A Bevy Of Bonnets On Display At The New York Easter Parade

The bigger the hats, the closer to God.

New York’s Fifth Avenue was alive with color and pizzazz Sunday morning as revelers celebrated Easter with outlandish costumes and bonnets.

The crowd gathered for the city’s annual Easter Parade, a tradition that began in the 1800s as a way for New York’s elite to show off their Sunday best, but has since evolved into a free-for-all of elaborate outfits and decorations.

Some kept it classic with trim chapeaus featuring bright colors and flowers.

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While others went in for bolder designs.

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A few got political.

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And some poured their efforts into outfitting their furry mates.

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Regardless of how attendees chose to celebrate, all their costumes embodied absolute joy!

Texas native with a penchant for strong margaritas, early Babs and tastefully executed side-eye.