Last year, our Easter dress post looked so different from all the years before. It’s crazy to think about March and April of 2020 because it was the height of quarantine and we all had no idea what to expect for the next few weeks (months, year – ha). But I feel a sense of hope and gratitude today as I write our 2021 Easter dress post.
Churches are finally starting to open back up where we live, which feels like a HUGE blessing and ray of hope for me! I know through Jesus Christ there is always hope, and I feel so grateful knowing that we will be able to celebrate Him and His resurrection this year in our place of worship. Technically on Easter Sunday we will be at home again this year because our church is holding their semi-annual General Conference that day (which we just watch from home on TV), but we will definitely be wearing our Easter dresses the Sunday before to our church meetings (in person, yay!).
Side note: if you are looking for a great virtual service to attend on Easter Sunday, we welcome everyone of all faiths to celebrate the resurrection of Christ with us that weekend! You can watch Conference with us here.
I know not all churches may be open yet, but just as I said last year, whether you are at home or not, I always have loved dressing up for special days, even if they’re just days spent with my family. On Thanksgiving every year for example, my mom always asked us as kids to wear something a little nicer, so I still like to dress my kids up in something that looks nice so we can take a family picture that day. If you’re feeling bummed about Easter coming up because your church is still closed, I think it can be a great time to take a step back and think of Jesus and the real reason we celebrate Easter, even if it isn’t exactly the way you are used to celebrating. And you can still make Easter Sunday special by dressing up for part of the day. Maybe you can plan something fun to do with your family, like an outdoor picnic, or a special, fancy lunch? Just some ideas!
We spent hours combing through all our favorite sites to find all the prettiest Easter dresses for women and girls, plus handsome outfits for your little man this year! We covered all the price points from low to high, so there’s something in this roundup for everybody.
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As I was preparing this post LAST year, I vaguely remembered a talk called “Sunday Will Come” so I looked it up and re-read it. I couldn’t imagine anything more perfect to share here during what feels like coming out of a kind of dark and confusing time.
If you’re still feeling the weight of all that happened last year, here’s a talk that I hope will lift your spirits because it certainly lifted mine. Here’s a favorite excerpt: “Each of us will have our own Fridays—those days when the universe itself seems shattered and the shards of our world lie littered about us in pieces. We all will experience those broken times when it seems we can never be put together again. We will all have our Fridays.
But I testify to you in the name of the One who conquered death—Sunday will come. In the darkness of our sorrow, Sunday will come.
No matter our desperation, no matter our grief, Sunday will come. In this life or the next, Sunday will come.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin, Sunday Will Come.
I have always LOVED to find an Easter dress, and I love finding Easter dresses for my girls, too. That’s a tradition my mom started with me when I was a little girl. Like I just mentioned, last year we ended up wearing our Easter outfits at home, but this year I’m thrilled that (currently) we are able to meet with our congregation again in our church building the Sunday before Easter’s Conference!
As I was looking for my Easter dress this year, I found an AMAZING deal on this super cute wrap dress and I was thrilled that I liked it even more in person than online. It is a faux wrap dress, and what I mean by that is that it doesn’t open up on you every time you sit down like a traditional wrap dress – which is SUPER nice!
This dress has a hidden button closure on the inside, and a really good tie wrap on the other side to keep you all tucked in. The BEST part about it is there is a hook closure right at the crossover part of the dress. If it still is too low on your chest area, you can always put a safety pin through the closure and you can safety pin it a little bit higher. However, it does come with a higher or lower place to hook it, so you can choose the height depending on your body type and preferences. I also loved that this dress hits just barely beneath knee, and it comes in two really pretty prints! I had a really hard time choosing between the vintage floral or the mint. I went with the mint but both are SO pretty and totally Easter-esque.
I wore some nude block heels with my Easter dress, which are actually really comfy and very on-trend right now. I also added a neutral bag that I had in my closet which I love, but here’s a great save option, too!
There are so many different kinds of Easter dresses to choose from, and we list a ton below. When thinking about Easter dress shopping, I like to look for details, including lace, embroidery, or an eyelet fabric. I also love pretty sleeves (ruffles or puffed) and pretty spring colors! Check out my favorites below and choose the type that fits you and your personality best!
Of all the Easter dresses I tried on a couple years ago, this gorgeous plaid dress was the clear winner! The shirtdress is always such a classic silhouette and it’s one I turn to again and again and again. This one was the perfect blend of preppy and girly, and classic and chic. Unfortunately it is sold out now, but here’s a really cute one and this one is cute too!
During spring and summer you can totally pull off a bright plaid pattern which is SO fun and a great way to make a change from your dark or neutral winter wardrobe. And shirtdresses just make me feel like I’m stepping into the 50s (in a good way) because they are so darling and vintage. I love this Easter dress option!
If you are currently pregnant, the wrap style is my absolute favorite – and I love it without a bump, too! A couple years ago when I was pregnant with Millie, I was super excited to find a dress with a waist that would tie perfectly right above my baby bump – so flattering and pretty! This wrap dress was just over $100 and has the very prettiest blue tone.
This pretty pink pastel Easter dress was my very favorite of ALL the Easter dresses I tried on a few years ago! Priced just right, length just right, sleeves just right, and most importantly (ha) shade of light pink just right! This dress is sold out, but this dress is a great similar option!
There’s something so elegant about a pastel dress, especially once the weather starts to warm up again. When choosing an Easter dress, I always look for something bright and springy because it really does make me so happy to kick off my warm weather wardrobe (and to feel extra pretty doing it, too!).
A dreamy floral dress is a guaranteed compliment magnet. Whenever I’m wearing one, I can’t walk into church or a meeting or a wedding without people saying some variation of, “WOW that is a beautiful dress!!” As you can see with my twirling (totally normal right in the middle of the woods I assure you, ha!) I love a maxi that is very flowy on the bottom, but VERY fitted on top! And the floral print is absolutely perfect for a spring, Easter dress. All the heart eyes for this dress, this dress, and this dress!!
Now for the littles!! My girls died over these girly pink Easter dresses from 3 years ago! They were also VERY excited to wear little gloves with their dresses haha. My mom has the funniest story about me wearing white gloves to church as a little girl, during the annual primary program where all the children perform. I sat on the front row on the stand and proceeded to pull one of my gloves off and pick my nose in front of everyone hahaha. I have never and probably never will live that story down!
We spent hours combing through all our very favorite sites on the internet and looking at all the Easter outfits! We rounded up ALL of our favorite Easter dresses this year for women and girls and the most handsome outfits for your little men from low price points to high price points and everything in between.
As much as I love Easter dress shopping, it makes me even more happy to know that a good portion of churches will be open again this Easter Sunday. But as I mentioned earlier, even if you just celebrate Easter in your home with family again this year, I hope that you can still make it a special Sunday where you gather and create memories and take a picture, and if you believe as we do, that you remember the Savior and His resurrection on that day.