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What Do I Wear: My Spring/Easter Best Dresses Look Book

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“Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.” ~ Pope John Paul II

Dressing Up For Easter 

I know a lot of places are still closed this Easter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get dressed up, even if it is just for an egg hunt in your backyard. Y’all know that I LOVE getting dressed up and rarely need a reason too. I LOVE a good dress and since I grew up in the mountains where no one really got glammed up, PLUS it was always freezing, I learned fast that if it made me happy, WEAR it irregardless of what people said. Now a year into the pandemic, I don’t care if I have to hold a Fancy Friday at my house, I am going to do it! 

Dresses just might be my favorite item of clothing. I have always found them comfortable, classy, and there is a style for everyone! I decided to compile some of my favorite dresses not only for Easter, but also for spring and summer, depending on how you are styling them. This is a one stop shop Easter/Spring Dresses Look Book all for your viewing and shopping pleasure. Many of these outfits are also in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app which I have linked as well. And as always, some links are affiliated at no extra cost to you, but DOES pay for my coffee habit. Let me know if you have any questions!

I typically buy much of my clothes, not just dresses, at either Pink Lily or Lulus and that is where most of these dresses are from. Actually I think that is where they are ALL from. I typically take a small in Pink Lily and a medium in Lulus for the most part. I have always found Lulu’s to run on the smaller side.  I have styled most of these dresses with my Sam Edelman Yaro Block Sandals which literally are the most comfortable shoes I own and so versatile. While this is a dressier Look Book, you can definitely casual it up, with a pair of flip-flops and I love my Reef ones. They last me years, not just a season. Because I am ALWAYS cold, I always have a jacket of some kind. Usually it is my distressed denim jacket, a shawl from Anthropologie that is OLD (there is a similar one from Lulu’s I have been linking) or my new Pink Lily cardigan that also works as a cover-up.

Pink Floral Flounce

This pink floral dress from Pink Lily to me, is the epitome of an Easter dress. It is bright, fun, vibrant, and still demure enough for church services. To me it screams spring and all the Easter joy which is why it is the first on the list! It was technically suppose to be a midi, but because holla, short girl problems it is more like a high low maxi dress on me. The ruffled skirt adds even more fun. It fits true to size, and is comfortable. You can shop the whole styled look here. This dress is selling quickly so I also linked a similar one from Lulu’s here

Blue Ombre Hues Maxi

Another Pink Lily Gem, I feel like a queen when I wear this maxi dress. It is so pretty and flowy, it just moves so elegantly when I walk. The scoop neck is low, without being to low, and the spaghetti straps, while not adjustable, don’t slip down on me. It is also lined, so I don’t have to worry about it being see through. Keeping it real, I DID have to get like a foot taken off of this dress (Short girl problems) but it was SO worth it. This dress comes in multiple ombre colors, and the bonus? It comes with POCKETS! You can shop the whole look here.

Sunshine and Yellow and Pretty in Pink

The last of the Pink Lilly dresses, is actually a twofer. I bought the same dress in two different colors! When I find clothing that I love, and it comes in multiple colors, I usually buy have to get it in ALL the colors. Hey if it works, doit! It is actually ironic, because I wasn’t sure HOW I felt about this dress last year. I bought the yellow on a whim wondering if it might be to Little House on the Prairie.

But friends it wasn’t and this year Pink Lily came out with a gazillion more colors, and I knew I had to snag the pink! Which also happens to have an eyelet skirt. I love these dresses and they are so on trend right now with the square neckline and the thick straps so they NEVER fall down. The smock waist is insanely comfortable while also being flattering. More short girl problems, while it is a midi dress, it does hit just above my ankles, but I actually prefer it like that. This is how I styled the pink dress as well as the yellow, and I also linked some of the other colors it comes in here. 

Pale Yellow

This dress is the first from Lulu’s on here, and I actually wore it for Easter last year, though no one really saw, but family. To me it is the epitome of femininity and spring, and the type of clothing that brings me so much joy when I put it on. I absolutely adore it. Made out of chiffon and tulle, it is honestly another princess dress! It has a deep v-neck, so while not church appropriate, it is perfect for a wedding or a garden party. You can see how I styled it here. 

Pretty In Pink Off the shoulder 

Okay this dress might be cheating a little bit. While the one I am wearing is from Lulu’s, Pink Lily and Amazon carry very similar styles, and also come in a bunch of different colors. I can honestly see WHY so many stores are carrying this style, because it is comfortable while still being flirty and chic. You can literally throw it on, and feel dressed up in seconds. As I mentioned it comes in a variety of colors, but friends I think I have a pink problem, as that is the color I chose. I can’t help it. Pink is just such a happy color! Styling is super easy, but I linked everything here as well as the other dresses. 

Floral Fun

Another Lulu’s find, this dress actually went outside my comfort zone. I grabbed it on sale during Lulu’s outlet sale this past Christmas and I am so happy I took a chance on it. I don’t typically go for the sweetheart neckline, but with the non-working buttons, this was to pretty and unique to pass up. The straps are adjustable and it does have a zippered back, which doesn’t have much give thanks to the linen material, but it is still quite comfortable. Rocking more pink floral, I loved the print and the slit in front. It is the perfect summer dress.

Misty Sky

Last but certainly not least, this Lulu’s dress was actually a surprise to me. When I bought it, I had every intention of using it as a beach dress and cover-up given the casual nature of the dress. With the material being cotton, and the deep halter back, as well as the loose swing fit, it gave the impression of being casual, and it can be, but you can also dress it up. Once I styled it, I was shocked how dressy it looked and of course because it is versatile I fell in love with it even more. It was suppose to be a midi length, but is definitely a maxi on me. I am also obsessed with how soft the material is. I will definitely be rocking this dress all spring and summer. 

Are you dressing up for Easter? Which dress is your favorite?

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