Sunday, March 29, 2015

Easter Dresses

I could see them through the front window, perfectly pressed and fluffed, little dresses of the sort that you used to see every spring. They are party dresses, meant for Easter Sunday or for birthdays. Photo albums are full of fading snapshots showing sisters and cousins in dresses like these, paired with lacy socks and patent leather shoes. Now, to many people, they must seem too old-fashioned.  I admired the timeless, elegant proportions of each dress, the hand stitched roses and french knots, the rows of smocking, the piped seams. Some occasions still merit a special dress.