We all know that you shouldn’t wear white to a wedding, but can you wear white to a christening? Deciding what to wear to a christening can be a tricky task. Unlike weddings and other formal events, there is no clear dress code. The team here at NADINE MERABI has put together this helpful guide about why white is a great choice for a christening outfit, alongside some other styling tips and tricks for you to follow to ensure you’re dressed appropriately.
Can you wear white to a christening?
The short answer for this: yes, you can! White is a colour commonly associated with innocence, purity, and new beginnings, making it the perfect colour for a ceremony like a christening.
White is a classic colour, one that is simple and elegant, making it a fitting choice for a christening. In fact, no colour is truly off limits for a christening. It is quite traditional for christening guests to wear lighter colours to the occasion so you’re in luck, the world is your oyster!
Now we know what colours we can go for, our styling team has put together some christening guest outfits that might just tickle your fancy.
Christening outfit ideas
If you're looking for outfit ideas for a christening, we’ve got a selection of styles to give you all of the inspiration you need.
A white dress
Timeless and elegant, a white dress is a traditional choice for a christening. A simple dress like our HARLOW white dress is one that will provide a sophisticated yet understated look. Pair with nude heels or simple flat shoes and a statement bag for a chic finishing touch.
Top tip: go for midi or maxi-length dresses if you want a truly traditional and sophisticated outfit.
A white suit
Think outside of the box for your christening outfit and go for a white suit combo. A modern and stylish choice, a white suit like our MEGHAN white blazer and MEGHAN white trousers will give a sleek and sophisticated look.
Pair an outfit like this with nude heels, a statement mini bag, and sparkly jewellery and you’ve got the ultimate high class look for a christening.
A white skirt & top
A white skirt and top is a classic combination that’s perfect for a ceremony like a christening.
Our SARA white skirt is designed to create an impact, and when paired with a top like our NICOLE white top, you’ve got a smooth and comfortable fit.
Add a pair of coloured heels (we think a pair of pink or blue heels could make for a colourful addition) and a statement bag, and you’ve got the complete look.
A white jumpsuit
Jumpsuits are effortless and comfortable outfit options, making them perfect for a christening. The great thing about jumpsuits is that they are versatile and can be worn to many different occasions.
The HAILEY white jumpsuit is a chic option for a christening, complete with an underwire bust to give you structure and complement your shape. Style with a pair of heels and a clutch bag, and you’re good to go!
Styling tips for a christening
Once you’ve got an idea in mind for your christening outfit, there are a few things you might want to keep in mind when you’re putting it all together.
Choose your accessories carefully
White is a classic colour and works well with other neutral colours, like nude and beige. However, don’t be afraid to inject some colour into your outfit. A vibrant pink or blue could be just what you need to take your outfit to the next level.
Add a pop of colour
As we’ve mentioned above, don’t be afraid to inject some colour into your look. While white is a traditional choice for a christening outfit, you are running the risk of an all-white outfit looking a little plain.
A pair of colourful earrings or bright shoes will be super effective at adding some personality and tonality to your outfit.
Think about the venue
As with many occasions, the venue can and should influence your outfit choice.
If you’re going to an outdoor christening, perhaps going for a strappy dress without a jacket isn’t the best idea. Similarly, if it is going to be a hot summer’s day, maybe stay clear of the suit idea as you might get too hot.
Also, if the christening is in a church, you may want to opt for a more modest outfit that can later be adapted.
Christening outfits from NADINE MERABI
Here at NADINE MERABI, we know a thing or two about occasionwear. That’s why we’ve curated a range of luxurious clothing suitable for any and all events. From bridalwear to hen party outfits, we’ve got a range of clothing for you to choose from.
Shop now and find the perfect outfit for you.