It is a traditional gown…and it is silk! But there’s more: a matching visor hat ornate with a braid trim and a cotton (and comfy) slip beneath the gown!
Silk gowns are popular for the appealing ritzy fabric. We take the concept a step further: choose on of our matching rompers made from the same silk and you have a great look for after the ceremony too! Here are a couple of our popular silk rompers (pictured below: Francis, Charles, and Samuel). Adding one of theses with our silk William boy gown, sold separately, and you have a duo made in heaven!
As pictured here, many of our heirloom christening gowns feature an ‘heirloom-style open back’, meaning the back edges of the skirt are hemmed and buttons are placed part-way down the skirt to allow for flexibility in how you want the gown to be worn.
At times, it can be tricky to hold on to that darling baby amidst an abundance of christening finery…especially when some of those layers are slippery! The open back makes it possible to get a better grip on your baby, without bunching up the gown. It also allows you to drape the skirt more graciously in portraiture. And there you have it: open backs are, in this case, very convenient things!
Sweet Alina’s mother, Lisa, shared her comments:
“I am writing to tell you that I ordered your Alyssa Christening Gown for my daughter Alina’s Baptism. I wanted you to know that the gown was amazing! The embroidery was perfect and the quality of the gown was superior to anything I have ever seen. It is the most stunning Baptism gown and so much more beautiful in person than in the on line pics. Everyone was amazed at how beautiful it was. We had her pictures professionally taken in the gown…I have recommended so many people to your site. Thank you for your role in my daughter’s special day!”
Great news! One Small Child now offers flat rates on International Orders: $30 for all packages shipping to Canada, $40 for all packages shipping elsewhere around the globe. Shipping prices do not include duties and taxes.
A truly stunning work of art, our new Sophie christening gown is nothing short of breathtaking! This set includes the beautifully made extra-long gown over a separate cotton slip, and gorgeous headband–all trimmed with 100% silk ribbons.
It’s been nose-to-the-grindstone around here for the past few months, and finally, we are live with our beautiful new website and blog! They both offer user-friendly search and navigation features, clear pictures, tons of information, and (of course) gorgeous dresses and outfits for your darling children!