Types of First Communion Headpieces

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First Holy Communion is an important religious ceremony. Although what your daughter wears is not the most important part of the day, it does help create a special memory to cherish. Choosing a headpiece to go along with her Communion dress can be difficult if you are not aware of the many choices that exist

Vision

  • The first step is to choose the style of dress and then select a headpiece to go with it. Whether the style you choose for your daughter is traditional, classic or modern, there are several choices for her headpiece. Although a classic style of Communion dress still seems to be popular, the types of headpieces have evolved. The most classic headpiece style is a floral wreath with its simple, yet sophisticated, style.

Styles

  • Many headpieces work well for long or short hair styles (with the exception of a bun wrap), with all but a tiara being a traditional--or classic--choice. A white tulle veil can be used with all of the following types of headpieces. The veil can be plain or decorated with beads or pearls. If your dress has a lot of beading, a plain headpiece will complement it better.

    Headbands are a clean and classic look. Traditionally, a plain white satin headband is worn, although you can decorate it with beads or fake flowers. A veil may be attached, but a charming look can be achieved without one. Barrettes, bows and combs work out well pulled straight back with or without a veil. Or pull her hair to the side, leaving the rest to curl around her shoulders.

    Bun wraps are beautiful and a veil is easily attached to this style to create a sophisticated look. If your daughter has long hair, this is an easy style to complement her locks.

    Wreaths are a lovely choice with or without a veil attached. The wreath can be made of fresh flowers, such as small roses or even daises. Keep color to a minimum as white should be dominant. Tiaras are a more modern choice, giving your daughter a more princess-like appearance. Keep in mind what the ceremony is about and avoid headpieces that are too flashy.

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