Style Expert-Approved Easter Outfit Ideas for Women, Kids and Men in 2023
From the best colors to wear to the trendiest outfit ideas, consider this your complete guide to getting dressed for Easter.
By Brie Gatchalian and Rebecca Norris Updated: Apr 7, 2023
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- What Not to Wear to Church on Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday is fast approaching, which means you may have a lot on your plate right now. Whether you’re planning fun Easter party activities, compiling the tastiest Easter brunch recipes, or researching restaurants that are open on Easter, there’s a very good chance that you’ve totally overlooked one important component of a smooth Easter Sunday: what you and your family will wear, of course! By planning Easter outfit ideas ahead of time, you’ll be able to skip the part where you (and your kiddos, if you have them) are scrambling to find a presentable ensemble for the holiday festivities.
When figuring out what to wear for Easter Sunday, there are a few fashion rules (or suggestions, rather) to keep in mind. For starters, Easter Sunday generally calls for a bit more formal attire, typically in refreshing spring hues. Think: whites, creams, nudes, and pastels. (And yes, it’s totally acceptable to wear white before Memorial Day.) Depending on where you live, you can incorporate this color palette into your Easter Sunday outfit with dresses, skirts, beautiful blouses, bright trousers, and fun accessories. Rather than simply tell you, though, we’re here to show you how it’s done. Ahead, discover the many different ways you can show up on Easter Sunday, whether you’re headed to church, brunch, or a formal family dinner.
Women’s Easter Outfits
If you plan to attend a religious service on Easter Sunday, you may be unsure of the attire expected and requirements. For instance, what colors are best to wear on Easter Sunday, and is black OK? Should you show your shoulders or cover up? Is it appropriate to wear jeans?
"This really depends on your church and your community," says Lizzie Post, author and etiquette expert for The Emily Post Institute. "Church used to be a place that had stricter standards for clothing and attire. Now, I think most churches are trying to be more encouraging and prioritizing participation over attire."
NYC-based content creator and founder/editor of Style Meets Story, Wendy Sy, makes a case for pastel plisse.
All in all, people still tend to dress up for religious services, Post says. "For the most part, people are looking to avoid jeans and T-shirts and go a step up from that, whether that’s khakis and a polo shirt, a really nice dress — it varies by community and service."
Amsterdam-based model and fashion designer Daykota Dee looks Easter chic in a mint sweater and pleated pink tulle skirt.
If you do pick a sleeveless dress or one with spaghetti straps, consider going with a longer length to balance things out or adding outerwear to complement the look. For example, if you’re showing a lot of shoulder, add a cardigan or go with a midi or maxi length for your dress.
Lucy Lu’s, a cute boutique in Douglas, Georgia, is the inspiration behind this flowy, floral Easter outfit.
If going to mass isn’t a part of your Easter routine this year, but you have a family brunch or get-together to attend, a dress is still an appropriate option. While you can feel free to wear something that’s slightly less formal, you’ll still want to look festive. "Dresses are an easy go-to," says Mary Krosnjar, a style expert at Sportsanista and a Marshalls ambassador. "Not only that, they are a safe option that can be personalized. This season I am loving dresses in bright colors, beautiful prints, and delicate laces."
NYC-based style icon Caroline Vazzana isn’t one to shy away from color.
You can also wear a bold print or a jumpsuit if you want to do something to stand out. A light jacket — cropped or blazer — in white can complete the look nicely and keep you cozy if warm spring temperatures haven’t quite arrived yet.
Nashville-based influencer Jasmine Katrina opted for this floral jumpsuit for Good Friday — but it could work just as well for Easter brunch.
Depending on where you live, it might be too cold to wear a dress on Easter Sunday. The good news is that paper bag pants and trousers are on-trend for spring. Try pastel-colored pants that are on the dressier side with a white blouse or sweater for a cute spring-inspired look that’s ideal for transitional weather. White mules will keep you comfortable and on-trend. Looking for a more casual option for brunch or the neighborhood Easter egg hunt? Pair white denim with a floral top and your favorite booties or elevated sneakers.
Tulsa, Oklahoma-based style influencer Amy Ann proves that, with the right top and accessories, colored denim can make an Easter appearance.
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NYC-based influencer Greivy made a statement in this green Tanya Taylor Danielle Dress. For a similar look, shop the pieces below.