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! So it's only right that mums have special outfits for their baby's christening.
Your child's baptism, christening or naming day is a momentous 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.
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What to consider for your christening day outfit:
Practicality – At the time of your baby’s christening you may be breastfeeding. 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. 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.
Our guide to the best christening outfits for mums
Linen Mix Midi Dress with Ruffles and Puff Sleeves
Simple but sleek
This gorgeous raspberry-coloured linen mix midi dress features a flattering silhouette and puffed sleeves with subtle ruffle details. 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.
Orange Blazer and Trouser Suit
Great for breastfeeding
Who says you need to wear a dress? Not us! This orange suit is absolutely divine, the tailored trousers and longline blazer make for a super put-together look. Pro tip going for a two-piece makes breastfeeding breaks all the easier – an absolute life saver!
Each item is available to shop separately, shop the matching trousers here.
Sage Maternity & Nursing Midi Dress
Features a nursing access zip
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 & Nursing Dress with Neckline Tie
An elegant option for any special occasion, this Maternity & Nursing Dress in feminine sky blue is designed to fit and 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.
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.
Petite Satin Jumpsuit
Silky satin finish
With a flattering wide-leg silhouette, this satin jumpsuit is elongating and a fabulous sophisticated option for mother of the baby.
Scarlett Printed Midi Skirt
Fit and flare shape
This Scarlett midi skirt from Boden is certainly a statement piece - the green pattern looks great against the main pink of the skirt. There are inverted pleats coming from the waistband and there are two layers of tulle hidden in the upper part of the skirt that gives it a voluminous look.
If you wanted to wear it as a co-ord, like the model, shop the matching crop top.
Scattering Viola and Tulipa Floral Compact Viscose Jumpsuit
This soft-structured jumpsuit is made from a comfortable stretch fabric and features a stylish scattering of vibrant tulips and violets. It has wide-leg trousers, a belted waist and trailing shoulder straps that lead to the lovely open back.
Printed Round Neck Midi Smock Dress
Floaty and breezy
If you're feeling conscious of your tummy after having your little one, this Nobody's Child dress could be a great option for your christening outfit. It is made with floaty fabric in a smock style with shirring in the bodice to enable you to move with ease.
Elsa Back Detail Midi Dress
Detail on the back
We love the crossover straps on the back of this sophisticated number from Boden. It has a flattering crew neck, contoured body seams and a fixed waistband. Made from 100 per cent cotton, it will keep you cool throughout your little one's christening.