What to Wear to a Christening
Christenings are the hardest event to dress for I think. Weddings are always formal however even though Christenings also take place in the church, they are not always, especially in Australia.
Myself and Colm were recently invited to the christening of baby Lorcan in Sawtell, Coffs Harbour – the ceremony and a BBQ afterwards in Baombee Reserve, Sawtell. My first thought was – what to wear to a christening? Especially one that’s on the beach…
I opted for this dressy- casual pink number which I purchased on ASOS. It cost $73 but is now on sale for $22. What I love about it is the back of the dress is open! but an open back means no bra…
I kept my hair up in a ballerina bun and my make up really simple.
This dress turned out to be perfect as it was dressy enough for the occasion but I also paired it with sandals that were easy to walk on the sand – stupidly I didn’t take pictures of my sandals.
Whenever I have spoken to anyone about what to wear to a christening, a lot of the time, I’m told to dress for the sex of the baby but that’s something I just don’t agree with as you can see. Baby Lorcan is a boy for any readers that are unfamiliar with Irish names. I don’t feel that dressy for the baby’s sex is important at all and frankly just sounds old fashioned to me. The colour pink suits my pale complexion so I chose it but I would have to say dress to suit your personality, dress to be comfortable and dress to be proud of who you are.
I tend to generally stick to a dressy casual theme in life for all events and that way if I get there I can dress up or dress down as required. In this instance, for this particular occasion this worked well, as most people got changed into shorts and t-shirts after the service. If I was at a Christening in Ireland, on the other hand, as it’s so cold there, I would most definitely pair this dress with heels and a blazer or dressy coat.