Friday, April 18, 2014

The Beauty of Easter's Past

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This weekend is Easter weekend, typically a time of reflection and growth. Pre-1970's most families took the season of Easter seriously that the traditions of Easter Sunday dinners were formed and looking their "Easter Sunday Best" began. Women and girls wore their prettiest dresses and matched them with hats/bonnets and paired them with gloves.

I love that families took how they dressed and presented themselves so seriously. I feel like that is something families in modern societies are missing. I was taught to dress up to go to the theater so when I see people going with flip flops and shorts it would make me cringe.

It does take a bit of effort to dress up but it feels fantastic to look at yourself and your family and see them dressed at their best. I just adore it and in my home we dress up for many events. I am trying to teach my children the importance of taking care of themselves and respecting themselves and their appearance is a part of that. I refer to my daughter as a lady and my sons as gentlemen. I know its going against society of today but those were the beautiful little things that people did back then that I admire, enjoy, and relish in.

I don't know if many of you will be celebrating Easter this year but I thought about those in the past and the lovely ensembles they wore and thought you may get a kick out of seeing a few photos. I photos range from the 1940's to the 1960's.

1940s Easter
1950s Easter
1950s Easter
1950s Easter
1950s Easter
1950s Easter
1960s Easter

I think it's lovely to take pride in your appearance on Easter or any day. There are days for jeans and yoga pants but there are also days for dresses and hats and yes gloves. Why not?

Do you have your Easter outfit all ready? Why do you think people made such a fuss back then about Easter and how they dressed?

5 comments:

  1. I love the idea of refering to your children as ladies and gentlemen! When I was teaching, I always called my bitty elementary kids sir and ma'am.
    I do love the idea of dressing up for holidays. We won't be dressing up this year because we won't be attending any engagements, but when we move closer to our home town, I am sure we will get gussied up more often.
    Cheers,
    L A
    Ravishing-Ruby.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh thanks hun! I am trying girl, I'm trying! Thank you for the sweet comment! xox

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  2. I totally agree with you. I'm not saying we should always be dressed to the nines, but there are definitely occasions when we should put a little more effort into what we wear (definitely to go to the theater!). I feel the art of dressing up is dying, which is a bit of a shame. I mean, I support everyone's right to wear whatever they want, but I still think it can really help a person's confidence to get dressed up every once in a while.

    I have a nice pink '50s blouse and skirt I'll be wearing today for Easter lunch (I just need to make sure the skirt is ironed!).

    Cheers!
    Jenny

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    1. Couldn't agree with you more Jenny!!! xox

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  3. Thoroughly beautiful post, dear Daffny. My family always dressed up for Easter (and Thanksgiving and Christmas, New Year's usually, too, come to think of it) when I was little and I eagerly looked forward to those special days when our "best clothes" came out of the closet again. I still dress to the nines for most holidays nowadays and love the sense of tradition that doing so imparts to these festive, important occasions.

    ♥ Jessica

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