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Whatever happened to dressing up on Easter Sunday?
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Saturday, April 10, 2004 | Alyson Walls

Posted on 04/11/2004 9:02:32 AM PDT by Willie Green

Although famed musical composer Irving Berlin thought them lovely enough to write a sonnet, nowadays few women are donning Easter bonnets.

In fact, you're more apt to see wrinkled khakis and rumpled polo shirts than pressed suits and pastel pumps at church on Sunday.

While Easter Sunday has traditionally been the day to show off your new spring finery, America has become a nation that dresses down, and not just on "casual Fridays" in the office.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: 5thavenueparade; church; easter; easterbonnets; easterparade; eastersunday; fashioncritiques; fashionreview; fasionistas; slobs; springfinery; theguild
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Woodstock-era Baby Boomer hippies are all a bunch of lazy, atheistic slobs.
1 posted on 04/11/2004 9:02:32 AM PDT by Willie Green
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To: Willie Green
Yep but Im happy
2 posted on 04/11/2004 9:03:27 AM PDT by woofie ( 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.)
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To: Willie Green
I don't think there's necessaroly anything wrong with wearing polo shirt and khakis. Now don't read what I am about to say the wrong way, but times have changed, and fashions along with them. The perception today is that polo shirts, khakis, and dress shoes are what passes for formal these days.
3 posted on 04/11/2004 9:05:30 AM PDT by Conservative til I die
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To: Willie Green
I think you may be somewhat right. But I'll say this...I don't take my religion all that seriously anymore. I still answer to God, he is my moral compass. But, I'm burned out on the ceremonies. Maybe I'm a disgruntled Catholic. That's where I'm at right now.
4 posted on 04/11/2004 9:05:59 AM PDT by Vision (Always Faithful)
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To: Willie Green
Woodstock-era Baby Boomer hippies are all a bunch of lazy, atheistic slobs.

Hmmm...........
You left out "egocentric".....
J

5 posted on 04/11/2004 9:06:24 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Conservative til I die
Pink Purple and Black dress today with the beautiful cross I wear that is near and dear to my heart and reminds me of what Jesus did today!
6 posted on 04/11/2004 9:07:42 AM PDT by missyme
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To: Willie Green
"It's gotten to the point where people go the entire year without caring what they look like."

This is a good thing.

7 posted on 04/11/2004 9:09:02 AM PDT by kdot
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To: Willie Green
I'm doing the bare minimum.
8 posted on 04/11/2004 9:09:41 AM PDT by Huck (In the Soviet Union, the Admin Moderators ruled.)
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To: Willie Green
Call me crazy, but I'm much more certain that the Lord would rather see you at a church praising his resurection than showing off your new 3 piece armani.
9 posted on 04/11/2004 9:10:56 AM PDT by Blue Scourge (Off I go into the Wild Blue Yonder...)
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To: Willie Green
Clothes make the man....Naked people have little influence on society.

--Mark Twain

10 posted on 04/11/2004 9:11:17 AM PDT by stboz
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To: Willie Green
I'm glad you brought this up. Could somebody here please explain to this Jew what bunnies, eggs and bonnets have to do with the resurrection of Christ? I'm not being facetious. I've asked many of my friends, and they can't seem to tell me. I know you all will be happy to inform me. Thank you.
11 posted on 04/11/2004 9:11:29 AM PDT by Hildy (A kiss is the unborn child knocking at the door.)
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To: Vision
Ditto that from a disgruntled Methodist, whose entire church has been taken over by liberals, and I don't recognize it anymore, as it was in the 50s and 60s.
12 posted on 04/11/2004 9:11:34 AM PDT by 7.62 x 51mm ( )
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To: Hildy
Could somebody here please explain to this Jew what bunnies, eggs and bonnets have to do with the resurrection of Christ?

Rent Eddie Izzard's video, Dressed To Kill. He explains it all quite well. :-)

13 posted on 04/11/2004 9:12:51 AM PDT by Howlin (Ask me what I got for my birthday....will ya?)
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To: Willie Green
One of the reasons I stayed home today. Nothing to wear to the fashion show .
14 posted on 04/11/2004 9:13:04 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Vision
I have become a crotchety,private person and yes I'm a Roman Catholic also. My sunday best is a old red Gundamwing tee. However, not dressing up would be VERBOTEN. My mother is an old fashioned Caribbean Catholic and wearing sneakers would give her a heart attack!
15 posted on 04/11/2004 9:13:32 AM PDT by cyborg (GO CONDI GO!)
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To: Willie Green
I'll wear a Brooks Brothers suit, a Nautica tie, and wingtips. And I'll shave my face. Must. . . strike. . . blow. . . against Baby Boomer slobs.
16 posted on 04/11/2004 9:13:40 AM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: Willie Green
I plead guilty.

There has been a general change in acceptable clothing since the 1960s. The first time I went to Europe in the 1950s, everyone there wore suits and ties. Our ancient English gardner, Acker, in the house we rented wore a three-piece tweed suit with tweed cap and tie when he came to dig in the garden. It would have been inconsistent with his dignity to wear anything less.

On the continent women all wore dresses, widows wore black, and men wore dark suits. I always wore gray flannels, a sports jacket and a tie back then, even when I was working alone in my study. When I bicycled through Europe I had a polyester shirt, a blazer, and a tie in my saddle bag for restaurants and church.

Next visit to Europe everyone wore an aligator shirt and khakis. Needless to say things went even further here in America.

I know I should wear a coat and tie to church on Sundays, let alone Easter. I did put on a tie for the Easter Vigil service, but I should do it every week.

It's called dressing down. Everybody does it, and you get in the habit. But when you go to church you should dress at least as well as you would to meet a great king. And I have to confess I don't do it.

Maybe we should try to start a counter trend.
17 posted on 04/11/2004 9:14:02 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Willie Green
What happened?

IF it feels good do it, happened. Of course with it came if it doesn't feel good "DON'T" do it.

18 posted on 04/11/2004 9:15:17 AM PDT by PISANO (Our troops...... will NOT tire...will NOT falter.....and WILL NOT FAIL!!!)
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To: Hildy
Bunnies and eggs are vestigial remnants from pagan Spring planting/fertility celebrations.
19 posted on 04/11/2004 9:16:08 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (This space intentionally blank)
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
Becky
You dress up today? :')
20 posted on 04/11/2004 9:17:30 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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