What to wear for a brunch, egg hunt or church services this Easter? Dress styles are as dreamy and bright as the young spring sun. Pastels and pure white dominate the color palette, and lace makes a strong showing. Everything flows in drapes and soft pleats.

For accents, look for items with feathers and/or sparkle. Flowers on belts and headbands lend a festive touch. Stripes and gingham pop up to keep things from getting too prim or fussy. For little girls, more fun comes in pairing whimsical socks and shoes with classic styles.

These looks will take you well past the holiday and down the bunny trail to warmer, greener days. 

Barbara Schmidt is a trend spotter and stylist who works around the country. Reach her at barbara@studiobstyle.com.