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Where can I get a Christening gown?

We asked our MummyPages mums where to get Christening gowns in Ireland. Here are a few suggestions of the best places to look - including highstreet stores, local shops and online store.
Christening Elegance is a lovely Irish website that offer handmade pieces. This business offers christening clothing designed in Ireland and handmade from the finest fabrics. All accessories are available on the site as well. While the pieces are beautiful, prices range from €150 up to €400 so might not suit everyone’s budget.
Debenhams offer lovely Christening gowns both online and in store. These cost around the €50 mark and you can also buy the accessories like tights, socks, shoes and bonnets.
If you are living down south of the country, Lynes of Killarney have stunning pieces. Their items can only be bought in store, but they have a gorgeous selection of high quality items for this special occasion. You are guaranteed to get something really special in this beautiful family-run store.
For those looking for a store in Dublin, many mums recommend Freckles, located 1 Upper Liffey Street, Dublin 1. While they do not have a website, several MummyPages mums recommend this store if you are looking for a beautiful Christening gown.
Marie McElheron in Arklow, Co. Wicklow offer Heirloom christening gowns which can be made from your wedding dress of newly custom made. Each gown in wrapped in acid free tissue paper and kept in a beautiful handcrafted boxes for long term storage.
If you are on a tight budget but still want something beautiful, Next offer Christening gowns on their site and in store. The selection is a bit limited but you could pick something lovely up for under €30 so it’s definitely worth a look.
Sewing Concepts is a perfect for mums who wants something unique tailored especially for their baby. They offer beautiful handmade Christening gowns at reasonable prices. Many of the gorgeous gowns are less than €100 – great value considering the high quality. Also on offer are caps and capes to accompany the gowns. The studio is located in Ballon, Co Carlow where you can discuss your sewing requirements.
Little Folk is a family owned business which has been located on Meath Street, Dublin 8, for over 30 years. They offer a choice of Christening outfits for boys and girls ranging from traditional to modern styles. There is a selection of long robes in a range of fabrics, shorter dresses and coats, as well as christening suits and matching bonnets. What’s really great about this store is that they only sell one of everything so you are guaranteed nobody will have the same Christening outfit as you.

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