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Girls Communion Dresses

Do you have a daughter preparing for their First Holy Communion this school year? We have lots of resources in our Communion Section on to help you with the preparation for this important sacrament. One of the elements of this important day is to find a dress that you and your daughter will love for the occasion. We have put together some resources below to help you.

Guide to buying the all important communion dress

  • Give yourself plenty of time - Don’t leave it too late to start looking around for a dress. Communion dresses tend to only be available for a select period of time - the longer you leave it, the less choice you will be left with at the end.
  • Shop around - Go to a variety of different shops or look online so you know what is on offer. Styles & prices will vary from shop to shop. Don’t rush into anything too soon!
  • Look at different styles - Pick out different styles for your little one to try on. Often a dress will look very different once it’s off the hanger.
  • Check if you need an appointment - If you are considering going to a specialist communion dress shop, you may need to book an appointment.
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Where to Buy?

There are lots of online and in-store options for Communion Dresses. If you are buying online, make sure you leave plenty of time for returns in case in doesn't fit or has to come a long distance.
Many of the big stores such as Dunnes Stores and Marks & Spencers will have Communion Dresses and Communion Suits in store from around February/March. A lot of the smaller specialist stores like The Sisters below, will have a wider, more unique selection and will often offer alteration services.

The Sisters
Parents need look no further than The Sisters for all your Communion and Christening needs, which boasts the largest selection of Communion wear for these occasions in the Capital.. We carry a full range of beautiful shoes, plus all accessories.
Find out more.

Cost Cutting Tip - Recycle!

The Communion suit or dress can sometimes be the most expensive part of any child's Communion day. While there are many beautiful dresses and outfits you would love to buy your child, it is usually a good idea to set a price limit before you enter the shops. Don't rule out visiting charity shops when communion dress shopping. They are full of gorgeous clothes, some with the price tags still attached!

Alternatively, if you are lucky enough to still own the Communion Dress you wore as a child then begin your own tradition and turn it into an heirloom. Remember that it is also perfectly acceptable to re-use outfits which were worn by your child's older siblings.

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