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March 31, 2023

Outfit Ideas For Communions and Confirmation

Communion and confirmation days are very special for the entire family as it allows everyone to come together to celebrate. It’s a lovely occasion to get dressed up for so lets look at some communion and confirmation guest outfit ideas bearing in mind communion and confirmation season tends to take place in springtime when weather can be unpredictable! So lots of layering to combat any unexpected showers of rain or gusts of wind.

Check out the Occasion Edit for lots of outfit solutions. 


Purple Printed Midi Dress
purple blazer over dress


Add a co-ordinating jacket over a printed maxi dress like this Pala Doro Cliona Dress and Purple Blazer, add a matching earring  to complete the look. 

Confirmation Guest Outfits

Confirmations have been known to primarily take place mid-week as well as the weekend which means a shift towards a less formal style than Communions. Semi formal is probably the best way to describe the attire for a mid-week confirmation guest and a flattering Midi dress is always a winner when unsure what direction to go as they are so versatile and flattering, easily accessorised to be more formal with the addition of some coordinating jewellery and a handbag.


 Pink Printed Mini Dress


For the younger guests there are lots of knee length and  mini dresses in flattering and occasion appropriate styles, perfect for big sisters. 


Communion Guest Outfits

Communions are very formal and can be quite lavish as it’s the first big occasion for the child so this is the time to go all out! The communion outfit for the mother is really nicely finished off with a cream or white jacket or blazer. Opting for a plain or printed dress in a satin fabric will add an element of glamour to the outfit, whilst going for a dress with a sleeve means you will feel more comfortable in the formal church setting.


Pink Satin Dress
Cream Quilted Bag


There's something about a satin fabric that elevates the look instantly this stunning pink Tara midi dress with a flattering V neck is a perfect look for the mum of the special little person and add a cream quilted handbag to complete the look. 


Lets Go Outside

Remember for an occasion such as communion or confirmation you will go from inside to outside throughout the day taking photos, hosting the party at your own home, sorting refreshments for your guests so a blazer or smart cardigan is essential or even a dress with a long sleeve such as the Pala D'oro Tara Midi Dress are all great options.


 Blue Tweed Jacket


A smart blazer like this blue tweed from Palo Doro will complement a plain outfit and add some sparkle with an embellished handbag or ornate belt.  


Dressy without a Dress

So dresses are not for everyone when looking for communion and confirmation outfits, and especially so if your body shape is not the same from top to bottom. There are lots of ways to look formal in separates. Well fitted trousers in a flattering shape can be the foundation of a stylish and importantly comfortable outfit. So start from the bottom half, once you have selected this, be it trousers, or a skirt then move to the top half. A short torso is better in a short hip length top, or try tucking your top in to elongate the silhouette, finding a shape that flatters your shape and is comfortable is key. Finish this formal separate look with a smart jacket or blazer in a colour that brings the whole look together.


Orange Peplum Top
Green Printed Top


A most flattering shape to wear is a peplum top, this cinches in at the waist and skims over any middle area and separates don't need to be boring, this vibrant green printed high neck top is stunning when pared with a co-ordinating jacket. 



Depending on the style you have chosen adding a shapewear solution no matter your shape, ensures a seam free silhouette and can be simply achieved by adding a comfortable sculpting briefs, shorts or dress slip




Don’t forget to accessories your outfit with matching bag and jewellery. Whether you opt for a tote or clutch bag, this will elevate your look and bring each element nicely together. Adding statement jewellery brings a sense of glamour, simply adding an statement earring  or pairing with delicate coordinating pieces brings the entire look together perfectly. If you have opted for a short sleeve dress or top, adding a bracelet or watch can finish off the look beautifully.

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