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What to Wear to A Christening


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With the weather starting to get warmer, our social calendars are already starting to fill up with dates and events. Weddings, christenings, and baby naming ceremonies are all catching up. Whilst most of us know the general dress codes of weddings, it can sometimes be a little more complicated when it comes to christenings and baby naming ceremonies.

Luckily you don’t need to worry anymore! We’ve got all the tall christening outfit inspiration you need right here. From FAQs to do’s and don’ts, we have put together the essential guide on what to wear to a christening.

Tips for Christening Outfits

  • Colours: Deciding what to wear to a christening can be difficult, but don’t limit your wardrobe even more by cutting out colours. Unlike at weddings, it’s completely appropriate to wear white and even black, just as long as your outfit goes with the whole feel of the day.
  • Denim: Depending on the tone of the event and how strict the parents are hosting, jeans can sometimes be appropriate even if they are a bit informal. However, we definitely recommend keeping ripped and baggy boyfriend jeans firmly away from the church as these will seem more casual than you might intend.
  • Skirt/Dress Length: It may seem obvious but we recommend dresses and skirts hem lines falling at knee length and below, anything shorter could be deemed inappropriate, especially in a church. If you do decide to go shorter we recommend pairing with some high denier tights to go with your outfit.

Christening Guest Outfits For Tall Women

Best Christening Guest Dresses

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Bring a bright pop of colour with this green ditsy floral midi dress. Look to this stunning trend-led midi dress to brighten up any occasion designed in longer lengths – there is no falling short here! With a flattering hemline, floral print, and short shirred sleeves, this midi dress is ideal for elongating your legs. Made from a soft woven fabric, elevate your christening outfit by complementing this dress with your favourite heels and matching accessories for the ultimate stand-out look.

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Dress up for your next occasion with this stunning light blue lace midi dress. Designed in longer lengths and for taller frames, this stunning lace midi dress is the ideal length for any formal occasion. Available in timeless black, navy, emerald green and pink – you can’t go wrong! Made from a comfortable jersey fabric, it features a scoop neckline, flattering lace detailing, and short sleeves. Keep it lightweight and formal by styling it with a scuba blazer and heels. This dress is perfect christening outfit for mum, it’s just as much as your day as it is your child’s!

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Perfect for all your occasions this year, look to this spot print midi dress to elevate your wardrobe. Made from a comfortable woven fabric it features longer length sleeves, flattering scoop neckline and finished in a tiered design. Pair with heels for a sophisticated look perfect for all your events.

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Best Women’s Suits for a Christening Guest

Take your outfit to a new level with this trend-led trouser suit in statement pink. A must-have for any tall woman, our scuba blazer is a super-flattering christening outfit idea for the warmer weather. Made from comfy scuba fabric, with longer length sleeves and finished in a longline style. Brighten up any room by styling with matching suit trousers for a look you can wear with confidence.

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Looking for something more formal for the day? Turn to our wide leg sailor style trousers for a stylish and put together look. Mix and match with our range of blazers for a super-flattering look. Made in comfortable jersey fabric these wide legs feature a higher waist and button detailing. Partner with your favourite cami top and heels for the perfect occasion outfit.

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Best Jumpsuits for a Christening Guest

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Elevate your occasion wear wardrobe with our stunning floral print jumpsuit. Find your new favourite jumpsuit with our wide leg jumpsuits, available in zebra print and floral designs. Made for taller frames with leg lengths up to 36″, this jumpsuit is made from comfortable woven fabric and features a fresh floral print, v-neckline, and short sleeves. It also features a gorgeous belted tie waist, ideal for cinching you in at the waist and highlighting your silhouette. Style with trainers or ballerina pumps depending on the day of the christening, but for a look, you can wear on repeat.

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Our jumpsuits are a must-have in your lighter layer collection and ideal for a christening on a warm day. This zebra print jumpsuit features a super-flattering v-neckline, belted tie waist and is finished with short sleeves, ensuring the perfect fit. Complement this outfit with your favourite sandals and matching bag for a look you can wear on repeat. Throw on a lightweight jacket to tie this outfit together, especially in the cooler evenings.

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Best Skirts for a Christening Guest

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Take your bottom half to a new level with this midi skirt in stunning sage green. A must-have for any tall woman, midi skirts are a super-flattering style ideal for elevating any outfit. Designed in longer lengths for taller frames, look to our midi skirt for the ultimate smart casual look. Made from a comfortable satin fabric designed with an elasticated waistband for the ideal fit. Smarten up this skirt with your favourite flats and cami top for an effortless, lightweight look you can wear on repeat.

Also available in grey, brown, and navy.

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Refresh your seasonal wardrobe with this leopard print maxi skirt. This skirt is made for all occasions! Featuring a delicate leopard print all over as well as a trend-led tiered design and an elasticated waistband, you’ll be reaching for maxi skirts all season long. Style with heels and your favourite accessories for your next christening outfit.

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Best Footwear for a Christening Guest

What footwear you choose to wear with your outfit can really impact the day you have. Similarly to weddings, christenings can be quite long days, so it’s important to choose the right footwear that is elegant but most importantly comfortable. We recommend breaking in your shoes before the big day so you avoid any blistering.

Choose from our versatile range of heelssandals, and flats for the perfect fit. If you’re wearing a dress or maxi skirt, turn to trend-led mules, they are perfect for rounding off your smart-casual outfit. If you’re looking for something a little more formal, turn to our exclusive LTS sandals to take your outfit to the next level. Ideal for styling with a dress or trouser suit for a little extra touch.

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Wanting more? Check out our tall occasion wear for even more christening outfits for women.

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