(Closed) NWR – Christening outfit advice

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
9917 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

So I just Googled, “What to wear to a Christening,” and I think pretty much every example in google images is ridiculous.  They’re all either very informal or super “sexy” aka trashy.  Who wears a skin-tight dress to a Christening??

I went to a baptism service at a Lutheran church in August, and I wore pants, a nice top, a necklace, my hair down, and flats.  I was dressed similarly to everyone else.  

For a Catholic ceremony…I would probably hide, but I don’t know.  Not something like this:

A site called the fashion police says these outfits are okay, but I think they all look like they’re going to nightclubs with those shoes on…

Mary’s always stylish, of course:

Post # 4
1460 posts
Bumble bee

When my Godson was Christened a few weeks ago, I work a coral, sleevless, A-line dress that came to the knee and some tan espadrilles. Fiance (bf @ the time) wore an oxford, tan slacks, and a tie. I know some churches look down on women wearing pants (I know I know…but I think you’re trying to fit in) so I would wear a modest dress if it’s a traditional congregation.


Post # 5
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i suggest dressing on the modest side. i think pants would ok, but stay away from denim. keep dresses/skirts around knee length. sleeveless tops are fine, but your back and shoulders should be covered (so no halters, spaghetti strap, etc). when i was growing up those are the rules that were enforced (by my mom) for dressing for anything at a church and i still follow them.


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