My daughter makes her First Communion in May, and I am in search of the perfect dress: Unique, inexpensive and not heavy (we live in Florida!). I also don’t want to spend a fortune on a dress that she will realistically only wear once. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. -Heather

We think your daughter will find something she loves—and you love too—among these affordable options from some of our favorite clothing companies for kids. –Christina

Mini Boden’s Broiderie Dress (at top) is age-appropriate and simple, but not plain. Love that it is versatile enough to be worn with bright capri leggings later too. 
First Communion dress ideas: Zara girls' ruffled white dress
We love Zara for both its style and its great prices. This white dress with frills and lace trim would be a pretty and affordable choice for a First Communion.

First Communion dress ideas: Girls' white dress from Ses Petites Mains
This delicate dot Cecilia dress from Ses Petites Mains has a special-occasion price, but it is so lovely and looks so comfortable for an important day. Love the neckline! 
Girls' Cloud Dress
Sweden’s Djaknemala Cloud Dress has a light breezy look and gets some pretty detail from the delicate gold feathers. I think it’d feel comfortable even on a hot Florida May day.
First Communion dress ideas: cotton peasant dress
Though we have not worked with this Etsy clothier before, Un Petite Chou’s cotton peasant dress looks so pretty and is very affordable. Her reviews from previous customers are terrific too.

For more ideas, see this post about First Communion dresses from a couple of years ago.