For little girls, dressing up for a first holy communion gives the day honor and is a long-standing tradition. Picking the perfect one from the variety of first communion dresses you find is not difficult when you know what you are looking for. Ultimately, it all depends upon the right fit. Here are a few elements to keep in mind when picking the ideal one for your little one.

Going in for the right fit Be sure to take the child’s measurements, particularly at these three areas - the bust, waist, and length. This ensures you pick the apt size without any problems. See that you compare the child’s measurements to the dress size chart.

Know about the basics Formal dresses tend to have a language of their own so you need to be aware of the basics before you deal with them. An empire waist is a type of dress where the waistline is higher than the natural waistline. It can be as high as just below the bust. Tea-length dresses are fitted at the top and widen out below. The hemline stops mid-calf. A-line dresses are fitted at the waist and slowly widen towards the hem.

Timing is equally important It is important to shop well in advance so you have enough time to spare and do not pick just about any kind of dress. This also helps you have an ample amount of time to make alterations in case you need any. You can even go in for a made to order dress.

The color of the dress While an extensive array of communion dresses are pure white in color, some dress colors can differ depending upon pure white to ivory. Be sure to check with your parish on the kind of color that is considered appropriate before you make a choice.

The type of sleeves If you are going for a dress with sleeves, you can think about going in for cap sleeves that hang over the edge of the arm. This also does not need an additional cover-up during mass. You can also pick a short-sleeved dress that covers the entire shoulder. Three-quarter sleeves reach the elbow while long sleeves go all the way down to your wrist. If you are going in for a sleeveless dress, you can think about pairing it with a bolero type of jacket.

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So there you have it. While you are at it, also think about the climate your little girl will be wearing the dress in. In warmer climates, it is wiser to pick a dress that comes in a lighter fabric. For cooler climates, wearing satin or silk communion dresses help. Above all, see that the dress you eventually go in for works well with your budget. You can find an extensive variety of dresses in various cuts, colors, and styles at PEGEEN Flower Girl Dress Company. So there you have it. Now that you know the things you need to bear in mind when going in for a communion dress, go ahead and make your pick.