It's not just a child's special day, it's every proud parent's, too. So if you're a mum celebrating a Communion this year, think about wearing one of these chic dresses on the day.
Stay away from loud, busy prints as you'll draw attention to yourself and away from your child for all the wrong reasons. A polka dot, however, is understated and effortlessly chic. This two piece from online retailer Uterque includes a flattering frill that extends from the waistline of the skirt to the hem, thereby elongating the body. The spaghetti straps are a little showy for daytime (not to mention chilly), so pair with a tailored blazer.
Polka dot skirt with ruffles, €99 at uterque.com
Try a short tunic dress worn over a pair of cropped tailored trousers. I love this delicate shade of teal. It feels fresh and spring-like but isn't a pastel shade, which can wash out some of us completely. The pearl detailing and ruffle trim add a lovely ladylike touch that will balance out the masculinity of tailored trousers.
Dress with ruffles and pearls, €39.95 at Zara
If you're like me, you'll love the long sleeves offered by this Madewell dress. The wrap-style effect is very flattering, and it's the perfect piece to take you from the church, to lunch, to after-dinner drinks.
Flower print dress, Madewell, €253 at net-a-porter.com
If you're concerned that black may look a little funereal, then stay away from anything chiffon or tulle-like. This gorgeous knife pleat dress from Massimo Dutti has a lovely 1920s feel to it. I would style it with bare legs and heels for a Communion Day rather than black knee-high boots, which make the whole look feel a little blocky and wintry.
Pleated double layer dress, €99.95 at Massimo Dutti