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    It’s her moment to shine; make it a day to remember with the perfect little white dress. Discover unique and elegant Communion dresses, from award-winning designer, Nicki Macfarlane.


    The mother and daughter team behind Nicki Macfarlane has been designing outfits for bridesmaids and First Holy Communions for many years. Their exquisite designs regularly feature in leading UK and Irish bridal publications and clients include many celebrity and society clients – most notably The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Discover our selection of beautiful dresses from Nicki Macfarlane for your Little Princess in our Dublin, Cork, or Limerick stores now.


    We caught up with award winning designer Nicki Macfarlane to find out more about her new exclusive Communion dress for Brown Thomas and her expert tips on choosing the perfect dress for your little ones for their big day.

    1. Tell us about your new exclusive Communion dress for Brown Thomas?

    This season there are four beautiful Nicki Macfarlane styles in Brown Thomas including an exclusive dress - The Layla is an elegant dress with a corded lace bodice, pretty cap sleeves and a dramatic gathered skirt.

    2. What are the key details that are on-trend for Communion dresses this year?

    Lace is key this season, as well as unique details that help a dress stand out from the crowd such as the stunning pearl collar on the Jessica dress, the embellished bow on the belt of the Ruthie, or the cascade of organza flowers on the Isabella.

    3. What are your tips for Communion dress shopping?

    We always suggest shopping early so that you have the widest choice, and also to make sure that your favourite dress hasn't already been snapped up. We also encourage our clients to try on a range of different dresses to find the perfect style for your little girl.