Christening outfits for mums on their baby’s special day

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by Rosie Floyd |
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Though the day of the christening or naming ceremony may primarily be centred around your new arrival, with christening gifts and family gathering to celebrate, you're celebrating too!

Your child's baptism, christening or naming day is a momentous occasion and can be one of your baby's first milestone moments in terms of celebrations. 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.

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.

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 (and don't forget that all important nursing bra).

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!

Our guide to the best christening outfits for mums

Simple but sleek
Price: £36 (Was £60)

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.

Great for breastfeeding
Orange Blazer and Trouser Suit
Price: £30 (Was £75)

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.

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.

Nursing friendly

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.

Flattering colourway
Tie Neck Pleat Shirt Dress
Price: £60 (was £75)

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.

Silky satin finish
Petite Satin Jumpsuit
Price: £34.50 (was £69)

With a flattering wide-leg silhouette, this satin jumpsuit is elongating and a fabulous sophisticated option for mother of the baby.

Fit and flare shape
tulle midi skirt
Price: £112.50 (Was £150)

This skirt is ready to celebrate! Layers and layers of tulle (made from recycled polyester) give a full, ruffled look to this skirt, which we love in soft green. The waistband sits just above the waist to flatter, and the length finishes at the low calf – perfect for showing off some statement shoes.

Highly detailed
Scattering Viola and Tulipa Floral Compact Viscose Jumpsuit
Price: £87 (Was £289)

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.

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.

Detail on the back
Elsa Back Detail Midi Dress
Price: £97.50 (Was £130)

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.

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