Mar 28, 2024 - Culture

Austin's Easter styles through the decades

An Easter fashion ad from 1983

A March 1983 Easter fashion ad in the Austin American-Statesman touting "soft, dressy blouses in sherbet pastels." via

Time to dig out the pastel polo and the floral-print blouse.

What's happening: You want to look nice for Mom and Dad at the family Easter brunch on Sunday.

Fun fact: Easter falls on the first Sunday after the full Moon that occurs on or after the spring equinox.

  • If the full Moon falls on a Sunday then Easter is the next Sunday.

Meanwhile: Take in some fashionable Easter styles that we pulled from clothing ads in vintage Austin newspapers.


A 1910 advertisement
A March 1910 ad for some awesome Easter finery in the Austin Daily Statesman, via


A 1979 Easter advertisement.
No one in this family looks particularly happy about the prospect of Easter brunch. An April 1979 advertisement in the Austin American-Statesman, via


An Easter advertisement from 1988.
Prep at its Easter apex. An advertisement in late March 1988 in the Austin American-Statesman, via


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