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Wednesday, June 22 2016
The Best Facts About Christening Gowns

The Best Facts About Christening Gowns

Discover some interesting and little known facts about the christening gown - its origins and history throughout the ages. 

Christening can be the greatest occasion in a baby’s life.  This function is marking the baby’s birth and welcoming it into the church. A christening gown is often ornamented with ribbons, lace and embroidery. These gowns are often worn by baby boys and girls during the church christening function. The baby would also wear aptly matching blankets, bonnets and booties.

 The Origin

Christening gown is a very special dress worn by newborn babies on the day of their baptism. This dress resembles the preciousness of the event. Christening gowns made of satin and silk hane been widely worn ever since the 1700’s. The style was that of a long slip dress with short bodice, short sleeves and a low neck. This design has been followed ever since.

The Color

The color of the christening gown is white. This is according to the church custom. The white color represents purity and innocence.

 Victorian Gown

In the Victorian times the most commonly used material for christening gowns was cotton. It became very much customary, to add the Ayrshire work to the christening gown. The Ayrshire work is a very fine white embroidery work adopted from Scotland. Babies did also wear a matching white bonnet with this beautiful dress.

 Scottish Custom

It is a Scottish custom to have a small bread piece attached or pined to the christening gown during the ceremony. It was a belief or rather a myth that if an unmarried girl ate the bread she would dream about her husband on the same night. There was another belief that if the baby slept on the same night wearing the gown, this would bring in a lot of luck.

Heirlooms

There would be a lot of work that goes into making a christening gown. After the special occasion, the gown would be preserved for the other children and then passed down to the generations to come. When buying christening gowns, you have to buy the best and the traditional styled ones available. The keepsake tradition would be followed as well, so people do buy the dress that would last for decades.

Theology

As per theology studies, the baptism ceremony and the history that revolves around the christening gown relates very much to the garments of life. This garment of life symbolizes the divine grace. Adam and Eve were clothed in a gown of christening before the fall of man took place in heaven.

Playing a very important role

The christening gown plays a very important role in your baby’s life. There are some manufacturers who bring out christening dresses with matching capes, jackets and bonnets. A bonnet is a very important part of the christening dress. It is a traditional piece which covers your baby’s head and ears, leaving the forehead exposed. You should also look for hair accessories and jewelries. This would make your baby look special.

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