Thursday, April 22, 2010

First Communion Dresses


The special clothing worn by girls during the First Holy Communion sacrament is also known as the First Communion dress. First Communion dresses mainly follow a specific tradition even if they are available in a wide variety of styles, designs and materials. First Communion dresses are usually white in color to symbolize purity. There are so many styles of First Communion dresses to choose from, which makes it difficult when deciding which type of Communion dress to choose.

Every year Catholic girls all over the world prepare for the sacrament of First Holy Communion, so First Communion dresses are designed for a variety of cultures, in a wide range of styles and designs. Most First Holy Communion dresses are sourced from United States, London, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy and Australia and come in a variety of sizes, styles and designs.

First Communions tend to take place between April and July in every year so you need to be aware that First Communion dresses are not stocked all year round, most suppliers receive stock during the December and January months. Shop early to get the best selection.

Selecting a First Communion dress is fun and exciting for both the parent and child. The internet is a great way to purchase your Communion dress styles, whilst in the comfort of your own home. Here at NancyAugust.com, we specialize in girls Communion clothing and offer it to you at a fraction of the cost compared to retail stores.

In last few years, styles in Communion dresses have become more simple yet more elegant and classically romantic. Ankle length First Communion dresses with gathered layered tulle skirted or ball gown skirts have been particularly popular with the princess style lending a fairytale feeling.

Mid-calf also known as tea-length Communion dresses are classic styles which are a favorite with a heeled pair of Communion shoes. A-line First Communion dress are modern styles which are popular with the taller girls, these Communion dresses offer a look of elegance and simplicity. Floor-length First Communion dresses are traditional styles are also a favorite choice with little girls for the mini bride look. Modern Sleeveless Communion dresses are becoming increasingly popular; halter neck and spaghetti straps are a favorite feature. Many of the sleeveless styles do offer coordinating jackets or boleros. Be sure to check the requirements with your parish regarding sleeveless dresses.

Fabrics of satin, silk, organza, and tulle tend to be the most popular. Embroidery, sequin, and beading are sometimes added for a little more sparkle. Most dresses have large simple bows or even buttons on the backside to add to the detailing.

No matter what style and fabric you choose, First Communion dresses are made to adorn your little girl with the best appearance possible for her special day. Timeless elegance is the key and traditional styles are never outdated, they are true treasures that are certain to be cherished in your family for generations to come.

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