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Black and White for Easter

Easter is the time that we can finally break out our pastels, linen, seersucker and white dresses.  It’s really the optimal time to introduce your summer style.  But with that can come a lot of the same and a lot of predictability.   That’s why this year I am proposing something new.  Black and White for Easter.

So black and white is as classic as an Easter hat and Sunday gloves.  Black and white can be light, bright and airy too.  I partnered with Nordstrom this morning to bring you my picks for the best black and white picks for your Easter weekend look!

{This post contains affiliate links for Nordstrom.  All thoughts, opinions and ideas are mine.}

This dress is the perfect example of how black and white can be light and fun.  I love the thin fabric and how the black is used as an accent color.  Also, the slits on the side of each leg help the midi length not to look over powering on her legs.

To me this is my favorite neckline for any woman.  It hits at an amazing spot on the neck where it accents your shoulders and collar bone even if you don’t have a really prominent collar bone.  I love how the ruffles extend down past the bust line which also keep the dress looking very light.  The overall white with black patter helps the dress to be fun and not heavy.

So this dress is a little heavier on the black and less on the white but I still think it works for spring.  The asymmetrical hem with the ruffle keeps it fun and young but the length of the hem makes it more appropriate for an Easter Sunday church service.  The combination of black and yellow is always a favorite of mine.  This dress would also look beautiful with a lace cardigan or jacket if you want to cover your shoulders.

If I am going to include a mostly black dress than I have to put an all white one in here too.  This style of dress has been really popular over the last year.  It comes in a variety of colors which I love.  If you are wanting to continue the black and white theme this dress would look perfect with a black belt and black shoe.  Something small and thin would keep the feminine lines of this dress soft.

I really like this dress for Easter weekend events like a crawfish boil or Easter egg hunt.  Paired with a lace bandeau or bralette it would be perfect for a warm spring day.  I love the shoes they styled it with here but I also think it would look great with a wedge.  The floral pattern also gives you endless opportunities to style it for a variety of events all summer long.

So not to put gris gris on Easter but you know that there is always a chance winter decides to come back over spring break.  It’s true.  Sometimes when Louisiana gets an early spring winter comes back and rears it’s ugly head around Easter time.  I like this dress for that event because it would be an easy transition to slip a pair of tights under the dress and a heel and go.  Unlike some of the other dresses this one would stand up next to a pair of tights and a jacket and look fantastic.

After floral print gingham is probably the second biggest trend of this spring and summer.  Gingham makes me think of the south and I love it in the black and white.  This dress would give you lots of options of shoes too.  Anything from a chunky heel to a wedge to a flip flop would work with this.  Also, if you are worried about the midi hem length this dress has the side slits that will expose a little leg and would be easy to hem.

Looking to give my girls who love sleeves a few more options.  This dress is cute and fun and I love that you can wear it with a sneaker.  Want to dress it up?  Try some gold accessories and a gold sandal!

So this is my pick for a fancy Easter Brunch dress.  The lace keeps it light and fun but the black gives it this amazing depth.  I love this dress and it’s currently 40% off.

If you love big bows and you cannot lie this is the Easter dress for you.  This dress is such a combination of boho chic and really beautiful southern belle style.  I like the large black and grey pattern which I think keeps the large florals looking soft rather than too harsh and in your face.  I also think the addition of the pink bow makes it feel a little more spring.

Like a lot of things people have very strong opinions about stripes.  I happen to love them and this dress reminds me a lot of a striped Oscar De La Renta evening gown he did several years ago.  I really love how the stripe pattern changes from the top to the skirt which makes it visually interesting.  This also is good for people who don’t like horizontal stripes because the horizontal stops at the empire waist making it look small and giving that small torso look.

What about an Easter jumpsuit rather than an Easter dress?  I feel like this may be a picture straight out of Emma Stones dressing guide.  The small gingham pattern is cute and fun and I love the small peek right at the top of the abdomen.  Tip…  if you want to show a little skin this spring with the crop trend this is the way to do it.  This is the smallest part of the abdomen so basically almost anyone can wear it and feel great!

Mixing pattern is a really big trend currently but you have to be careful how you do it.  Mixing pattern when it’s black and white is a little easier because you aren’t competing with colors.  This dress is the perfect example of this.  Two bold patterns and only two colors makes this dress so sassy.   I also my eye was immediately drawn to the ruffles first and the pattern second which is great because it means the ruffles are cute and the pattern isn’t overwhelming.

Another sleeved mix pattern dress.  I really like this one because the fit is slightly more substantial than the others that I have posted.  This dress would be great on most body types but it you are wanting to hide you tummy this dress is the one.

This is my favorite dress out of all of them.  I love everything about this from the pattern to the fit to the little bow detail on the top.  It’s perfect.  A small heel or a sandal and you would be ready for all the parties Easter weekend.

I hope that this post has opened your eyes that there is so much more to the spring and Easter than just pink and pastels.  There are a lot of beautiful dresses out there just waiting for you to try them on so don’t cross it off your list because it’s black.  Just always be conscious of the fit and the fabric and you can wear black any day and in any season.

XO,

Tippy

 

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