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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Lito Baby Boys White Detachable Gown Cotton Weaved Romper Christening Set 0-18M
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SKU: CALITO-MASON-03M

AVAILABILITY: In stock (30 items)

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VENDOR: Lito

A cute white Mason Christening baptism gown romper set from Lito. The cotton weaved romper has short sleeves, bow tie and detachable gown. Simple style and quality fabric makes it a perfect option for the festive event. A matching hat...

$62.99
Lito Toddler Boys White Matte Special Occasion Dress Shoes 10
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SKU: LITO-FRANKWHT10T

AVAILABILITY: In stock (7 items)

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VENDOR: Lito

A great pair of Matte Frank white shoes for your little boy from Lito, just the perfect choice for Easter, Communion, Christening or other special event. Embellishment of the shoes includes a hook and loop fastner closure and stitched detail....

$37.99
Boys White Cross Stole Hat Embroidered Christening Baptism Outfit Newborn-3
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SKU: TTK-3740-WH-0

AVAILABILITY: In stock (5 items)

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VENDOR: Tip Top Kids

Fancy Baptism boys outfit by Tip Top Kids. Popular style for Christening ceremony the outfit comes in white with short sleeve embroidered shirt with Peter Pan collar and comfortable suspender cuff pants. Stylish embroidered stole with rhinestone cross and matching...

$58.99
Baby Girls White Sequin Embroidery Cape Sleeve Flower Girl Dress 6-24 Months
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SKU: RAINKIDS-10013-WH-6M

AVAILABILITY: In stock (99 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. Cape sleeve style in white with sequins and embroidery, round neck and bow on the waistline . Features zipper closure and...

$40.99
Baby Girls Multi Color Sequin Floral Lace Bow Headband Flower Girl Dress 3-24M
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SKU: SHANIL-SS1041-LIL-3M

AVAILABILITY: In stock (4 items)

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VENDOR: Shanil Inc.

The sweetest special occasion dress from Shanil Inc. for your baby girl. Short sleeve style with round neck features sequin lace on bodice, sleeve and skirt and satin waistline embellished with cute bow comes in multi colors. Zipper fastening ensures...

$47.99
Baby Girls White Dupioni Silk Rosette Bonnet Christening Dress Gown 0-12M
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SKU: LTMAL-DP56GS03

AVAILABILITY: In stock (998 items)

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VENDOR: Little Things Mean A Lot

Stunning 32" white dupioni christening gown by Little Things Mean A Lot. Baptism dress with distinctive rosette netting covered bodice and sleeves. Hand made in the USA using 100% silk fabric. Includes matching bonnet and separate slip. Dry cleaning recommended....

$338.99
Lito Little Boys White Cotton Plaid Eton Hat Shorts Christening Outfit Set 2-4T
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SKU: LITO-ALEXANDER3T

AVAILABILITY: In stock (19 items)

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VENDOR: Lito

This Christening Alexander white set for your little boy from Lito will make the church ceremony even more special. Cotton plaid baptism eton suit comes with shorts, shirt, bowtie and matching cap included. It will surely impress and will make...

$39.99
Baby Girls White Rhinestone Floral Lace Cape Sleeve Flower Girl Dress 3-12Months
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SKU: RAINKIDS-425-WH-3M

AVAILABILITY: In stock (99 items)

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VENDOR: The Rain Kids

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, rhinestone floral embroidery and 3D flower on the waistline. Features...

$59.99
Lito Baby Girls White Embroidered Tulle Sofia Gown Bonnet Christening Set 0-18M
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SKU: CALITO-SOFIA-03M

AVAILABILITY: In stock (19 items)

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VENDOR: Lito

A pretty white tulle Christening baptism Sofia dress by Lito. It features short sleeves, embroidery with beaded work, scalloped hemline and delicate ribbon bow accents. Comes with matching bonnet.

$127.99
Angels Garment Big Girls White Ruffled Stretchy Waistband Short Petticoat 7-14
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SKU: ANGELS-PC-460-9-10

AVAILABILITY: In stock (7 items)

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VENDOR: Angels Garment

A great short petticoat for your girl from Angels Garment. A cute item to wear underneath that brings out a vintage flair. The chiffon layers add volume and allow her to take a spin on the dancefloor. The stretchy waistband...

$31.99
Baby Girls Off White Satin Tulle Flutter Sleeve Flower Girl Dress 6-24Months
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SKU: SWKI-SKB910-OW-S

AVAILABILITY: In stock (17 items)

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VENDOR: Sweet Kids

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

$55.99
Tip Top Kids Little Girls White Cap Sleeves Illusion Neck Christening Gown 2-6
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SKU: TTK-2322-WHT-2

AVAILABILITY: In stock (5 items)

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VENDOR: Tip Top Kids

Gorgeous dress from Tip Top Kids will offer her the perfect chance to dial up the glamour and captivate the viewers. Features illusion neck embroidered bodice and tulle overlay skirt. Floral embroidered trimmed cape and headband included. This baptism dress...

$67.99
Lito Baby Girls White Embroidered Organza Gown Bonnet Baptism Set 0-18M
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SKU: CALITO-EMILY-03M

AVAILABILITY: In stock (18 items)

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VENDOR: Lito

A gorgeous embroidered Emily Christening baptism dress set from Lito. White shiny dress features short sleeves with gathered elastic design, embroidered organza and scalloped hem. Comes with a matching bonnet hat. Great style and quality fabrics make it a perfect...

$76.99
Lito Baby Girls White Floral Ribbon Tulle Dress Bonnet Baptism Set 0-18M
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SKU: CALITO-CLARICE-03M

AVAILABILITY: In stock (4 items)

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VENDOR: Lito

A gorgeous floral adorned Clarice Christening baptism dress set from Lito. White shiny tulle dress features short sleeves with floral rosette ribbon adornment and embellished waistband. Comes with a matching bonnet hat. Great style and quality fabrics make it a...

$77.99
Lito Baby Boys White Vest Satin Shorts Elegant Christening Outfit 3-24M
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SKU: LITO-8460-WHT-XS

AVAILABILITY: In stock (23 items)

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VENDOR: Lito

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

$40.99
Baby Boys White Cotton Satin Bonnet Bishop Christening Gown 0-12M
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SKU: LTMAL-CB420G03

AVAILABILITY: In stock (3 items)

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VENDOR: Little Things Mean A Lot

A precious baptism/special occasion cotton gown for your baby boy from Little Things Mean A Lot. Features bishop styling ornamented with Venice lace and pin tucking on the gown and sleeves. Includes matching hat. 100% cotton. Hand wash. Shipped with...

$195.99
Baby Boys White 5 Piece Vest Pants Tail Jacket Jacquard Tuxedo Suit 3-24M
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SKU: RAF-BY11-WHT-S

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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...

$37.99
Petite Adele Big Girls White Satin Hand-Rolled Rosette Accent Bolero 8-12
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SKU: PAD-B702-WHT-8

AVAILABILITY: In stock (10 items)

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VENDOR: Petite Adele

A gorgeous satin bolero from Petite Adele can be used as a cover accessory. The white all satin bolero features sewn hand-rolled rosettes. This beautiful bolero comes with fancy and elegant rosettes that add a classic touch to any dress...

$21.99
Piccolo Little Girls White Cross Detail Ribbed Cuff Christening Soft Socks 5-6
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SKU: 145848

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VENDOR: Piccolo

A pretty Piccolo pair of socks for Christening, church related events or other occasion. These socks come in pure white hue with a cross detail on the folded ankle cuff. Complete her look with this nice pair of socks to...

$8.00$3.99
Kids Dream Ivory Fleece Faux Collar Cuff Stylish Coat Girls 2-12
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SKU: KDREM-127IVY4

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VENDOR: Kids Dream

Your little girl will be full of cuteness in her fleece coat by Kids Dream. Poly-fleece coat has great detailing of top quality plush collar and cuffs. This is the perfect addition to her fall/winter special occasion dress wear. Detachable...

$39.99
Big Girls White Flower Lace Sleeve Satin Crystal Tulle Communion Dress 7-12
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SKU: SWKI-SK917-WH-7

AVAILABILITY: In stock (20 items)

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VENDOR: Sweet Kids

The perfect special occasion dress for your lovely girl from Sweet Kids. Features flower patch/pearl lace sleeve with satin, crystal tulle and pearl trim at waist. Comes in white with zipper closure and bow tie at the back. ****PLEASE ALLOW...

$85.99
Angels Garment Girls White Ruffled Stretchy Waistband Short Petticoat 0-6
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SKU: ANGELS-PC-460-1-2

AVAILABILITY: In stock (18 items)

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VENDOR: Angels Garment

A great short petticoat for your girl from Angels Garment. A cute item to wear underneath that brings out a vintage flair. The chiffon layers add volume and allow her to take a spin on the dancefloor. The stretchy waistband...

$28.99
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.

$57.99
Lito Baby Boys White Shantung Short Sleeve Romper Christening Outfit 3-24M
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SKU: LITO-8820-WHT-XS

AVAILABILITY: In stock (7 items)

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VENDOR: Lito

This Christening outfit by Lito will make your little one feel so nice. Shantung romper with bow tie accent will make him feel excellent. Follow the fashion etiquette for the Christening church ceremony and add an elegant touch with this...

$41.99

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.