21 Dresses We Love for the Long Easter Weekend and Beyond

After the last couple of years, family occasions have held a much greater significance in our diaries and hearts. Easter, in particular, is a time of remembrance, coming together and honouring of loved ones, bound by lots and lots of chocolate. Whether you celebrate Easter or not, it marks the change of seasons and what’s not to love about dressing up for the occasion? It’s also a four day weekend, after all. Whether you’re spending it home or away, in or out, like most things, Easter dressing can be anything you make it.

Whimsical ‘cottagecore’ and agricultural merriment are two phrases that come to mind, but there’s also space for oversized, boxier fits, depending on your wants and needs. The midi and maxi dress take prevalence in my picks, as I find they can be either casual or formal all depending on the styling. I enjoy being swaddled in dresses with opulent fabrics and last week marked the retrieval of my prized puff-sleeved dresses that were gathering dust over winter.

Silky textures are also abundant this year and they can be dressed up or down with knitwear. Lighter florals with paler backgrounds take centre stage here too, as do dresses in muted white, green, orange and yellow hues. Totême’s T-shirt maxi dress is one of my hero picks—it’s a classic shape in a soft, mellow yellow and is great for those who tend to wear more neutral pieces who are looking for an easy way to add colour to their existing wardrobe. You can always rely on the likes of Rixo and & Other Stories to create amazing dresses for all occasions.

Keep scrolling for the dresses that I am eyeing up for the Easter weekend—here’s hoping the UK weather reflects these picks.

I wear mine all of the time. I can’t think of a more perfect Easter dress.

Easter in a dress.

Brown mules will pull the white and blue motif together.

Buttercup yellow is great for this season. Wear with raffia accessories.

I adore this muted sienna colourway.

This ochre yellow looks great with brown accessories.

70s paisley with a modern fit.

A special silk piece you’ll have forever.

Wear with knee high boots and a leather jacket for the evening.

This billowy style doubles up as beachwear, if your Easter day consists of costal walks.

Wear with flatforms for an edgier look.

A guaranteed showstopper for fancier occasions.

I’d wear this with strappy sandals. 

Linen takes this otherwise formal shape into a wearable, casual number.

This would look great with an oversized blazer.

Perfect for frolicking in the sun and best worn with sandals.

There’s a reason this dress is on rotation at Free People—it never goes out of style.

Shirred puff sleeve midis are here to stay and this is a classic.

This deep olive green in satin is eye-catching.

This yellow colour is amazing. 

A flattering cut that can easily be dressed up or down.

Next up, click to see the outfit ideas we love for the Easter weekend.