Popular Materials for Christening Gowns

Everyone wants their child’s christening gown to be just right and a major part of this is picking the right material for the gown. It needs to look high quality and at the same time, be comfortable for your child on the day. It’s a fine balance.

Here are some of the most popular material options for babies’ christening gowns:

  • Satin. Usually ivory, white or cream, satin makes the perfect silky christening gown. It looks luxurious and will feel soft on delicate young skin as well.
  • Lace. This will often be added as an overlay rather than forming the basis of the whole gown. You might choose lace with a particular pattern running through it, or plainer lace.
  • Shantung fabric. This is a traditional silk material that can be used for baptism gowns for girls and boys.

Most gowns will also be finished off with ribbons and some lace. Other accessories you might want to consider are beading and bows.