AMORY, Miss. (WTVA) -- Mitch Livingston longs for the good old days of Easter past.
"Oh! It was great. Everybody dressed up. Everybody got a new suit," Livingston said.
That new suit would have to be pressed and ready for church. All those frilly, pastel and ruffled dresses would get the same treatment, right?
The days of starch and pressed pleats may not be a plentiful as they once were.
"It's not as busy as it used to be, but Easter is always your busy week. Some people don't dress up like they used to. I'm old school. I still wear suits to church," Gilpin Dry Cleaners owner Larry Goddard said.
Livingston says gone are the days when Grandma got her best table cloth laundered.
"People go out to eat for Easter instead of grandmother fixing dinner at home and stuff like that."
So, is the trend really casual? It depends on who you ask.
"I think a lot of people do even just on Easter. If they don't other times, they do on Easter," Stephanie Adams said.
"I don't feel like they dress up as much, but we still like to put on our tie-still like to look good," Marquette Rogers said.
Goddard says at least many parents still like to dress up their children. He remains thankful for that tradition and as ever he hopes for dressier days ahead for the adults.