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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Kids Dream Girls White Flower Pearl Crown Stylish Communion Flower Girl Veil
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SKU: KDREM-VEIL036-S

AVAILABILITY: In stock (38 items)

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VENDOR: Kids Dream

This lovely veil in white with headpiece by Kids Dream is sure to highlight the beauty of her special occasion dresses. White flower and pearl embellished crown comes attached to the veil. There are multiple options to choose from: S...

$29.53
Baby Boys White 4pc Romper Pants Bow Tie Suspenders Christening Outfit NB-24M
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SKU: LTMAL-COOPERWHTNB

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VENDOR: Little Things Mean A Lot

You will find the perfect combination of style and comfort with our Cooper suspender christening outfit. ? Features a crisp button-up collared shirt romper, pants, bow tie, and suspenders which add sophistication and adorableness.? Made from wrinkle resistant 100% polyester...

$71.99
Baby Boys White Linen 4pc Romper Pants Tie Suspenders Christening Outfit NB-24M
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SKU: LTMAL-LANDENWHTNB

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VENDOR: Little Things Mean A Lot

Enjoy the look of linen without all the fuss. This handsome outfit features linen-like pants and adorable baby suspenders!

$74.00
Swea Pea & Lilli Baby Girls White Satin Embroidered Tulle Baptism Dress 0-18M
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SKU: CALITO-WILLOW-03M

AVAILABILITY: In stock (55 items)

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VENDOR: Lito

This Christening dress by Swea Pea & Lilli is sure to make a nice addition for her special moment and celebration. Satin bodice with embroidered tulle long gown. Elegant and stylish piece in white for that touch of bright, this...

$66.99
Rain Kids Little Girls White Virgin Mary Ruffles Organza Cape Baptism Dress 2-6
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SKU: RAINKIDS-401-2

AVAILABILITY: In stock (991 items)

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VENDOR: The Rain Kids

A great white dress from Rain Kids for getting a lot of attention on that special day when celebrating her Christening event. Baptism dress with Virgin Mary embroidered on the front skirt and ruffles on the bottom. Back of the...

$101.99
Girls Multi Color Lace Bodice Illusion Neck Tulle Junior Bridesmaid 2-14
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SKU: TTK-5801-WHT-2

AVAILABILITY: In stock (10 items)

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VENDOR: Tip Top Kids

Gorgeous flower girl dress from Tip Top Kids will offer her the perfect chance to dial up the glamour and captivate the viewers.?Features illusion neck design and lace applique bodice and pearl adorned waist. Elegant ankle length scalloped trim skirt....

$96.00
Lito Baby Boys White Tie Romper Hat Andrew Christening Outfit 0-18M
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SKU: CALITO-ANDREW-36M

AVAILABILITY: In stock (5 items)

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VENDOR: Lito

Andrew Christening suit from Lito designer brand. This set comes in white and includes vest with three buttons, romper with opening between legs, vest and matching hat. It will surely generate a good impression. Suitable for baby boys.

$52.99
Big Boys White 5 Piece Vest Pants Tail Jacket Jacquard Tuxedo Suit 8-14
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SKU: RAF-BY11-WHT-8

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VENDOR: Rafael Collection

This 5 pcs classic tailed jacquard pattern tuxedo by Rafael Collection is perfect for any occasion. The set includes a white dress shirt, a jacquard pattern vest, an adjustable jacquard bow tie, a tuxedo jacket with jacquard lapel and tuxedo...

$47.50
Sweet Kids Girls Multi Color Vintage Lace Floral Patch Easter Dress 6M-12
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SKU: SWKI-SKB884-OFFW-S

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VENDOR: Sweet Kids

Lovely special occasion dress from Sweet Kids will soon become her favorite. Sweet blush or off-white vintage lace bodice with long sleeve, round neck, 3D lace flowers on the waistline and tulle overlay skirt. Tea-length style features satin belt that...

$53.99
Baby Girls White Satin Tulle Flutter Sleeve Flower Girl Dress 6-24Months
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SKU: SWKI-SKB910-WH-S

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The perfect special occasion dress for your baby girl from Sweet Kids. Features satin with crystal tulle and flutter sleeve. Comes in white with zipper closure and bow tie at the back. ****PLEASE ALLOW AN ADDITIONAL 5 BUSINESS DAY PROCESSING...

$50.99
Rain Kids Baby Girls Ivory 2 Pcs Flower Lace Headband Baptism Dress 3M-3T
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SKU: RAINKIDS-361-IVO-0

AVAILABILITY: In stock (998 items)

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VENDOR: The Rain Kids

Christening dress by Rain Kids will make any baby's blessing a very special event. Stunning 2 Pcs long gown with shantung material: sleeveless inner gown with simple trim on the bodice and full lace skirt and 3/4 lace sleeve outer...

$151.99
Baby Girls Ivory Lace Cap Sleeves Tulle  Flower Girl Dress 0M-24M
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SKU: TTK-5785S-IVO-0M

AVAILABILITY: In stock (5 items)

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VENDOR: Tip Top Kids

Gorgeous flower girl dress from Tip Top Kids will offer her the perfect chance to dial up the glamour and captivate the viewers.?Features cap sleeves and floral adorned bodice. Beautiful tulle skirt with floral embroidered hem. This dress is a...

$46.56
Lito Baby Boys Ivory Vest Bowtie 5 Pcs Special Occasion Tuxedo 3-24M
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SKU: CALITO-7595IVO36M

AVAILABILITY: In stock (14 items)

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VENDOR: Lito

This 5 piece ivory tuxedo set from Lito is the perfect choice for formal events. It includes one button satin-faced notch lapel jacket, point collar pleated shirt, long pants, vest and clip-on bowtie. The high quality fabrics and style bring...

$56.78
Rain Kids Little Girls White Hand Beaded Allover Lace Applique Baptism Dress 4
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SKU: RET_RAINKIDS-420-WHT-4

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VENDOR: The Rain Kids

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...

$105.00$35.99
RainKids Baby Girls White Organza Tulle Bonnet Cape Christening Dress 3-24M
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SKU: RAINKIDS-031-0M

AVAILABILITY: In stock (995 items)

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VENDOR: The Rain Kids

Make her Christening celebration special and unique with this outfit from Rain Kids. Beautiful infant baptism dress with off shoulder sleeves and intricate organza on the blouse. Trim decorated sheer organza skirt with sparkly tulle on the bottom. Matching bonnet...

$67.99
Sweet Kids Girls Multi Color Jasmine Leaf Lace Peplum Easter Dress 6M-12
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SKU: SWKI-SKB894-BLSH-S

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VENDOR: Sweet Kids

Lovely special occasion dress from Sweet Kids will soon become her favorite. Sweet multi color jasmine leaf lace peplum dress with short sleeve, round neck, oversized flower on the waistline and tulle bottom. Knee-length style features satin belt that bow...

$39.99
Baby Boys White 5 Piece Vest Pants Tail Jacket Jacquard Tuxedo Suit 3-24M
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SKU: RAF-BY11-WHT-S

AVAILABILITY: In stock (4 items)

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VENDOR: Rafael Collection

This 5 pcs classic tailed jacquard pattern tuxedo by Rafael Collection is perfect for any occasion. The set includes a white dress shirt, a jacquard pattern vest, an adjustable jacquard bow tie, a tuxedo jacket with jacquard lapel and tuxedo...

$35.50
Big Boys White 5 Piece Classic Vest Jacket Pants Special Occasion Suit 8-20
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SKU: RAF-BY13-WHT-10

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VENDOR: Rafael Collection

Classic cut formal suit with all the items required for any special occasion by Rafael Collection. The set includes: a white dress shirt with pin tuck front, a fully lined vest, an adjustable neck tie, a classic cut jacket and...

$47.50
Lito Baby Girls boys White Embroidered Cross Cotton Christening Baptism Bib
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SKU: CALITO-BB-1

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VENDOR: Lito

Boutique designer Lito has created a special white baptismal bib just for your sweet baby. This ceremonial cotton white bib features a cross embroidered. Ties in back for a perfect adjustable fit.

$18.99
Lito Big Boys Navy Vest Pants Special Occasion Easter Outfit Set 8-14
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SKU: CALITO-8570NVY-8

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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...

$43.40
Rain Kids Little Boys Silver Straight Jacket 5 pc Special Occasion Suit Set 2T-7
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SKU: RAINKIDS-013-SIL-2T

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VENDOR: The Rain Kids

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

$37.99
Baby Girls White Cotton Venice Lace Short Sleeve Hat Christening Gown NB-24M
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SKU: LTMAL-CO64GSNB

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VENDOR: Little Things Mean A Lot

A precious baptism/special occasion cotton hand made gown for your baby girl from Little Things Mean A Lot. Features intricate Italian lace on bodice and hem, cap sleeves, ribbon waistline and trim. Measures 26 inches in length. Matching bonnet is...

$83.99
Baby Girls Multi Color Lace Cap Sleeves Tulle  Flower Girl Dress 0M-24M
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SKU: TTK-5785S-IVO-0M

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VENDOR: Tip Top Kids

Gorgeous flower girl dress from Tip Top Kids will offer her the perfect chance to dial up the glamour and captivate the viewers.?Features cap sleeves and floral adorned bodice. Beautiful tulle skirt with floral embroidered hem. This dress is a...

$46.56
Little Girls White Bow Waist Floral Appliques Flower Girl Dress 2T-4T
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SKU: RAINKIDS-10011-WH-2T

AVAILABILITY: In stock (98 items)

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VENDOR: The Rain Kids

Beautiful flower girl dress from The Rain Kids brand that your sweet girl will absolutely fall in love with. Sleeveless style in white with embroidered bodice, round neck, tulle skirt with flower appliques and wired hem, double bow with pearl...

$42.99

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.