Your little one’s christening, or baptism, is likely to be their first big milestone, so we’ve picked out some of the most adorable christening outfits to have them looking their best for the big day!
Christening outfits make for a beautiful piece to hold on to and keep tucked away in a keepsake box to show your baby when they’re older as a way of remembering this rite of passage, so you’re going to want to ensure you pick the most perfect one for the occasion.
Not sure where to start? Sara Maton, Monsoon’s Head of Buying Childrenswear says, “An interesting trend we’ve noticed at Monsoon is that some parents are waiting until their babies are a little older to christen them.
“Silk christening gowns with vintage-inspired lace are popular heirloom-worthy choices for newborns. Other parents are investing in something more contemporary for older babies to wear again – for weddings or birthdays. If that’s what you’d like for your child’s special day, try ivory tulle party dresses with 3D flowers, embroidery or even something with a subtle pastel-coloured bow.”
The Cutest Christening Outfits for Your Baby
Whether your child is under 12 months or well into their toddler years, we’ve chosen some of our favourite christening outfits that we think you’ll adore, available to purchase online now.
Christening Outfits for Baby Girls
Monsoon Baby Alice Lace Bodice Tulle Dress in Ivory, from £45
Perfect for their first event, this pretty lace and tulle dress is tied together with a satin bow on the reverse. This style isn’t a classic christening dress, meaning it can be reworn for other special occasions!
This ceremony gown makes for the perfect christening outfit if you’re looking for something on the more traditional side but with modern details. The organza layering and smocked bodice add a contemporary edge while the bonnet and gown length keep it traditional. Suitable for both baby girls and boys.
Next Baby Vintage Occassion Dress in Ecru, from £35
This beautiful vintage style dress makes for a beautiful christening outfit for baby girls. The intricate, all-over lace detailing and ecru shade will ensure your little one looks picture-perfect for her special day. Sizes up to 6-9 months have the traditional longer dress length and sizes 9-12 months and above are ankle dress length, suitable for walking babies.
Monsoon Baby Ophelia Lace Tulle Dress in Ivory, from £50
This white occasion dress from Monsoon is adorable with its off-shoulder sleeves, lace bodice and satin bow at the back. The lighter-than-air tulle skirt means this is a super comfortable christening outfit with plenty of room for dancing and running about after the ceremony!
Artesania Granule Baby Ivory Tulle & Lace Ceremony Gown, £95
Lovely for special moments, this beautiful ceremony gown for baby boys and girls is by the Spanish brand Artesania Granlei and is a truly stand-out piece. Made in sheer lightweight tulle, the gown has delicate lace trims on the front, hem and sleeves. Lined for comfort in a soft cotton blend, it fastens with buttons at the back, and is decorated with a pretty tulle bow.
Mamas & Papas Leaf Print Dress, £29
This little number is a piece that can be worn again and again. The pretty vintage-inspired silhouette and delicate sage leaf print make this dress a more-than-worthy option for a christening outfit without being too formal or ceremonial- giving it endless rewear potential for your little one! Perfect for holidays, birthdays, weddings and more.
Monsoon Baby Estella Dress in Ivory, from £45
This princess-worthy occasion gown has a crochet lace bodice and a voluminous tulle skirt. On the reverse sits a row of buttons to fasten and a pretty bow detail.
Christening Outfits for Baby Boys
John Lewis Baby Silk Christening Romper, £45
Perfect for a baby boy who is starting to crawl and walk, this christening romper from John Lewis offers maximum comfort whilst still being suitable for the ceremony thanks to the smart pure silk fabric and cute Peter Pan collar. A luxury piece at an affordable price.
Next Smart Baby 4 Piece Set, from £24
Your little one will look adorably dapper in this smart set from Next. With fully-lined cotton trousers and a stretchy shirt for all-day comfort, this makes for a great christening outfit that can be worn for future special occasions.
Beatrice & George Boys Ivory Cotton Shortie, £75
This lovely one-piece by British brand Beatrice & George is cleverly designed to look like a shirt with tie, waistcoat and shorts. With a super-soft feel, the shorts, waistcoat and bow tie have a subtle herringbone pattern.
Monsoon Smart Shorts Bowtie and Shirt Set in Green, from £50
Keep them cool in this all-cotton set, perfect for summer occasions. A great option if you’re following a strict sage green theme for your child’s special day! Plus, it’s one of those handy christening outfits that can be worn again and again throughout the spring and summer.
Emile et Rose Gulliver Smart Baby Boys Ivory Three Piece Set, £73.50
Perfect for a christening outfit to wear in slightly colder weather, this three piece set has an ivory tank top in a fine knit cable pattern.
Sarah Louise Ceremony Gown & Bonnet Set, £115
If you’re looking for a traditional christening outfit, this white ceremony gown and bonnet set is gender neutral. Made and lined in soft and lightweight polycotton, it has beautiful hand smocking and embroidery, with pintuck pleats around the hem. The collar and puffed sleeves have delicate ladder lace trim and scalloped edges. A possible future heirloom, this is a great option to be on of your family’s christening outfits for generations to come.
Monsoon Newborn Billy Braces and Trousers Set in Grey, £36
Dressing your wriggly little one for their christening will be easier than ever with this set from Monsoon. Including smart trousers with adjustable braces and a button through short sleeve shirt, you’ll find yourself reaching for this outfit beyond the ceremony.