What To Wear At A Funeral
Funerals are usually very stressful and deciding what to wear to one can be equally taxing. Before you let yourself get worked up about something easy to handle, take into consideration a few tips that will make the process of dressing for a funeral a lot easier.
- Wear something black, dark or neutral. Black is, of course, the usual funeral color, but it is not the only one. Dark colors in general are appropriate for a funeral. You may want to veer away from dark color and wear something brighter to lighten the mood, but wearing bright colors or white may be distracting.
- Dress semi formal or formal. At most weddings, you are told what style of clothes to wear whether it’s formal or semi formal. At a funeral you are pretty much left on your own. You will see people in three piece suits and you will also see people dressed in slacks and a button up shirt. Dress somewhere in-between those two types of outfit. The best way to gauge your outfit is to dress in accordance with the weather and how close you are to the deceased. If they are in your immediate family, dressing more formally is best.
- Don’t wear anything to flashy to a funeral. Brightly colored suits and hats are not appropriate to wear to a funeral. Even though it is a suit, or may be something formal this does not mean you can get crazy with color, still keep suits and formal clothes an appropriate color.
- If the funeral has a “theme” do your best to respect it. Motorcycle clubs are the best example of this because it is usually acceptable to come to their funeral in leather jackets and motorcycle gear. If this is the case, then do your best to dress accordingly.