Wondering what are some good First Communion Outfits for Mothers? Keep reading for tips and ideas!
I spent so long looking for the *perfect* dress for my daughter to wear for her First Communion that I didn’t think about what I was going to wear.
And I don’t recommend waiting until the day before to try on outfits like I did.
Luckily, I found a dress quickly, but I won’t do that again when it’s my son’s turn.
So if you’re looking for First Communion outfits for mothers, here are 21 options plus tips on how to choose the best one for you!
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What To Wear to First Communion: 5 Tips
While there’s no formal dress code for guests at First Communion, most outfits will fall into the dressy casual category.
Keeping that dress code in mind, here are five tips for what to wear.
1. When in Doubt, Dress Up
First Holy Communion is a special celebration for your child and your family, so it’s better to be overdressed than underdressed.
What you should wear:
- Dresses or skirts that hit mid-thigh or longer
- Tops with a tasteful neckline
- Tops and dresses with sleeves or a sweater/shawl that covers your shoulders*
- Dressy pants and tops
- Dressy pumps, heels, or sandals
*NOTE: Covering your shoulders varies depending on the church and the priest. I’d wear at least sleeveless or very wide straps.
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2. What To Avoid
Outfits should be respectful of the occasion and the church. If you can’t decide if an outfit is appropriate, it probably isn’t.
What you shouldn’t wear:
- Short dresses or skirts
- Ripped or frayed clothing
- Very tight clothing
- Revealing tops
- Sheer tops
- Sneakers or flip flops
- Spaghetti straps or other necklines/straps that show a lot of skin
3. Don’t Wear All White
I don’t think there’s a “rule” against mothers or guests wearing white to First Communion like there is for weddings, but I think it’s best to avoid wearing all white or ivory since the girls will wear it. However, something like a floral dress with white as its base (like this one) is a great option.
Because First Communion is held in the spring, pastels, florals, or pops of color are all great options for this time of year.
I wore a navy blue dress to my daughter’s First Communion. While the dress was a darker color, the style and material was appropriate for spring and worked well with my husband’s suit.
4. Dress Like Yourself
While you need to dress appropriately for your child’s First Communion, you should also be comfortable so you enjoy your child’s special day.
You can wear trousers and a nice top if you don’t like wearing dresses or skirts. Your favorite dress with spaghetti straps can be appropriate if you wear a sweater over it. And there’s no need to wear heels if you don’t like them!
If you’re apple-shaped and broad-shouldered like me, check out my posts The Best Dresses for Apple Body Shape Women To Wear and Dresses for Broad Shoulders: The Best Styles For Your Body.
5. Dress for Pictures
Because you will be in photos with child, your family, and your friends, avoid any outfits that are flashy and will make you stand out. Consider wearing solid colors, neutrals, or muted prints that will complement other people in photos.
And remember that your child should be the center of attention. You want to look nice but not stand out.
First Communion Outfits for Mothers: 11 Options
Here are some ideas for what a mom should wear to their child’s First Communion. Another option is to rent an outfit from Rent the Runway.
1. Pink Flutter-Sleeve Dress / 2. Blue Floral Dress / 3. Floral Eyelet Midi Dress / 4. Pink Midi Dress / 5. Light Blue Short-Sleeve Sweater / 6. Straw Handbag / 7. Beige Block-Heel Sandals / 8. Beige Wide-Leg Pants / 9. Navy Broderie Flutter Sleeve Dress / 10. Blue Striped Shirtdress / 11. Beige Linen Jumpsuit / 12. Floral Shirtdress / 13. Green Tiered Dress / 14. Floral Smocked Dress
Final Thoughts on First Communion Outfits for Mothers
I used to be the mom who bought her kids beautiful clothes for every special event and holiday, but didn’t spend any time finding herself an outfit she loved.
So now I’m making an effort to make sure I look great for these celebrations, too.
And sooner than the day before.
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