My daughter is making her First Holy Communion this year, and I haven’t a clue as to what should I wear. I’m a young mum (30) and I just had a baby a couple of weeks ago so my figure is a bit bigger than usual . I haven’t a clue as to what would be appropriate so… any ideas?
With communion and confirmation season just around the corner, your question is very timely. The same type of outfit suits both a communion and a confirmation.
Just as the rule for “you can’t wear white to a wedding” comes into play at weddings, unfortunately there is communion and confirmation etiquette to adhere to too.
This is not a place for short hemlines on dresses or skirts nor for showing off cleavage (imagine trying to cover yourself up from the bishop when you go up and greet him as guardian in the case of a confirmation?).
The same goes for cocktail dresses and bare arms are out too –don’t wear anything strapless or too revealing.
Communions, although not cocktail or wedding attire, are still quite dressy. Mums dress up for this and usually turn to boutiques which have matching seperates or modest pieces from the high street.
Day dress with a jacket or coat
Otherwise check Zara for a Chanel style boxy or “boucle” jacket which are always elegant and in style and can be worn with jeans and a tshirt after the event. You could wear either of these styles over a black dress – both €99 and online here.
Monsoon have lovely outfits too (see dress pictured), try an empire line (cut for the bust) to hide a yummy tummy and as with any outfit, be sure to wear a pair of shapewear! Monsoon also do skirts with matching cardigans/tops/jackets which is also a good option for a communion.
A day dress with a coat also appropriate, as the weather here can often play havoc if youre planning on just a dress on its own. For example, if you choose the pink dress I’d get a black coat or if you chose the navy dress I’d get a cream or white coat – both very elegant combinations.
Shift dresses also hide a multitude of sins including “ jelly bellies”. The key trick is some shapewear to smooth and hide everything – Spanx is good (Arnotts, Clearys and Brown Thomas) but if not, Marks and Spencers do good shapewear.
This all sounds very strict but by wearing accessories, you can show off your personal style. A multi strand necklace (if you’ve a mono coloured outfit) or some nice earrings will do the trick– but don’t get experimental.
And finally, I hope you find the outfit of your dreams and have a great “first communion”.Tweet