Put on Your Easter Bonnet with All the Frills Upon It
I had to reach way back in the memory hole to find these old photos taken in Washington on several different Easter Sundays when I was a teenager. Easter always warranted a new outfit from head to toe, usually a suit or summer coat because of the unpredictability of the weather in DC at that time of the year. When I read that snow was predicted this Sunday, I could remember only one other time in my life when it snowed on Easter Day.
Note the mid-calf skirts, wide-shoulder jackets, open-toed shoes, and wavy pompadour that were popular after World War II. And, of course, hat and gloves were necessary for any special occasion. I’m sure my hats had a veil, most dressy headwear did.