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what to wear for a christening?

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superv1xen Thu 14-Jul-11 10:26:16

i have never been to one before, and have one to go to a week on sunday

its a church ceremony then a party afterwards (in a pub i think?)

what on earth do i wear confused

HuwEdwards Thu 14-Jul-11 10:34:50

A 'day' dress? Smart skirt and top? Smart trousers and top? Needs to be dressier than every day but not evening wear.

superv1xen Thu 14-Jul-11 16:07:53

thank you, hmmm might have to go shopping

escape Thu 14-Jul-11 16:09:44

Pleas don't wear tight/revealing 'nightclub' type clothes - it's just my bugbear, I * appreciate* that people who do this are wearing their 'best' outfits, I get that, but it's just so innappropraite for a Church/Sunday afternoon, and I see it a lot at Christenings lately..

sweetheart Thu 14-Jul-11 16:11:18

I would say ask if it's part of the usual sunday service. We went to one a while ago and got all dressed up for it but the christening was part of the usual sunday service and all the regular church goers were there in jeans / t-shirts etc. We looked like right twats all dressed up to the nines!

I'd go with something smart / casual - more on the casual side!

Sirzy Thu 14-Jul-11 16:12:59

At my godsons christening last month I wore a maxi dress, for my nephews on Sunday I have a knee length floral dress.

Something smart but comfy really.

tethersend Thu 14-Jul-11 16:35:14

What size/budget?

superv1xen Thu 14-Jul-11 16:39:59

size 8, and my budget is as little as humanly possible grin

Thehusbandsatcricketagain Thu 14-Jul-11 17:17:01

personally I would wear something like a simple linen shift dress with a pair of kitten heels & if chilly put a cardi over the top grin

tethersend Thu 14-Jul-11 17:31:16

How about:

DP

Matalan

DP again

madammecholet Thu 14-Jul-11 17:42:27

That matalan dress looks designer,££££, great find tethers.

Thehusbandsatcricketagain Thu 14-Jul-11 18:24:02

tethersend - the matalan one looks really fab,simple yet stylish grin

superv1xen Thu 14-Jul-11 21:22:16

oooh thanks for all the ideas smile

i really like the matalan one

FakePlasticTrees Thu 14-Jul-11 21:28:48

how about this from the Boden sale

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