Easter styles for kids represent new Sunday best

04/15/2014 4:35 PM

04/16/2014 2:39 PM

From frilly frocks to a new spin on the coat and tie, these looks work for any special spring occasion.

Remember when Mom and Dad would stuff us into those nightmarish frilly dresses with bonnets so big they tripped us up during the egg hunt?

Thankfully, styles have changed, and so has what’s considered our Sunday best.

More casual? Perhaps. More stylish and comfortable? For sure.

With Easter right around the bunny trail, here are some parent- and kid-approved outfits that won’t break the bank.

Whether your kids love to get dolled up or not, there are lots of sweet styles to help them dress to impress.

Photos by Joel Koyama, Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT

Eyelet details for her: Add a few touches of this traditional look in a hat or a headband. Skip the patent-leather shoes and opt for a comfortable tennis shoe instead. Lavender peplum dress, $12.95, turquoise jacket, $19.95, eyelet hat, $6.95, high top sneakers, $12.95, H&M; lace socks, $1, Target.

Kentucky Derby cute for him: Try a sweater vest instead of a suit and tie, and moccasins for added comfort. Mint plaid shirt, $10, navy sweater vest, $10, bow tie, $5, gray chinos, $12, all from Target.

Dress up or dress down for him: Add suspenders or a blazer to dress up the look. Polo and plaid shorts, $8.99, Costco; boat shoes, $19.99, bunny ears, $1, Target.

Nautically inspired for her: Navys, whites and stripes provide a new twist on the sailor suit.

Bright neon colors for her: Pair colored chinos or shorts with a patterned gingham or floral top. Pink skinny jeans, $9.95, floral track jacket, $17.95, navy patent shoes, $9.95, H&M.

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