What to Wear This Easter: A ‘How to Dress’ Guide for Both Men & Women

Last Updated on March 31, 2022 by Carla Jonas

Easter 2022 is quickly approaching and a joyful mood is already in the air to welcome this big day. One of the most exciting parts of the upcoming festivities: choosing what to wear this Easter for a memorable, chic look.

Worried About What to Wear This Easter?

Well, we’ve got you covered. The end goal: looking fabulous! Planning what to wear this Easter may feel overwhelming for both men and women – after all, your daily office outfits aren’t appropriate and neither is your relaxed weekend attire. Everyone wants to look good when it comes to dressing for such a fashionable Spring holiday. This is always a challenge, especially for the ladies. Softer colors, light-hued and activity-appropriate shoes, plus timeless accessories are what Easter fashion is all about.

Women: Dressing for Easter Activities

Before you go shopping for Easter outfits, think of the activities you’ve got planned on Easter day. There is the Easter Sunday church service, family brunch and the kids’ Easter egg hunt. Have in mind where all these activities will take place so that you may have the right attire according to the location of the events.

Formal Attire

On Easter Sunday, most churches opt for the formal attire for men, women and children. If you aren’t sure on what to wear this Easter, you can call the church office and inquire details on the dress code. Do not overdress if your church is a bit on the casual side.

JEWELRY SPOTLIGHT:

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Modesty

When planning out your Easter outfits, have modesty in mind if attending church. Think of your Easter look as a more elevated version of your Sunday church looks. Midi dresses, jumpsuits, as well as maxi dresses and cocktail-length frocks all make great choices for Easter Sunday. If you’re doing straps and coverage is a concern, grab a lightweight blazer or cardigan to layer over your dress for extra coverage.

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Colors

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Embrace springtime colors like pastels, green, pink, purple and citrus shades. Opt for solids or prints and patterns – and if you’re going for the latter, count on florals (dainty or large), fruity prints and anything else that sparks joy and springtime feels. Avoid somber colors and dark hues by staying away from black, greys and dark browns. And to finish off your daytime look, do not shy away from adding pearls to your dress. Go classic with whites or add a colorful statement necklace to make your frock stand out.

Patterns

You can wear a floral or patterned dress. To avoid competition between the dress and the accessories, keep the accessories pretty simple. Jewelry wise, classic pearl earrings are all you need (think studs, drop and streamlined dangle styles), paired with a clutch.

Toning It Down

The Easter brunch dressing always depends on the setting of the event. You can wear what you wore while at church and simply switch your accessories. If you wore high heels, then a slight change to comfortable flats may be best, as the setting might be more casual. This would mean you tone down your outfit just a little but still keep the feminine details in place.

Pearls & Other Accessories for Easter Sunday

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Easter accessories should definitely complement your Easter outfits. While Easter Sunday accessories are more on the classic and traditional side in general, you can always add a touch of personality and a signature style piece. It might be a hat, scarves, a statement handbag or gemstones, such as pearl jewelry.

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Pearl Jewelry

Pearls are the go-to choice for Easter outfits. Elegant and traditional or more on the bohemian side, all you have to do is match the correct color of pearls to whatever you wear that day. A structured clutch will make your outfit extra sophisticated. If wearing a simple, solid color dress, embrace statement accessories. If your dress features a louder print or pattern, keep it more minimal with the bling.

Shoes

Coordinate your choice of shoes with the style and the colors of your outfit. For greater versatility, you can go for heels and flats in nude shades that you can easily wear with other outfits later during the day.

Watches

As the weather is getting warmer and our sleeves are getting shorter, you can use this as an opportunity to show off a new watch. There are plenty of nice and subtle designs that can complement your outfit nicely. Don’t be afraid to opt for a smarter alternative as well – many of the best women smartwatches go together beautifully with dresses.

It is not a must for you to shop new Easter holiday outfits each year. After all, that little (not black!) dress in your closet goes a long way when paired with the right accessories.

JEWELRY SPOTLIGHT:

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Men: What to Wear This Easter

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Men are advised not to wear shorts or open shirts to Easter Sunday services. Instead, they can go for a smart-casual or business-smart look. Suits – with or without ties – are the most appropriate when deciding what to wear this Easter. Most desirable shades: blue, beige and other pastel, springtime hues rather than dark grey and black. While many prefer to avoid jeans, a classic pair in a darker shade is considered appropriate for an Easter church service.

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Business Casual

Men can opt for business casual outfits when attending the Easter family brunch. Our pick: a lightweight sweater with khaki pants or dress pants.

Sports Coats

These days, a button-down shirt and a sports coat are the go-to choices for both the family brunch and the Sunday service. The sports coat can later be taken off when attending the afternoon Easter egg hunt.

Easter Accessories for Men

For streamlined style, opt to coordinate the belt and the shoes, like a brown belt and brown pair of loafers. This will actually give you a coordinated look that can’t go wrong – but is it mandatory? Not really.

Consider adding color to the suit by wearing a tie with a matching handkerchief. And by all means, don’t forget to put on some men’s jewelry to complete your look.

Easter Outfits – Final Thoughts

From floral frocks to smart-casual attire, Easter outfits can look in many different ways. Keep it classic, think of the activities you’ve got planned and add just the right accessories with a touch of personality to complete the look. What are you wearing this Easter? Let us know below!

JEWELRY SPOTLIGHT:

Add a touch of glow to your Easter outfit with the perfect pair of Pearl Earrings. From studs to hoops, birthstone earrings and dangle styles, you’ll find all types of earrings in our collections. Featuring Freshwater, Akoya, Tahitian and South Sea Pearls, our Pearl Earrings assortment brings you the latest styles at the best prices online.

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