I know it’s early to be thinking about Easter dresses, but it’s SO good to be ahead of the game and not facing items that'll sell out fast, or to find yourself in a situation where you can't get the dresses you really want. This year I shopped at Nordstrom to get the perfect Easter dresses for myself and my girls and I was SO happy with all of their options – I think you'll be super excited, too!
Easter can be a great time to take a step back from all the craziness happening in the world, and think of the real reason you celebrate Easter. We love to make Easter Sunday special by dressing up that day. Even if you don't have somewhere you've planned to go, maybe you can plan something fun to do with your family, like an outdoor picnic, or a special, fancy lunch? Just some ideas!
We went through alllll the dresses at Nordstrom and found these super cute Easter dresses for my girls and me. Let's talk about our fave options first and at the very end you'll find a bunch of other really cute styles, too!
Sunday Will Come
As I was preparing this post a couple years ago, I vaguely remembered a talk called “Sunday Will Come” so I looked it up and reread 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 the past couple of years and even the turmoil of the world right now, 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.
This year’s Easter dress
I've 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. I'm so glad we're able to meet with our congregation again in our church building this Easter Sunday! This year I’m wearing a purple plaid swing dress.
This has a loose fit and is perfect if you’re not into wearing something super tight. I love the detailing on the back that has a pretty bow around the neck. I can’t wait to wear it with my lilac pumps that match perfectly!
I love that this dress is ever so slightly shorter in the front and still falls at the perfect length for $100. If you’re not sure about the fit for you, Nordstrom lets you reserve online and try on in store, or get free alterations as part of its Loyalty Programs and Services!
Heels + Accessories
You can grab them for under $150 – they’re an amazing investment to have in your wardrobe! I also love these sandals by Sam Edelman for a more relaxed Easter pick – these are great if you’re having friends and family over for a BBQ or generally want to keep your look more casual.
If comfort is key for you while shopping, you’ll love the leather upper/synthetic lining and sole that gives lots of support! I’ll be wearing these all summer long.
HOT DEAL ALERT: These Vince Caumuto block heel sandals are up to 40% off for UNDER $60! That’s an amazing deal for shoes that are SO in style right now. These block heels have quilted straps with scalloped trims with such a cool 3 3/4″ block heel that widens at the bottom.
These can compliment so many Easter dress options, but you’re guaranteed to get a ton of use out of them overall! If you end up needing to return them, talk to one of Nordstrom’s incredible customer service representatives about free shipping and returns.
How to pick the perfect Easter dress!
There are so many different kinds of Easter dresses to choose from, and we list a ton at the bottom of this post. 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!
Other favorites that I’m loving by English Factory are the tiered ruffle cotton dress and the puff sleeve colorblock midi dress. These are amazing Easter options with colors and fit that I’m seriously in love with!
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!).
Wrap style dress
If you're currently pregnant, the wrap style is my absolute favorite – and I love it without a bump, too! A few 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.
It's sold out right now, but here's a really pretty wrap dress here that comes in four different colors!
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's a beautiful dress!!”
As you can see with my twirling (totally normal right in the middle of the woods I assure you!) 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. This one's sold out but ALL the heart eyes for this one!!
Easter dresses for little girls
Every year since I was a little girl my mom took me to get an Easter dress so I continued that tradition with my girls which is so fun. I've always LOVED to find an Easter dress and it’s something I love doing for my girls, too.
For as fun as shopping for my girls is, boy do they have different styles!! Nordstrom makes it super easy to find something for all of them there and if it’s not a hit the free return policy and shipping makes it seamless.
Lyla is super girly and of course wanted her dress to reflect it. She is wearing a really cute star flutter-sleeve dress. This is UNDER $50!
Anabelle is less girly, so I found the perfect beachy and relaxed floral dress for her!
Anabelle is wearing white saltwater sandals and Lyla is already obsessed with these rose gold Mary Jane flats and is always asking to wear them. I also love the classic black Mary Jane flat for my girls!
Top Easter dresses for women AND girls
We spent hours combing through Nordstrom and looking at all the Easter outfits! We rounded up ALL of our favorite Easter dresses this year for women and girls 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 most 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.