Growing up a smart Southern girl, there were certain guidelines to dressing that others didn't always quite understand: my mother, however, was a pro at them. By the time I was 10, I knew the what's and what-nots of proper attire for most occasions. Of them all, however, none had as much an impression on me as the selection of the Easter Sunday dress. There are certain things, according to Mom, you do. not. wear. on. Easter. These things are: black, red, pants, and stringy hair. Easter is for pastels, chiffons, silks, and curls. As I've grown, I've learned breaking the what-to-wear rules is, in fact, ok.
But, you still wouldn't catch me dead in black on Easter.
I realize this post is probably a little late for those Easter shoppers, but just in case there are some desperate procrastinators (me), here are my favorites I've found as of late:
Chic and tailored, this French Connection number could wear lots of hats: perfect for a hot date or an office cocktail party:
J Crew: your one-stop shop for colorful frocks of all shape and size since inception. This bubblegum pink is pulled off in its simplicity:
Shoshanna: I always, always, always come back to this line. The cut, for my body, is absolute perfection—and the pretty lavender color will have you reminiscent of dying Easter eggs on Sunday morning:
Rory Beca? I wasn't either, until I stumbled across this image on Pinterest and absolutely fell in love with this split-front maxi. It's delicate fabric reminds me of swiss-dot—another nod to my southern childhood. The entire line is divine.
Revolve Clothing find by Zimmerman, another line I've never purchased, but would take the risk because of how lovely and flattering the cut and draping of this simple silk strapless ensemble looks. Also perfect for a summer wedding or cocktail party—sign me up.
Lilly Pulitzer dress. Her colorful prints I grew up with transform into a lovely one-shouldered lace dress I'd wear no matter my age: