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3 girlsJust First Communion is part of the Just Dresses Group, a family owned company established in 2003 and now based in Tunbridge Wells in Kent, UK.

PLEASE NOTE THAT TH TUNBRIDGE WELLS COMMUNION SHOP IS NOW PERMANENTLY CLOSED AND DRESSES ARE AVAILABLE TO BUY ONLINE ONLY.

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Welcome to Just First Communion, the online first communion dress shop specializing in white first holy communion dresses and accessories for girls. We also sell white communion accessories such as children's veils, girls'  tiaras, communion headdresses, white child sized communion gloves, bags for rosary beads and prayer books, white communion shoes, communion socks and white tights. 

We are a family business and have been trading in childrenswear since 2003 and specializing in children's dresses of all types since 2006.  We are an online communion dress shop but please do not hesitate to get in touch so that you can choose your perfect communion dress and communion accessories and benefit from our substantial expertise every step of the way.

Testimony to our popularity is that families who have bought one communion dress from us come back with their younger daughters to buy their communion dresses too.

We sell all the most popular first communion dress brands including Linzi Jay, Sarah Louise, Koko, Isabella Collection, Little White Collection and Emmerling as well as Sweetie Pie, Pretty Originals, Little People and plenty of boutique communion dress brands and first communion dresses imported from the USA.

UK postage costs range from 99p for a pair of socks, tights or gloves to a maximum of £7.95 which is for an order worth over £150.  Please see Delivery Information in the Menu above for the shipping costs chart.

Fabrics for communion dresses include silk, organza, chiffon, satin and tulle and we have many different styles including the more traditional A-line communion dresses and bigger puffier princess style communion dresses inspired by the TV Programme My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding - after all, every little girl deserves to feel like a princess for the day.

Everything on this website is white so you can buy communion dresses and accessories in confidence which will match each other as we do not sell anything in ivory for first communion unlike some of the high street stores.  If you need ivory accessories, please let us know and we can direct you to a different website which has ivory accessories.

For those non-Catholics wondering what this site is all about, First Holy Communion is a rite of the Catholic Church in which a child receives communion for the first time.  The communion wafer and sip of wine symbolises the body and blood of Jesus Christ.  A Catholic child usually makes his or her First Communion at the age of seven or eight because this is when they can understand sufficiently to make the decision.  

A week beforehand, the child usually makes his or her first confession so that they are regarded as without sin before the First Communion is made.

Girls traditionally wear a white communion dress and a child's veil.  Boys usually wear a suit or something smart.  The family of the child in question usually has a party afterwards for friends and family.  Because the First Communion is usually made while the children are in school year 3 (year 4 in Liverpool and a few other areas), the most popular sizes are 7 years and 8 years followed by 9 years, 10 years and then 6 years. If you are looking for a communion dress in other sizes, especially for girls taller than 140cms, then you may be having trouble.  Please do get in touch with us at the earliest opportunity so we can help you find the perfect communion dress.  Plus size communion dresses are available in Linzi Jay dresses up to 10 inches wider than the standard size for each height.  Emmerling also make plus size communion dresses.

Please note that the First Communions are traditionally made in the months April to July.  For this reason, the manufacturers make the communion dresses ready for delivery in December or January to the selling season starts straight after Christmas and runs to about mid May when everyone then has their communion dress for the year.  If you are looking for a specific communion dress or style or an unusual size (i.e. not 7 years or 8 years) then you are advised to start looking as soon as possible after Christmas as communion dresses can sell out quickly and as they are only manufactured once a year, are not replenished.  At the beginning of the season, the manufacturers do hold a small amount of communion dresses in stock but this sells out very quickly and the longer you leave it until you buy, the less choice of communion dresses you will have.