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A Complete First Communion Dress Guide

Sweet Kids White Tiered Organza Tea Length Communion Dress

Sweet Kids White Tiered Organza Tea Length Communion DressAs a major event in every child’s life, the First Communion is actually the most important step into embracing religion on their own. Most Catholic children receive the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist at the age of 7 or 8 because it is considered the age of reason.Such an event needs preparation, both spiritual and material. The child must understand that not only does he/she need to dress up and look nice, but more importantly – honor and respect the ceremony and its significance.Traditionally, young men wear nice suits and young women wear beautiful dresses.Picking up the perfect dress might be a long and difficult process but here are 7 most important things that you must take into account when doing so:

1. Style

Communion dresses are available in traditional, classic or modern styles.Traditional style dress is the “little bride” lookalike with accessories: veiled headpiece, white gloves and pearls.  “Our lady of Guadalupe”, Irish and Italian Communion dresses are considered to be traditional.Classic is a ball gown style dress with more clean, simple lines. It is usually tea length or full, gathered skirt with a sleeve.Modern style communion dress is a A-line dress, usually sleeveless that comes with a bolero or jacket. It is becoming more popular with parents and girls because of their elegance and simplicity. Halter neck and spaghetti straps are two of the little girls’ favorite features.

Communion Dress Guide

There are a few aspects you need to set before starting to look for the actual dress:-          Length: it is highly recommendable to make sure the dress is below the knee. Best would be tea length or full, ankle length.-          Fabric: knowing your daughter’s preferences and possible fabric allergies, consider selecting the material in advance. It will make the elimination process easier. Types of fabrics: satin, duchess satin, silk, organza, crystal organza and tulle.-          Sleeves: some Communion dresses use halter necks or spaghetti straps, and may come with a matching jacket or bolero. Some parishes or traditions may not allow sleeveless dresses.-          Color: white is the recommended color because it symbolizes purity and integrity. The only appropriate color for a communion dress is white.It is important to ask your priest or parish for general rules regarding length, accessories, headpiece and sleeve before you start looking for dresses.

2. Timing!

Consider shopping for communion dresses taking plenty of time to search and order the dress, having it shipped or altered if needed. First Communion normally takes place May – June during the year. It is advisable to start looking for the perfect dress sometimes in January – February. We all know how fast things are moving these days, so if you find yourself in the month of April and still did not find the dress you are looking for, first find retailers that carry the size you need in stock and ship orders in due time.

Angels Garment Girls Satin Lace First Communion Dress3. Budget

It is important to establish a budget before starting to shop for the communion outfit. You can easily get carried away and considering you might need to buy shoes and different other accessories, you do not want to find you spent quite a lot. In the same time, do not shop with a low budget, it is your daughter’s First Communion and a major event in her life. The dress will be worn at the ceremony of First Holy Communion and it needs to look beautiful.

4.  Measurement

The sizes for different styles and types of communion dresses out there might differ, so it is important to take accurate measurements and have the dress altered if needed. It has to fit perfectly as this will reflect on the entire outfit. A larger dress might look slouchy. A good fitted dress will always make her look neat.In our opinion the most flattering First Communion Dress style for a plus-size girl is an A-line dress.  That is because an A-Line dress is fitted at shoulders and chest and at the waist gradually gets looser.

5. Consider the entire outfit

It is not only the dress you must prepare for the First Communion. Here is a shopping list of things you might or might not need:

Communion Dress Our Lady Of Guadalupe

  • Shoes;
  • Veil;
  • Bag;
  • Gloves;
  • Petticoat;
  • Hair accessories or tiara;
  • Bolero or stole;
  • Socks or tights;
  • Jewelry;
  • For church: missal prayer book, rosary, rosary case, scapular and lapel pin.

6.   Get your daughter involved

She is old enough to take this first step, it is her own major life event so it is important to get her involved into the preparation process. While paying attention to what she likes, guide her into selecting a modest, tasteful, and formal, neither extravagant nor casual dress. Remind her that the most important thing on that day should be religion and not how impressing the crowd with her looks. The dress is a symbol of respect for the ceremony and she should draw attention to herself.

 7.   After purchase advice

Hang the precious dress in a cool place, away from sunlight. Make sure you straighten it nicely and protect it against dust and accidents. Heavy materials should be stored flat to prevent stretching. Just shortly before the event, make sure it is neat and unwrinkled, clean and all layers of petticoat fluffed nicely. If needed, take it to a dry cleaners before the day of the event and make sure it is ready in time. Carefully read the instructions on the label before attempting anything with the dress: ironing or washing.
Angels Garment Our Lady Guadalupe Halter Communion DressPreparing for the First Communion can be time consuming and quite stressful. Especially as the event date is getting closer and you still did not find the perfect dress.

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First Communion Accessories | Sophias Style

Communion Wedding Flower Girls Pink Floral Headpiece Tiara

Do you have your little girl’s communion dress picked out? Don’t forget the communion accessories. Sophia’s Style Boutique has many to choose from. Beautiful tiaras, first communion veils and hair wreaths that will add a little something special to her First Communion day. When you are all set with the headpieces we also have elegant gloves, tights and shoes to make her special day memorable and one that neither of you will ever forget.

1st Communion Dresses | Sophias Style

Girl’s Elegant White Princes Brides Communion Dress

Is your little girl getting ready to receive her first communion? Sophia’s Style has so many beautiful Communion dresses to commemorate that special day. We have elaborate dresses to simple and elegant dresses from little girl’s sizes to plus size communion gowns. Whatever her style or size you will find something for her here. Do you already have a Communion dress? We also have Communion accessories. Gloves, tights and shoes, veils and head ware. Just a thought, Communion dresses also double as flower girl dresses.

First Communion Dresses | Sophia’s Style


First Communion Dresses
First Communion Dresses

Sophia’s Style has just started carrying special occasion dresses by Sweetie Pie, and their First Communion Dresses are absolutely stunning.  They come in a variety of cuts and styles, and my favorite are the ones with cap sleeves.  The one in the photo looks just a little retro- like a wedding gown that would have been worn in the late eighties or early nineties. 
We also have a great selection of 1st Communion accessories, including headpieces, gloves, purses, shoes and more on our sister site,  If you have a little girl approaching her first Communion, you should definitely check it out. 
Also, if you’re looking for a good Communion gift, Blessed Treasures carries a beautiful variety of custom rosaries. 

Hope everyone is having a fabulous Tuesday!

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

1st Communion Dresses | Sophia’s Style


1st Communion Dresses
1st Communion Dresses

I’d like to preface this entire post by saying that I don’t know why the girl in this photo is barefoot and holding a puppy, but that it hardly matters because she’s too pretty for words and that dress is gorgeous. 

And guess what!  You can buy that dress or any of our other stunning 1st Communion dresses at Sophia’s Style! 

Also, we have lots of beautiful plus size communion gowns!  I take quite a few customer service calls and Live Chats throughout the day, and I come across lots inquiries about our plus size collections.  Well, our selection of plus size Communion dresses used to be very limited, so I was thrilled when we decided to start carrying Sweetie Pie special occasion dresses.  They make beautiful dresses in every size, so you can find the perfect fit for your girl! 

In other news, our Tips and Guides blog is featuring ideas for DIY Christmas gifts today, you can check it out here.

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First Communion Gowns | Sophia’s Style

Communion Dresses
Communion Dresses

 For your little girls 1st Communion dress, you’ll want something beautiful, unique, and well-made.  Even though she’s only going to wear it once, you’ll want to save it as a keepsake, and possibly even a heirloom for your grandaughter.  At Sophia’s Style, we have first Communion gowns and Communion dresses that are beautifully made in a variety of styles, so she’ll be sure to find the perfect one and treasure it forever. 

Make sure you also browse through our Communion accessories, you can find her entire ensemble in one stop with Sophia’s Style. 

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog. 


Us Angels Dresses for Girls | Sophia’s Style


For a gorgeous, classic dress, there’s no better brand in the business than Us AngelsUs Angels Communion dresses are stunning, perfect gowns for her first Communion ceremony.  Also, if you’re getting married, or your little girl is going to be in a wedding, check out Us Angels flower girl dresses.  They’re demure and beautiful, and they’ll compliment the wedding dress and party perfectly. 

Come check out Us Angels dresses at Sophia’s Style, and while you’re there have a look at all our other fantastic girls clothing for your little princess this fall and winter!

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Sweet Kids Dresses | Sophia’s Style

Sweet Kids

Sweet Kids is this line of girls dresses we carry at Sophia’s Style that are just stunning.  If you’re getting married or you have a girl who’s going to be in a wedding, you’ve got to look at the Sweet Kids flower girl dresses
Sweet Kids dresses are incredibly well made, and so elegant and unique.  They come in gorgeous colors, and all the materials are so pretty!  The one in the photo has a satin bubble skirt, and the top is taffeta and covered in tiny rosettes.  And if that’s not your style, don’t worry- Sweet Kids has an enormous varity of cuts and styles and colors, so you can find the perfect Sweet Kids dress for your little girl! 

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Communion Gowns: Girls In White


There are, traditioally speaking, exactly three occasions in a western world girl’s life for which she is allowed and expected to wear an extravagant white gown:  baptism, first communion, and her wedding.  Since there are only three, it’s important that they all be as beautiful and memorable as possible. 
Whether you prefer an elegantly simple high-necked satin princess cut, the most ornate beaded ball gown number you can find, or any gorgeous style in between, you’ll be sure to get her a top quality first communion dress if you order from Sophia’s Style.  Every communion gown we carry was made with extra special care and attention.  Our selection is all hand-picked by parents who know from experience how important quality really is when it comes to special occasion clothing for their children. 

Communion Dress

Now don’t forget (as if any self-respecting reader of fashion blogs ever would) accesories are what makes an outfit.  We’ve got a stunning collection of communion headpieces, and not only that, but you can find some ladylike long white gloves that will have her looking like she just stepped out of a Vogue communion editorial. 

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Make A Brand New Beginning With First Communion Dresses And Gowns From Sophias Style

How would we describe a First Communion? For some it is a beautiful rite of passage. Many others believe that it is an event that is most likely to have a transformative impact on your child. The attire for an occasion that is so pure and divine cannot be anything but absolutely special and completely unique. That’s exactly what First Communion gowns and dresses from Sophias Style are all about – a pure, unadulterated celebration of the most remarkable event of your daughter’s life. 
Because it is her day
First Communion gowns and dresses from Sophias Style will not only dress your girl in a wonderful combination of tradition and modern styles, they will also define this sacred day and make it an inalienable part of her memories forever. Our first communion dress will ensure that she will be the cynosure of all eyes on a day that is well and truly hers.
These simple yet elegant classic styles have very delicate touches of detail.   The fabrics are satin and organza. These traditional full length gowns are lavishly detailed with beading, pearls, and sequins.    Trendy and modern dresses are ideal for those that appreciate the value of combining style with classic good taste. Sophias Style brings you the most comprehensive selection of First Communion dresses for girls of all ages.
Every First Communion dress is created with care from the best fabrics using nothing but the best traditions of hand-sewing, hand-embroidering, hand-knitting and hand-finishing. After all, the occasion demands nothing but the best, right? 

This blog was first posted at Trendy Girls Fashion Blog.

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