A confirmation is a special occasion in a young Catholics life where the individual’s bond with the Church is re-affirmed. Dressing for this occasion is important not only to the person but also to the entire family. The Church prescribes white as the most acceptable color to wear as it symbolizes purity and innocence. Along with being white, the confirmation dress needs to be modest, simple, and elegant. Among the best choices for confirmation dresses are:
Sleeved and mid-calf A-line dresses – A sleeved, A-line white dress with no frills or fancies appears to be an ideal choice for a classic confirmation dress. With the length up to mid-calf and in fabrics like taffeta, silk, satin, cotton, or polyester, this style lends itself suitably to the understated elegance of the ceremony.
Skirt and sweater – Teaming up a white or off-white skirt and sweater or top makes a good ensemble when one wants to go for a simple, fuss-free dress for the occasion. A skirt and sweater combination is a versatile outfit that can continue to find extensive use as a regular part of one’s wardrobe after doing its duty as a confirmation dress.
Full-length simple gowns – Full-length simple gowns serve the purpose of dressing up as well as being modest for the ceremony. Full-length gowns can be worn in different styles and look elegant even without embellishments. A simple veil or bunch of white flowers in the teenagers hands are accessories enough to make the ensemble work.
Ruffled and lacey – Many people prefer their confirmation dress to be pretty instead of plain. It is not a sin to add lace or ruffles to a simple gown to make it look girly and feminine! However, it is best to only embellish rather than choose a style more appropriate for a flower girl or bridesmaid, unless one has the personality to carry it off!
Strappy or strapless with jacket – A confirmation dress can be strappy or strapless but needs to be teamed with a suitable jacket, bolero, or shrug. If a jacket is not suitable, a shawl can be draped over the arms. Later, this dress can be reintroduced as a formal or evening dress.
It is advisable to keep the design of your confirmation dress easy and elegant, symbolic of the transformation of a young girl into a young woman.
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