I should have looked online

25 Mar


I had to do a major attitude check at church yesterday.  I didn’t like my outfit I wore.  And, like a lame girl, I let it distract me.  I totally had to let it go so that I could do what I went there to do: worship.  But if I would have known that all I had to do was follow these 6 simple steps, life might have been so much easier. 

How to Dress for Easter Sunday

By eHow Holidays & Celebrations Editor

Gone are the days of three-piece suits, fancy bonnets and frilly lace dresses for Easter Sunday. Still, an element of tradition remains as churchgoers put on freshly pressed dresses and starched trousers for spring church services, recognizing the beginning of a new season and the celebration of new life. Consider meshing church tradition with your own personal style as you put together your Sunday best this Easter.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Slacks
  • Belt
  • Button-up shirt
  • Tie
  • Skirt
  • Blouse
  • Dress
  • Socks or stockings
  • Blazer or jacket
  • Matching footwear

Step 1:
Check with friends, family or the church office to find out what type of dress is appropriate for the church you’ll be attending, especially if you are new to the congregation and are unfamiliar with their customs.

Step 2:
Decide what you’re most comfortable wearing. If your friend tells you that his family always wears jeans to church but you feel it is important to be more formal, go with your instincts.

Step 3:
Let your outfit emphasize the celebratory occasion. Easter is a great time to wear those freshly-starched linen pants, floral skirts, or
patent leather shoes you bought at a spring sale. Take advantage of the opportunity to don your lavish duds, especially if it is rare that you have the opportunity to dress up.

Step 4:
Avoid wearing low-cut
shirts, short skirts and sleeveless clothing. Modesty is typically the best policy for Sunday services, especially if you are unfamiliar with church customs.

Step 5:
Select accessories (jewelry, scarves and ties) that tie your outfit together without being too flashy or gaudy.

Step 6:
When in doubt, consider dressing as you would for work.
Business casual is usually formal enough, not too stuffy, and appropriate attire for most churches.

Did you wear your Easter Sunday best or did you do it Sandals style?


5 Responses to “I should have looked online”

  1. lorijo March 25, 2008 at 6:13 p03 #

    definitely sandals style =)

  2. amanda March 25, 2008 at 6:13 p03 #

    i thought you looked great!!!!

  3. martina March 25, 2008 at 6:13 p03 #

    For years we would go to sunrise services, and aside from the beauty and symbolism of those first rays of light, I had a simple motivation- we didn’t have to be spiffied up, buttoned, pressed and bow-tied. Trying to get all five of us into that altered state of “the Sunday Best” was usually only moderately successful for the amount of effort expended. One more thing that would distract me from the real easter. Now that its just Jim and me we arrive clad in “church attire”: clothes that are comfy enough to move chairs in, nothing so tight you can’t move your arms during worship, nothing so precious that the coffee spill/makeup smear exchanged during hugs would distract from the love. Sandals Style.

  4. krystin March 26, 2008 at 6:13 p03 #

    It’s funny I thought about attire on Easter sunday too. I’m always interested in how people make their clothing decisions. Personally it was flip flops all the way.

  5. Nathan Brown March 30, 2008 at 6:13 p03 #

    I should have read the instructions before going to church then I would have known to “trust my instincts.” Great post!!!

    Plus you looked fabulous!!!!!! Your outfit was better than Cash’s “Von Trap” hat.

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