Throwback Thursday post. Back in April 2006, apparently, a few people happened by the “space” wondering what we were wearing for Easter. These days, church is more casual, but also more “come as you are”, as in, “dress up, if you think that is fun”. Actually, I think fashion expectations are alot more relaxed in general these days. But this post has some fun (and current) ideas in it. And it also has me wondering:
Are there “Easter” equivalents, in terms of getting dressed up, in other faith traditions?
And, btw, we are welcoming a new grandbaby for Easter this year. 🙂
My apologies to those who have dropped by already, asking the question “what to wear on Easter”, but I honestly wasn’t certain what approach to take. I’m not all that traditional, I don’t wear many dresses, not to mention that I usually work in the nursery on holidays. All that said, I’d like to give just a few examples of how to translate traditional Easter expectations into your own personal style idiom.
Traditional for Easter: a street-length dress in an “easter egg” color, often a spring floral.
- High Fashion: Perhaps you would choose an all white dress or ensemble.
- Deep or Intense Personal Coloring: How about a bold dark + white print?
- Not big on accessories: If you want to step it up a notch, try putting pearls with any outfit you choose.
- Always Wear Pants: Although I don’t always wear pants, because I will be sitting on the floor, my plan is to wear linen pants with a silk floral blouse.
- Triangle Silhouette: A two-piece dress or coordinate equals a dress. An ordinary skirt & blouse does not.
- Since Rules Are Made to Be Broken: How about going for the secretary look? Prim blouse + high-waisted skirt with big belt = a look palatable to almost anyone.
One other thing: many of us have an underlying expectation of a new outfit for Easter. That’s great, but not strictly necessary. I have seen trend-setters in my circle wear just an ordinary dress to church on Easter. They probably realize it isn’t a fashion show, and don’t want to shift the focus to themselves by making it one.