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Say Yes to the Communion Dress! The Ultimate Style Guide.

Say Yes to the Communion Dress! The Ultimate Style Guide.

Say Yes to the Communion Dress! The Ultimate Style Guide.
Brought to you by Arnotts
We’ve just about recovered from the Christmas season and now another busy season is fast approaching – communion season!
Let’s face it, organising your child’s First Holy Communion can be stressful at the best of times, and dare we say it, a lot of times the stress is self-inflicted. Us parents are guilty of putting unnecessary pressure on ourselves to ensure our child’s day is the best it can be.
We book bouncy castles, invite fifty distant relations to our house for a party, make hundreds of sandwiches which barely get eaten and, of course, we worry about finding the perfect dress or suit for our little one’s big day! Communion outfit shopping can be an absolute minefield, especially if it is the first time you have been exposed to the world of communion shopping.
Suddenly, you are surrounded by bow ties, tiaras, full-length skirts and tiny tweed jackets, and it can get overwhelming for you, as well as your child. Luckily, Arnotts Department Store is making things easier for you with their dedicated communion wear section conveniently located in their Childrenswear Department on the lower ground level.
Arnotts is well renowned for their excellent customer service, premium selection, high quality, and excellent value. These standards will be brought to their communion shopping experience.
To make the occasion extra special and memorable, Arnotts have introduced their ‘Say Yes to the Dress (or Suit)’ podium. Your little boy or girl can bring the whole family along to help choose their special outfit, and they can seek the assistance of trained personal communion shoppers on-site to help choose their statement pieces.
To help you begin your shopping journey, we have rounded up our favourite pieces from the collection. Happy shopping!
For Girls:
Isabella Pearl Collar and Bow Communion Dress – €289 
This stunning satin dress oozes elegance for your little girl's big day. The dress is fitted with capped sleeves and features beautiful pearl beading around the neck and a chic bow waistband. For an added touch of glam, why not add some fun accessories? We love this tiara (€14) and umbrella (€21).
Isabella Hepburn Collar Communion Dress - €305
The cut of this dress hints at a time gone by, featuring a vintage Audrey Hepburn style neckline. This elegant gown also features capped sleeves and a satin bodice which is offset by a flowing tulle skirt with a frilled hemline. Plain communion shoes are a thing of the past and statement shoes are in! These Kurt Geiger Glitter Shoes (€65) are the perfect addition to your little ones dress.

Isabella Plain Belt Communion Dress - €215

We love the simple design of this dress. The dress is detailed with a wide belted waistband and circle fabric buttons on the back. It also features a tulle layered skirt that falls gracefully to the floor. A veil is a great way to accessorise a simple dress and this Isabella veil (€30) compliments the look perfectly.

Isabella Sleeveless Communion Dress - €350

This gorgeous dress boasts a sleeveless silhouette and features a unique tiered skirt with asymmetric ruffles adding a hint of volume. The dress is fitted with fabric-covered buttons down the back of the bodice and a diamante embellished waistband.
For Boys:
Benetti Blue Suit with Navy Piping - €180

This stylish blue suit offers a modern twist on the classic communion outfit. Finish off the look with a Club 1880 white shirt (€36). Add a statement Club 1880 dickie bow (€18) and pocket square (€12).

Benetti Three Piece Suit - €180

Your boy can’t go wrong with a classic three-piece suit on his big day. Team it with a crisp Club 1880 white shirt (€34), and add a touch of fun with a Club 1880 dickie bow (€18) and pocket square (€12). 
Club 1880 Grey Jacket - €109
A more casual option for your child’s big day is to team a grandfather style shirt (€36) and a statement jacket with a good pair of jeans. We love this pair from GANT (€65)!
Arnotts will help make your child’s special day even more special with stylish suits, darling dresses and an array of accessories, making your kids feel proud and confident on their Communion Day! Discover the full range of beautiful Communion dresses and tailored suits in-store and