Like most of the world, you were probably charmed by the photographs of Prince Louis's recent baptism. His elegant, sweeping outfit pretty much stole the show. If you're in the market for a blessing outfit, then these christening outfits inspired by the royals are a good place to start. Because chances are high that the gown Prince Louis wore is not going to be for sale anytime soon.
In fact, Prince Louis's christening gown has a long and storied history, going all the way back to the ultimate trendsetter herself, Queen Victoria. The Honiton christening gown, which was also worn by siblings George and Charlotte, is a replica of the christening gown Queen Victoria commissioned for her first born child, according to Town & Country. The Queen clearly had an eye for style, because that very gown had a long line of service. Over the course of 163 years, the dress outfitted 62 royal infants, as further noted by Town & Country. In other words, it's a famous and long-loved style.
Although you won't get to borrow the actual Honiton christening gown anytime soon, there are plenty of similar styles available for sale. These gowns will look just as beautiful on your own little kiddo's big day.
1Biscotti Baby Ivory Christening Gown With Bonnet
2Ivory Lace Baptism Gown
Made from soft ivory lace, this gown is also long and gorgeous like the one worn by royal babies. It looks this gown would also photograph beautifully. The length is so dramatic, too.
3Eliza Blessing Gown
4White Lace Layette Gown
Custom-made options may be more affordable than you realize. For instance, this gorgeous gown with French silk ribbon and pearls starts at only $40. You'll just need to plan ahead so seamstresses have enough time to make these customized creations. But you're sure to treasure them for years after your child's big day.
5Sage Infant Girls' Christening Gown & Bonnet
This more budget-friendly option still has all the important details, such as a beautiful lace overlay and cute matching bonnet. Your kid will look like royalty in this precious gown.
6Cap-Sleeve Lace-Overlay Christening Dress & Bonnet Set
7Baby Girl American Originals Christening Dress
8Girls Tulle Christening and Baptism Gown
9Victoria Christening Dress
10White Lace Long Sleeve Dress
11Victoria Christening Gown & Bonnet
A gorgeous silk and lace gown, this one would look right at home on any royal baby. The long, adorable gown and its matching bonnet would also make a great heirloom for the next generation. Like its inspiration, this gown could accompany many, many babies to their christenings.