Christening

Christening is one of the most important events in your child's life and yours as well. Along with all the rituals, getting your child dressed up in his/her best Christening outfit and dress is just bliss. Sophia's Style brings you ideal and well-designed dresses and outfits that your child will treasure for years to come. Shop for a variety of dresses, bonnets, bibs, tuxedos, rompers, and pant sets, sweaters, or blankets. We also carry Christening gifting sets - all these and more at discounted rates.
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Rain Kids Boys Multi Color Slim Fit Fancy 5 pc Special Occasion Suit Set 2T-20
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SKU: RAINKIDS-018-WHT-2T

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This stylish slim fit suit by Rain Kids is definitely a warderobe must have for your young boy. The outfit includes 5 pieces: coat cut in straight lines, matching white wing tip collar pleated shirt, lined pull up pants with...

$37.99
Kids Dream Big Girls White Glitter Tulle Plus Size Communion Dress 18.5-20.5
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SKU: KDREM-468-WHT-185

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This adorable plus size Kids Dream dress is a perfect choice for Holy Communion, a nice moment to celebrate sacramental life and church tradition. Full length dress with elegant bridal lace bodice and shimmery tulle skirt is detailed with an...

$61.99
Kids Dream Big Girls White Chandelier Trim Plus Size Communion Dress 18.5-20.5
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SKU: KDREM-460-WHT-185

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This adorable plus size Kids Dream dress is a perfect choice for Holy Communion, a nice moment to celebrate sacramental life and church tradition. The perfect combination of classic and modern, this satin and mesh dress is detailed with intricate...

$53.99
Rain Kids Baby Girls White Rhinestone Lace Virgin Mary Baptism Dress NB-24M
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SKU: RAINKIDS-022-WHT-0

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VENDOR: The Rain Kids

Christening dress by Rain Kids will make any baby's blessing a very special event. Stunning short cap sleeve style covered in rhinestone and sequin lace with hi-low skirt embroidered with Virgin Mary. On the back it features rhinestone beaded bow...

$77.99
Rain Kids Little Boys Ivory Jacket Pants Vest Bow Tie Special Occasion Suit 2T-7
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SKU: RAINKIDS-010-IVO-3T

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Create first impression with this elegant ivory boys tuxedo by Rain Kids. The outfit includes 5 separate pieces: straight jacket, wing tip collar pleated shirt, 3-button vest, matching lined pull up pants made with adjustable elastic waist, and bow tie....

$37.99
Rain Kids Boys Multi Color Straight Jacket 5 pc Special Occasion Suit Set 2T-20
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SKU: RAINKIDS-013-WHT-2T

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VENDOR: The Rain Kids

A festive occasion is the perfect moment for your young gent to wear this stylish suit by Rain Kids. The outfit includes 5 pieces: jacket cut in straight lines, matching white wing tip collar pleated shirt, lined pull up pants...

$37.99
Petite Adele Girls White Sparkle Floral Embroidered First Communion Dress 6-16
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SKU: PAD-305-WHT-10

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VENDOR: Petite Adele

A gorgeous dress for your little girl from Petite Adele. Luxurious silk & glittery Tulle top dress with embroidery applique. Fully lined for extra comfort. Netting under the skirt for added fullness. Hidden zipper in back. . ***PLEASE NOTE THIS...

$68.00
Rain Kids Little Boys Black Slim Fit Fancy 5 pc Special Occasion Suit Set 2T-7
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SKU: RAINKIDS-018-BLK-2T

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VENDOR: The Rain Kids

This stylish black slim fit suit by Rain Kids is definitely a warderobe must have for your young boy. The outfit includes 5 pieces: jacket cut in straight lines, matching white wing tip collar pleated shirt, lined pull up pants...

$37.99
Rain Kids White Silver Embroidered Angel Baptism Dress Girls 6M-4T
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SKU: RAINKIDS-381-0

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VENDOR: The Rain Kids

A beautiful Baptism dress for your baby or toddler girl by The Rain Kids. This sleeveless dress has a silver angel embroidered in the front and a ruffle on the bottom of the skirt. Matching headband included.

$81.99
Rain Kids Big Boys Black Slim Fit Fancy 5 pc Special Occasion Suit Set 8-20
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SKU: RAINKIDS-018-BLK-8

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VENDOR: The Rain Kids

This stylish black slim fit suit by Rain Kids is definitely a warderobe must have for your young boy. The outfit includes 5 pieces: jacket cut in straight lines, matching white wing tip collar pleated shirt, lined pull up pants...

$53.99
Lito Baby Boys White Cross Suspender Shorts Maverick Christening Outfit 0-24M
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SKU: LITO-MAVERICK03M

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A cute white Maverick Christening baptism outfit set for your baby boy from Lito. Features a pair of suspendered shantung shorts with an embroidered cross on the belly. It also includes a short sleeve shirt, a bowtie and a matching...

$61.99
Rain Kids White Satin Puff Sleeve Pearl Baptism Dress Girls 6M-4T
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SKU: RAINKIDS-346-0

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A beautiful Baptism dress for your baby or toddler girl by The Rain Kids. This puff sleeve satin dress has an organza sleeveless cape decorated with sequins and pearls. Matching bonnet included.

$61.99
Rain Kids Big Boys Multi Color 5 piece Special Occasion Suit Set 8-20 Husky
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SKU: RAINKIDS-013H-WHT-8

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VENDOR: The Rain Kids

Dress your kid in style with this elegant boys suit by Rain Kids. The outfit includes 5 separate pieces: straight jacket, white wing tip collar pleated shirt, 3-button vest, matching pants made with adjustable elastic waist, and a long tie....

$61.99
Rain Kids Little Girls White Hand Beaded Allover Lace Applique Baptism Dress 2-6
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SKU: RAINKIDS-420-WHT-2

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This Christening dress by Rain Kids will make any child's blessing a very special event. Simple and elegant baptism dress with hand beaded allover lace applique bodice. Removable hand made floral brooch on the waist. Full gathered satin skirt with...

$73.99
Little Things Mean A Lot Boys Multi Color 5 Pc Special Occasion Suit 3 Months-20
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SKU: LTMAL-AH-BY013-WHT-36

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VENDOR: Little Things Mean A Lot

Formal 5 Pc suit from Little Things Mean A Lot for your ring bearer. Ideal for communion, weddings, funerals, parties, christening day, church, or any other special occasion. 5 piece boys suit set includes: jacket, pants, vest, shirt and tie....

$36.99
Rain Kids Big Boys Silver Slim Fit Fancy 5 pc Special Occasion Suit Set 8-20
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SKU: RAINKIDS-018-SIL-8

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This stylish silver slim fit suit by Rain Kids is definitely a warderobe must have for your young boy. The outfit includes 5 pieces: coat cut in straight lines, matching white wing tip collar pleated shirt, lined pull up pants...

$53.99
Swea Pea & Lilli Little Boys White Plaid Vest Cotton Shorts Baptism Set 2-3T
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SKU: LITO-CHASE-2T

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VENDOR: Swea Pea and Lilli

This Christening outfit by Lito will make your little one feel so nice. Polyester plaid vest and cotton shorts set will make him feel excellent. Follow the fashion etiquette for the Christening church ceremony and add an elegant touch with...

$57.99
Lito Baby Boys Navy Vest Pants Special Occasion Easter Outfit Set 6-24M
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SKU: CALITO-8570NVY-M

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VENDOR: Lito

Made from quality fabric, this vest and pant set from Lito features a trendy style and fit. Navy four button closure vest and coordinating pants. Suitable for formal wear, he can mix and match with other items for a fine...

$37.85
Little Things Mean A Lot Unisex White Knee Length Christening Socks 2T-10
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SKU: LTMAL-1650SK2-4-NY

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VENDOR: Little Things Mean A Lot

White nylon high quality knee length sock. These cute socks are embroidered with a cross applique, making them an excellent addition to any of our Christening or Communion outfits or sets.

$15.99
Rain Kids Little Girl White Organza Rhinestone Baptism Cape Dress 2T-6
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SKU: RAINKIDS-386-2

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Your little girl will be so pretty in this christening gown by Rain Kids. Off shoulder ruffle sleeves baptism dress with Virgin Mary embroidery on the skirt. It features a heart shape rhinestone decorating the waist. Skirt has a pretty...

$93.99
Rain Kids Big Boys White 5-pc Silver Cross Embroidery First Communion Suit 8-20
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SKU: RAINKIDS-021-CRS-8

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VENDOR: The Rain Kids

Dress up your little gentleman with this stylish 5-piece "day" tuxedo suit from Rain Kids. Set includes a two button jacquard notch lapel straight suit coat, wing tip collar pleated shirt, 3-button jacquard vest, pull up pants with elastic, bow...

$65.99
Sweet Kids Boys Multi Color Jacket Shirt Vest Tie Pants Slim Fit Suit 6M-20
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SKU: SWKI-SKM140-BLK-2

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VENDOR: Sweet Kids

This boys dapper suit from Sweet Kids is perfect for a formal look. 5 piece slim fit suit features: 2 button blazer with back vent and flat from pants. It also includes long sleeve button-up shirt, 4 button vest and...

$71.99
Sweet Kids Girls Fur Pearl Button Long Sleeve Bolero Sweater Cardigan 9M-16
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SKU: SWKI-C38CHAMPS

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The perfect bolero over her Christmas or special occasion dress from Sweet Kids. Soft fur long sleeve bolero features a pearl button closure at top.. ****PLEASE ALLOW AN ADDITIONAL 5 BUSINESS DAY PROCESSING TIME PRIOR TO SHIPMENT FOR THIS ITEM****

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Baby Girls White Lace Cape Sleeve Pearl Waist Flower Girl Dress 3-12 Months
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SKU: RAINKIDS-424-WH-3M

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Beautiful flower girl dress or Baptism gown from The Rain Kids brand that your sweet girl will absolutely fall in love with. Cape sleeve style in white with round neck, floral embroidery and pearl waistline. Features zipper closure and waist...

$52.99

Many of you probably don’t know that Christening and Baptism are not the same. Let us explain more, before moving onto the clothes one will wear during such a ceremony. Christening is a rite performed mostly in the Catholic and Anglican churches. With this ceremony, the infant, or the child, is given a new name, his Christian name. A godparent is present and they will be the spiritual guides of the child throughout his life. Christening is one of the most important events in the life of a Christian child.

Christening is more than baptism, it involves reciting certain words, giving the baby a name, sprinkling holy water on the baby’s head, and therefore welcoming the new human into the Christian faith. This ceremony involving the child, the parents, and the godparents is the promise of leading a life where faith is involved. The god parents’ role is to guide and answer the questions the child will have about religion and faith.

Christening is more than a simple ceremony, it’s the acceptance of faith with whatever it entails. That is why christening dresses for both girls and boys are white and have a special meaning. Once the child receives the baptism, he or she is a Christian, pure and innocent, his clothing must also reflect that.

Short history of Christening clothing

In medieval times babies would not be wearing made dresses at baptism, but they were swaddled in white fabrics adorned with lace or ruffles or simple. This was a practice kept until somewhere in the 18th century when the fabric transformed into a dress.

Then, things changed a bit, once the 20th century arrived and the distinction between boys and girls were made. The clothes were more elaborate. The christening gown would have more frills and embellishments and at the end of the century boys and girls would wear clothes that revealed their gender.

Whether it’s a baby girl christening dress, a toddler christening dress, or a suit for an older baby boy, most of the time they are white or ivory. It is well known that this color symbolizes purity. We all know that some of the positive meanings this color convey are freshness and simplicity and it often represents a new beginning. It’s no wonder that christening dresses for infants are white.

At Sophia’s Style we know symbolistic plays a great part in such an important religious event, therefore we have gathered a collection of christening clothes that you can choose from.

Christening clothes for boys

Back in the day, when suits were something that only adult men would wear, infants and toddlers used to be baptized in a gown much like the dress a girl would wear. Sometimes that gown would be a family heirloom passed down from generation to generation. It’s not uncommon to want to make your own christening gown patterns from wedding dress, especially if that wedding dress was also in your family for a long time.

Nowadays, just infants and maybe toddler boys would wear such a christening gown. We have them paired with a special hat and also accessories like shoes, bibs, and socks. Most of the older boys getting baptized would like to wear something different. For them, we selected a collection of great-looking white suits and rompers that are comfortable and traditional looking. Preschoolers can also wear white trousers and shirts accessorized with suspenders, bows, and ties. The effect will be stunning.

Like at so many formal occasions, here too, the boys will need to be dressed to impress even if they are only guests. Therefore, most of our suits come in many colors besides white and they will look amazing on your little one. We have 5-piece tuxedos special christening suits and embroidered rompers for the little ones. The cut and the fabric of these clothes are the best quality because we want your little one to feel as comfortable as possible.

See here what our selection is and prepare to choose from several models whatever you like best.

Christening clothes for girls

When it comes to christening dresses for baby girls things are almost the same as for the boys. There are traditional-looking gowns, long and white, with adorable adornments. Silver embroidery on a white dress, with a special hat and a bib, will complete the christening outfit. Many of the baby christening dresses have a tulle cape and come with a delicate headband or a bonnet. See here what we selected for this age category.

Whenever you need to choose a dress for christening for an older girl, keep in mind they will need to be involved in the picking process. Present her with the options or, better yet, choose yourself first then narrow it down to just a few dresses. That way she will not feel overwhelmed. Here are our options of christening dresses for girls of all ages.

What we love about them is the delicate fabric and how they will transform the whole experience. Beautifully crafted, these dresses will make the day amazing and your little daughter feel at peace. The fabric is of great quality so, if kept in proper conditions, our dresses could be passed down to the next generation.

Older girls will need hair accessories as well as capes or outerwear, depending on the weather. Stockings and shoes will need to fit with the dress. A tulle dress with sleeves will benefit from a pair of ballerina shoes or Mary Janes, while a satin or taffeta dress will need some adorned shoes to make a statement.

Along with a beautiful white christening dress goes any accessory you can think of, so just browse through the categories on our website and see what you like.

Christening clothes for guests

Emotions are running wild on this day for the family and godparents, but they need to set their jitters aside and prepare as well. So, after buying the boys' or girls’ christening dress, after you make sure he or she has everything they need for this special day, don’t forget to take care of your attire too.

What do mother and father wear at a christening? What about the rest of the guests? Things are simple when it comes to dressing as a guest. The only rule you need to abide by is to keep it simple and demure. A knee-length dress with a modest neckline will do just fine at a christening. Another option can be a cocktail dress meant for a formal event, a suit with a skirt or pants, and even a flowy dress just like the one the baptized baby is wearing.

Men in the family would usually wear a suit or, if it’s summer and very hot, a shirt with pants.