Royal Christening Style!

There’s a Royal Christening on today – little HRH Prince George will be officially baptised in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace this afternoon, at 3pm. But let’s be honest, we’ll just be watching what the guests are wearing, won’t you?

What does one wear to a Royal christening? What does one wear to any Christening. It’s a bit of a difficult event to dress for. It’s held, usually, in a church, and,  in many cases, as part of the regular Sunday service. So,  you don’t want to be turning up at the church in an outfit better suited to a night on the town, do you?

Not as formal as a wedding, a christening does,  however,  give you the chance to get your gladrags on, and celebrate, Royal christening, or not!

A dress is a good place to start, and at this time of year, a knitted dress with a printed jacket and some ankle boots,  looks chic and on-trend. Or try a full midi skirt with a contrasting blouse – perfect for this occasion and one of this season’s hottest looks.

ROYAL CHRISTENING THREELeft outfit: Misumi leopard print jacket, £24,99, New Look, knitted dress, £50, Principles by Ben De Lisi @ Debenhams, boots, £24.99, fur clutch bag, £24.99, both New Look

Right outfit: Nude courts, £15, BHS, silk blouse, £34.99, H&M, full midi skirt, £14.99, New Look, sofa clutch bag, £125, French Connection

DON’T even think about wearing jeans. But that doesn’t mean you can’t wear trousers! Try something with a print, or a tartan check. Team them with a floaty blouse, and contrasting accessories. Hats are not obligatory at christenings, most people don’t bother. But if you want to wear one in winter, you can’t go wrong with a 1970s style floppy felt hat.


Left outfit: Grey hat, £14.99, H&M, lace detail blouse, £26, navy geo jacquard trousers, £30, both BHS, grey coat, £49.99, H&M, suede black boots, £135, French Connection

Right outfit: Check trousers, £22 by Henry Holland @ Debenhams, draped chiffon blouse, £19.99, boots, £34.99, both H&M, mini satchel, £15.99, New Look.

Don’t come dressed for a night out. A christening is a celebration, but it’s not a party, or a club! Keep things modest, but wear colour if you want, just don’t outshine the new parents! Add a simple clutch to a dress and heels or boots for a chic christening outfit.

Royal Christening outfits one

Left outfit: Floral dress, £85, Preen Edition @ Debenhams, red bag, £12.99, black heels, £22.99, New Look

Right outfit: Burgundy draped dress, £19.99, H&M, gold clutch, £12.99, New Look, black boots, £30, BHS

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