To be invited to a baptism is to witness the child's entry into the community and above all, to welcome the child into the family and among the parents' close friends. The question "How to dress for a baptism?" is however not the simplest. In general, light, pastel, and soft colors are favored as symbols of childhood joy and innocence. But any festive, modern and trendy outfit is welcome in respect of the event and the place where this secular, republican or religious ceremony is being held. Here are 18 christening outfit ideas according to the season. Are you the future godmother of the newborn? We specially thought of the one who will carry the baby dressed in white or light tones.
Outfit for a spring baptism
Many baptisms take place in the spring, a tricky season when it can be very hot, cool or even cold. How to dress for a baptism in these circumstances? The ideal outfit is a mid-season look, rather light in color and a floral print, which can easily be adapted to the weather of the day.
Olly orange shirt dress with long sleeves and pleated skirt - Les Petits Imprimés
To adapt it to the vagaries of the weather, consider transparent fleece tights slimming, very warm tights camouflaged in very elegant and refined simple nylon tights. We love it! And bring a slip-on nylon tights plain or patterned in your bag by hand to swap it in case of good weather.
Another look idea: the white shirt with a bow tie, ideal for formal occasions such as a baptism. Its immaculate color fits perfectly with the spring season punctuated with lily of the valley. Enhanced with fine jewels, you will be wonderful!
White shirt slightly satin bow-tie Helene - Les Petits Imprimés (also available in pink and blue)
Summer Christening Outfit
Being invited to celebrate a baptism in summer is the perfect opportunity to wear an outfit that exudes freshness, lightness and originality.
1. Original set
This is the case with the original white Calisse set consisting of a crop top and a wide skirt with abstract black patterns.
Crop top and long skirt set Calisse long white and black skirt Calisse - Les Petits Imprimés
2. Asymmetric pleated dress
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Dress asymmetrical white and beige two-piece Lucile - Les Petits Imprimés
3. Chic pants set
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Set dressed in linen blend Jojo - Les Petits Imprimés
4. Bohemian chic dress
If you like summery patterns, go for the bohemian chic dress. The wrap-cut, knee-length boho midi dress is obviously a summer must-have, an ideal outfit to wear for a baptism. Chic and light, spring-like and flowing, this polka dot dress is a timeless item to wear on all occasions.
Navy polka dot midi dress Marina - Les Petits Imprimés
5. The elegant jumpsuit
The jumpsuit or the playsuit are excellent alternatives to the dress, especially when they are pretty, airy and original.
Lullaby Bow Back Floral Jumpsuit - Les Petits Imprimés
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Playsuit fluid blue and white floral Alyssa - Les Petits Imprimés
Remember to bring the Off-white Eliott blazer jacket in anticipation of the chilly evening.
Fall Christening Outfit
Like spring, autumn is a delicate mid-season to create a chic and warm look both in case of cool temperatures and rainy weather. The perfect fall look is to layer a sundress, such as a floral midi or maxi dress, with a warm suit jacket.
Tweed jacket Hilem - Les Petits Imprimés
If autumn is really advanced or the day is particularly cold, swap the summer dress for a sweater dress, or even a turtleneck sweater dress and transparent fleece tights, as chic and refined as simple nylon tights, the extra warmth!
Another option for dressing for an autumn baptism: the glamorous skirt. Two-tone, timeless, dressy and even sophisticated, the high-waisted black and white gingham skirt gives you a pretty, elegant look with a hint of vintage. Femininity is pushed to its height in the pleats of this delicately belted skirt to mark your slim waist.
High-waisted pleated skirt with black and white checks Léna - Les Petits Imprimés
Pair it with a plain top such as Silomène long-sleeved bodysuit that emphasizes the curves of your bust, a pretty pair of black or nude pumps and an elegant handbag, also black or white with a touch of gold metal to match your the belt. Some fine and refined jewelry will brighten up your look.
Winter Christening Outfit
It's not easy to dress up for a baptism in winter. Without a doubt, we bet on the sweater dress. But not the XXL jumper dress, in chunky knits or oversized. No no no ! Express your elegance and femininity by wearing a fine, chic and elegant mesh dress that highlights your figure.
The Liya long-sleeved midi sweater dress is warm, comfortable and original with its crossover wrap top. Its ribbed knit refines and enhances your figure.
Liya long purple knit dress - Les Petits Imprimés
The long-sleeved Oriane dress has a wrap cut that enhances all silhouettes. Its mesh is fluid, slightly thick and doubled for total opacity. In detail, its wrap top highlights your chest, the tone-on-tone belt marks your waist to balance your look and the skater skirt brings movement and dynamism to the lower body, in complete fluidity.
Sweater dress fitted Oriane - Les Petits Imprimés
If the baptism takes place on a very cold day or if you are particularly chilly, opt for a turtleneck sweater dress. Elegant, warm and comfortable, the Aby midi dress refines your silhouette with its vertical natural wool knit. The dazzling red dress illuminates the greyness of winter to celebrate the arrival of this newborn with joy and generosity.
Turtleneck sweater dress 100% wool Aby - Les Petits Imprimés
What dress for a godmother at a baptism?
As the little one's godmother, you'll be more likely to appear in christening photos with the newborn in your arms. All the previous outfits are of course perfect for the occasion. If the parents allow it, you could also bet on a white dress that reflects the innocence and purity of the baby and the baptism ceremony.
1. The Little White Dress
2. The Bohemian White Dress
Short white flared dress Charlotte - Les Petits Imprimés
3. Fluid white summer set
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Set fluid white tank top pants Soline - Les Petits Imprimés
4. The white knit set for a mid-season baptism
Ava white knit thin sweater and skirt set - Les Petits Imprimés
5. The white sweater dress
For cool, polar days or more simply for chilly people, the Noéline wool sweater dress is majestically minimalist, immaculate, feminine and ultra soft. Its fitted cut, its shallow rounded neckline and its knee length lends itself perfectly to a religious baptism.
Noéline wool sweater dress - Les Petits Imprimés
How to dress for a baptism?
Summer or winter, whether you are the godmother or a guest of the ceremony, dressing for a baptism is not always easy. Now you have multiple ideas for warm or lighter outfits to celebrate this happy event with the happy parents. Always feminine and elegant, trendy and timeless with a touch of originality, these ideas for baptism guest looks will earn you nice compliments. So you'll have a wonderful day in a nice and comfortable outfit and that's all that matters!