Monday, March 22, 2010

Easter Hats and Arden B. dresses, Its Officialy Spring (well not so much today)!

Easter is just around the corner, about 2 weeks away to be exact. Instead of waiting until the week of Easter to get you right, I decided to go ahead and give you some outfit ideas early. My inspirations for this post are Easter Hats. As a small child I remember going to Church on Easter Sunday and watching the “Church” Runway – the elaborate hats, the structured suits, the shiny shoes – it was really a show.  


The history of Easter Hats initially came out of the Apostle Paul declared that women must cover their heads during worship (1 Corinthians 11:15)

In the early 20th century many African American women worked as domestic servants or in other subservient roles. Sunday church services provided the only real chance to break away from their drab, dreary workday uniforms.  When attending church, they favored bright colors and textured fabric — the bolder the better, really — and topped their outfits off with a flamboyant hat, or “crown.”

Hats also served as status symbols. “Once you got up on your feet and started working, you bought some hats,” said boutique owner Audrey Easter, in Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry’s book, Crowns. Many women match their hats with their pocketbooks and gloves.


Of course times have changed, and hats aren’t the focal point for many women today. However, let’s change that today!! Whether you are going to Church, brunch or just spending time with loved ones on Easter Sunday, I have created three outfits that may quell your interest in rocking an Easter Hat. (All dresses are from Arden B. – sooo pretty). By the way, dont forget to bring your shawl if you will be attending a more traditional or conservative Church (you don't want to offend some, with too much skin)



Floral Top Hat Clip $20

 Val, Ships 5/11 $200

 Sondra Roberts 'Rose' Satin Box Clutch $98

 marquis & camus - Vintage Metal and Silk Flower Necklace $195

 Turquoise Chunky Multi Bangles $27

 Cream Carved Rose Stud $6.06

 Sateen Bow Tube Dress $69



Lace Trimmed Downturn Brim $180

 Taffeta Rose Front Tube Dress $89

 Hale Bob Maddi Heel $53

 Wenda Feather Clutch $59

 Fashion Necklace Bracelet Earrings, LK $145

 Electro Post Cameo Earrings $28

 Fancy Noir Bracelet $6.80


John Lewis Bow Feather Hat, Lilac $180

 One Shoulder Ruffle Dress $78

 Badgley Mischka Randee - Gold Satin Sandals $200

 Amrita Singh - East Hampton Pearl Earring $100

 Robust Pearlescent Necklace $16

 Rich Hues Bangle Set $5.80

 La Regale Beaded Leaf Clutch – Champagne $36







Globetrotter22 said...

This post is so Kentucky Derby. I like each of these looks, and the hats!

Toneshak said...

All three looks are perfect for Easter Sunday!! I especially love the shoes in the first look!!!

SonyK said...

Adore all the looks!!! Those dresses are too cute!!!