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First Holy Communion dresses

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unfitmother Sun 15-Feb-09 16:53:59

I want a dress for my 8yr old DD.
I hate the 'Bride of Christ' look on so many websites or worse, the 'tarty' look.
I want some pretty,but understated and not too expensive!
Any suggestions please?

choosyfloosy Sun 15-Feb-09 17:32:26

I like this BHS one - not sure if the gold belt would be OK, presumably you could take that off? The polyester might or might not feel OK.

choosyfloosy Sun 15-Feb-09 17:35:17

I rather like this La Redoute one but it might be too 'little girl' for her or for the occasion? Goes up to 1 metre 50, is that any good?

PlumBumMum Sun 15-Feb-09 17:38:03

Oh I got my dds a couple of weeks ago, unfortunately it was expensive my mil was buying but I seen loads of beautiful onees online that weren't that expensive

I'll find the links

choosyfloosy Sun 15-Feb-09 17:40:22

an ebay one - debenhams - like it very much but a lot more formal, and it says 10 years? I guess you could get it altered if it's what you like?

PlumBumMum Sun 15-Feb-09 17:40:56

These ones are inexpensive

PlumBumMum Sun 15-Feb-09 17:45:57

This one has some lovely ones some plain some ott
Just seen my little girls only £60 cheaperangry

PlumBumMum Sun 15-Feb-09 17:47:51

I'm with you I was disgusted when I looked up on shop near where I live and it said their dresses were the same as their adult line, I don't want myy dd to look like a bride yet

PortAndLemon Sun 15-Feb-09 17:52:27

are some nice dresses here but they do tend towards the expensive.

PlumBumMum Sun 15-Feb-09 17:54:32

This was the site I really liked and they are not that expensive

PortAndLemon Sun 15-Feb-09 17:55:17

this and this from Monsoon are nice.

PlumBumMum Sun 15-Feb-09 17:59:07

The rich and rare site I liked the belinda or Jackie
I'm abit sorry now, when I think of how much my mil paid
But dd loved it, the 2 nannies were crying so that was her dress
Have you bought her to try any on, there were some dresses that didn't suit my dd, mostly ones with slimmer straps bit too grown up for my liking

PlumBumMum Sun 15-Feb-09 17:59:56


PlumBumMum Sun 15-Feb-09 19:53:31

Unfitmother have you had a look yet what do you think?

PlumBumMum Mon 16-Feb-09 10:18:09

I'm really nosey was wondering if you seen any you liked?

unfitmother Mon 16-Feb-09 17:25:00

Hi, I'm only just in from work, thanks for all the replies. grin
I like the Monsoon dresses but they don't have dd's size. The richandrare site looked good but they all seemed to be full length and I don't want that. The looks great.
Just realised I haven't looked at all your suggestions yet. blush

PlumBumMum Mon 16-Feb-09 19:08:34

Oh seen some ballerina length, can't think what site, some were abit ott though

Have you tried some on her incase they don't suit

unfitmother Mon 16-Feb-09 19:17:38

No, I haven't done anything yet. I've just started to think about it, it's in May.

PlumBumMum Mon 16-Feb-09 19:46:11

My dds is in May, I've only got mine because mil has no daughters and dd is her first gd so she was so excited we went out a couple of weeks ago

Rhubarb Mon 16-Feb-09 19:48:02

I got mine from Ebay. I just looked for a white dress and managed to find a really pretty one. Not an official "communion" dress but far prettier I thought.

So I recommend ebay.

RubyRioja Mon 16-Feb-09 19:52:52

saw loads in M&sthe other day

Rhubarb Mon 16-Feb-09 19:59:56

This is nice.

Cheaper but also nice.

Good one here.

RubyRioja Mon 16-Feb-09 20:15:21

pretty but £££££££££?

PlumBumMum Mon 16-Feb-09 20:24:19

Ruby I will not tel you how much mydds cost, I seen on the web 60 cheaperangry

RubyRioja Mon 16-Feb-09 20:25:17

ouch - still a family heirloom?

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