04/08/2012 07:31 am ET | Updated Jun 08, 2012

A Look At Classic Easter Sunday Hats And Ensembles From The EBONY Archives (PHOTOS)

"Now they stroll up and down the aisles of the church, stars of splendor, beauty beyond measurement. Black ladies in hats," Maya Angelou writes in Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats.

It's this dazzling display of style that we look forward to every year at Easter.

From classic cloches to wonderfully embellished wide-brim bonnets, there are plenty of beautiful toppers to marvel at as women around the world slip into their Sunday best.

In celebration of Easter Sunday, we've created a gorgeous gallery of classic hats, ensembles and other Easter-inspired fineries straight from the archives of EBONY magazine.

Enjoy...and happy Easter!

Easter Sunday Style from Ebony Magazine