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What to Wear This Easter: Find Your Perfect Outfit

With Easter weekend nearly here, our thoughts turn to spring, time with family and friends, and fun events. But as you plan your weekend activities, from brunch menus to church services to Easter egg hunts, don’t leave your outfit to the last-minute. Planning what you’re going to wear for the entire weekend in advance will let you focus on what matters most, spending time with family and loved ones.


As for what to wear, where consider that Easter is also the unofficial start of spring, which means it’s time to bust out the color, and the lightweight spring styles you’ve been buying all winter. Think pastel shades, floral prints, and yes, white is also right for this occasion.

Depending on your beliefs, values, and preferences, the Easter holiday season has a few traditional touch points where a bit of personal style and flair can enhance the moment. We’ve decided to breakdown some of the main events and offer some guidance to what will work best for you.

Easter Church Service

Easter Brunch at Home

Easter Brunch at a Restaurant

Easter Parade

Easter Egg Hunt



What you wear to an Easter church service can vary depending on the specific traditions and dress code of your church. However, the most appropriate attire tends to be more formal and festive for Easter Sunday to celebrate the significance of the day. Here are some other options to consider when selecting your look for Easter Sunday church.

Dresses and Skirts: Put on your prettiest Easter dress for church but opt for more modest hem and sleeve lengths. If you choose a sleeveless look, add a cardigan or wrap such as a ruana to add a layer of modesty. Floral patterns or spring-themed prints are also popular choices.

Suits and Dressy Pants: Feel free to eschew dresses in favor of a light-colored or print suit or dress pants and blouse, even a jumpsuit will work. The idea is to be polished and put together, and a classic pant and blazer achieves this with aplomb.  

Accessories: You can’t go wrong with a pair of classic earrings or a colorful scarf. The idea is to gracefully enhance your dress or suit, not make a statement during the church service.

Footwear: Closed-toe shoes or dress shoes are often preferred for a more formal look.

Hats: You can go all out with a whimsical hat for Easter Sunday. Women’s hats can be made of straw, felt, whatever material suits the style and climate. Colorful and playful looks work with more formal outfits to add a touch of fun to the occasion. Think of the British Royal Family or the Kentucky Derby for inspiration.

But first the foremost, consider church cultures and dress codes that are commonly worn at your specific church. If in doubt, you can always check with the church or observe what others typically wear during services. The most important thing is to choose an outfit that is respectful and aligns with the atmosphere of the church service.



For Easter brunch at your home or someone else’s home, the dress code is generally more relaxed compared to a formal church service. However, you may still want to choose an outfit that is polished, spring festive, and respectful of the occasion. Here are some suggestions:

Casual Dresses: Opt for a casual dress or a skirt paired with a nice top. Pastel colors and light, spring-inspired patterns work well for the Easter theme.

Casual Pants and Blouses: Women can also choose casual pants or jeans paired with a stylish blouse or top. Again, consider lighter colors or spring floral prints for a more festive feel.


Sweaters and Cardigans: As spring weather can still be a bit cool, consider bringing along a light sweater or cardigan. This can add a touch of sophistication to your outfit.

Comfortable Shoes: Depending on the setting, choose comfortable shoes that match your outfit. Flats, loafers, or stylish sneakers can be good choices.

Accessories: Add some accessories like a nice watch, jewelry, or a stylish belt to complete your look.

If you’re hosting Easter Brunch then you can decide the dress code, just ensure your guests are given plenty of notice before they arrive so everyone is comfortable and dressed appropriately. If you’re the guest, then your host will provide you with ample guidance on the formality of the brunch and her or his preferences. If you’re unsure, then ask the host for direction. Ultimately, the goal is to feel comfortable and enjoy the festive atmosphere of the Easter brunch.



Choosing an outfit for Easter brunch at a restaurant often involves finding a balance between casual and semi-formal attire. The appropriate dress code can depend on the restaurant's atmosphere and your personal style. Here are some suggestions:

Dresses: Since Easter is a rite of spring, feel completely comfortable to wear a sundress if the weather is sufficiently warm, or a shift or shirt dress will suit the occasion. Once again, light or pastel hues are symbolic of Easter, as are floral prints, why not have fun with it?

Blouse and Dress Pants: Pair a feminine or tailored blouse with dress pants for a smart and stylish look without being too formal. Mix the colors and patterns to create your own signature look.


Footwear: Depending on your comfort level and the formality of the restaurant, choose heels, flats, or dressy sandals to complete your look. Skip things like sneakers or flip flops.

Light Layers: Adding a spring jacket or blazer can dress up the look further, or a lightweight cardigan can give the pants and blouse a more casual vibe. And if the restaurant is air conditioned, you’ll be thankful for the added layer.

Always consider the specific dress code of the restaurant and your own comfort when selecting your outfit. It's a good idea to check with the restaurant or look at their website for any guidelines they may have regarding attire.



Choosing an outfit for an Easter egg hunt with your family involves considering both practicality and comfort. But don’t forget to have fun with it! Here are some suggestions for both adults and children:

Casual Tops and Bottoms: Opt for comfortable and casual clothing such as jeans , khakis, or casual shorts. Tees, polo shirt, or a light sweater or jean jacket can be suitable depending on the weather.

Sneakers and Comfy Footwear: Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking on grass or uneven terrain. Sneakers or casual shoes are ideal.

Hats and Sunglasses: If the weather is sunny, consider wearing a hat  and sunglasses to protect yourself and your kids from the sun.

Spring Jacket: Depending on the weather, bring a light jacket or cardigan that you can easily put on or take off.

Egg Hunt Basket or Bag: Consider giving each child a small basket or bag to collect their Easter eggs during the hunt.

Remember that Easter egg hunts are often casual and fun events, so the focus should be on enjoying the time with your family. Dress appropriately for the weather and activities, and don't forget to capture some memorable moments!



Attending an Easter parade is an opportunity to embrace a more festive and vibrant style. But to be clear, we’re not talking Mardi Gras with its more OTT fashion, but elegant, sophisticated outfitting that’s also colorful. Here are some suggestions for what to wear:

Spring Dresses: Choose a light, flowy dress in pastel colors or floral patterns. A sundress or a midi dress can be a great choice.

Hats: Easter parades often feature stylish hats. Consider wearing a wide-brimmed hat or a fascinator to add a touch of elegance.

Layers: Depending on the weather, bring a cardigan or a light jacket that complements your outfit. Look for one that has a beautiful print to keep things Easter festive.

Shoes: Opt for comfortable heels or stylish flats. Remember that you might be walking or standing for an extended period.

Accessories: Add accessories such as a statement necklace, a spring-themed scarf, or colorful earrings to enhance your outfit.

And always triple-check the weather forecast before the parade and dress accordingly. And most of all have fun!

Happy Easter!