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Girl’s First Holy Communion Apparel

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When the time comes for your daughter to experience her First Holy Communion, we know that this is an important moment for you and your child. This special experience is one that you will remember for years to come. There are some important dress code guidelines that you need to follow when choosing your daughter’s First Holy Communion outfit.

At St. Jude Shop, we offer a variety of great First Holy Communion dresses that make finding the perfect outfit easy. In this blog, we are going to talk about how to find the proper attire for your daughter’s special day. Read on to learn more and start shopping through our collection of dresses and accessories. In a previous blog, we talked about finding the right boy’s suit, be sure to check it out if you have a son who will be going through First Holy Communion as well.

Keep In Mind

When you are choosing a First Holy Communion outfit for your daughter’s special day, it is important to remember that this is a religious ceremony. This means that your child’s outfit should be modest and conservative. This ceremony also lasts a while, so you will want to find an outfit for your child that is comfortable, so they will not be fidgeting throughout the event.

What Should Girls Wear

Whether this is your first time having a child experience their First Holy Communion, or you have done this a few times, choosing the right outfit is important. As you start shopping around for your daughter’s First Holy Communion dress, remember that there are some rules you should follow.

Your daughter’s dress should be simple and age-appropriate. Most children taking part in First Holy Communion are between seven and 14 years old. While 14 years old will be able to sit still and pay attention to the serves, younger children may get distracted by the beading on their dress or some other features. Because of this, you will want to make sure you choose an outfit for your child that will not distract them.

This dress should also be elegant. Since this is such a special occasion in the Catholic religion, make sure that you are not dressing your child in anything casual. The dress should be white or ivory-colored.

Some churches may have specific dress codes, so be sure you figure out if there is certain attire your child needs to wear before you start shopping out collections of dresses and accessories.

Outfit Dos

When it comes to a girl’s First Holy Communion outfit, there are some things that you should look for. As already mentioned, the dress should be white or ivory. As for the style of the dress, you should make sure it has sleeves or thicker straps (no tank top or spaghetti straps). The dress should also fall at just below the knee or be calf length.

Some girls may not like wearing dresses, in which case, pant outfits may be an option. You will need to check with your church to ensure this is allowed before choosing this type of outfit for your child.

There are a few accessories that you can add to your child’s First Holy Communion outfit as well. You can add a bolero jacket, cardigan, or a sweater to your daughter’s outfit; however, they may need to take it off during the ceremony. Veils, headbands, ribbons, or tiaras can also be worn. This is a fun addition to your daughter’s look that she will love picking out. Gloves are another optional accessory, but should not be worn during the ceremony either.

Your daughter’s footwear should include light-colored socks, either white or ivory. They can also wear nude-colored tights if they choose to. Their shoes should be heelless dress shoes that are white or light-colored.

St. Jude Shop offers a huge collection of beautiful First Communion dresses and accessories that make creating the perfect outfit easy.

Outfit Don’ts

If you stick to the outfit guidelines above, you should have no issues creating the perfect look for your daughter’s special day. However, there are some things that you shouldn’t do when choosing an outfit.

The dress should not be a bright or dark color and should not have a complicated pattern or cut. It should also not be too short or tight. Avoid getting a dress without sleeves, with tank top straps, spaghetti straps, or a deep neckline.

You will also want to avoid getting dark-colored shoes or shoes with heels. Your daughter’s socks should also not be dark in color or too long. While some accessories are fine, try to keep them simple and minimal. Don’t choose accessories that are complicated or could be a distraction.

For girls during First Holy Communion, it is also important to remember that they should not wear makeup. While many people wear makeup during special events, this is not one of the events where makeup should be worn.

This is a special, religious ceremony that will be an important part of your child’s life for years. As you start shopping and planning for your daughter’s First Holy Communion, be sure to check out our huge collection at St. Jude Shop. From dresses and accessories to communion gifts, we have it all! Shop now and contact us with any questions you may have. 

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