What to Wear on Easter

Easter has become my favorite holiday over the years not just because of the springtime pastels and Cadbury eggs, but also the significance of the Resurrection in my life. Dressing for Easter Sunday is so much fun because my husband, friends, family, and I all dress up and get colorful photos taken together in our ‘Easter best’.


Easter Church Service

While you can wear whatever you want to a church service, I enjoy dressing up and on Easter I either wear a dress or a skirt. Easter Sunday is not the time for black or gray whatsoever, so choose springtime pastels, floral prints, and other brighter colors. Since I ‘go all out’ for Easter, my outfit is not complete without an Easter hat and white, lady-like gloves. Always err on the side of modesty when attending any religious service. If you aren’t sure if something is too short, then it probably is.

Easter Brunch

Depending on the setting for Easter brunch, you may usually wear what you wore to church if you attended a service. If the setting is more casual, tone down your outfit a little bit but keep the feminine details in place. For example, I may wear navy slacks with my pink tweed jacket to find a balance between dressy and casual.

 Easter Accessories

I mentioned above that I wear an Easter hat, and while that might not be a style for everyone, I enjoy wearing one because it’s a nod to the past of how women used to dress on Easter (plus I love the movie Easter Parade). Keep all accessories both lady-like and complimentary to your outfit. Pearls are always classy, and a structured purse or clutch will make your outfit extra sophisticated.

Here are my picks for my favorite Easter dresses. Most of them are 30% off currently and you can check to see if they’d arrive by this weekend:

Screen Shot 2015-03-28 at 6.28.03 PMTop Row: Eliza J Dress  // Talbots // Maggy London //

Bottom Row: Talbots (my favorite) // Talbots ($62) // Maggy London //


Here is what I’ve worn for Easter the past few years:



What are you wearing for Easter? Do you dress up?


6 Comments on What to Wear on Easter

  1. PreppyInVenice
    March 31, 2015 at 2:39 am (9 years ago)

    I love the idea of wearing a hat, I find this so lady-like. If you match it with pearls you will have a super classy final results.For Easter we’re having lunch with the family but it won’t be formal: maybe pastel skinny pants, a silk cream blouse and a blazer.
    Congratulations for your blog, it’s always a pleasure to read you.




    • thedressdecoded
      March 31, 2015 at 8:42 am (9 years ago)

      That sounds lovely! Please post your outfit.

      I always appreciate your kind words. 🙂 Thank you for reading!

  2. Hayley Swearingen
    April 1, 2015 at 10:31 am (9 years ago)

    Your blog is everything I expected it to be! Chic, preppy and fun!! ❤️

    • thedressdecoded
      April 1, 2015 at 11:35 am (9 years ago)

      You’re too kind! Thank you! 🙂

  3. Ivana
    September 9, 2016 at 4:25 pm (7 years ago)

    Lovely pictures:) I especially like your yellow dress, where is it from? And how tall are you ?:)

    • thedressdecoded
      September 12, 2016 at 8:01 pm (7 years ago)

      thank you! j crew factory a few years back, and 5’5″


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