Stylish christening outfits for the lucky godmother

Christening outfits for the godmother

by motherandbaby |
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Congrats, you’ve been asked to be the lucky godmother of a celebrated new arrival!

Chances are the first question you asked yourself is ‘what do I wear?’ While the day is centred around the baby, and they’ll for sure be looking their best in their christening outfit, it’s expected every guest makes an effort, after all, it is a special occasion.

As the godmother you’ll want to be both looking and feeling your best too, so get all dolled up and celebrate the joy of this new arrival in style!

For the big day you’ll want to consider a few things before you pick your outfit:

Location – where the christening, baptism or naming ceremony is taking place is a vital piece of information and will help you decide what to wear as much as what not to wear. If the christening is taking place in a church, then you may want to stray away from super short dresses and revealing items.

Weather – the time of year and weather is an important factor also, for summer christenings you’ll want to go for flowy and breathable fabrics, maxi and midi dresses are great for the warmer months. For the transitional and winter months, tailored suits and long-sleeved dresses are great. Note churches can get extremely hot in the summer and also a lot colder in the winter as they’re mostly all very old buildings.

Comfort – comfort is always key, you’ll be moving around a lot and holding the new arrival for a while so don’t pick something too out of your comfort zone. If dresses aren’t you’re thing, smart trousers and suits work really well. The same goes for shoes, heels are by no means compulsory, you can opt for sandals and ballet pumps.

Can the godmother wear white?

Unlike the traditional wedding rule that only the bride can wear white, for christenings, this isn’t the case. You can wear white and any colour you wish! It’s actually pretty common for the godmother or mother of the baby to wear white as well as the baby.

So now you know what to look out for, you can check out our top picks for the best christening-appropriate outfits.

Tosphop long sleeve open back midi in yellow
Price: £44.8056

Step out in yellow for a beautiful summer christening. This midi dress is perfect or a warm summers day, flowy and simple, with gorgeous details like gathered sleeves it’s the perfect embodiment of a classy godmother.

ASOS DESIGN button through lace insert tiered midi dress
Price: £33.6042

Your new go-to dress, perfect for the day of the christening and any warm days that come after. In a simple ivory colour, you’re free to accessorise with any colours – pair with pastel mules and a clutch for a soft and classic look.

Understated and the epitome of modern sophistication, this pairing of wide leg trousers with a button vest is perfect for any fashion-forward godmother.

Shop the buttoned vest here.

This ruffled midi dress is finished with a tonal self-tie belt for a gorgeous figure-hugging fit. In a blooming pink floral print, it’s ultra-feminine and makes a great addition to your summer wardrobe.

Long-sleeved and midi, this muted floral dress is perfect for an autumnal or spring christening. Milkmaid styles are still very much on-trend and take features a ruched bust and elasticated shoulder details, making it stylish yet still church appropriate.

Part of Mango’s committed collection, this midi dress uses sustainable fibres and processes, reducing its environmental impact. This pleated deign is timeless and perfect for any special occasion and can even be dressed down with sandals for everyday wear.

Go bold in this purple two-piece suit. Ideal for the colder months, but still breathable you’ll feel powerful and elegant in this power suit. We love the double-breasted buttons on the blazer and split front feature on the trousers, that make this set absolutely divine!

Shop the split front cigarette trousers here.

Flounce-detail dress
Price: £39.99

We didn’t know one dress could nail both simple and statement at the same time, but this long dress does just that. Featuring to-die-for statement sleeves and a square neckline, this dress could nail every dress code with the right accessories.

Feel your absolute best in this striking jacquard midi dress that shows off an ultra-feminine 1950s-style silhouette, curved square neckline and head-turning animal motifs.

The perfect jumpsuit. In a gorgeous cobalt blue, this jumpsuit speaks for itself and works for anytime of the year. With kimono sleeves and a wide leg, its super flattering and elongating, pair with heels to carry the elongating illusion.

Featuring delicate and intricate details all-over, this dress will have you ready for a perfect-picture moment from all angles.

Bring some floral flair to the special day with this pretty tea dress from the Mu0026S X GHOST collaboration. Cut to a regular fit, it skims the waist before flowing into a drapey midi skirt with a floaty tiered hem and the puff sleeves with shirred cuffs bring a touch of drama to the silhouette.

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