Easter Dresses

Ahhhhh, spring. I love spring. Pretty much everything about spring makes me happy. The weather, the colors, Easter brunch,  watching my kids hunt for eggs, and stealing their chocolate bunnies. I just love it.

My family usually goes to church and brunch on Easter Sunday, which is the perfect excuse to buy a new spring dress. As if I really needed an excuse. But after wearing leggings pretty much every single day since Thanksgiving, it is time for me get my act together. A light and bright dress is the perfect place to start.

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Out of all the dresses in this post, these two are my favorites. Both dresses are by Lilly Pulitzer (paisley here and blue/white with stripes here) and go for $98. In normal Lilly fashion, neither are on sale (she only holds two sales a year), but compared to the price of her shift dresses, these aren’t terribly priced. They claim to be t-shirt dresses, which means they are probably made out of some kind of more casual cotton blend, which honestly is perfect if you ask me. They look like dresses that can easily be dressed up with wedges or down with flats.

I can’t decide which one I like more, which is a problem because I’m thinking about placing an order. I know if I order both with plans to return one, that probably won’t happen and I’ll end up keeping both. #decisionsdecisions


How cute is this Ikat fit and flare dress by Vineyard Vines? I love they way they have it styled with wedges and a contrasting pink necklace. Doesn’t this girl look like she is ready to hunt for some Easter eggs? Or at least chow down on Easter Brunch? Mmmmm, brunch.


I recently spotted this cute linen striped shift at Old Navy. I actually hate the way this dress looks in the picture above, but I swear, it is really, really cute in person. It is begging for a bright colored necklace or scarf, but with proper styling, it will probably be one of my go-to dresses this spring and summer. I tried it on in the store and decided to order it online in a petite. The regular length probably would have been ok, but since Old Navy offers petite and tall lengths online, I went with a shorter option. Old Navy changes their sales pretty much daily, but today you can get 30% off using code EMPOWER, which brings it down to $24.45 (originally $34.94).

As a side note, Old Navy should really take some photography notes from the Vineyard Vines people. I’m actually chuckling to myself comparing the two photos. The girl in the VV dress above looks so happy, fresh and ready to walk out the door. The Old Navy girl looks like didn’t have time to blow dry her hair this morning, forgot her accessories and could really use a nap. Am I right?


To me, this looks like the quintessential Easter dress. I love the colors, style and the fact you could easily wear this again at a summer wedding. It is definitely modest enough to wear to church, but still fun and fashionable. This one goes for $148 at Nordstrom.


I realize this one doesn’t exactly scream “spring”, but I still really like it. This tweed fringe dress from J. Crew is one of those that would be perfect to wear over Easter weekend, and then over and over and over again at work. It also comes in blue, orange and white, but the black is my favorite. Use code SHOPNOW to get 25% off, bringing it down to $118.50 (originally $158). J. Crew also has free shipping today as well.


Speaking of fringe, I wrote about this dress last week in my fringe trend alert post. It would be perfect for Easter and would look adorable paired with a cardigan or jean jacket if you need a little extra warmth.


Finally, I’m pretty sure the color of this Goddess Dress from Banana Republic came from actual Easter eggs. It is perfectly springy (is that a word??) and the style looks easy to wear and comfortable. Perfect since I pretty much live for Easter brunch.

Now, can everyone help me decide which of the two Lilly Pulitzer dresses I should order?



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