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The Top 5 Dress Styles for Your Daughter’s Christening

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Baptisms and christenings are special occasions at which parents have the opportunity to officially welcome their baby into the world. In many denominations, baptism holds special meaning and importance because it is a religious tradition which purifies babies for admittance into the Church and their official initiation into the faith.1

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A common custom for infant baptisms is for babies to be dressed in all-white christening gowns. The style of the christening gown has transformed throughout the years (as fashion does), with both contemporary and traditional designs available to mark the momentous occasion.

Getting the perfect dress or gown can be daunting, with so many options to choose from, so we’ve narrowed it down to the top five styles for your daughter’s christening.

236 Organza Christening Dress

This gown option is perfect for those who want a simple, yet polished appearance for their baby on their christening day. The waist and hem feature an intricate floral trim with pearl accents and tiny rosettes sewn throughout the skirt. It also comes with a matching bonnet with a ruffle trim, and it is available in white and ivory.

183 Organza Christening Dress

This christening dress has  a classic style. It is the perfect outfit for those wanting an elegant look on their memorable day. The dress features detailed floral embroidery throughout the skirt with white trimming on the neckline and sleeves. The waist includes two floral ornaments accented with pearls, and a white sash tying back to a large white bow. This gown also includes a matching bonnet.

AVA Embroidered Organza Dress

This short-sleeved dress is a great choice for those seeking a more contemporary gown style. The skirt is embroidered with an intricate “floral and picket fence” design, which circles the hem of the skirt. The organza-lined bodice has a button back closure and features a satin tie-back sash on the waist, with a matching satin flower bow (accented with pearls) pinned to one side. The dress comes with a bonnet with matching satin flower bow along the rim.

Amber Satin Ribbon Tulle Dress

This elaborate gown is the perfect choice for those who want to  make a bold statement on their special day. The bubble tulle skirt features intricate satin floral embroidery throughout, and the waist of the dress is lined with ribbon, with a bow and flower ornament attached to one side. Additionally, the bonnet has matching floral embroidery along the rim.

Jamie Silk Heirloom Gown

A true  traditional style among christening dresses, this gown option is an instant vintage classic, which can be passed among the family for generations to come. This unisex heirloom gown is made of 100% raw silk and is lined with 100% polyester. It features horizontal pleats along the bodice, cap sleeves, and a button back closure. Additionally, it comes with two matching hats—one with ruffles for girls and one with a small visor for boys.

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To view more christening and baptism outfits or to find other special occasion clothing, browse our wide collection of children’s formal wear.