Christening outfits: 7 easy looks to try out

Making church dressing easier, these are the best christening guest outfit ideas for summer

Christening outfits

by Harriet Davey |
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Anyone else feel like they can’t fit anything else in their diaries right now? Wedding invites are flying in, christening dates are piling up and summer soirées are booking up weekends until the end of August.

Fear not, though, as we’re here to help with outfit ideas for every kind of plan. We’ve already given you so many fun wedding guest looks to copy along with a whole host of brunch outfit ideas, so now it’s time for us to round up women’s christening outfits you can wear to church ceremonies, and to the pub afterwards. Whether it’s a slouchy suit or an all-white ensemble, these seven outfits are the fail-safe christening outfits to wear for summer.

1) Sorbet Suiting

Ice cream shades are synonymous with spring/summer, so embrace the soft creamy hues into your wardrobe for every upcoming event. A sleek alternative to a dress, wear a lemon sorbet, strawberry or pistachio trouser suit for minimal effort with maximum impact.

Georgina wears her blazer done up as a top but you could easily wear a vest top or T-shirt underneath. Just add heels and a shoulder bag to complete your christening guest outfit.

2) The slip dress

If you want to go down the dress route, we suggest trying out a slip dress. The silky material will always look luxe without having to spend loads. In fact, the high street is the destination to find said dresses, in all colours of the rainbow. Samantha shows how a jewel-tone style works wonders with white accessories and lashings of gold jewellery.

You could even add a blazer over the top for the church part and whip it off when it comes to the post-christening party. Trust us, it’s one of the best christening outfit ideas for guests to rely on year after year.

3) Vest set

Want to know the latest co-ord to be snapped up by the most stylish of women this season? The waistcoat and trouser duo. There’s no doubt about it, the button-up vest (preferably in linen or cotton) is the coolest outfit to be seen in for absolutely any occasion, so of course, it works as one of the easiest christening outfits, too. Emili goes for a pastel pink set with chunky flat sandals but you could always add strappy heels to make it look more dressy.

4) Add a cardigan

For an outfit that’ll work hard all day, opt for a dress with a cardigan over the top. No longer just reserved for grandparents, a cardie will not only be practical (to keep you warm in the usually cold church) but it’ll also elevate a dress. Make like Zeena and go matchy-matchy with a knit in the same shade. Also, note how you needn’t wear heels, a chunky loafer or fun ballet flat will work as more of a casual outfit for a christening.

5) Embrace the maxi

Be it a dress or a skirt, the maxi hemline is back for spring/summer 2023. The perfect length to wear as a christening outfit, Orlaith shows how to keep the look minimal by adding a simple white vest with a summery raffia bag. While a big bag may seem excessive for a christening, it will hold a jacket in case it gets cold, spare shoes (if you opted to wear heels for the ceremony) along with the little one’s gift – practical and stylish.

6) Blazer over dress

When it comes to wedding guest and christening guest outfits, the trickiest part can be knowing which jacket to wear – enter: the blazer. Not only will this tailored style look smart, but it’ll also be the ideal lightweight jacket to wear when you’re in an out of the venue. Karina shows how a colourful version adds that extra edge to a printed dress. A christening outfit so good, it may even make it outshine the baby’s gown!

7) Tailored trousers

Like jeans and a nice top, trousers and a nice top will never fail when it comes to a great christening outfit. Go for a sleek tailored pair and you can practically wear any top with it, and rest assured it will always look chic. Bethan goes for a summery white pair of trouser and adds a tie-detail shirt –perfection.

Now you have all the christening guest outfits in one place, all you have to do is use these as a base and add more layers/appropriate footwear to turn them into winter christening outfits. All there is left to think about is the gift for the little bundle of joy!

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