When selecting a christening gown there are both practical and personal issues to be considered. Personal issues may include family tradition, cultural heritage and religious background. More practical issues may focus on such specifics as the season in which the gown is to be worn and the cost of the gown itself.
While some family share a long tradition of handling down a christening gown from generation to generation, others may be purchasing a gown for the first time. Such an important purchase is made easier by understanding which tradition family members would like the christening gown to reflect. If the gown is to become a family heirloom, then selecting a traditional design may be an appropriate choice. Such designs are often more formal, customarily white in color and made from finer fabrics such as silk, satin, organza or 100% cotton. The traditional gown is also known for its attention to detail flaunting intricate embroidery and lace, tucking, buttons, ribbon, bows, eyelets or appliqué work. When selecting such an heirloom gown intended to be handed down from child to child, look for a garment that offers removable details such as bows and ribbons or removable layers allowing the christening gown to be appropriate whether it is to be worn by an infant boy or girl. This unisex option provides the family with a greater value in a sometimes expensive purchase. And for a slight variation from the traditional white, ivory is a popular choice as well.
Additional issues that may influence the selection of a christening gown are cultural heritage and religious background. Noteworthy is the type of material used to make the garment as well as specific design features in an embroidery pattern which may be indicative of a nationality, region or religion. For example, Irish christening gowns are predominately made from fine linen and display such Celtic motifs in their embroidery designs as shamrocks, Celtic knots and crosses. With a little research, families may be able to incorporate ethnic traditions into their child's christening gown making the garment a unique family keepsake.
If, however, the more formal or traditional look is not a family's preference, today's christening gown manufacturers offer numerous options. These options include informal gowns which are shorter in length and sold in a variety of soft colors such as yellow, mint green, peach, pink and blue. There is also another popular trend in informal christening attire that may be worth considering. Such garments are specifically designated "for girls" or "for boys". This type of christening apparel for infant girls resembles a tastefully designed little girl's party dress. Apparel for infant boys is referred to as a christening outfit, romper or suit and sports pant legs rather than the traditional gown look. Preemie gowns made especially for the two to four pound infant are also available in today's marketplace.
Once the personal aspects of a christening gown have been determined, the family may want to consider such practical, yet important, matters as seasonal wear and cost. The climate or season in which the gown is to be worn should definitely affect the selection. For comfort during warmer temperatures, lightweight fabrics would be most appropriate. Colder temperatures may encourage families to invest in a few traditional accessories such as christening blankets, bonnets, caps, and shoes. Cost should be taken into account as well. Comparison pricing will assist families in selecting the gown most suitable for their budget.
When ready to make the final selection, it is important to remember that whether a christening gown is purchased from a local infant and toddler shop, a major department store or online, incorporating style, comfort and symbolism into a christening garment is a do-able task. Remembering issues a family holds dear through heritage, culture and beliefs while keeping in mind trends, preferences and practicality will make the selection of a christening gown memorable and the gown itself a true family treasure.
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