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 Little Girls White Embroidered Organza Cape Bows Baptism Dress 3-5
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SKU: RAINKIDS-400WHT3

AVAILABILITY: In stock (988 items)

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VENDOR: The Rain Kids

A beautiful embroidered white dress perfect for Christening for your little girl by Rain Kids. The spaghetti strap dress has an extravagant organza material, sparkly rhinestone embellishment and Virgin Mary embroidered on the skirt. The back of the skirt has...

$101.99
Sweet Kids Girls Fur Pearl Button Long Sleeve Bolero Sweater Cardigan 9M-16
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SKU: SWKI-C38CHAMPS

AVAILABILITY: In stock (5 items)

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VENDOR: Sweet Kids

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****

$35.99
Little Boys Ivory 5 Piece Vest Jacket Pants Special Occasion Tuxedo Suit 2-7
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SKU: RAF-BY10-IVO-2

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VENDOR: Rafael Collection

Classic cut tuxedo suit with all the items required for any special occasion by Rafael Collection. This set includes: a white dress shirt with pin tuck front, a fully lined satin vest, an adjustable satin bow tie, a classic cut...

$35.50
Rain Kids Big Boys Khaki Slim Fit Fancy 5 pc Special Occasion Suit Set 8-20
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SKU: RAINKIDS-018-KAK-8

AVAILABILITY: In stock (995 items)

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VENDOR: The Rain Kids

This stylish khaki 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
Little Boys White 5pc Classic Vest Jacket Pants Special Occasion Tuxedo Suit 2-7
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SKU: RAF-BY10-WHT-2

AVAILABILITY: In stock (4 items)

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VENDOR: Rafael Collection

Classic cut tuxedo suit with all the items required for any special occasion by Rafael Collection. This set includes: a white dress shirt with pin tuck front, a fully lined satin vest, an adjustable satin bow tie, a classic cut...

$35.50
Baby Girls Multi Color Organza Satin Flower Bow Flower Girl Easter Dress 0M-24M
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SKU: TTK-5783S-IVO-6M

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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 embroidered lace overlay. Beautiful satin bow adorns the waist. This dress is a flattering style for Baby...

$46.18
Kids Dream Big Girls White Embroidery Mesh Full Length Communion Dress 8-16
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SKU: KDREM-508-WHT-8

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VENDOR: Kids Dream

This adorable Kids Dream dress is a perfect choice for Holy Communion, a nice moment to celebrate sacramental life and church tradition. Ruffled mesh sleeve full length dress with scalloped chandelier embroidery design for bodice & sleeves over a sweetheart...

$59.99
Rain Kids Little Girls White Beaded Lace Illusion Neckline Baptism Dress 2-6
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SKU: RAINKIDS-548BB-WHT-2

AVAILABILITY: In stock (994 items)

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VENDOR: The Rain Kids

This Christening dress by Rain Kids will make any child's blessing a very special event. Pretty baptism dress with beaded lace bodice, illusion neckline, and sheer lace cap sleeves. Hand beaded waist line with hand beaded lace appliqu? below the...

$101.99
The Rain Kids Little Girls White Pearl Button Stripe Short Sleeve Bolero 1-6
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SKU: RAINKIDS-90004WHT1

AVAILABILITY: In stock (29 items)

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VENDOR: The Rain Kids

An awesome soft bolero shrug from Rain Kids, the perfect accessory for a festive attire. The white bolero jacket has a striped texture, short sleeve, collar and one pearl button closure.

$23.01
Rain Kids Little Boys Navy Slim Fit Fancy 5 pc Special Occasion Suit Set 2T-7
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SKU: RAINKIDS-018-NVY-2T

AVAILABILITY: In stock (998 items)

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VENDOR: The Rain Kids

This stylish navy 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...

$37.99
Rain Kids Little Boys Khaki Slim Fit Fancy 5 pc Special Occasion Suit Set 2T-7
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SKU: RAINKIDS-018-KAK-2T

AVAILABILITY: In stock (996 items)

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VENDOR: The Rain Kids

This stylish khaki 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
Tip Top Kids Girls White Soft Netting Full Fluffy Petticoat 2T-12
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SKU: TTK-P2-S

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VENDOR: Tip Top Kids

Great essential accessory for girls from Tip Top Kids. Soft netting half petticoat. Petticoat comes in white. Makes outfits and dresses extra awesome providing a full look effect. ****PLEASE ALLOW AN ADDITIONAL 5 BUSINESS DAY PROCESSING TIME PRIOR TO SHIPMENT...

$29.53
Kids Dream Big Girls White Embroidery Chandelier Trim Communion Dress 8-16
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SKU: KDREM-460-WHT-12

AVAILABILITY: In stock (5 items)

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VENDOR: Kids Dream

Create the perfect look that emphasizes a pristine style with this adorable Kids Dream Communion gown. The perfect combination of classic and modern, this satin and mesh dress is detailed with intricate embroidery trim and poly embroidery chandelier trim at...

$47.99
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
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
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
Baby Boys White 4pc Romper Pants Bow Tie Suspenders Christening Outfit NB-24M
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SKU: LTMAL-COOPERWHTNB

AVAILABILITY: In stock (19 items)

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

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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
Lito Baby Boys White Jacquard Vest Pant Elegant Christening Outfit 3-24M
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SKU: LITO-8590-WHT-36M

AVAILABILITY: In stock (31 items)

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VENDOR: Lito

This Christening outfit by Lito will make your little one feel so nice. Jacquard vest and pant set. Follow the fashion etiquette for the Christening church ceremony and add an elegant touch with this lovely Baptism set. Your little one...

$42.99
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
Angels Garment Baby Girls White Sequin Embellished Baptism Dress 6-24M
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SKU: ANGELS-DR-6323-WHT-1

AVAILABILITY: In stock (2 items)

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VENDOR: Angels Garment

Baptism dress by Angels Garment for the truly cherished Christening church ceremony event, unique moment in her life. Gorgeous organza & satin off-shoulder dress with sequin details. Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe and "Recuerdo De Mi Bautizo" embroidered on...

$96.00
Rainkids Little Girls White  Rhinestone Virgin Mary Embroidery Baptism Dress 2-6
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SKU: RAINKIDS-414-2

AVAILABILITY: In stock (992 items)

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VENDOR: The Rain Kids

An elegant Christening dress for your precious girl by The Rain Kids. This spaghetti straps baptism dress featuress rhinestones details on the blouse and Virgin Mary embroidered in front. Matching sheer organza cape and headband are included. Corset on the...

$91.99
The Rain Kids Baby Girls White Short Sleeve Organza Cape Baptism Dress 0-24M
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SKU: RAINKIDS-014WHT6M

AVAILABILITY: In stock (15 items)

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VENDOR: The Rain Kids

A great dress from Rain Kids for making the moment unique on that big day when she'll participate at her Christening. This short sleeve Baptism dress features a beautiful rhinestone bow on the center of the waistline. Rhinestud accents add...

$71.99
Little Things Mean A Lot Baby Girls White Eden Christening Gown Newborn-24M
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SKU: LTMAL-OSC-EDEN-NB

AVAILABILITY: In stock (98 items)

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VENDOR: Little Things Mean A Lot

Eden white Christening gown for baby girls from Little Things Mean a Lot. Beautiful 2 piece set includes baptism gown and bonnet. Features ribbon bow with streamers at waist, ribbon belt that ties in back and button back closure.

$78.00

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.