The little white dress

The little white dress

This year, Communion dresses return to simpler times, while boys can choose from a range of casual and formal outfits, writes Ruth O’Connor

I remember the thrill of twirling in my Communion dress – handmade by my mother with a circular skirt which was a dream come true for this little Irish dancer of the 1980s. While much has changed since I was a girl, First Communion remains a special day for many children, something of which the childrenswear buyer at Arnotts, Jenny Erwin, is all too aware.

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