There are a lot of ways you can dress up young children for important functions such as weddings and christenings. Some parents may ask; what does it matter? They are unlikely to make understand what is going on around them so why should the need to be dressed up? Evidence shows that children are very aware of how they look from an early age, so making sure that their clothing is similar to those around them can be a great way to make them feel included.
There is also an element of tradition to it all as well. Again some parents may not be too keen on being traditional, but there is a point where you’ll want to look back on family photo albums and see all of the events that occurred in your life, and dressing up your children for these events can be an essential way for you to demonstrate the importance of those events. Guys, symbolism is important.
In addition to the standard dresses and suits that parents often dress their walking age children in, christening gowns are often used for those whom are younger. The word christening often makes people assume that they are only suitable for those occasions, but this isn’t strictly true. They can be used interchangeably for virtually all important functions that require fancy dress, and because they are often made to such a high quality of craftsmanship, there are few options besides these gowns that can compete on quality.
It is worth noting that children’s fancy dress can go in and out of fashion, just like it does with grown up clothes. So if your intent was to use family heirlooms to dress your young child for a christening, you may want to first look at more recent designs that have come out, and if it is really important to you, you may want to take your current clothing into a seamstress for them to incorporate some more modern themes into the design.