… Because who doesn’t want to look like a GIANT MARSHMALLOW??
Dressing for Easter is serious business. It’s the only holiday that takes all colors of the rainbow, dilutes them down to pastels and throws them all into the mix, peppered with chocolate chicks & bunnies. Easter dress is about breaking the rules of fashion and following a few rules of color. Yep, you can get away with practically anything on Easter!
You can wear separates on Easter, but nothing says “Easter bunny” like a good over-the-top dress. Remember that wacky Pepto Bismol-colored number that’s been sitting in the back of your closet forever? Let’s face it, there probably won’t be another occasion, so you might as well rock it out now! Don’t have a dress of such epic caliber? No problem, you can easily find one waiting for you at a thrift store rack — it’s not like they’re popular — or, worse comes to worse, anything ruffled/floral/over-the-top in a pastel hue will do!
Possibly the most important & visible accessory — do not take it lightly. It doesn’t matter what style or shape, what matters here is the COLOR. Pastels – cotton-candy blues, pinks, greens, yellows — are the holy grail of Easter. If it has an ornament such as a flower or a pom-pom, all the better — if not, attach one yourself immediately! (Craft supply stores offer an endless selection of of chicks, bunnies & fake eggs.)
I got my shoes from here (look for the brand Not Too Coy), they are currently on sale for $87.
Just because Easter embraces subdued hues doesn’t mean you should go bare-faced. In fact, this is the BIGGEST EASTER PAUX PAS one can committ!!! No self-respecting granny would ever leave her house on Easter without pink lipstick, and neither should you!
I think lipstick is about the most Easter thing you can do. In the pictures, I’m wearing Coquette; against my pinkish complexion it’s almost peachy. (Peach = pastel = WIN.) You can also do Great Pink Planet, D’Lilac, Cosmopop, OR, if you’re out of control & know it, Mint To Be, or New Yolk City! Don’t forget blush: lots & lots of blush! Go for pale pinks, corals, peaches. Same for nails!
Easter is not Easter without an outlandish headpiece. Hats, bonnets — anything goes, and if it looks like it belongs on an old lady, even better! I found mine at a flea-market; it has pink petals all over it, it was love at first sight. I also recommend gloves — covering your hands says “I am so glam, you just wanna buy me daffodils!”
No? Ok, daisies it is then.
Some people think shades are optional, but I disagree. I think they are an essential part of an Easter get-up, if for no other reason than that they look fabulous with hats!! Extra bonus if you can find pastel OR flower-shaped sunnies. (I dug mine up on eBay.)
Look for anything that communicates the following message: “If you wear me any other day of the year, you WILL be embarrassed.” Now go find (or make!) some jewelry that involves cotton-candy-tinted bunnies, eggs, etc — your DIY potential here is endless!
Obviously something floral or candy-scented is needed! I recommend Flowerbomb by Victor & Rolf (smells like a floral bouquet with candied base), Lola or Daisy by Marc Jacobs (flowers, flowers, flowers!), Pink Sugar (the most yummylicious perfume on the market) or my recent favorite, Chloe (roses!). If you live nearby a Sephora, you can ask for a free fragrance sample. :)
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