18 First Communion Dresses Every Little Southern Girl Will Love
Just like Baptism or Confirmation, First Communion is a coming-out of sorts. (Ecclesiastically speaking, that is.) So much so that, historically, it was customary for young girls to dress as formally as a debutante or bride—tulle, veil, gloves, and all. Nowadays, the attire can skew anywhere from fancy ankle-length dresses to more casual knee-length frocks, depending on your service’s norm. But the main tradition remains. Being that, a Southern girl must wear white. We’ve rounded up 18 cute-as-can-be First Communion dresses that’ll make your favorite girl feel special on this big day, and we’ve made sure to include a spectrum of styles that accommodate girls of all ages—seeing as the typical First Communion ceremony can occur anywhere from age 7 to 13—and work for church services of all dress codes. One thing’s for sure: She’ll look absolutely angelic in a First Communion dress from this snow-white list.
White Lace Grace Dress
Buy It: $37; zulily.com
This sweet-as-can-be dress is made from soft cotton, making sure your young lady will be comfy and confident.
Knit Lace Dress
Buy It: $17; chasing-fireflies.com
Alert, alert! This charming dress is on sale, so snag it now.
Illusion Neckline Dress
Buy It: $114; nordstrom.com
This cap-sleeved frock looks right out of a fairytale, and she's going to love it.
Embroidered Fit-and-Flare Dress
Buy It: $95; dillards.com
From the delicate lace trim to the dainty cross detailing, this white Communion dress has got it all.
Tank Dress with Satin Sash
Buy It: $106; nordstrom.com
For a full-skirted formal look, this dress is as adorable as it gets. Pick from a range of colors for the satin sash.
Mixed-Lace Ruffle Detail Dress
Buy It: $68; dillards.com
We can't imagine anything more adorable than this ruffled lace dress for a First Communion in spring or summer.
Flutter Sleeve Dress
Buy It: $40; nordstrom.com
This flouncy little number makes the perfect warm-weather pick.
Gold-Trimmed Fit-and-Flare Dress
Buy It: $35; dillards.com
Just the tiniest touch of gold will ensure your little lady feels special on this very big day.
Ponté-Knit Inset-Lace Dress
Buy It: $36; macys.com
This pretty ponté-knit dress feels fresh for First Communion, making it perfect for more contemporary services.
Top-Foil Butterfly Print Dress
Buy It: $20; childrensplace.com
This fun frock features metallic detailing that'll oh-so subtly pop during First Communion.
Lace Fit-and-Flare Dress
Buy It: $40; kohls.com
We can't get enough of this lace-overlay dress. It's cool enough for any casual summer service.
Organza Tank Dress
Buy It: $86; belk.com
You won't find a prettier frock than this voluminous organza number.
Buy It: $69; macys.com
For the whimsical girl, this feathered dress follows the rules, but adds a little sass.
Satin & Lace Pocketed Dress
Buy It: $70; dillards.com
This traditional ankle-length dress will look postively angelic during the service.
Balloon Sleeve Dress
Buy It: $30; zulily.com
Well, aren't these balloon sleeves just lovely? For a more casual service, this dress is a perfect pick.
Buy It: $45; dillards.com
We love this dress for those on the older end of the First Communion spectrum. The knot detailing feels a little more grown-up, but the silhouette is still appropriate for the occasion.
Illusion Princess Dress
Buy It: $40; belk.com
This one's for all of the princess-lovers out there.
Jewel-Neck Knit Dress
Buy It: $19; childrensplace.com
Just the slightest touch of jewel detailing takes this dress from basic to special occasion-ready.