How to Style the Best Easter Dresses for the Holiday

Sharing the prettiest long sleeve floral maxi dress styled for Easter. As well as the best easter dresses to shop for the upcoming holiday!

Easter Style: the best Easter dresses to wear this year | Louella Reese | | ft. Chicwish, Soludos, Lisi Lerch

c/o chicwish floral maxi dress | soludos neutral espadrille wedges | similar mini straw tote | c/o lisi lerch turquoise tassel earrings

With Easter officially less than a month away, it is time to start talking Easter style! Easter falls on April 21st this year, which is a little late. However, I personally like it! With Easter later in April Mother Nature has time to swing fully into spring. The trees will be green and the flowers will be blooming. And when I think of Easter, I think of a beautiful spring weekend. When we all pull out our Easter best, of course! 

For myself and my family, growing up that was always a little more on the formal side. We would dress up to attend church and then have a big Sunday “dinner” in the late afternoon. Now that we’re all off and married, Easter looks a little different but whether we’re with Joshua’s family or mine, we still typically are in our Easter best but now Sunday dinner has turned to fabulous Easter brunch! Which I have to say, I prefer. I am all about some brunch! Bring on the biscuits, pancakes, avocado toast, and yogurt parfaits! 

Back to Easter style…more specifically Easter dresses! This glorious holiday is the perfect excuse to purchase a new dress and add all the spring accessories! Below you’ll find my tips on styling your Easter dress + the best Easter dresses to shop now!

PHOTOS BY DEEANNA KOURTNEY PHOTOGRAPHY

Easter Style: the best Easter dresses to wear this year | Louella Reese | | ft. Chicwish, Soludos, Lisi Lerch
Why you need a mini straw tote in your closet + where to buy it now | Louella Reese

To me, when I think of Easter dresses I think colorful florals, lace, bright hues, and all the feminine vibes. So with that said, I say have fun with your Easter dress. Go a little color crazy, try a a hue outside of your typical color palette, or maybe a different dress style overall.

The dress I’m wearing in today’s post is so outside of my typical wheelhouse with the deep v, maxi length, and long sleeves. I was worried it would overpower me or the deep v would be too much but now, it is my favorite dress! Another time fashion has proven to me that you need to try pieces you normally wouldn’t as you’ll often be pleasantly surprised! 

Below are some of the prettiest floral, bright hued, and just overall adorable dresses out right now that would be perfect for Easter!

The Best Easter Dresses 

Laura Leigh Elliott styles a long sleeve floral maxi dress for Easter | Louella Reese | | ft. Chicwish, Soludos, Lisi Lerch
Tips for buying the best Easter dresses + where to shop them | Louella Reese
Tips for wearing floral maxi dresses and how to accessorize colorful dresses | Louella Reese | ft. Chicwish, Soludos, Lisi Lerch
How to pull off a long sleeve floral maxi dress + the cutest maxi dresses to buy and wear this season | Louella Reese | ft. Chicwish, Soludos, Lisi Lerch

c/o chicwish floral maxi dress | soludos neutral espadrille wedges | similar mini straw tote | c/o lisi lerch turquoise tassel earrings

How to Style the Best Easter Dresses
Add Espadrilles
Espadrilles absolutely scream spring! They immediately lighten your look and give it a little playful touch. If you’re going a little more dressy for Easter Sunday opt for espadrille wedges. If you’ll be more on the casual side go for espadrille sandals or loafers. Both are comfortable and cute! 
Carry a Straw Bag
Straw bags are back again this year and the best accessory to have on your arm this season! They’re light, playful, and also practical as they come in a variety of sizes and styles now. A mini straw tote is the perfect addition to your Easter look. However, if you’re wanting one with a strap, I’d recommend this sweet cross body (under $40). 
Layer a Pop of Color
Have a little fun with your jewelry and add an extra layer of color! Even though my dress has a variety of colors and is pretty loud on it’s own, I added turquoise tassel earrings. The earrings make the blue in the dress pop even more and create another element of fun for this Easter look! If statement earrings aren’t you’re thing, maybe layer some bangles or go for a colorful cocktail ring!

Looking for more spring dress inspiration, check out the sweetest green dress you ever did see and the perfect bridal shower dress

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40 Comments

  1. Annaliese wrote:

    I just ordered this dress and you’re making me so excited to get it in the mail- how cute!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

    Posted 3.28.19 Reply
  2. dana mannarino wrote:

    This dress is absolutely GOOOOOOOOOOORGEOUS on you. While I wish I got dressed for Easter, we tend to be more dressed down since we’re always playing with the kids 😉

    The Champagne Edit

    Posted 3.28.19 Reply
    • Oh my goodness 🙂 thank you sweet friend!! Well that sounds like a pretty sweet Easter to me!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.28.19 Reply
  3. Lacey wrote:

    OBSESSED with this dress on you girl!!!! SO CUTE!!!!

    xx,

    Lacey
    theglittergospelblog.com

    Posted 3.28.19 Reply
  4. Oh my gosh! This dress is super cute! I love the espadrilles, SO cute!

    Posted 3.28.19 Reply
  5. Liz wrote:

    You look so cute! You know I have the shorter version, but I also bought this one because I loved the print so much lol! It looks amazing on you!

    Posted 3.28.19 Reply
    • Thank you Liz 🙂 yes, I absolutely love the shorter version on you. YAY!! I cannot wait to see you style this!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.28.19 Reply
  6. Morgan wrote:

    The maxi and espadrille combo definitely make this the perfect look for church + Easter brunch!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    Posted 3.28.19 Reply
  7. Oh my goodness, Laura Leigh! This floral number is beyond perfect fo Easter. Wow! I also just love the photography here — the blooming trees in the background? I adore it all!

    XO Amanda || Affordable by Amanda

    Posted 3.28.19 Reply
    • Aw thank you gal! I know, that tree was absolutely everything – wish it stayed like that all spring and summer!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.28.19 Reply
  8. Stephanie wrote:

    I can’t get over how elegant this dress is! The floral is perfect, the length is beautiful, and I love the plunging neckline on you. You make it so sophisticated. It’s perfect for springtime!

    Posted 3.28.19 Reply
  9. I always wish I could celebrate Easter purely for the pretty dresses!

    xoxo Sarah

    Posted 3.28.19 Reply
  10. Kileen wrote:

    I am absolutely swooning over this dress! Love everything about it, including the print and the length! So cute paired with these espadrilles, so perfect for Spring!

    Kileen
    cute & little

    Posted 3.29.19 Reply
    • You should absolutely get it gal! It is even more beautiful in person and so fun to wear!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.29.19 Reply
  11. Lisa Autumn wrote:

    OH your dress looks gorgeous babe!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    Posted 3.29.19 Reply
  12. Jamaria wrote:

    Wow girl you look absolutely stunning! I love this dress!

    Posted 3.29.19 Reply
  13. Ruthie Ridley wrote:

    This dress is literally stunning on you!! Made for you love! You look incredible!!

    Posted 3.29.19 Reply
  14. Candace wrote:

    What a beautiful scenario! I loved each and everyone of your pictures. That dress is a dream! Floral prints are my favorite<3

    XO
    Candace
    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

    Posted 3.30.19 Reply
  15. Greta wrote:

    I’ve had my eye on this maxi for a while and love it even more on you! Perfect for Easter Sunday.

    Posted 3.30.19 Reply
  16. Mei wrote:

    I can’t deal with how perfect this dress is!!! I totally need it 🙂

    Posted 3.30.19 Reply
  17. Wow what a beautiful dress! And I loveee the straw bag too. It isn’t spring or summer without a straw bag, am I right?

    I’m also loving your blog re-fresh girly!

    XO
    Emily
    https://emilygodoy.com/

    Posted 4.1.19 Reply
    • Thank you Emily! I couldn’t agree more – all about the straw bags. Aw thank you gal! I’m working out the kinks today and hoping to have everything all done by EOD. I am thrilled you like it though!!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 4.2.19 Reply
  18. Wow, this dress is gorgeous! I also love the straw bag, so cute!

    innapishtoy.com

    Posted 4.2.19 Reply
  19. Caitlin wrote:

    In love with this maxi dress – esp the low V neck.

    Posted 4.2.19 Reply
    • Thank you Caitlin! I was a little worried about it at first but absolutely love how it looks.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 4.2.19 Reply
  20. Juliana Rabelo wrote:

    I’m in love with your short hair.

    Posted 4.2.19 Reply