Easter, the highest of holy days, is this Sunday. My family and I are planning to arrive extra early to 10 a.m. Mass, as the C&E Christians will be making their bi-annual appearance, therefore seating will be at a premium.
As a child, Easter was always a time to get a new dress in pretty pastel colors. And while you dressed for spring, the weather wouldn’t always cooperate. It could be cold with snow flurries, downright balmy or quite pleasant. Even if it was cold, you were determined to brave the brutal weather, because nothing would stop you from wearing that lovely new dress, even if it was covered by your winter coat.
So, this begs the question, what should you or shouldn’t you wear on Easter? It’s technically spring, but not Memorial Day, so therefore are white shoes out of the question? Is it okay for little girls to wear white patent leather shoes, black patent leather or either one? Do guys break out the seersucker yet? Purists would say that seersucker shouldn’t see the light of day until late May, but where I live, Derby Day tends to be the exception for seersucker, as well as certain white attire.
I’m planning to wear a skirt and sweater set on Easter. I need to get a pedicure this week as well, in case I’m daring enough to wear open-toed shoes. I just hate the thought of my bare legs peeking out from under a skirt. Ugh, I need a tan, pronto!
While I won’t be wearing a hat, I do like seeing the ladies in church donning their wide-brimmed chapaeux. You have to admit that Easter Sunday is a fabulous people-watching day!
So, any Easter attire dos or don’ts that you recommend?
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