It's the time of year for First Communions, and if you have a little girl, the time to find her a beautiful white dress. I was shocked by the price of some of the dresses out there, so I set out to find some beautiful, yet reasonably priced dresses. And yes, they are available!
All of these dresses are currently available for under $50, although of course prices and availability could change.
Children's Place has a special occasion section, with several lovely white dresses for $49.95 each. My favorite was this Puff-Sleeve Rose Dress.
Perhaps surprisingly, I found some pretty dresses on great sales on Amazon. This Dull Satin Dress with Center Bow and Two Layer Tulle Skirt (7-16) is $36 right now.
This White Satin Bow Organza Dress is on sale for $44.99. Note that it is a specialty item which takes extra time to ship.
Wow, this Dreamy New Two Tone Puff Skirt Dress (Assorted Colors) was apparantly $132.99, and is now $42.99. (This picture shows a purple bow, but you can get it in white as well.)
JC Penney also has a number of affordable dresses. This Keepsake Satin Dress with Bolero is just $35 in the month of April.
Belk, a Southern department store that I know from my childhood, has a number of great sales right now on communion dresses, like this Bonnie Jean Pleated Petal Communion dress on sale for $34.29 (was $98).
I found a few also at Sears, including this Rare Editions dress for $38.83, which seems to be only available in a size 8.
Flower girl and First Communion dresses are often interchangeable, but don't assume that any dress from a bridal store will be crazily expensive. David's Bridal currently has two lovely dresses on sale for $39.99 - the Cap Sleeve Shantung Ball Gown and the Satin Jacket Dress with 3D Floral Detail (which was $99).
And finally, if your tastes run to something simpler and more unique, Etsy comes to the rescue again. Check out The Affordable White Gown for $35 from Etsy shop Little LuLu's Sewing.
I hope these sources help you find the perfect dress for your daughter's special day.
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