I don't know about other parts of the country, but here in the South getting new clothes including new shoes and socks to wear to church Easter Sunday was a Spring ritual when I was growing up.
My mother made all of my sister's and my Easter clothes. Most of the time we had matching dresses. This particular Easter (1962) was memorable because my siblings and I had chicken pox (we were in the dried scab stage so we didn't feel bad any longer) and weren't able to attend church, but we got dressed up for pictures in the yard anyway.
Here I am at 8. My sis had a dress like mine but in a different color. Notice the pose. My mother had a thing for the Shirley Temple look.
Here's Rachel in 1987 wearing one an Easter dress my mother made me. See how I had her pose? Like mother like daughter, I guess.
When my kids were growing up, we didn't always have the money to outfit everyone in all new clothes and shoes. Sometimes the guys just got new shirts and shoes or shirts and pants. But for Rachel, I always made a new dress, except for the year she wore my old one.
So what about you? Did you have to have a new outfit to wear to church on Easter Sunday?