Posted: Mar 24, 2013 8:00 AM
Your kids get cute new Easter outfits each year, but what about you? Easter attire doesn’t have to be all about the pastels and lace. Take your cues from your daughter and rock these mommy-and-me outfits this year.

Lace, done right

Newsflash: You can wear lace this Easter without looking as if you pulled out your prom dress from 1992. A touch of lace here and there is chic and modern, and also a bit sweet — instantly upgrading a simple, everyday dress into one that is worthy of Easter church service and brunch.

Girls' Old Navy Lace shift dress

For Her^ This pretty, but updated take on lace for your little Easter bunny will have her hopping around all day! Pair it with some silver metallic gladiator-style sandals. Lace Shift Dress, available in additional colors ($20, Old Navy, in stores and online)

Women's Xhileration High Low Lace Trim Maxi Dress

FOR YOU^ Pair this dress with a pair of wedge espadrilles and some colorful, chunky bracelets to complete the look. Xhilaration High Low Lace Trim Maxi Dress, available in additional colors ($28, Target, in stores and online)

Ditch the dress

Remember last Easter? How you spent most of the afternoon trying to keep your rear end covered while crouching down to help your toddler pick-up Easter eggs? Forget the flashing this year with a pair of, gasp, pants! Keep them fitted, patterned and pretty to help fend off critical stares from your dress-clad relatives.

Boys sun-faded chinos in neon reef

FOR HIM^ Get your little guy in on the fashion fun this Easter! Match these colorful pants with a crisp white button-down shirt or a great navy gingham to counterbalance the pink. Boys' Sun-Faded Chino (Slim Fit) in Neon Reef, available in additional colors ($50, Crewcuts by J.Crew, online only)

Womens GAP Printed Skinny Mini Skimmer Khakis

For You^ Despite the graphic print of these pants, they will go with nearly any shoe, so pick your fave from your closet and go! Add a cute cardigan or simple tucked-in button-down shirt on top to complete this look. Printed Skinny Mini Skimmer Khakis ($55, GAP, in stores and online)

Show pastels the door

Stand out this Easter with anything but pretty pink, baby blue or duckling yellow. Instead, try navy! Despite being dark for such a light-hearted holiday, navy is a classic color that is appropriate any time of year and for any occasion. You can dress it up, dress it way up, or dress it down to fit your Easter plans this year.

GAP girls striped ponte dress

For Her^ Pair this dress with a pair of colorful shoes or a bright cardigan to keep her warm while hunting for eggs. Striped Ponte Dress ($27, GAP, in stores and online)

Womens Navy print dress

For you^ With nude heels or flats and a bold necklace, you'll be set for any Easter event on the calendar. Pim + Larkin Taylor Polka Dot Dress, available in additional colors ($79, Piperlime, online only)

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