The Best Easter Outfits for Kids to Go Egg Hunting in Style

Gap's Plaid Tank Dress is our favorite, with matching options for the family

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Easter is a wonderful way to welcome the spring season. It's often a time for seeing family and friends, enjoying some warmer weather, and taking family photos. No matter what age your kiddos are, it's always rewarding to capture some memories of them wearing special Easter dresses and suits—or even PJs—for the holiday.

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The Gap Plaid Tank Dress is cute enough on its own, but for the Easter holiday, we love that families can choose complementary or matching options from Gap to go with it. Meanwhile, the bunny playsuit from Kissy Kissy may be our favorite newborn Easter outfit of all time.

"Kids always want to be comfortable, and Easter is no different! Comfort and looking good can go hand-in-hand," Dina Sweeney, chief merchandising officer at children's clothing subscription box service Kidpik, tells Verywell Family. "A good Easter outfit has an element of dress-up, mixed with items that can be worn every day, like denim and khakis."

Easter is a great time to add some new picks to the closet that look and feel good. As Sweeney reminds parents, "If your child really loves their outfit, they will want to wear it again and again because it makes them happy."

Use this guide to find the right Easter dresses, suits, and casual outfits for your family, lifestyle, and budget.

Best Overall: Gap Plaid Tank Dress

5
Gap Plaid Tank Dress

Source: Gap

Pros
  • Simple style

  • Range of sizes

  • Coordinating looks available

Cons
  • Requires delicate cycle

Who else recommends it? CNN also picked the Gap Plaid Tank Dress.

Your little one or big kid will stand out in family photos with this adorable tank dress from Gap. This one is versatile, comfortable, affordable, and has options for a coordinated family look, which is why we love it. The linen-cotton blend is machine washable and well made so it will last all spring and summer.

For those in warmer climates, the dress is perfect to wear as-is. If you're celebrating in a spot where Easter could still mean a chilly day, this dress can be worn over a long sleeve shirt, styled with leggings, or worn under a cute cardigan. Gap makes it easy to coordinate with the pastel plaid pattern available in little kid, big kid, kids' button-down shirts, and adult sizing. We appreciate that this option is dressy enough for an Easter celebration but not too precious to be worn to school.

Materials: Linen/cotton blend | Size range: 12-18 months-5 years

Best Newborn: Kissy Kissy Bunnies Play Suit

Kissy Kissy Bunnies Play Suit

Source: Kissy Kissy

Pros
  • Super-soft Pima cotton

  • Wide baby size range

  • Snaps for diaper access

Cons
  • No neutral colors

Newborn skin deserves the softest fabrics. After one touch of Kissy Kissy's 100% Pima cotton, you'll wish you were wearing this adorable playsuit. We love that this is an Easter newborn outfit that's formal enough for family photos, and when the holiday is over, it's comfortable to put on your baby again and again. The snaps at the back of the neck make it easy to put on, while the leg snaps allow for easy access for the inevitable diaper change. We appreciate Kissy Kissy's wide size range, and if you prefer another color option, a similar bunny style is available in pink.

Materials: 100% Pima cotton | Size range: 0-3 months–18-24 months

Best Classic Easter Dress: Classic Prep Maddie Dress Bloomsbury Party Gingham Dress

Classic Prep Maddie Dress Bloomsbury Party Gingham Dress

Source: Classic Prep

Pros
  • Simple, graphic-free style

  • Wide range of sizes

Cons
  • Expensive

  • Active kids may want "tumble shorts" for under the dress

This adorable cotton-candy pink dress is giving us the best kind of prepster vibes. The wide Peter Pan collar lends it a vintage style, and the pink gingham shouts spring. Made of cotton, this dress is comfortable and easy to pop on. However, older kids who are used to dressing themselves may need a hand undoing it at the end of the day. We like that this dress comes in a wide range of sizes, so siblings, cousins, and friends can easily match.

Materials: 100% cotton | Size range: 6-9 months–8 years

Best Easter Pajamas: Old Navy Three-Piece Pajama Set

Old Navy Three-Piece Pajama Set

Source: Old Navy

Pros
  • Affordable

  • Gender-neutral

Cons
  • The print not as detailed

Seasonal pajamas are functional and cute, especially with this unisex three-piece set that kiddos will love to wear throughout the spring. Suitable for a range of climates, the set includes a long-sleeve pajama onesie with a full zippered pants, a short-sleeve top, and matching shorts. And in case you can't tell from the photos, the bunnies on the printed pattern are pink. We love that these cotton pajamas are affordable and can easily be passed down to a younger sibling.

Materials: 100% cotton | Size range: 6-12 months–6T

Best Big Kids: Rockets of Awesome Gingham Dress

Rockets of Awesome Gingham Dress

Source: Rockets of Awesome

Pros
  • Unique style

  • Wide range of sizes

  • Soft Tencel fabric

Cons
  • No user reviews

We dig this swingy modern take on a classic gingham dress for the spring. Big kids will love the ease of this dress and the comfort of the Tencel fabric that is both flowy and smooth all at once. Rockets of Awesome offers both subscription and off-the-rack purchases and features one-of-a-kind styles. Your big kid will appreciate that no one else is rockin' this sweet dress.

Materials: 100% Tencel | Size range: 2–14

Best Tween and Teen: Habitual Gingham Ruffle Wide Leg Jumpsuit

Habitual Gingham Ruffle Wide Leg Jumpsuit

Source: Habitual

Pros
  • Good alternative to a dress

  • Modest but trendy style

Cons
  • May be too cool for Easter weather

By the time your kid hits their tween years, they'll be ready to take control of their personal style. That can mean not wanting to wear anything too revealing, cutesy, or childish. Dina Sweeney reminds parents of older kids, "Teens want to have a voice in what they are wearing and be able to express who they are through what they wear. Usually, simpler styles are better and can look dressier."

This jumpsuit fits the bill. It can be dressed up or down, has a smocked back for comfort, and will discreetly cover a training bra and avoid any wayward straps. Nordstrom always has free shipping and returns, and Bloomingdale's offers the same once you're enrolled in its Loyallists program, so you can encourage your child to try on clothes in the comfort of their own home and return whatever they don't love.

Materials: Cotton/polyester blend | Size range: 7/8–16

Best Suit: OppoSuits Grey Two-Piece Suit

OppoSuits Grey Two-Piece Suit

Source: OppoSuits

Pros
  • Affordable for a full suit

  • Tie included

Cons
  • Shirt not included

For families who really like to (or have to) get dressed up, OppoSuits makes super stylish suits that won't break the bank. This three-piece set comes with a blazer, pants, and matching tie, so you'll just need to supply the shirt. Nordstrom's free shipping and returns make it easy to try on in the comfort of your own home. If a gray suit isn't your thing, OppoSuits has modern kids' suits in other classic colors, along with some off-the-wall prints for a unique twist.

Materials: 100% polyester | Size range: 2T–16 (depending on style and color)

Best Full Outfit: Kidpik Shimmer & Shine

Kidpik Shimmer & Shine

Source: Kidpik

Pros
  • Full coordinated outfit

  • Distinct sizing for each item

  • Free shipping for orders $50+

Cons
  • Some limited size options with outfits

A versatile outfit that can be worn for Easter and the rest of the season, this Kidpik set comes with a super sweet chiffon cap-sleeve dress, pink denim jacket, and white slip-on sandals. Kidpik allows you to choose each item's size, so you'll get the right fit for each kid. Dina Sweeney tells us that this style is one of her favorites because "flowy, feminine dresses are on-trend, paired with a denim jacket [which] is always in style." The pink denim will stand out and is a helpful layer on cooler spring days and nights.

Materials: Dress: chiffon; jacket: denim; sandals: vegan leather | Size range: 7 Toddler–6 Youth

Best Polo Shirt: J.Crew Boys Tech Polo

J.Crew Boys Tech Polo

Source: J.Crew

Pros
  • Soft and stretchy

  • Sweat-wicking properties

Cons
  • Full price is expensive

A good polo shirt can take any outfit up a notch. Kids will love the comfort of this well-made J.Crew tech polo. It is made of super-soft, breathable material that your child will want to wear all day. Active kids will also appreciate the sweat-wicking properties of this stretchy pick. We're fans of the wide range of sizes and color options. For an extra discount, you can sign up for emails to snag discount codes.

Materials: Polyester/elastane blend | Size range: XXS–XXL

Best Floral Dress: Janie & Jack Smocked Dress

Janie & Jack Smocked Dress

Source: Janie & Jack

Pros
  • Keepsake quality

  • Family matching

Cons
  • Lining can cause overheating

This floral smock dress topped off with a white Peter Pan collar and puffed sleeves is about as Easter perfect as you can get. The tea-length dress is finished with a formal back bow right below the line of buttons. An online exclusive, this dress is a splurge but well-made. Janie & Jack’s clothes are hand-me-down quality and become true keepsakes. We love that the formal dress is still machine washable, and the smaller sizes (up to 24 months) come with matching bloomers to cover up that diaper.

Materials: 100% cotton poplin | Size range: 6-12 months–8 years old

Best Personalized: PinkPoshCreations Custom Easter Bunny Shirts

PinkPoshCreations Custom Easter Bunny Shirts

Source: PinkPoshCreations

Pros
  • One-of-a-kind shirts

  • Customizable options

Cons
  • Personalization takes longer

Add some whimsy to your Easter celebration or stuff each person's Easter basket with their very own personalized Easter bunny T-shirt. With styles including long-sleeve T-shirts, v-necks, baby onesies, and more, each order is truly customizable. Choose your shirt style, size, color, and name customization, and your unique order will ship to your door. Since these are all custom orders, leave extra time to make and ship the shirts.

Materials: 100% cotton shirts | Size range: Newborn–4XL (depending on style)

Final Verdict

Shopping for Easter outfits is a personal decision based on the needs and the ages of your kids. For an easy option that's cute for photos, Easter pajamas are always popular. If you're looking for something with more of a photo-worthy style, the Gap Plaid Tank Dress is adorable, affordable, and ready for everyday wear after the holiday. It can also be part of a matching family Easter outfit set.

How We Rated the Best Easter Outfits for Kids

4.8 to 5 stars: These are the best Easter outfits we reviewed. We recommend them without reservation.
4.5 to 4.7 stars:
These Easter outfits are excellent—they might have minor flaws, but we still recommend them.
4.0 to 4.5 stars:
We think these are great Easter outfits, but others are better.
3.5 to 3.9 stars:
These Easter outfits are just average.
3.4 and below:
We don't recommend Easter outfits with this rating; you won't find any on our list.

How We Selected the Best Easter Outfits

When picking products for this list, we user reviews, and our own colleagues reviewers. We also spoke to Dina Sweeney, Chief Merchandising Officer at children's clothing subscription box service Kidpik to get her expert take on the trends and classic must-haves in children's clothing for this holiday. We looked at versatility, affordability, quality, style, and positive product reviews to find a range of Easter outfits that were readily available and easy to order.

What to Look for in Easter Outfits for Kids

Comfort

Don't go too far from your kids' comfort zone for new outfits. Sweeney advises parents to build upon their current favorites.

"Comfortable fabrics in easy yet stylish silhouettes that can be dressed up or down do the trick," she says. "Pay attention to what your child loves to wear."

When picking out their cute getups, you'll want to ensure the fabric is lightweight, soft, comfortable, and breathable, especially if you live in an area that is warm during the spring.

Spring Colors

Whether you prefer florals, plaids, or bunny prints, traditional Easter colors include muted pastels that mimic the spring flowers. Of course, you can decide whether that's the right vibe for your family.

Durability

Kids wear clothes tough. If you want clothes to last beyond Easter, look for denim, reinforced knees, or fabrics that will withstand both an Easter bunny photoshoot and a romp through the playground. Just because you are choosing these clothes for Easter doesn't mean they can't be mixed and matched with other pieces in their closet.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What should kids wear on Easter?

    "Easter is a time for seeing family and friends and taking lots of pictures, so it's nice to get dressed up. The great part is that kids don't have to give up the comfort that they love so much. There are lots of options for a dressier look that incorporate soft fabrics, easy-to-wear styles, and fun spring colors," says Dina Sweeney, Chief Merchandising Officer at children's clothing subscription box service Kidpik.

  • What's trending in kids' clothing?

    "For spring, kids and parents are loving fresh denim silhouettes. Soft, washed fabrics are always a must in any kid's closet," Sweeney says.

  • How do you get kids to wear clothes for a special occasion?

    Don't stress! "It's all about being comfortable," Sweeney reassures parents. If you can get buy-in or a selection from older kids, they'll probably enjoy having a say in their style and will be more likely to wear what they helped choose.

Why Trust Verywell Family

Maya Polton is a former marketing manager and current freelance writer who covers food, home, and parenting. She's also the mom of an 11-year-old son, an 8-year-old son, and a 4-year old daughter. Maya's kids don't often get very dressed up, but two out of three really enjoy it, and one of her sons has been known to rock his blazer for his own birthday party, out to dinner, or on a random weeknight. She recommends buying special occasion clothes that are comfortable for kids, machine washable, and can be mixed in with their everyday clothing.

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