Plus Size First Communion Dress with Beaded Satin and Shawl
This beautiful Plus Size First Communion Dress was designed with the perfect complement of ornate meets simple elegance. The sleeveless Satin bodice has a neckline outlined with pearl beading and heavy all over beaded appliques that cover the waistline beautifully. The plain tea length Tulle skirt features a dainty band at the hemline. The scoop back dress is outlined with matching beaded appliques and adorned with a stunning pre-tied bow at the lower back. A zipper closure completes the dress. Presented with a matching Satin shawl, this First Communion dress will make you special little girl glow on her big day!
This dress is also available in regular sizes.
To view the regular size version of this dress click here
These are fitted dresses tailored to an individual size chart which may differ from the regular sizes of dresses normally worn. If you take her measurements using our Size Advice tab and compare with the size chart on the Size Chart tab for this dress you won't go wrong.
Dress length is measured from the top of the dress (top of the shoulder) to the bottom of the hem.
First Communion Dress Size Chart Guide
Video: How To Measure For A First Communion Dress - An Easy Guide
Our single most important piece of advice for anyone shopping for a First Communion Dress is to take the child’s measurements. With three simple measurements for Bust, Waist, and Length you’ll be able to select the correct size without worry. Always compare the child’s measurements to the dress size chart as it is common for each dress to have unique measurements.
Please don’t assume that because your child wears a size 8 in clothing that she will automatically be a size 8 in her communion dress. ALWAYS reference the size chart as some dresses run small and others are cut with generous proportions. The size chart measurements provided are for the finished garment. If the measurements are on the cusp of the size consider the next size up. If you have any questions regarding sizing call the store, we are happy to help. Toll Free phone number1-800-625-4610 / International customers phone +1 (919) 249-7120.
When measuring, please use a sewing or soft tape measure, not a metal retractable tape measure.
To measure the BUST take a tape measure and wrap it around the entire body where the child’s chest is, just under the armpits at the widest section of the chest. Hold the tape measure loosely and write down the measurement.
To measure the WAIST take the tape measure and wrap it around the entire body where the child’s mid-section is, just above the belly button. Hold the tape measure loosely and write down the measurement.
The length of a dress is measured from the shoulder to the end of the hemline. To measure where the hemline will fall on your child take the tape measure and start at the top of the shoulder. Run the tape measure down to end of the given size chart measurement. This will provide you with a guide for where the hem of the dress will fall on your child.
First Communion Dresses come in a variety of lengths including knee length, tea length (between the knee and ankle) and floor length. Your child’s height will determine where the hemline actually falls so knowing the length of the dress is important.
Keep in mind that it may be necessary to hem the Communion Dress if you think it is too long. NOTE: if the hem of the dress has beading or embroidery, shortening the dress may not be possible.
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02/14/2018 Casey from Washington, IN - Verified Customer
Very good quality dress! You can tell that it is very well made. I'm very happy with our purchase of this dress
03/14/2017 Ann Marie from Indian Orchard, MA - Verified Customer
The dress is beautiful and well made. So happy with it.
05/10/2016 Kristin from Campbell, CA - Verified Customer
04/06/2016 Erin from Saint Albans, WV - Verified Customer
Excellent Quality, runs true to size
03/29/2016 Agnes from Ivoryton, CT - Verified Customer
03/22/2016 Barbara from LOUISVILLE, KY - Verified Customer
Perfect First Communion dress for my granddaughter. The dress arrived beautifully packed. So glad to find this product.
05/01/2015 Tricia from Irvington, NJ - Verified Customer
I am extremely pleased with the dress. My daughter is plus size and finding a dress to fit was difficult. I found this website, took her measurements according to the site and the dress fits perfect! The dress is well made, she looks elegant and we are looking forward to an amazing first communion. Thank you for helping make this process easy and enjoyable.
04/29/2015 Erin from Louisville, KY - Verified Customer
The dress was beautiful and was a perfect fit for my daughter's First Communion. Shipping was very quick also.
04/26/2015 Tracey from Chicago, IL - Verified Customer
This dress is absolutely stunning! My daughter said that she felt like a princess when she tried it on! Of course, my reply was "You are!"
04/18/2015 Robert from Boyertown, PA - Verified Customer
Very nice dress. Sized correctly. Your staffis very customer focued and great.
04/11/2015 Gretchen from Round Lake, IL - Verified Customer
Beautiful and fits perfectly. Package came wrapped in tissue paper and also in a garment bag. Very professional. Very pleased with the quality. Measured based on size chart and dress was true to the size chart. Very pleased with this purchase.
04/11/2015 Cynthia from Kansas City, MO - Verified Customer
04/06/2015 Elizabeth from Emerald, WI - Verified Customer
04/05/2015 Karina from Somerton, AZ - Verified Customer
The dress fit perfect!! I couldn't have been more pleased with it! My daughter loved it!! Highly recommend this store! The dress is so well made I couldn't believe the great quality!! Thank you!!
04/03/2015 Annmarie from Newark, DE - Verified Customer
The customer service at the Catholic Faith Store if excellent. I had difficulty finding a dress locally due to the size i needed. I found the Catholic Faith strore online. The dress i ordered turned out to be on back order. I was notified by phone, not email. The staff at Catholic Faith called me to talk about the timing of arrival or discuss purchasing another dress. Most other businesses would send an email and be done with it. The sales person went the extra mile in helping me look at other dresses available in the size i needed and with to talk about the fit of the dress. She also called the shipper to see when the dress would arrive at their store and when it would arrive at my home. We received the dress before the stated date. The quality of the dress is excellent, just as promised. My daughter looks lovely in it. Thank you for making this a stress-free experience!!
03/28/2015 Robert from Boyertown, PA - Verified Customer
The dress was very nice. Only problem was the size which was too large. I ordered the correct size and return this dress.
03/20/2015 Brenda from Crestline, OH - Verified Customer
02/26/2015 Susan from Bethel, CT - Verified Customer
I am VERY impressed with EVERYTHING!! The website was easy to navigate - the sizing chart is perfect. I was kept up to date with my order status. When I received all of my items I was so impressed with the professional manner in which they were packed. The items are beautiful and we are SO very happy! It has been a DELIGHT to have had an opportunity to receive items from you! I look forward to future orders!
05/17/2014 Lynn M from Wooster, OH - Verified Customer
Beautiful dress with full layered skirt.
Measurements as stated.
Arrived as promised.
Excellent customer service for this last minute order.
Highly recommend this company.
04/12/2014 Shayla from Allentown, PA - Verified Customer
03/10/2014 Kim from Matawan, NJ - Verified Customer
We love it!!!!!
02/18/2014 Meredith from Matawan, NJ - Verified Customer
05/05/2013 Cathleen from Manassas, VA - Verified Customer
04/26/2013 Therese from Staten Island, NY - Verified Customer
This lovely communion dress is acting as a prom dress for my 20 year old autistic daughter. Prom dresses today are way too sexy. In this dress she feels like a princess but the dress reflects the innocence of her child-like mind.
The dress bodice is full of appliques that reflect the colors of the rainbow. The skirt is full and tea length with a tulle kind of fabric overlap. The workman ship is exquisite. I did have to have a local seamstress let out the waist a touch, as my daughter has big hips. We ordered a plus size 20 and she usually wears her clothes in size 14/16. This is a VERY fitted dress.
I was very glad I found this site. The customer service is phenominal. Bottom line - it's her once in a life-time day. She twirls in the living room when she puts this dress on, and that's what matters most.
04/09/2013 Pam from Willoughby, OH - Verified Customer
Exactly as pictured, beautiful. Fit is perfect. I did measure my daughter before choosing size just to make sure it fit. And its a true size. Very pleased.