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First Communion Dresses – For Tomboys?

First Communion is coming soon and parents of little girls will be looking for their Communion dress, veil and accessories.

But what if your daughter hates dresses? Is there something she can wear that doesn’t involve a big fight?

Every year we get emails from panicked moms whose daughters say:

I will not wear a Communion dress!

But often this really translates to:

I don’t want to seem too feminine, too fussy or childish.

That is usually the root of the whole problem.

Most First Communion dresses will be the typical tulle or organza or satin skirts that fall from a natural length waist. Lace trims, full bow appliqu├ęs and delicate beading will prevail. They are lovely and oh so sweet!

But that kind of communion dress just isn’t going to go down well with the girl who isn’t feminine. That’s the dress from her nightmares! Still, there really are answers to this dilemma that don’t involve being the only girl in pants like the boys.

Instead of the typical First Communion dress style with a full, voluminous skirt, look more towards A-line dress styles. Many companies produce classic-style dresses with A-line silhouettes that are the perfect alternative for girls not to wear. demanding use them. These can have an empire (raised) waist, an asymmetrical waist, or even no waist at all (often called a “fit-n-flare” style). These silhouettes are available for First Communion from reputable dress makers like Elsie Mo Designs, Glam Girls, Sweetie Pie, US Angels and more.

The skirt of the A-line communion dress will usually flare out a bit at the bottom, but there are no gathers on these dresses. Therefore, she will not feel “fussy” or “childish.” Instead, she will look age appropriate for her and properly dressed for her First Communion, and yet she will be much closer to her comfort zone in her appearance.

Some styles are available in a sheath style (almost up and down) and are accented with details to keep them from looking too plain or casual.

Nowhere will you find as many options as when shopping online. While traditional retailers have to offer the best sellers, online stores can offer you the less commercial styles. Beyond the convenience of shopping online, you have a much more diverse selection available. Not only will you be able to find a dress that’s right for a little tomboy, you’ll also likely find styles that everyone else isn’t wearing that day!

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