfit.
Weather – christenings can happen all year round so really take note of the weather on the day. Pick flowing and breathable material for a warm summer’s day and opt for something with longer sleeves or a maxi dress for the colder months. Churches can get really hot in the summer, so come prepared with a portable fan!
Ready to find the perfect outfit for your little one’s special day? We’ve highlighted a selection of our top picks for your baby’s christening, from flowing summer maxi dresses to gorgeous, tailored suits, there is something to suit every mum and budget.
Linen Puff Sleeve Midi Dress
This gorgeous blue linen midi dress features a flattering silhouette and puffed sleeves. Super sleek and simple, it’s comfortable to wear all day and re-wear time and time again after the christening styled with a pair of white trainers.
Sister Jane backless maxi dress
Feminine with a vintage twist, this floral maxi is light and flowy making it perfect for when you’re running around organising the day. With a pretty bow on the back, you’ll feel dolled up and ready for any picture moment.
Light yellow blazer and trouser suit
Who says you need to wear a dress? Not us! This pale yellow suit is absolutely divine, the tailored trousers and double-breasted buttons make for a super put together look. Pro tip going for a two-piece makes breastfeeding breaks all the easier – absolute life saver!
Each item available to shop separately, shop the matching trousers here.
Petite Blue Spot Tie Tiered Dress
Go for a maxi dress on a warm day and rejoice at the airiness and room to breathe and move. This tiered dress features a cinched high waist, perfect for elongating the figure and disguising any post-baby weight you may want to detract attention from.
Petite Green Ditsy Floral Cami and Skirt
Another great co-ord option, this skirt and cami set give the look of a flowy tiered dress while being two separate pieces, amazing right? Perfect for breastfeeding and also great for re-wearing after the christening as individual pieces.
Sage Maternity u0026 Nursing Midi Dress
If you’re breastfeeding at the time of the christening, this dress is perfect! With a hidden zip for nursing access, this dress is fully breastfeeding friendly. This dress offers beautiful boho vibes and is perfect for easy summer styling.
Sky Blue Maternity u0026 Nursing Dress with Neckline Tie
An elegant option for any special occasions, this Maternity u0026 Nursing Dress in feminine sky blue is designed to fit u0026 flatter through every stage. The bow opens to reveal easy nursing access on one side, while discreet buttons with easy-open elastic loops open up on the other side.
Boden Mylee Tie Waist Jumpsuit, Spearmint
Featuring a bold wide-leg silhouette with a flattering buckle belt to cinch, this jumpsuit is elongating and a fabulous sophisticated option for mother of the baby.
Tie Neck Pleat Shirt Dress
Just the outfit for watching everyone come together to celebrate your new arrival. This dress features a seriously flattering colourway, high neck with tie, long sleeves, ruched waist, pleated skirt and comes in a midi length.
Floral V-Neck Angel Sleeve Midi Tea Dress
Perfect for styling with sandals or mules, this tea dress is bursting with classic details, including floaty angel short sleeve and a tie at the back. The woven georgette fabric and spotted waist and hem give an ultra-feminine finish.
Ponte Rivet Detail Bardot Jersey Dress
You can’t go wrong with a tailored Bardot dress. In an elegant ivory colour, this dress is the epitome of understated glamour. Accessorise with your favourite heels and statement earrings, and you’re ready to go.
Satin Tailored One Shoulder Wide Jumpsuit
Tailored from sumptuous satin, this is a jumpsuit you'll never forget. This all-in-one is updated for all celebratory occasions with an asymmetric cut-out bodice and on-trend flared trousers. A delicate single strap and a D-ring belt (that'll define your waist to perfection) are feminine final touches.
Blissful Bamboo Print Green u0026 White Midi Dress
In an A-line silhouette, the skirt of this dress features a gentle tier for a floaty finish, completed with elasticated ruching in the waist and a button fastening in the back neck. Super delicate and vintage-inspired, it makes for a beautiful, sophisticated outfit.