Cady Mansell, 9, checks the style of the suit she wanted to wear to her First Communion ceremony. (Chris Mansell/Chris Mansell)

Regarding the Oct. 14 Religion article "Fashion pick leaves girl on sidelines of First Communion": 

Events such as First Communion and graduation ceremonies serve primarily to recognize the efforts of the group as a whole, not as a collection of individuals.

It's much the same reason you don't see one member of an athletic team, marching band or choir dressing differently from the rest of the group.

Michael Wolff, Falls Church