Hello everyone and Happy Easter to those who celebrate!
I love this holiday for many reasons, and one of them is the chance to pull out spring-y dresses. True, it's usually a little chilly, but I don't care. Bright or pastel colors are brought out and worn with abandon.
source: Woman's Home Companion, 1956
I've found that the casual-ing down of society has finally infected even this holiday, which used to be known as a time to put on a pretty frock, new shoes and an Easter bonnet. I can only imagine the looks of horror if I scampered into my own church today wearing a hat. I stood out just by wearing a full dress and heels! I think some churches and parts of the country still maintain the hat tradition (does yours? jealous!), but it's definitely in the minority now. In recent years, I've seen jeans at church on Easter Sunday. This morning, the whole family in front of me was in jeans.
For me, this is just a bit sad. If we can't dress up on a holiday, or for an important day for church, when can we nowadays? Just for a wedding? Boo. I miss watching the parade of pretty walk into church. It seems to be now relegated to the 5 and under set. Why? Is it just too much effort to get out of lounge wear? Do people not see dressing for church as a sign of respect?
source: Easter parade 1897, archives of the Museum of New York
I totally sound like an old crone right now, don't I? Lol. Ah well. To each their own, right? And just for the record, if it's just you and your significant other and/or kids, eating cereal and chocolate bunnies at home, then lounge wear is perfectly fine! ;)
I'll be wearing my Easter best today! How about you? Am I just a crotchety prissy lady now? lol
p.s. Did you get anything from the J.Crew sale/OURTREAT promo? I'll share my goodies tomorrow! :)