What to Wear to a Baptism or Christening (+ What NOT to Wear)

Have Clothes, Will Travel

Figuring out what to wear to a baptism or christening is not quite as intimidating as it sounds! While other ceremonies, like weddings and funerals, have strict unspoken dress codes… this is not the case with baptisms. It is far less formal, and there aren’t any colors or patterns you should/shouldn’t wear!

Try to Dress Modestly

Avoid low-cut tops and short skirts/dresses. High necklines and knee-length or midi or maxi lengths are perfect!

Wear a Cardigan/Sweater/Jacket (or Bring One Along)

Churches can be cold, even in the dead of summer. Grab a cardigan that matches your outfit, just in case.

Floral Midi Skirt for Spring

This skirt is a great length, and florals are a good idea, in my opinion, no matter what time of year the baptism takes place!

Printed Dress With Collar (Godmother Outfit!)

I had opted for this dress, as the pear print is fun and cheery, but the cut of the dress is still modest. I’m also finding that I am a fan of wearing dresses/tops with collars for baptisms!

Click on the link below to see the complete list of what to wear to a baptism or christening.