Sunday style: Where to score the best Easter dresses
Easter style is where dressing in your Sunday best meets spring fever. It’s that time of year you commit to donning lady-like dresses — even if that means you may find yourself trudging through snow in those optimistic floral and pastel prints. And we salute you for that.
So, how did we get here? Long before there was New York Fashion Week, there was the famous Fifth Avenue Easter parade in the Big Apple. Beginning in 1870, high-class ladies decked out in decadent Easter attire showcased their style by parading along the famous street. (Now we can flaunt our spring style by simply snapping a photo with Instagram and posting it). But, the parade is still an Easter staple, and the attire these days includes bunny ears, bonnets and outlandish costumes that rival those spotted on Halloween.
Here are five dresses (and a couple of bonnets for good measure) we want to play dress up in this Easter:
- Laser cut paisley dress. Be on the lookout for scalloped hemlines on blouses and dresses this spring and summer. The scalloped hemline on this purple-blue number is made all the more interesting with laser cut paisley patterns. (Ann Taylor, $148)
- Lace paint flared dress. Channeling a vintage vibe, this dress was dreamed up by Southern designers who use old photos and flea markets as their muses. (Anthropologie, $228). Go all out by pairing it with an ivory brimmed derby hat from Nordstrom.
- Corded dobby striped shift dress. The soft pinks and yellows in this reminds us of an Easter egg — and that’s a good thing. (Ann Taylor Loft, $89.50)
- Stripe crepe fit and flare dress. Bold black and white stripes are looming large this spring. We like the unexpected swipe of bright pink on the bottom of this black and white number.(Nordstrom, $168) For a go big or go home accent, pair with the fuschia flower fascinator, also from Nordstrom.
- Sophie Theallet shirt dress. Featured in O magazine, this dress with a fitted bodice reminds us of a yesteryear soda shop. We love the bright satin stripes. (The Limited, on sale for $59)
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