Deciding what to wear on Easter can be a high-pressure situation. Of course, you need an outfit that’s stylish and comfortable — but also appropriate for the day’s activities. If you’re staging an Easter egg hunt with the kids, that means you’ll want to skip the heels while you help the little ones search, but if you’re attending an outdoor service, you’ll want to be sure your outfit is church-ready. And then, of course, there’s the ever-unpredictable weather to consider.
“This time of year is tricky weatherwise because it’s still very much a ‘transitional’ vibe, so I’ve learned to make layering a priority for Easter outfits,” says writer and brand consultant Harling Ross. “One of my favorite warm-but-still-springy formulas is overalls paired with a white cotton eyelet blouse, ballet flats and a cardigan.”
Influencer Kellie Brown, who’s known for her bold, more-is-more style, says she loves an excuse to dress up. “The more on the nose an Easter outfit is, the happier I am,” says Brown, who recently launched her first collection with Amazon’s The Drop, which has since sold out. She recommends trying anything with ruffles or frills.
As for the kids, let the day’s events lead the way: If you’re going to a formal church service, a suit or long dress might be appropriate — but if you’re hanging outside with your immediate family, something more casual might work just fine.
Ahead, 12 Easter Sunday outfit ideas the whole family can try.
1. Dress + shoes + hat
A floral dress is a no-brainer for Easter: Pair an option like this maxi style from Astr The Label with heels and a hat if you’ll be outdoors. (Just remember to take it off during the service.)
Astr The Label Floral Print Dress ($89; nordstrom.com)
Astr The Label Floral Print Dress
Mango Knots Heel Sandals ($59.99; mango.com)
Mango Knots Heel Sandals
A New Day Packable Straw Floppy Hat ($9.60, originally $12; target.com)
A New Day Packable Straw Floppy Hat
2. Eyelet blouse + cardigan + flats
Take a note from Ross and pair an eyelet top, like this one from LoveShackFancy, with ballet flats and a cardigan. The statement collar makes it a perfectly on-theme option for Easter.
LoveShackFancy Kassie Top ($295; shopbop.com)
LoveShackFancy Kassie Top
Madewell Broadway Cardigan ($88; madewell.com)
Madewell Broadway Cardigan
H&M Pointed Flats ($24.99; hm.com)
H&M Pointed Flats
3. Jeans + blazer + dressy top
If you’re going the jeans route, Ross recommends styling them with a dressy going-out top: “It’s only fair, since I haven’t worn any of mine in a year,” she says. “And something that feels kind of ‘proper’ for contrast, like a tweed blazer.”
Aqua Tweed Cropped Jacket ($73.50, originally $98; bloomingdales.com)
Aqua Tweed Cropped Jacket
Emilio Pucci Tie-Neck Blouse ($393, originally $1,035; theoutnet.com)
Emilio Pucci Tie-Neck Blouse
J.Crew Demi-Boot Cut Crop Jean ($128; jcrew.com)
J.Crew Demi-Boot Cut Crop Jean
1. Suit jacket + suit slacks + shirt
Even if you’re headed to church (or just a very fancy cookout), it’s possible to dress like yourself — not like you’re going to work. This brown windowpane feels like a less stuffy take on the traditional suit, and the blue buttons on the dress shirt make it feel that much more playful.
Michael Kors Classic Fit Airsoft Stretch Brown Windowpane Suit Jacket ($67.99, originally $450; macys.com)
Michael Kors Classic Fit Airsoft Stretch Brown Windowpane Suit Jacket
Michael Kors Classic Fit Airsoft Stretch Brown Windowpane Suit Pants ($39.99, originally $190; macys.com)
Michael Kors Classic Fit Airsoft Stretch Brown Windowpane Suit Pants
The Men’s Store at Bloomingdale’s Solid Stretch Regular Fit Dress Shirt ($55.30, originally $79; bloomingdales.com)
The Men’s Store at Bloomingdale’s Solid Stretch Regular Fit Dress Shirt
2. Khakis + shirt
For a more casual gathering, ditch the suit jacket for a short-sleeve shirt that feels laid-back, not sloppy.
J.Crew Cotton Bird’s-Eye Short-Sleeve Polo Sweater ($89.50; jcrew.com)
J.Crew Cotton Bird’s-Eye Short-Sleeve Polo Sweater
Dockers Signature Lux Cotton Relaxed Fit Creased Stretch Khaki Pants ($62; macys.com)
Dockers Signature Lux Cotton Relaxed Fit Creased Stretch Khaki Pants
3. Shirt + jeans + shoes
If you’re opting for jeans on Easter Sunday, make sure they’re dark blue or black — and that there’s not a single whisker or rip in sight.
J Brand Tyler Seriously Soft Slim Fit Jeans (starting at $138.60; bloomingdales.com)
J Brand Tyler Seriously Soft Slim Fit Jean
H&M Slim Fit Easy-Iron Shirt ($14.99; hm.com)
H&M Slim Fit Easy-iron Shirt
Mango Leather Boat Shoes ($99.99; mango.com)
Mango Leather Boat Shoes
1. Dress + shoes
A simple floral frock and ballet flats make for the perfect Easter outfit no matter if you’re heading out or staying close to home.
H&M Balloon-Sleeved Dress ($24.99; hm.com)
H&M Balloon-Sleeved Dress
H&M Shimmery Ballet Flats ($17.99; hm.com)
H&M Shimmery Ballet Flats
2. Top + skirt + shoes
Go full-on Easter vibes with a fun striped sweater, which you can pair with pants or a skirt, like this chambray option.
H&M Flared Skirt ($14.99; hm.com)
H&M Flared Skirt
Tucker + Tate Sparkle Stripe Sweater ($23.40, originally $39; nordstrom.com)
Tucker + Tate Sparkle Stripe Sweater
Cat & Jack Donella Espadrille Footbed Sandals ($19.99; target.com)
Cat & Jack Donella Espadrille Footbed Sandals
3. Shirt + pants + shoes
Not every girl wants to wear a dress — and these gingham pants are a majorly stylish option too.
H&M Paper Bag Pants ($14.99; hm.com)
H&M Paper Bag Pants
French Toast Short-Sleeve Picot Collar Polo Shirt (starting at $6.50; amazon.com)
French Toast Short Sleeve Picot Collar Polo Shirt
Nina Alpha Gladiator Sandals ($34.99, originally $49.99; bloomingdales.com)
Nina Alpha Gladiator Sandals
1. Suit + pants + shoes
A proper suit is required for more Sunday services, and this classic pick from H&M is perfect for the stylish kids among us. Let him pair it with sneakers if he asks. (It’s been a wild year for us all; don’t sweat the small stuff.)
H&M Classic Blazer ($34.99; hm.com)
H&M Classic Blazer
H&M Suit Pants ($24.99; hm.com)
H&M Suit Pants
Nike Air Max 270 Sneaker (starting at $100; nordstrom.com)
Nike Air Max 270 Sneaker
2. Suit jacket + jeans + shoes
If a black or navy suit jacket feels like too much, opt for a more nontraditional color like baby blue. Pair it with dark-wash jeans and dress shoes that veer more on the casual side, like these slip-ons from Target’s in-house line Cat & Jack.
Tommy Hilfiger Blazer Suit Jacket (starting at $19.59; amazon.com)
Tommy Hilfiger Blazer Suit Jacket
Cat & Jack Florian Mid-Top Sneakers ($24.99; target.com)
Cat & Jack Florian Mid-Top Sneakers
H&M Comfort Slim Fit Jeans ($29.99; hm.com)
H&M Comfort Slim Fit Jeans
3. Khakis + shirt
If your child has more spirited style, let him lean into it with a fun pair of jade green chinos and a shirt with an attachable tie.
J.Crew Stretch Chino ($49.50; jcrew.com)
J.Crew Stretch Chino
H&M Shirt With Tie ($19.99; hm.com)
H&M Shirt With Tie