Dresses Fit For a Church

After I wrote about the beautiful Junkaholique dress, a lovely reader asked me to keep my eyes peeled for a shorter dress suitable for her daughter’s christening. I’m not altogether au fait with what a mother should wear at a christening but I’ve found a few dresses that I think  are smart and elegant but not too sexy for the church. If you’re attending any spring or summer weddings they’ll work for them too.

This navy lace pencil dress from Dorothy Perkins is really pretty and only £30, there are also grey, blush and lavender versions.

Navy Lace Pencil Dress - Dorothy Perkins

I think this bubble pink Suzie Wong draped silk dress is really special and teamed with a little shrug might be perfect for a spring christening or wedding. On ASOS at the moment it’s down from £365 to £125. With the draped front you could eat several plates from the buffet and not have to hold your tummy in all day.Suzie Wong Draped Silk Dress-ASOS

Ele Horsley’s Jubilee Dress is very elegant, I love the floaty sleeves and the square buttons on the waist band. At £210 it’s not cheap but it’s timeless and no-one else will be wearing it.

Jubilee Dress-Ele Horsley

This dress by Oasis is £65 and is available with a pink or blue skirt and belt. The back has a lovely draped section and although it has a shorter under-skirt I think the longer pleated over-skirt keeps it suitable for a church.

Pleated Drape Back Dress-OasisWith the Sophie dress Coast give you monochrome, a halter neck, bow (which I thought was a butterfly) and ruffles. What more could you want? A discount? That too, it’s half price at £75.

Coast Sophie Dress

This tie neck knitted dress is my wildcard choice from Anthropologie. The style is demure but the colours make a bold statement and I love the forties feel to it. It’s £128.

Tie Neck Knitted Dress - Anthropologie

Now I’m not really one for hats but I think this would look great with a wide-brimmed hat. I know hats are traditional at weddings but do people wear hats to christenings?

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4 thoughts on “Dresses Fit For a Church

  1. Caz says:

    You have managed to find the most perfect dress for me within 48 hours!!
    As I’m a new mum, the Suzie Wong dress is perfect as it will hide my baby bump that I’m trying so hard to lose..the colour is also gorgeous. The fact it’s on sale makes it even more enticing!
    I’ll get onto ASOS to buy it for sure :)
    Thanks so much for you help, you’ve saved me a job.
    For what it’s worth, I’ll be wearing a Fascinator made by Gillian million with your fabulous find, I tend to leave my hats for weddings.
    I’ll be back in touch in the future with my other hankering dilemmas ;)

    • The Hankerer says:

      Glad you like one of them Caz :) I agree that Suzie Wong dress is really lovely. I’ll have a look at Gillian Million… Have a great time at the christening!

  2. Solipsism Dreams says:

    i love that pleated skirt!

    http://solipsismdreams.wordpress.com/

    Loretta xx

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